NPR is reporting on a a Hunger Games-themed camp for kids in Florida.
A Hunger -themed summer camp that culminates in a tournament at which children fight to the “death” (not literally, of course) has opened in Florida. The camp hosted by the Country Day in Largo is inspired by Suzanne Collins’ popular novel in which officials in the brutal and repressive “Capitol” force young people from the nation’s 12 districts to kill one another in a televised tournament.
Staff writer Lisa Gartner reported from the camp that in response to concerns that “killing” sounded too violent, the camp now refers to it as “collecting lives.”
Fortunately, the campers use captured flags instead of deadly weapons.