"Stupid Space Camp"

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Do you think that TV Programs such as "The Simpson" "Eight Simple Rules" & "Grounded for Life" make Space Camp Alumni look like geeks?

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"Stupid Space Camp"

Postby WesL » Fri May 07, 2004 8:43 pm

Tonight I was working on my college homework and my wife was flipping through the channels and she landed on the WB. The show "Grounded for Life" was on and it was the season finale.

Now this actually does have something to do with Space Camp I promise. From what I understand the redheaded daughter of the main character is dating a guy. This guy has always commented on the fact that he has gone to Space Camp for the past 5 years. The girlfriend orders him not to go again and so on. The whole concept including the last part where she chases him to the bus going to Space Camp makes anyone has ever been to Space Camp look like a total geek

This isn't the first time. From the Simpsons to Eight Simple Rules to Dating My Teenage Daughter, the camp programs are made out to be a geek paradise.

But, yet nothing is done to defend the honor of the programs that have hosted over 400,000 graduates from movie stars, CEO's of multi-million dollar companies, children of rock stars and Presidents and ME.

It just seems that the branding strategy simply does not include anything to make the camp programs look remotely un-geekish. I honestly believe that as long as this goes on there will not be any major growth in the attendance of the camp programs.

I like the camp programs. They inspired me to take harder classes in school and I believe the same is true for lots of other campers. I just wish people would quit making it look like a geek-land.
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Postby WesL » Fri May 07, 2004 9:01 pm

PS... The subject line...

The phrase "Stupid Space Camp" was used over 4 times during the "Grounded for Life" show that I watched. The writers must have thought it was a catchy phrase.
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Postby stargazer0105 » Fri May 07, 2004 10:25 pm

And Space Camp wonders why attendance is down..... :roll:
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Postby LaRsOnAtRiXkIx » Sat May 08, 2004 9:15 pm

on the brothers garcia, a nickeloen (sp?) show, the youngest boy really likes space and wentto space camp one. they didnt show the actual camp or anything, but he was all excited about it and everything and it made it look good for younger kids.
and one time on golden girls a girl went to space camp.
i havent seen any of the shows where they make it look bad though.
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Postby Richasi » Mon May 10, 2004 9:10 am

I look at it this way.

It's like anything else that was popular. It'll get knocked on. Especially by the Simpsons =)

I wouldn't worry to much. Though, I dunno if I would go around boasting I've been so much. Not that it wouldn't make me proud, but boasting about it probably is leaning toward the geeky side =)
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Postby MAYTAG » Mon May 10, 2004 1:01 pm

my opinion, let them think what they want to, we know how great it is who really cares what other people think about camp
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Postby Benji » Tue May 11, 2004 7:21 am

There's no such thing as bad publicity. So they say. I would disagree, though 'bad' is certainly a matter of opinion. But this kind of publicity isn't bad.
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Postby CampGirlKelly » Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:02 pm

there was an epesode of friends about a little girl who wanted to go to space camp and ross did something (i cannot remember what.. i will have to go back and watch the dvd) to prevent her from being able to. in the end, she was completely bummed and ross and joey made a mock space camp in joey's apartment for her.
i thought the fact that they were showing a popular girl wanting to go to space camp was pretty cool, considering the way it is portrayed in other popculture venues.

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Postby DanM » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:45 pm

Geeks are cool! 8)
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Postby Fatal291 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:53 pm

lol I have to watch Author with my sister.. and Buster (the rabbit) always thinks about space.. Some day they will appreciate us geeks.
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Postby shenandoah04 » Tue May 02, 2006 6:32 pm

No matter what they do, they CANNOT make us look like geeks, 'cause we're just that awesome!
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Re: friends

Postby Deimos » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:01 pm

CampGirlKelly wrote:there was an epesode of friends about a little girl who wanted to go to space camp and ross did something (i cannot remember what.. i will have to go back and watch the dvd) to prevent her from being able to. in the end, she was completely bummed and ross and joey made a mock space camp in joey's apartment for her.
i thought the fact that they were showing a popular girl wanting to go to space camp was pretty cool, considering the way it is portrayed in other popculture venues.

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I believe she was selling cookies, and he accidently knocked her down or something and broke her leg, so she didn't sell all the cookies enough to go (i believe it was girl scouts thing that she was in for, and wanted to win the prize) I liked that episode and stuff, I hate that show grounded for life though, i watched that show about the space camp one and i got soo mad when they showed it in that way...urh. Lol.
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Postby tennisrox014 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:38 pm

aww... I've never seen that friend's episode, but that's sad!
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