Over time, a sort of camp culture and lore has grown up around the annual IGGPPCamp event. If you’re new to the IGGPPC or if you’ve come across a reference to something that doesn’t make a lot of sense, we hope the following glossary will provide some background information. This will be a growing collection of lore, so if you feel something should be included, please let us know!
Glitter Bombs In former years, the IGGPPC had web forums which were the central form of communication during Camp (we have since made the switch to Discord and the forums have been discontinued). In the forum years, a tradition of IGGPPCamp Troops using the forums to “prank” one another came into being. ‘Campers’ would sneak onto another Troop’s forum thread (referred to as their ‘Cabin’) and spam the thread with gifs. These were usually described as being ‘glitter’ stolen from the ‘craft cabin’.
A call-and-repeat chant, alternating the lines:
I-GG-PP-C camp camp camp camp S’mores, crafts, you and me camp camp camp camp Nothing in the lake to see camp camp camp camp I-GG-PP-C CAMP CAMP CAMP CAMP
IGGPPCamp Song The staff of the inaugural 2014 IGGPPCamp collaborated on an IGGPPC song to welcome participants. The original song was specific to that year’s Camp and Troops but over time has been developed into the following:
CampIGGPPC, youmean everything to me! Make a bracelet, sing a song, With iggle campyou can’t go wrong, Food and fun times with your friends It’s iggles now and till the end CampIGGPPC, youmean everything to me!
In October 2018, the IGGPPC hosted an IGGPPCamp-themed online murder mystery during our annual Halloween event (usually called HallowIggles). During this event, staff put together a mystery for participants to unravel via online clues in the form of Google documents, webpages, and Discord chats. The plot of this murder mystery has been the source of a lot of IGGPPCamp lore.
Counselor Ginger During the 2018 Murder Mystery, the murder victim* was Counselor Ginger. This was staff member Steena’s camp persona. In the story, Counselor Ginger was found drowned by the lake shore and a series of suspects emerged (many of them are listed below). You may see comments or jokes about Counselor Ginger continuing to “haunt” the campgrounds.
*No one was actually murdered.
Four Shadow Island As part of the 2018 Murder Mystery, a map of the IGGPPCamp “campgrounds” was drawn up. A mysterious island in the lake, called Four Shadow Island, was a key location in the story. This fictitious island has a number of rumors surrounding it, including it being haunted, the hideout of pirates, mystical, and absolutely 100% forbidden.
A ghost story about Counselor Ginger which you can read here.
Her Moistness (see also, Lake Monster) During the 2018 Murder Mystery, one of the suspects in the plot was a fictitious secret cult devoted to a monster that lived in the IGGPPCamp lake. Members of this “cult” sometimes refer to the Lake Monster as “Her Moistness”.
Lake Monster During the 2018 Murder Mystery, one of the suspects in the plot was a fictitious secret cult devoted to a monster that lived in the IGGPPCamp lake. In the game, the ‘lake monster’ is an ancient being that has never been fully described but seems to have tentacles and is able to telepathically communicate. The Lake Monster is deliberately kept mysterious, is referred to by the pronouns ‘she/her’, and is a protector of the campgrounds and lake. Many participants in IGGPPCamp have come to consider themselves members of this fantasy cult and the main acolyte is Camp Nurse Buffalo. The phrase ‘there is no lake monster’ is also commonly used in this context (because she is secret). The cult has a logo based on a series of Nordic runes:
Loons Another suspect in the 2018 Murder Mystery was a flock of Common Loons. These birds are frequent denizens of lakes in Canada and the Northern regions of the U.S. During IGGPPCamp you may see reference to dangerous Loons or warned to ‘Beware the Loons’.
Mother (see also, Lake Monster) During the 2018 Murder Mystery, one of the suspects in the plot was a fictitious secret cult devoted to a monster that lived in the IGGPPCamp lake. Members of this “cult” sometimes refer to the Lake Monster as “Mother”.
Pie The resolution of the 2018 Murdery Mystery was that Counselor Ginger was murdered because she had won a pie eating contest. The second place contestant drowned Ginger hoping that by eliminating her they would be the winner. During IGGPPCamp you may see references to being careful around pie.
Pirate Queen and Pirate Treasure Part of the lore surrounding ‘Four Shadow Island’ is that a Pirate Queen came to the area with her crew and treasure. The treasure is said to be hidden on the island in a series of caves and tunnels that run under the island and extend under the lake. There is some vague notion that this Pirate Queen and her pirates were the very first Iggles.
IGGPPCamp Troops (by year)
Each year, participants of IGGPPCamp are sorted into ‘Troops’. Here is a list of former Troops which you may see referenced during IGGPPCamp: