The rough times, the hungry days , the cold nights they suffered through. According to the background essay, it was winter at camp Valley Forge in Philadelphia during 1777-1778. George Washington led a continental army to train soldiers to fight in the american revolution against Britain. If you had been a soldier in Washington’s army would you have given up and left? I know if I were a soldier at Valley Forge I would quit because of the cold winters, numerous amounts of deaths and illnesses and also the harsh conditions.
valley Forge was named for an iron forge on Valley Creek in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania. It was not the best place to set up winter camp for the Continental Army, as it was unable to defend southern Pennsylvania at the time. This location also left the vulnerable under-supplied army in striking distance of the British, who were well provisioned and secured in Philadelphia. The area was close enough to the British to keep their raiding and foraging parties out of the interior of Pennsylvania,
Valley Forge was George Washington’s winter camp in the years 1777-78. It was a harsh and cold time for the Colonists troops then, and many were considering leaving the Continental Army or deserting. Many died but most of the troops survived the cold winter. They trained and drilled to become better soldiers. If I were a soldier at Valley Forge, I would choose to stay. One reason I would stay is that less than half the soldiers died or got sick in Valley Forge according to Estimates of Illness and Death. This means that your survival rate at Valley Forge was over 50%. Usually, that’s enough to keep me somewhere. So that’s one reason I would stay at Valley Forge. Another reason I would choose to stay at Valley Forge is that according to Doctor
The air is filled with the smell of burning bodies. It is the winter of 1777, and my condition is getting worse as the days pass. Most of the soldiers here don’t rest that much so everyday they look weary. The winter at Valley Forge started on December 19, 1777 in Pennsylvania. The question I ask myself everyday is if I have served my 9 months should I reenlist or leave? I have decided to not re-enlist for three reasons which are smallpox and diseases, bad weather and starvation, and poor medication and treatment. I know that if I don’t re-enlist it could make a huge impact on the soldiers.
Throughout WWII, people of different countries were interned and imprisoned in camps all over the world. Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were taken out of their homes and placed in internment camps like Manzanar to detain them from communicating with Japan. Families were torn apart in these camps, leaving them scattered across the United States. The Japanese-Americans were deprived of the claim of habeas corpus, and soon they attempted to return to the life that they lived before the war. Even after Camp Manzanar was closed and World War II ended, Japanese-American families on the West Coast still experienced prejudice and unfairness in their new lives.
Cold winters, nasty cookery, worn out shoes, and lack of support was the definition of valley forge. My winter at valley forge was a difficult time, not just for me, but as well as my fellow soldiers due to many factors. The question “ would you have re-enlisted?” determined many soldiers futures. I did not re-enlist due to three main reasons, deaths due to illness, harsh conditions, and lack of support.
Techniques- Facilitated Dialogue, with the audience “What are some motives for you leaving one place or another?”
In 1848, shopkeeper Henry Angel started a trading post to meet the needs of gold miners who had flocked to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada during the California Gold Rush. Thus Angels Camp was named, resting in the heart of Calaveras County, and although there’s no longer much gold here, the destination is rich many other ways.
Jerome and Rohwer's camp is the two-relocation camp in Arkansas that taken place in 1942 when preidsent teddy rosevlet sign an exteive order of 9066 because Japan has bomb pearl harbor. This action made millions of amerian paranoia and on high alert of Japanese citizen living in the country. The camp was established with the intention to observed them and protect the public from any potential threat an individual may conflict to the United Stated during the wars that were current in process during the time. However , more then 300+ japansese American ws drafted from Jerome and rohwers to fight the wars were many have lost their lives. However, dues to the country paranoia it discriminated against those who may have no ties or relation to the country. Many lost the life they built in this country with nothing but the cloth on their back losing their business, jobs, home. Most had to rebult their lives from scratch in a state that was high on discrimation and bigotry. It been said that many suffer greatly here dues to resource being denied or withheld from them.
I want to work at camp because I would like to give back. I have attended MFU camp for the past 11 years and I want to give back to MFU and the experience that I had during my years at camp. I would like to make an impact on kids’ lives and help create amazing memories, just like how previous councilors have done for me. I want to help change kids’ lives and give them a week that they will not forget.
Waking up 6:30 in the morning isn't common for me but July 28th was the day I was driving up to Athens for Dawg Camp. I was waiting for this day since I was fortunate to receive a scholarship to go to Dawg Camp Discovery thanks to the UGA Parents Leadership Council. Every UGA event I attended, convinced me that Dawg Camp was an once in a lifetime opportunity. I was beyond ecstatic when I found out I was one of the recipient of the reward. Once arriving at UGA, I walked into Ramsey startled by the excitement coming from the basketball court. All of the camp counselors were beyond theatric when all of the campers came in one by one. As the day went on, I began to connect with my group, Silver 4, more and more. We were able to talk about our
“Honoring the fallen by helping the wounded.” This is Camp Hope’s motto. Can you image what soldiers go through? Soldiers risk their lives to keep us safe. How can we repay them? I believe one way that we could repay them is through Camp Hope.
Star Camp was the largest of the five satellite camps, containing eighteen barracks. It held Jewish inmates that were appointed for exchange. These prisoners did not wear the usual concentration camp garbs but instead were allowed to wear their own clothes. However, they were forced to wear a yellow Star of David, which gave that camp the name of star camp.
On the far Northern border of Dundee Wisconsin, a small Scout Camp was founded in 1946 and a legend was born. This camp was named Long Lake, after the lake upon which it resides, and it would experience its fair share of storms and turmoil over the ensuing years. Some of its visitors only ever viewed it as a mosquito infested swamp while others would go on to call it their second home. To me however, I have always had a love hate relationship with its wooded trails and murky waters, yet I shall always cherish my memories of it in my heart. Regardless, Camp Long Lake is still one of my favorite places to visit with its quaint ecology conservation lodge, the various activities its main waterfront has to offer, and the thrills of sleeping
Thank you Gwynne and Linda for organizing this awesome group ( you rock! ) and to all the subs who have helped us out over the last 5 years. We appreciate your participation, hoped you enjoyed the evening, and willing to help us out again, if the need arises.