Help Still Wanted!
While a couple of people have volunteered to be a counselor so far, more help would certainly be welcome!
The responsibilities of a counselor boil down to moderating your cabin blog and your cabin chats. You’d basically be periodically checking up on your cabin during the day and ideally there will be at least 2 counselors to a cabin so that you could work in shifts if need be or just help each other out in general.
Counselors aren’t all that’s needed though. Camp Hyrule vets may remember the Amphitheater that hosted Q&A sessions with Nintendo employees. This year, the plan is to make the Amphitheater an askblog featuring various Nintendo characters. If you feel like you’re able to fill the shoes of a Nintendo persona, that’d be a big help!
The plan is for it to be an askblog that responds with pictures. You don’t have to be a wiz at art, just as long as it’s recognizable and it’s something you’d enjoy doing. If this idea doesn’t pan out that way, it could be reconsidered to just settle for less art-intensive posts.
And those are the major things that need volunteers right now. You don’t have to be a counselor if you just want to help run the askblog or vice versa, and if you want to help out with both that’d be fantastic! Either way, send a note if you’re interested.
Main goal is to have 10 counselors. And we have plenty! Thanks for you help everyone!
There are now at least 5 people helping out with the Amphitheater. This is a good minimum, but we’re definitely willing to take in a few more volunteers.
What is Camp Hyrule?
It’s a free virtual summer camp where video game fanatics can become immersed in the world of Nintendo!
At least it used to be.
Camp Hyrule was an annual summer event held by Nintendo of America for one week every August from 1995 to 2006. It consisted of chatrooms, daily contests, cabin competitions, flash games, an interactive map, and even interviews with some bigwigs at NoA. In later years, there would be a fun little story attached that would usually be related to an upcoming Nintendo thing, like the Gamecube blueprints being stolen or the camp being covered in graffiti.
Cabins would compete with each other every year to win a prize which ranged from posters to T-Shirts. Points were awarded simply by participating in the daily activities such as writing a theme song, photoshopping a camp counselor, or even just submitting a flag idea for your cabin. Even if you weren’t in the winning cabin, you still had a chance to be drawn for a grand prize that was usually the new hit console or game that year.
In 2007, Nintendo held the last Camp Hyrule but all the community aspects were taken out. No cabins, no chatrooms, no daily activities, no goofy plot. All that was there was a sweepstakes to win a big Link statue and some of the classic flash games. After that Camp Hyrule was kaput.
5 years later, I thought I’d take a shot at reviving Camp Hyrule right here on tumblr! The Cabins and contests and activities will be handled with tumblr blogs and the chatrooms will most likely be hosted on IRC.
If you’re interested then all you have to do to sign-up is follow this account! This year, Camp Hyrule will be held from August 6 to August 12. So if you want to participate, make sure you’ve followed by then.
Hope to see you there!