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Subject: Re: Summer Camps


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Donna
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Date Posted: 10:54:03 05/03/20 Sun
In reply to: Olga 's message, "Re: Summer Camps" on 21:33:46 04/30/20 Thu

I went to a summer camp for 4 or 5 summers and never saw either boys or girls without swimsuits. I do remember seeing bedwetters lined up outside of first aid area waiting to go in one at a time and have diapers put on.

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Olga to Donna
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Date Posted: 16:48:44 05/03/20 Sun

"... and never saw either boys or girls without swimsuits...'-

- how they take shower? In swimsuits??
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Jimmy
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Date Posted: 18:25:58 05/03/20 Sun

"... and never saw either boys or girls without swimsuits...'-

- how they take shower? In swimsuits??"

We always took off our swimsuits to take showers naked after swimming in the open shower room, under the supervision of the girl counselors till age 12.
The girls had a separate shower room.

Only the boys that misbehaved or played dangerously during swimming were made t take off their swimsuit and continue to swim naked as punishment to make them behave better.
The swimming was mixed.
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Joel
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Date Posted: 18:53:34 05/03/20 Sun

I was at church camp and we swam nude with girls in suits! 1954, all the boys swam nude, it was the way it was. The girls loved it as some boys were show offs and other boys just were not ready for it.
You got to understand that you were totally nude in front of girls! Think about it! They got to see everything and for long periods of time. It wasn't like a flash
or something, the girls were right there beside you. I got a boner many times because of that. It did get embarrassing k owing they could see ours but we couldn't see theirs!
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Curious
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Date Posted: 20:05:53 05/03/20 Sun

"I was at church camp and we swam nude with girls in suits! 1954, all the boys swam nude, it was the way it was. The girls loved it as some boys were show offs and other boys just were not ready for it."

I am sure that many boys enjoyed the thrill and excitement of swimming naked in front of girls.
I always wondered what it would have been like if I was in the same situation as a boy growing up.
Maybe we did do some dares in front of the girls while swimming, like depantsing each other for fun and similar stuff, but being a normal thing swimming naked together with girls in swimsuits as was the custom in those days in some places is hard for me to imagine at that age.
I don't know if I would have felt embarrassed and humiliated or simply enjoying it and finding it exciting.

The irony is that it would be considered as rude today if boys showed themselves naked in front of girls, even if they wanted to, while in the past it was the norm in many places and nobody objected.
Which is why I am always bringing the argument that one cannot judge the past by the present. Customs vary in different times and different places, and what seems normal to some may be objectionable to others with different customs.
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Donna
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Date Posted: 17:56:46 05/04/20 Mon

No when it came to showers girls were allowed time in the showers and then boys were allowed time. All showers were naked. Camp rules that was how showers were done.
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he
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Date Posted: 10:37:46 11/23/20 Mon

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Jimmy
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Date Posted: 18:37:28 05/03/20 Sun

" I do remember seeing bedwetters lined up outside of first aid area waiting to go in one at a time and have diapers put on."

The bedwetters at our camp were never made to put on diapers for bed because it would have been shameful in front of the other boys who would tease them.
Instead the counsellors would wake up the bedwetters during the night and take them to the bathroom to make them pee so they don't wet the bed.

The counsellors also made sure that all the boys in the cabin, especially the bedwetters, peed before going to bed.


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