Hobo Jungle campers were, seated, Tyler Matula at left, and Owen Linde with top Jack Schott, left, and Myles Naylor. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Hobo Jungle lets kids create with hammers, nails and paint 

Every castle needs a throne, so kids built one from a discarded chair for their Royal Swaggy Potato Knights castle in Flossmoor.

It was a beautiful place with walls that stood about five-foot tall, decorated with multi-colored hues. A horse was painted on a likely drawbridge. For fun, the castle had a tire swing.

Parents and guests came Aug. 4 to admire the castle and two other structures at the end of Hobo Jungle, an annual Homewood-Flossmoor Park District summer camp that lets kids take cast-off wood and other articles and . . .

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