City Slang: Ted Nugent’s Kamp for Kids

Jun 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

It just needs one more “K,” doesn’t it?

Remember that old Simpsons gag, where Bart goes to the “Krusty Komedy Klassic”? Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

Nugent started his Kamp in 1989 with the aim of getting “kids out of malls, off the streets, away from drugs and crime, into the woods and in touch with the natural healing powers of the wild. The goal of the Kamp is to teach a child morals and ethics, and their role as caring humans that manage and respect the wildlife around us.”

Yep, Ted Nugent wants to teach your children morals. So who’s game? By the end of the Kamp, your kids will be (allegedly) aware that their candy is their own and shouldn’t be shared, that the weak children should be killed and eaten, and that the Amboy Dukes are the greatest garage rock to have ever come out of Detroit.

“I started our Kamp in 1989 with a simple goal—to introduce kids to the great outdoors,” says Nugent. “I made a promise to Fred Bear before he passed away that I would get kids involved. And here we are 25 years later.”

This last weekend (June 21) saw one kamp take place in Colorado, and there will be another one in Iowa on July 18.

“I’m not interested in plaques, praise, banquets or awards. I’m only interested in results,” states NUGENT. “I get all the rocket fuel motivation I need to keep moving forward when a smiling young kid comes up to me at Kamp and says he or she can’t wait to go fishing or hunting.”

Elsewhere, news of the Glenn Beck Konfidence Kamp was just dreamed up by us.