‘Hunger Games’-themed camp ignites a firestorm

Would you volunteer your child as a ‘tribute’? And are detractors taking issue with the sort of make-believe activity that kids would engage in anyway?

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Or is it?

Country Day School in Largo, Fla., is offering a weeklong “Hunger Games”-themed camp.

“Tributes” spend all week training and ultimately compete in a tournament in which kids are “killed” when their flags are captured.

TampaBay.com has the story, and it’s an interesting read.

Sure, kids will be kids and play games like this on their own anyway, so there are two schools of thought on sanctioning it. One school says you’re keeping it safe and supervised; the other says you shouldn’t condone even fake killing.

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