SETTING THESAURUS

SUMMER CAMP



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Wood cabins in a forested area
Bunk beds
Curtained windows
Sleeping bags and pillows
Window air conditioning units
Ceiling fans
Knapsacks and suitcases on the floor or shoved under the bottom bunk
Clothes on the floor
Cobwebs in the corners and the ceiling rafters
A bathroom cabin with shower amenities and graffiti in the toilet stalls
Muddy footprints across the bathroom floor
A cafeteria or auditorium building
Lines of kids waiting for meals outside the cafeteria
Segmented food trays
A stage with a piano in the corner and flags off to the side
A covered outdoor pavilion
Volleyball nets
Basketball hoops
Horseshoe pits
Picnic tables
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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