The lifestyle of the homeless is rugged and unforgiving. While Macon has several shelters that are open during the day, only one—the Salvation Army—lets people sleep overnight. And with only a couple dozen beds available, lots of people end up in the elements. About fifty of Macon's civic leaders got a taste of what that's like Thursday. At Central City Park, people gathered around campfires and chatted. No one would have mistaken them for homeless people, with their North Face jackets.