Developer JJ Humus Returns to Tuxedo selling shares of New Mondo Shores Disc Golf

Developer Mr. JJ Humus

Attorney Hardlee Ben True

Tuxedo, NC, 4/1/2024 (AP News Service) Speakers were blasting on the waterfront of Camp Mondamin today with the title tune from the film, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” as reporters surrounded Mr. Humus and his lawyer, Mr. Hardlee Ben True, amidst a high dollar crowd of investors, including several Saudi princes behind the upstart LIV Golf Tour, their bisht cloaks ruffling in the “Rest Hour Breeze” off Lake Summit. Mr. Humus and his lawyer have not been seen at Lake Summit since the 1970’s and the collapse of the Rabbit Island Development Corporation, where Mr. Humus was charged with defrauding campers in an investment scheme to put up an 80 story resort tower on Rabbit Island with a summer long promotional tour based on the phrase: “The Big Sign on Rabbit Island is Coming Soon.” Parents at the camp complained that their younger sons were emptying their camp store accounts to buy scrip that offered them access to the tower when built, and Mr. Humus disappeared for years before reappearing in 2023, backed by the clout of the Saudi development corporation, which, interestingly had the same idea for their current LIV golf tour with different backers about the time Mr. Humus disappeared (see current Forbes magazine article).

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But apparently Mr. Humus has been living near Lake Summit in an FBI safe house for witness protection all these years, and felt the time was right to return to speculative development ventures again.

Sipping from a glass containing his favorite drink, called “bug juice,” Mr. Humus announced confidently:

“This is going to be big. Really big. Disc Golf, like PickleBall (which Camp Mondamin has already installed on its upper tennis courts, with expansive views of the lake) is taking over the world and it’s time to reinvest in this great opportunity.

In the seventies we thought too small; we thought a million was a lot. But in this new economy, when people throw around billions, it’s time to put Mondo Shores on the map, with a place on the world tour, and a much easier way to launder, I mean handle, money with crypto currency.

Campers will be able to play Disc Golf on the new course around the camp, close to the Tom Fazio golf course at nearby Kenmure, but better, and they’re gonna tell their parents to invest, invest, invest, so they can live in the opulent cabins facing the lake and impress all their friends.”

But, when asked about what happened to the money in the 70’s gotten from campers’ store accounts, Mr. Humus was interrupted by his lawyer, Mr. True: “My client doesn’t need to answer that question.”

Rumors have surrounded the real identity of Mr. Humus and his lawyer, but hints live in the way he would leaven his humor with musical renditions at camp of 70’s hits, and Mr. True, his attorney, had contacts with the Eblen chain of gas stations before that relationship ended without explanation.

Disc Golf! Mondo Shores! Crypto! What could possibly go wrong? Canny parents should consider investing now. No fooling.

About Gordon Grant

I came to Mondamin as a 14 year old camper in 1969, and have followed what I learned here in adventure and academic education for 54 years: at Mondamin and Green Cove, Nantahala Outdoor Center, NC Outward Bound, Asheville City Public Schools, and UNC Chapel Hill. I still practice deep play in whitewater, rock climbing, and hiking, and am still working on my kayak roll…

I have worked closely with the Bell family in these years, from the founders of the camps, Chief and Calla Bell, through their son and daughter Frank, Jr. and Nancy Bell, and their grandchildren Andrew, Calla, and David. Each generation has taught me something.

My wife, Susan, is my partner of 40+ years; we have shared outdoor adventures around the world. Susan has headed canoeing at Green Cove. Our daughters, Rachel and Glenna, were Green Cove campers, and our granddaughter, Virginia Rugh, will be at August camp this summer. We intend that our grandson Grant will be at Mondamin in 2028. I am working with David Bell and the Mondamin staff to assure that he, and many other boys, will be having adventures on their personal frontiers at camp for years to come.

Gordon Grant