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The MOST forbidden word at camp – we all know it – yes, it’s the word “announcements”! As a camp director you want to make sure that you AVOID this word at all costs! Don’t believe us? Well, just look at how long this song can go on for…

The chant is simple – when someone at camp says “announcements”, such as a camp director saying, “I have some announcements to make before dinner…”, the whole camp interrupts with –

Chorus

Announcements, announcements, annouuuunnnnnncements! (make that last one drag on). 
A horrible way to die,
A horrible way to die,
A horrible, horrible, horrible way to die.
Announcements, announcements, annouuuunnnnnncements!

We’ve also heard “terrible” being used instead of “horrible”. 

Verses

This is where the chant can go on forever…every camp may sing this chant a little bit differently. Feel free to use as many variations as you want.

Announcements, announcements, announcements!
(London Bridge)
Make the announcements short and sweet,
Short and sweet,
Short and sweet.
Make the announcemnts short and sweet,
They’re so BORING!

Here we sit like flies on a garbage can (*also can use: birds in the wilderness, terds on the toilet bowl, etc.)
Flies on a garbage can
Fies on a garbage can
Here we sit like flies on a garbage can
Waiting for…

Announcements, announcements, announcements!
(Ever Seen a Windmill)
Have you ever seen a windbag,
A windbag, a windbag?
Have you ever seen a windbag?
Well, there’s one right now.
Swings this way and that way,
And this way and that way,
Have you ever seen a windbag?
Well there’s one RIGHT NOW!

Announcements, announcements, announcements!
(Freres Jaques)
Words of wisdom,
Words of wisdom.
Here they come,
Here they come.
Boring words of wisdom,
Boring words of wisdom.
Dum, dum, dum,
Dum, dum, dum.

Announcements, announcements, announcements!
(What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor)
What do you do with a loud Cubmaster?
What do you do with a loud Cubmaster?
What do you do with a loud Cubmaster,
Early in the evening?

Hit him in the face with a chocolate cream pie!
Hit him in the face with a chocolate cream pie!
Hit him in the face with a chocolate cream pie,
Early in the evening!

Announcements, announcements, announcements!
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Throw the announcements overboard and listen to them scream.
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream.
Ha Ha! Fooled you,
I’m a submarine.

Announcements, announcements, announcements!
The man stood up to talk.
He talked real long and hard.
He talked so long I wrote this song,
On the lid of a can of lard!
He’s got something to say.
I’m sure it must be good.
But if he talks too long today,
we’ll leave its understood.

Announcements, announcements, announcements!
We’ve got a silly cheer,
That you’ve just got to hear!
It makes no sense we’re sure you know,
The announcements have to GO!

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