It was the summer of 1983 when Henry Will’s family first joined Ocean Grove’s tent colony, a collection of more than 100 canvases attached to small wooden cottages that are set up each spring in a tradition that dates back 151 years.
The living quarters are close. So close, Will said, that you could easily listen in on the television show your neighbor is watching if the volume is right.
“You can’t have a TV on in your tent and have it playing really loud because other people are gonna be bothered by that. We have to learn to be flexible because you’re living in close proximity to each other,” s…