Under Scouting policy, gay youth are welcome, but gay adults are not. As a year-old college freshman, Bryant knew that his chance to work again at a Boy Scout camp this summer — and hold any other future leadership position — depended on how well he hid his status as a gay man from his friends and colleagues in Scouting. But with one Facebook post, Bryant was out — out as a gay adult in Scouting and, according to three sources in local Scouting, out of that summer job. Bryant panicked and said he deleted the comments that had been posted overnight while he slept. But he feared the damage had been done. He was Facebook friends with people in Scouting, and none of them knew he was gay.
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Left: Two girls practice their archery skills, Left: A young boy stands on a scale as his temperature is checked with a thermometer at Camp Henry in New York, Right: A young boy examines butterfly specimens mounted in a picture frame at Camp Henry in New York,
Even if you spent your summers on the couch watching reruns of The Price Is Right with your babysitter Sonia who smelled like sweat and cheese balls stuck in braces instead of going to summer camp, everyone knows what camp feels like, thanks to the tons of summer-camp movies and TV shows remember Salute Your Shorts? But really, summer-camp movies have less to do with the experience of applying bug spray and learning to swim in the lake, and more to do with celebrating childhood, rebellion, groups of scrappy outsiders pitted against the more popular, and groups of like-minded people banding together to make something impossible and wonderful happen. Most of them have first kisses, too, thanks to all those girlfriends at summer camp that the other kids figured were made up. Ahead, we rank the most memorable camp movies, from worst to best.