I had the same question!  Camus is super awesome, but doesn't have out of the box support for just writing Strings into HDFS.  I submitted this pull request to support that:

You can clone this directly from the wikimedia branch of Camus:
On Aug 30, 2013, at 2:18 PM, Mark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

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