Brawls & Vomit Close New Hampshire Summer Camp After One Week
Fyre Festival was supposed to be THE party of the 21st Century. The event, which was supposed to be held on a tropical island in April of 2017, was endorsed by celebrities and social influencers. Sadly, it ended in complete disaster. In fact, it was such a disaster that TWO documentaries were made about it.
Now, 4 years later, we are hearing that some events at a New Hampshire summer camp are leading people to refer to the camp as "Camp Fyre Festival".
According to the Boston Globe, Camp Quinebarge in Moultonborough, New Hampshire encountered so many problems that it closed after just one week.
Six days into the camp's first session, which began on June 27th, parents of children who were currently attending the camp got a call telling them they needed to pick their children up the next day. The reason they were given was that the camp's food service company was unable to fulfill their order at the time, meaning the camp was not going to have food for the campers and staff.
Given the current lack of staff in nearly every industry, the food delivery issues make sense. In fact, some of the kids who were in the first session told stories about how staffing issues caused problems at the camp. Reportedly, several counselors were fired and quit within the first few days of the camp.
Other issues included a violent camper who hit one camper with a wooden block and gave a bloody lip to another camper. And, problems in the kitchen, like a broken dishwasher, allegedly led to some stomach illnesses.
Read more about the alleged problems at the camp HERE
Even with the issues, some kids say they were sad to leave because they were having a good time. And, the operators of the camp are already looking forward to next summer. In an email that went out to the families of the campers, the camp directors said:
Upon reflection, we know that camp is only good for the kids if we can ensure their health and safety. That is why as soon as we finish our closing work for 2021, we will begin preparing for summer 2022.
According to the camp's website the camp, which sits on 70 acres of land on the shore of Lake Kanasatka, has been around for over 80 years. The site boasts the camp has some of the best camp facilities in New England. In 2021, a two week session at the camp runs (well, would have run) $3,400.
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