Pitching Camp

Pitching Camp© Message: A dinner theatre script “pitching” or promoting the support of children’s summer camps, and tel...

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Pitching Camp© Message:

A dinner theatre script “pitching” or promoting the support of children’s summer camps, and telling the importance of Christian camping in young lives.

Cast:

7 Bill and Ralph, (men), and Laura and Alice, (women) others could be male or female characters could be any age, but likely middle age

Set:

none

Props:

camping gear, office chair on wheels, two brooms, canoe (optional)

Costumes:

camping clothing

Time:

60 minutes

Script: Bill and Laura come on stage Bill:

OK, this looks like as good a place as any to pitch camp.

Laura, Terry & Dawn struggling on stage with arms full of canoe and tenting equipment Laura:

I should hope so! Carrying all this equipment, up hill. I tell ya, the last eight miles has been just about more than I can take!

Ralph, nothing in hands: You are so right, Laura! I wondered if I was going to be forced to rest for a bit the last mile or two myself. Alice, Tracy & Tony on hands and knees coming on stage, big backpack on back Alice:

I . . . can . . . . not . . . go . . . one . . . step . . . further!

Bill:

Guys, guys, guys! We are all in the same boat here, so to speak. We are all tired! We have all worked very hard to get here. Believe it or not I am tired too . . . . it’s just that my superior conditioning has made a big difference.

Terry:

That and the fact that you had nothing to carry!

Bill:

Terry, surely you realize the heavy weight of leadership.

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Terry:

I will trade the weight of your leadership for the weight of this stupid canoe! I thought canoes were meant to ride in, not carry.

Ralph:

Portages are a fact of life, no way around it.

Dawn:

Another fact of life seems to be that some of us do all the work!

Ralph:

Now that hurts! Here Bill and me are testing the trails, charting the course, finding the flow, plotting the path, . . . . .

Tracy:

Ducking the duties?

Ralph, hurt:

Now that purely hurts!

Bill:

You guys, you gotta see the big picture here!

Tony:

Hard to see the big picture with a canoe over my head!

Bill:

You just wait! When camp is all done and completed, you’ll see, it will be worth every bit of the inconvenience!

Laura:

You are right Bill, it will, won't it?

Ralph:

I can see it all now! (point toward a table of people) Right over there! That’s where the canoe shack will be.

Bill, walks over near table: Over here you mean? Ralph:

A little further.

Bill, walks back to Ralph, whispers, points to table: Uhhh, don’t look now but . . . there’s someone sitting in the canoe shack! Ralph:

In the canoe shack? How can there be someone in the canoe shack when we haven’t built the canoe shack yet?

Bill:

Don’t ask me how there can be, look for yourself!

Ralph goes over to table, stares directly into a person A’s eyes, up close into their face Ralph, to person A at table: Madam, may I ask you exactly what you are doing here? (In these situations actors must be prepared to improvise, based on audience reaction)

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Ralph, to person A at table: Yes, Madam, I am speaking to you. I asked a question, if you will be so kind as to answer me. Now then, my partners and I are attempting to pitch camp here. Sorry but you can not simply move into our canoe shack and take up residence. Terry, comes to Person A’s rescue: Oh Ralph, now don’t be unkind. This poor person likely didn’t know any better. For all we know she may be from Scoudoc, (or name of some local town/city). Bill:

Well, you do have a point there, I mean, we can’t expect that much from anyone from Scoudoc.

Dawn:

Exactly, I mean, once I met a person from Scoudoc who actually knew what she was doing. Shocked me some I am here to tell you.

Ralph, to Person A: Are you from Scoudoc, lady? again be prepared to improvise depending on Person A’s response Bill, to Ralph: She says she isn’t from Scoudoc. Ralph:

Well did you expect anyone to admit they are from Scoudoc?

Tracy:

You have a good point there, I mean . . . . .

Tony:

Especially sitting there in the middle of our canoe shack and all!

Bill:

Embarrassing is what! (pats Person A on head) Don’t you worry lady, your secret is safe with us, no way we are going to tell anyone you are from Scoudoc.

(Bill goes behind Person A’s back, points at Person A, mimes to all the audience, saying “She is from Scoudoc”, mimes laughing uproariously) Ralph:

There is one good thing about living in Scoudoc.

Alice:

Really? What’s that?

Ralph:

Not sure. The mayor of Scoudoc told me there was one good thing about living there. He couldn’t remember what it was though.

Terry:

That’s not a very nice thing to say about the people in Scoudoc. My guess is you might hurt their feelings.

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Bill:

Not likely that will hurt their feelings. I mean if living in Scoudoc isn't enough to hurt their feelings, nothing we can say will likely even affect them that much.

Ralph:

Now is the time when we should likely sing a song about Scoudoc.

Bill:

Someone wrote a song about Scoudoc?

Ralph:

Sure did.

Bill:

Makes a man wonder why anyone would bother. I mean, it's like . . . Scoudoc!

Ralph:

That fact notwithstanding, a song indeed was penned. Join me in mellow song if you will.

All actors sing to tune of Clementine All:

We would sing in tones melodious Of the folks in Scoudoc town That’s a town that few can fathom Why the locals hang around. They have not a lot to offer To the young folk coming up Every year they have a contest Who will win their Boredom Cup? They have great folks on town council Bound to move their town ahead Instead of planning some activities They tell folks to stay in bed.

slow down the song, Tracy and Tony are crying, dabbing at eyes with handkerchiefs These are sad days there in Scoudoc It's so sad they must believe That the greatest view of Scoudoc’s In your car mirror as you leave. Bill:

That is just purely heart-rending is what!

Ralph:

Scoudoc will rise again! They are planning a giant contest, great prizes, everyone is signing up!

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Dawn:

Sounds exciting! What kind of prizes?

Bill:

Well the second prize winner gets an all expense paid weekend in Scoudoc.

Tracy:

Wow, that’s great. What is the prize for the first prize winner?

Ralph:

First prize winner doesn’t have to go to Scoudoc.

Tony:

That is very unfair!

Bill:

Only to the second prize winner.

Ralph:

Meanwhile, the problem with this lady sitting in the canoe shack remains.

Bill:

Right, wonder what would be the right thing to do with her?

Alice:

We don’t want to be unkind with her.

Ralph:

That’s true Alice, her being from Scoudoc is trial enough for anyone.

Laura:

To me the honest and direct way is always best.

Bill:

And that would be . . . .

Laura, mightier than thou: Stand by and watch the pro at work here . . . . Laura smiles, walks up beside Person A Laura:

Good evening, my name is Laura. We are here tonight pitching camp, and we have a great opportunity for you. (Laura puts hand on Person A’s shoulder) You too can become involved in pitching camp! Here, right here where you sit, is the future home of our canoe shack, and you . . . shall be famous!

Terry:

How can she be famous? After all, isn’t she from Scoudoc?

Laura:

In the name of progress we are willing to overlook a shady background.

Bill, wiping away a tear: That is some kind of you, Laura! (to Person A) Lady, truly you are blessed! It’s just like Laura has bade us forget all the nasty things you have done in life. Pitching Camp© ©Copyright DramaShare® 2005

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(suddenly happy) Whatever! Now, on with the ceremony! Ralph:

Shouldn’t we be doing a ceremonial groundbreaking in honour of this historical moment?

Dawn:

Likely not, we don’t have a shovel. Besides, (name of janitor of the facility), he’s the janitor here, he would not be real pleased if we were to dig holes in his floor.

Tracy:

You do have a point there.

Bill:

I got it! We will have this fine lady paddle a few laps in her canoe around the canoe shack.

Tony:

Excellent idea!

Alice:

Wow, where do you come up with these awesome ideas Bill?

Bill, very proud: Well, I do stretch my mind daily you know! Laura:

Except . . . . . . .

Ralph:

Except what Laura?

Laura:

Except that we have no water here to float the canoe.

Bill:

Water?

Terry:

A hot news flash: Canoes work best in water.

Ralph:

Terry is likely right there.

Bill:

No problem, there’s water glasses here on the tables.

Dawn:

Likely that wouldn’t be quite enough to float a canoe.

Bill:

Ya think?

Ralph:

Maybe we could have a dry run.

Tracy:

Never saw a canoe do real well on dry land.

Ralph:

Like my mom used to always say, necessity is the uncle of adversity.

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Tony:

Well I don’t see how. . . (does double take) . . . “necessity is the uncle of adversity”?

Ralph:

Or maybe it’s the niece or granddad or something.

Tony:

I’m just gonna jump right over that one.

Laura:

So how are we gonna have this fine lady do the laps around the nonstream here tonight?

Bill:

Non-stream?

Laura:

Well there is no actual stream here, so it has to be a non-stream, way I see it.

Bill:

Makes sense, kinda, in a weird way. But first we gotta have this fine lady’s name. (to Person A) What is your name, fine lady? (listen as Person A gives her name) OK, so anyhow Marilee, it’s great to have you here and . . .

Alice:

But she said her name was, (Person A’s real name).

Bill, aside:

Surely you know that (Person A’s real name) is a phoney name!

Ralph:

Duhhhhhh! Like (Person A’s real name) is gonna be her real name!

Terry:

What makes you think that (Person A’s real name) isn’t her real name?

Ralph:

Like you expect someone from Scoudoc to use their real name?

Tony:

I gotta hand it to you Ralph, occasionally something you say even makes sense.

Bill:

Let’s all sing a song for Marilee!

actors spread out among audience, sing in a hip hop beat, with hip hop type moves, the actual tune is not important actors sing:

Marilee is de person we all appreciate She be de kinda lady we think’s just great We glad Marilee come here to be with us But we gotta keep our eye on her So she don’t cause too much fuss.

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Marilee be a’comin’ from Scoudoc town Later she will brake dance, all around When Marilee gets a’goin’ you best watch out She do de meanest hip hop, Marilee know what it about. She go . . . Hah! Hah! Hah! Hah! Hah! Hah! Hah! Hah!

Wow, wow ha! Wow, wow ha! Wow, wow ha! Wow, wow ha!

Marilee want you join in, help her with her song So put your hands together, come a-long! Marilee do de shuffle, she got de happy feet But you folks got it easy Just pick up on de beat You go . . encourage the audience to join in by clapping to the beat Clap, clap, clap clap clap clap Clap, clap, clap clap clap clap I say . . Clap, clap, clap clap clap clap Clap, clap, clap clap clap clap You folks are so lively, a hip hop groovy crowd You got de funky beat here, and you are loud I know that you are campers, you are de one You love to pitch a tent and to have much fun You go to de campfire, you love to roast De wieners and marshmallows, as well as toast You love all de friendships you meet along de way And love to sing de songs just a night and day. You go . . encourage the audience to join in by clapping to the beat Clap, clap, clap clap clap clap Clap, clap, clap clap clap clap I say . . Clap, clap, clap clap clap clap

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Clap, clap, clap clap clap clap Bill:

Wow! These guys are some good at hip hop!

Ralph:

Me, I am plumb worn out is what!

Dawn:

So are we going to have Marilee do some laps around the stream here or what?

Ralph:

Sure are. Go Marilee!

Tracy:

Let’s see you paddle around the non-stream Marilee!

Tony:

I hate to be the one to break it to you, Marilee has no canoe.

Ralph:

Ohhh, now that could be limiting!

Laura:

Nawwwwww.

Ralph:

Whatcha mean “nawwwwwww”?

Laura:

I mean nawwwwwww. A mere technicality.

Ralph:

Care to elaborate?

Laura:

When things won’t do it, you sometimes gotta get to it.

Ralph, facetious: That sure clears that one up. What’s that supposed to mean? Doesn’t seem to make much sense, if you ask me! Alice:

You are a great one to talk Ralph. Weren’t you the one who made the profound statement about necessity being the uncle of adversity?

Ralph:

We should likely go back to Marilee paddling down the non-stream in her canoe. Only trouble I see is how she is going to paddle in the non-stream when she has no canoe.

Laura, gets office chair: Voila! Instant non-canoe for Marilee. Terry:

Got any non-oars?

Laura, gets broom, puts it in chair: Now it’s a non-problem.

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Dawn, handling broom: Good looking non-oars. Newest thing in non-canoe technology is what I hear. Laura:

Marilee, your non-canoe awaits you.

actors guide Person A to the chair, give her the broom to hold Tracy:

Now we need a color guard to follow Marilee down the non-stream. What about everyone from here at Marilee’s table?

actors guide the people from the table to follow Person A as she is pushed by Laura all around the hall, among the tables Tony:

I feel a non-canoe song coming on.

Laura:

Me too, let’s all join in.

all actors:

Row, row, row, your non-canoe Gently down the non-stream Here is Marilee, Marilee, Marilee, Marilee She’s a non-canoeing dream.

Laura:

My take is that this deserves one more chorus.

Everyone:

Row, row, row, your non-canoe Gently down the non-stream Here is Marilee, Marilee, Marilee, Marilee She’s a non-canoeing dream.

Terry:

That was really awesome, we should have a hearty round of applause for Marilee, don’t you think?

all applause for Person A as she is delivered back to her chair Dawn:

A ride in a non-canoe down a non-stream. Wow! That makes it a kinda non-event, wouldn’t you say?

Bill:

Not even close! We are all campers here, and camping is the thing! It simply doesn’t get much better than non.

Tracy:

Well now, what else are we going to do here at this non-camp?

Tony:

Mostest importantest thing is what.

Laura:

“Mostest importantest”?

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Tony:

Exactly that.

Alice:

Care to give us a clue?

Tony:

What camp thing do you get when you mix tree bark, sand and flying ants?

Laura:

A baseball game?

Terry:

Hide and seek?

Dawn:

Archery?

Tony:

Not even close.

Ralph:

Tree bark, sand and flying ants? That would likely be . . . swimming.

Tony:

Camp food.

Tracy:

You get camp food when you mix tree bark, sand and flying ants?

Ralph:

Actually camp food was gonna be my second guess. . . . Well it was! . . . . . . Honest. I would’a got it if you had thrown in artificial flavouring and meat-like product.

Bill:

Yum, yum! All that talk of great camp food makes me bad hungry!

Laura:

Well then the timing is great. Cause I see that the food is all ready to serve. (name of pastor or person who will give thanks for the food), will you come and ask the blessing on the food?

actors and assistants serve the food. It is important that actors stay in character throughout the meal After meal Laura:

Wow, that was some meal!

Alice:

Can’t beat good camp food, I always say!

Bill:

Fine but no way that was camp food.

Ralph:

You didn’t like the food Bill?

Bill:

Like it? I loved it is what.

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Alice:

Then why did you say it wasn’t camp food?

Bill:

Not one call for a stomach pump.

Terry:

A stomach pump?

Bill:

No self-respecting camp would serve food that didn’t call for one or two stomachs to be pumped, maybe a touch of food poisoning, a case or two of botulism, perhaps a smattering of salmonella.

Ralph, big smile of contentment: Yep, good old camp food! Those were the days alright! Dawn:

Well I don’t know where you guys went to camp, but I will tell you that where I went to camp the food was awesome!

Bill, amazed: You are kidding! Ralph:

You mean like as in awesome good food?

Dawn:

Of course! Incredible food!

Bill:

No ambulance rides for desert?

Dawn:

Certainly not! Camp Medley has incredible food!

Ralph:

Wow! They better watch that, could give camps a good name.

Tracy:

I went to Camp Medley too.

Bill:

I went to Camp Wahonga.

Ralph:

No way! Me too!

Bill:

Do you . . remember . . it?

Ralph:

The song?

Bill:

Our song!

Bill and Ralph sing, badly, to the tune of Clementine In a valley, in the forest, By a campground, near a lake, There's a spot called Camp Wahonga, Pitching Camp© ©Copyright DramaShare® 2005

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Where this story does takes place. Camp Wahonga, Camp Wahonga, You will ever be to me. That spot within my mem-o-ry, Where I learned to chop a tree. Life's great lessons, I have learned them, None as clearly can I see, As the one of chopping firewood, Camp Wahonga, thanks to thee. Leaders asked that wood we find them, To the woods we swiftly went. Soon I found the job most tiring, So I sneaked into my tent. Right away I was reported, To the leaders I must go. Said that s/he was disappointed, Lost my time with arrows 'n bow. (At this point some of the actors start crying, say "I can't stand this, it is too sad". "How awful". "Poor person". Etc.) To the wood crew I was posted, It became my daily chore. Up and down the woods I scouted, Finding wood, then finding more! (Crying and comments intensify in background) Soon my hands were full of splinters, Soon my arms were burdened down. I had lost my smooth complexion, I'm not welcome in my town. (Background people are now sobbing openly). I became a wand'ring woodsman, Sad ballads of me were sung, I became a new folk hero. As I wandered trees among. (Increased level from background people).

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Now forever will I wander, Finding wood to fuel the fires, Of campers of Camp Wahonga, As they learn to live their lives. (Background people are now rolling on ground, sobbing bitterly). Ne'er again will you behold me, I will be fore'er alone. I, the solitary woodsman, As my sins I do atone. (Background people: "Please, please, no more, I can't stand it"). So remember little campers, The sad tale I've told to thee. Always heed your leaders wishes, Of Wahonga and the tree. Bill:

I have to tell you, that song moves me still today.

Laura:

My take is it didn’t move you far enough.

Dawn:

On another matter, did you know that this is Camp Medley’s sixtieth anniversary?

Bill:

Sixty years for Camp Wahonga too.

Ralph:

Camp Wahonga is sixty years old?

Bill:

No, not the camp, the food. The food is sixty years old.

Tracy:

Camp Medley has so many great activities for the campers. There’s Arts & Crafts, Nature, Campfires, Obstacle Course, Dance, Drama, Chapel, Canoeing, Swimming, Sports and Archery

Ralph:

Camp Wahonga has Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

Bill:

With real live donkeys.

Terry:

Youth camp is a really important time in a young life. Can mould a life forever.

Ralph:

Speaking of mold, do you remember the peach pie at Camp Wahonga?

Bill:

Forever imprinted in my mind is what. And my stomach.

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Ralph:

Speaking of imprinted, what about the Campin’ song?

Bill:

As if anyone could ever forget.

Bill and Ralph sing to the tune of “Mother” C is for the Cook's unique Creations, A is for the Algae in the lake. M of course, is for my lumpy Mattress. P is for the PysEd we must take, I is for the Itch caused by the Ivy. N is for the Nasty pranks we play, Put them all together they spell CAMPIN', Great memories of that happy day. Laura:

Whatever!

Dawn:

Camp Medley has been a real force in the lives of thousands of kids over the years.

Alice:

Really something, isn’t it, the impact Christian camping has on children and their families.

Tracy:

I read somewhere that the chances of a person ever accepting the Lord are highest among children.

Tony:

I read that too. The article said that it if a person does not make a commitment to God by age seventeen there is only like a five percent chance they ever will make that decision in the rest of their life.

Terry:

Wow! Scary isn’t it.

Laura:

Amazing how Camp Medley leadership over the years has focused on this age group of eight to seventeen year olds.

Bill:

Didn’t you guys have any fun songs at Camp Medley?

Tracy, laughs: Sure did. Remember the Leader song Dawn? Dawn, laughing: That was a good one! Dawn and Tracy sing

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Tune - The Rainbow Connection Why are there so many jokes about leaders, And what leaders try to do? Leaders are friendly and mostly they're human. Leaders have feelings too. I feel that leaders do face persecution. I think it's wrong, don't you see, Someday we'll learn to appreciate leaders. Someday a leader I'll be! Da da dum, da da dum Someday a leader I’ll be! Tracy:

Little did I know when I learned that song at Camp Medley that I would comet to be a camp leader many years later on in life.

Dawn:

Me either. You know, being a leader is an awesome opportunity to work with young people and to make a difference in their lives.

Laura:

What’s your favourite part of being a camp leader?

Tracy:

There’s so many things. Watching kids grow, physically, emotionally, spiritually. The quiet times when kids speak from the heart.

Dawn:

Yes, all so wonderful moments. But for me nothing can top leading a child to the Lord.

Alice:

A huge responsibility.

Dawn:

Well, in a way it is. But remember it is not me that makes the change in their lives, it’s God in their lives that makes the change.

Bill:

Wow! “It is not me that makes the change in their lives, it’s God in their lives that makes the change.” I like that Dawn! (thinks) I really do you know.

Tracy:

What are you doing this summer Bill? We need leaders.

Bill:

Can I sing my songs?

Tracy:

I am sure that you would make a great song leader. A great song leader who loves the Lord as I know you do.

Bill:

Yes I do. Don’t forget that I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour as an eight year old at summer camp. Was the greatest thing that ever happened

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in my life. . . . . . . But you know the greatest thing that happened to me as a result of attending summer camp? Laura:

What was that Bill?

Bill:

After I came home from camp my mom and dad and family they saw a big change in me. For the good. They wanted to know what had happened. I told them I had accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour. (laughs) My older brother he told me that was way weird. . . . . Funny though, he kept asking me questions about God and all. Wasn’t only a few months later I got to lead my brother to the Lord. By the time camp came around the next summer all my family, including my mom and dad, had accepted Jesus.

Tony:

That’s amazing! . . . You know, I always wished I had gone to summer camp.

Dawn:

It's not too late you know Tony.

Tony, laughs: I know you cant tell by looking at me but I am over seventeen! Ralph:

Trust me Tony, you don’t look a day over sixteen.

Tony:

Watch out for lightning!

Tracy:

Camp Medley is looking for leaders.

Tony:

Sorry, I don’t think counselling is my thing.

Dawn:

You will never know until you try, but there are lots of other jobs available, all throughout the camp, including in the kitchen.

Ralph:

Speaking of which, we just happen to have a song about working in the camp kitchen.

Terry:

And why are we not surprised?

Bill and Ralph sing Tune - I've Been Working on the Railroad I've been working in the kitchen, Here at camp, I said. I've been working in the kitchen, Just to keep those campers fed. Don't you see how hard I'm working? Get up so early in the morn! Pitching Camp© ©Copyright DramaShare® 2005

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Don't you hear our Cook a'shouting Slave, go cook the corn! I'm in the kitchen with Cookie. I'm in the kitchen don't you see, he he he I'm in the kitchen with Cookie. Have a little pity on me. And singing, Fee, fi, fiddle de dee. Fee, fi, fiddle de dee-e-e-e. Fee, fi, fiddle de dee. Have a little pity on me. Terry:

You know guys, actually your singing is . . .

Bill:

Awesome?

Terry:

No, I wouldn’t go that far.

Ralph:

Great?

Terry:

That would be pushing it. A lot! Try intriguing.

Bill:

I can live with intriguing.

Ralph:

I can live with anything that doesn’t include, “Will you turn down the volume?”

Alice:

I wish I could go and help out at Camp Medley. Unfortunately I can’t possibly get away from my responsibilities at home.

Dawn:

We understand your situation Alice. But you are an important part of Camp Medley. I happen to know that you support Camp Medley financially. And your brother is always part of the team who get Camp Medley all ready for the campers coming.

Laura:

Lots of ways to help by pitching in.

Alice:

That’s the secret, isn't it, “pitching camp”! Pitching in, helping however we can to make great camping experiences for children.

Bill:

I have just got a fantrombulous idea. No, forsooth, a brain storm!

Tracy:

Forsooth?

Bill:

So, anyone want to hear my fantrombulous idea?

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Terry:

Is there a “decline” option on this thingie?

Bill:

Not even a possibility!

Tony:

Then my guess is, with generous amounts of prior prayer and supplication, that we hear this fantrombulous idea.

Bill:

I knew you would be eager.

Alice:

OK, let’s hear it.

Bill:

Hear what?

Alice, frustrated: The idea! The fantrombulous idea! Bill:

Oh that, well my fantrombulous idea is that maybe the folks here would like to pitch in on helping the marvellous ministries of Camp Medley.

Laura:

You know, that is an incredible idea!

Bill, proud of self: Well, let’s face it, I really am quite amazing when you get right down to basic facts. Laura:

No, but the idea is good, the source notwithstanding.

Ralph:

My guess is that Marilee will want to be the leader of the non-canoeing program.

Bill:

Wait, will she be accepted on staff, I mean, you know, the, (aside), Scoudoc thingie.

Ralph:

I am sure they will overlook that one indiscretion on her part.

Tracy:

Likely there are lots of people here who can help in other ways too.

Dawn:

Like cleanup, painting.

Terry:

Crafts and ideas.

Bill:

Horses.

Alice:

Someone is supposed to donate horses?

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Bill:

Well it’s hard to get people to donate flamingos.

Tracy, not impressed: In spite of that . . . Tony:

And financial donations are essential to allow Camp Medley to exist and grow.

Ralph:

I plan to donate rubber ducky.

Laura, can’t believe it: You seriously expect someone will want your rubber ducky? Ralph, astounded: Nooooooooo! Not my rubber ducky! Not gonna be no one pry my rubber ducky away from me! I was talking about my rubber ducky song. Bill:

Hey Ralph, I gotta say that rubber ducky song is a gooder song. What say we all sing along?

all actors sing Tune - Rubber Ducky Summer camp it is such fun. Time to practice crafts we've done. Summer camp is a time to grow in the Lord. Hooray for camp! Time to play and climb a tree Learn what God wants me to be Wondrous fun again ‘cause we’re at Camp Medley too. See, you know, camping's a time for swimmin' and fishin'. But as well, it is time for you, just to grow as a Christian! That's what my wish is. Summer camp I'm thankful for All the times we praise the Lord. Summer camping I'm tha-ank-ful fo-or this time! Laura, thinking: Growing as a Christian. That is what it’s all about, isn't it? Alice:

And in bringing about that growing experience there is a very special need for the Christian summer camp.

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Bill:

All of us share in the responsibility of bringing God to the children.

Ralph:

We have a wonderful opportunity of doing just that, and of bringing children a wonderful summer experience, perhaps an eternal experience.

Laura:

Song sheets are being passed out to you. We ask that you join us in this song of commitment.

all sing together tune Rubber Ducky Children’s camp it is a way To reach children everyday That’s how children will learn to grow in the Lord Praise God for camp! I will dedicate my days For He’s worthy of my praise I will do my part to reach children for the Lord And, every child, whose been given God’s word to treasure That may grow, into something grand, that is way beyond measure Oh what a pleasure! Please God use me and my wealth For the children’s growth and health That it all may bring glo-r-y to His name. Laura:

(name of pastor or person designated to close the evening), would you come and close please?

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