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Summer camps looking to add a little bit of Star Wars-branded flavor to their programming now have a way to do it without infringing on any copyrights.
Lucasfilm has released a new toolkit specifically designed for nonprofit summer camps to use for programming and activities based on the Star Wars franchise.
The Camp Toolkit is available for download at starwars.com/camptoolkit. Camps just need to agree to the terms and conditions, which include running a program that is not for profit among other things, to download the 69-page PDF booklet.
The booklet includes games like Bounty Hunter Round-Up, Jedi Stealth and Escape the Death Star; trivia; Arts and Crafts projects like Star Wars Rock Buddies, Build Your Own Lightsaber and more.
“This toolkit was created to bring camps an opportunity to converge universes in the name of fun, with a bit of learning mixed in too,” the toolkit introduction states. “The four core values of the YMCA – caring, respect, honesty and responsibility – sound like modern day Jedi teachings and through games, crafts and other tools Lucasfilm hopes to build upon those teachings.”
Jeff Merhige, the executive director of Camp Kern in Ohio, was involved in the project and gets a shout-out for his work on the Star Wars website.
I missed this when it was released two weeks ago but there’s finally a trailer for Standing Up, the film adaptation of the beloved young adult novel The Goats.
The movie has the feel of a darker Moonrise Kingdom as it tells the story of two pre-teens who thanks to bullies at Camp Tall Pine find themselves on Goat Island and decide they’d be better off not returning to camp. The movie was directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, I Am Number Four) and stars Val Kilmer, Chandler Canterbury and Annalise Basso.
In an interview about his latest film, a dark horror-comedy called Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal, filmmaker Boris Rodriguez mentioned that his next project will involve scientifically-mutated chimpanzees and unsuspecting teenagers at a summer camp.
“I am definitely doing another horror film, especially in the dark comedy vein,” Rodriguez told Dread Central. “Horror fans are the most generous, supportive and enthusiastic moviegoers out there and for that reason alone I want to tackle another horror-comedy. I’m working with a writer on a killer chimp movie; it’s about laboratory surviving chimpanzees who brutalize and murder unsuspecting teenagers at a summer camp. It’s hilarious going to be hilarious (laughs)!”