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Unity College to Open Summer 'Lumberjack Camp'

UNITY, Maine - A Maine college is looking to train the next generation of Paul Bunyans. Unity College is seeking applications for its Lumberjack Camp, which will teach teenagers skills like log rolling and ax throwing this summer.

College spokesman Bob Mentzinger says the program is designed to "showcase timber sports that are fast-faced, physical, and historically rich. Where else can you throw an ax competitively, or do log-rolling, or try to cut down a tree using a certain type of cross-cut technique? I mean, it's a really interesting batch of skills that we're offering."

The program is open to teenagers, ages 16 through 19, and will run from July 19 to 25. College representatives say the camp will also focus on fire building, pole climbing and woodsmen skills, and will teach campers the history of logging and lumber-jacking in the Northeast.

The camp has limited space and is $750 per camper. It is open to boys and girls.