Life in the Camp

Passing the Time

"Gila monsters and rattlesnakes"

"There were 10,000 in our a whole, it was one mile each, you know, all the way. We were on one side of the camp and then there was the side for baseball fields. At first, kids used to go underneath the fence and clean up the field with a sage brush and all that, and cut the sage brushes to play baseball. Finally, the camp director decided to let them cut the fence to play baseball...

It was so hot and no air conditioning, so everybody used to dig a hole underneath the pier and stay there during the day. Sometimes they would have company, Gila monsters and rattlesnakes. So, when they went down to the cellar, they used to look all over and see if there were any scorpions before they go back."