Camp Characters

Although I never attended summer camp growing up, during college I decided to try working at a camp in Minnesota. I fell in love with it. After counseling high school students for a summer, I returned for the next two years as the director of the high school division. I also had the chance to teach archery, fishing, theater, and riflery for those three summers. Camp jobs are some of the most exhausting jobs out there, but they are one-of-a-kind and never boring.

I decided to post about one small aspect of camp in order to provide a window into my life during the summer. Below are a few pictures of my characters from our camp’s theatrical productions.

The Bible-times fisherman. I caught a few fish earlier that day and strung them around my neck.
The Bible-times fisherman. I caught a few fish earlier that day and strung them around my neck.
Brittany acting in a skit as Dr. Dippin' Dots, the Evil Scientist who eats raw potato popsicles.
Brittany acting in a skit as Dr. Dippin’ Dots, the Evil Scientist who eats raw potato popsicles.
Me as the Museum Curator for our Night at the Museum skit.
Me as the Museum Curator for our Night at the Museum skit.
Getting ready to act as Captain Hook. Every pirate needs plentiful chest hair, right?
Getting ready to act as Captain Hook. Every pirate needs plentiful chest hair, right?
Captain Hook and Mr. Smee were exiled to the outhouse.
Captain Hook and Mr. Smee were exiled to the outhouse.
Me as Moses on the left. Adam and an angel are to my right.
Me as Moses on the left. Adam and an angel are to my right.
brittany rude grinch
The Grinch terrorized campers by chasing them and forcing them to eat a bite of the Grinch’s favorite food: raw onion.
Brittany Rude as the Grinch
After really getting into my character and eating a raw onion like an apple in front of campers, my breath and skin stank like onions for days.
Brittany as Kristof from Frozen
Playing the part of Kristof from Disney’s Frozen.
Brittany the Bald Businessman
Brittany as a depressed and balding businessman.

Want to see a couple more of my peculiar costumes? Check out my 2013 and 2014 Halloween costumes from working at an Alaskan boarding school.

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Happy Halloween from Grandma

Grandma BrittanyIf high school theater taught me one thing, it’s how to make myself look old.

IMG_2248So I decided to put that knowledge to use and dress up as Grandma Brittany for work on Halloween. Students were shocked to see an old woman wandering through the dorms all day.

The male students in particular did not recognize me, calling me ma’am all day. It was refreshing!

Check out my 2013 Halloween costume here.

Happy Halloween from a true Alaskan

Experiencing Halloween in a high school dormitory made me develop a new level of hatred for sexy Halloween costumes. I couldn’t believe how many female students wore scandalous little outfits for Halloween, especially when it is -25 degrees outside!

As my own personal little protest, I decided to dress up in the opposite fashion:

True AlaskanYou can check out my 2014 Halloween costume here.