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Monkeytown, USA

Monkeytown, Monkeytown Everywhere

Monkeytown is a truly unique aspect of Quinebarge life. Decades ago, Monkeytown began as a series of treehouses in its own area of camp and these days a lot of camp life incorporates Monkeytown. We have a Monkeytown Mayor (elected by our campers), Monkeytown money, Monkeytown Color Wars (aka Monkeytown Olympics) and twice a year the Monkeytown Carnival. Monkeytown is also incorporated into other parts of camp. From time to time the Monkeytown Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is called into action, and the fun continues.




The Monkeytown Carnival is produced and put on by the campers, for the campers: each cabin selects a concession items (bug juice, hamburgers, sandwiches, popcorn, ice cream, watermelon, etc.) at our Monkeytown Auction, and a carnival activity (ring toss, guessing games, and more) and decorate their area with streamers and signs. Through bidding for items to sell, setting prices, and working at a booth, campers work together for their cabin’s success. The Carnival is a high-energy, fun-filled afternoon that every camper remembers.

During Color Wars, campers and staff are divided into four teams to compete for the gold. Having four teams instead of two allows our competition to be a friendly one, Events include everything from creative competitions like flag making and songwriting, to athletics, Camp knowledge, and more. On occasion, you may even see a few innings of slip n slide kickball!