What’s right with this camp? Bacon. Lots of bacon.

I’ve been on some pretty awesome camps in my life. Mid Year Camps and National Training Events were the highlights of my time at university. They were life changing events. But I’d probably swap half of one of those experiences for a trip to Camp Bacon. Activities include bacon bingo, bacon trivia, sharing bacon recipes, and all you can eat bacon.

The camp is run by a guy with serious bacon credentials – the author of the Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon.

The Washington Post covered the first event

One family travelled 21 hours to be there. That’s dedication. The group shared bacon recipes, bacon making tips, and bacon poetry:

The Pig, if I am not mistaken,
Supplies us sausage, ham, and Bacon.
Let others say his heart is big,
I think it stupid of the Pig.


chris inness says:

Bacon Tree

Two Mexicans are stuck in the desert after crossing into the United States , wandering aimlessly and starving. They are about to just lie down and wait for death, when all of a sudden Luis says………

“Hey Pepe, do you smell what I smell. Ees bacon, I theenk.”

“Is, Luis, eet sure smells like bacon. ”

With renewed hope they struggle up the next sand dune, & there, in the distance, is a tree loaded with bacon.

There’s raw bacon, there’s fried bacon, back bacon, double smoked bacon … Every imaginable kind of cured pork.

“Pepe, Pepe, we ees saved. Ees a bacon tree.”

“Luis, maybe ees a meerage? We ees in the desert don’t forget.”

“Pepe, since when deed you ever hear of a meerage that smell like bacon…ees no meerage, ees a bacon tree.”

And with that, Luis staggers towards the tree. He gets to within 5 metres, Pepe crawling close behind, when suddenly a machine gun opens up, and Luis drops like a wet sock. Mortally wounded, he warns Pepe with his dying breath,

“Pepe… Go back man, you was right, ees not a bacon tree!”

“Luis, Luis MI amigo… What ees it? ”

“Pepe.. Ees not a bacon tree. Ees




Ees a ham bush…..”

SO SORRY I know there is something wrong with me for sending you this. Just couldn’t help it!

The little voices made me do it !!! And I bet you tried to do the accent didn’t you – I know you did!