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Hello Mother, Hello Father: Celebrating Summer Camp

Daniella K. Garran

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According to the American Camp Association, each summer over 11 million lucky individuals attend summer camp. This book recognizes the tremendous influence camps have had on millions of Americans in the past century and a half. This nostalgic look depicts camp life in over 300 warm and engaging images. Summer camp traditions, such as campfires, camp songs, and many more are presented. Highlighted are activities that make each camp unique. Dozens of photographs from a variety of camps illustrate campers and counselors engaged in the myriad of activities offered. Short, reflective essays from past and present campers, counselors, and directors reflect on the importance of summer camp and its lifelong impact. This book is nothing short of a letter home to the institution that has profoundly affected millions nationwide, providing a transformative experience for children and adults alike.

Size: 12" x 9" | 303 photos | 256 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346453

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Daniella K. Garran is an assistant director at Cape Cod Sea Camps, where she has spent nearly every summer since 1984. She is, without question, a camp cultist. Garran met and married her husband, Jeff, at camp. During the “off season,” she is a middle school history teacher with a passion for archaeology and ancient cultures. She has published a number of scholarly articles on project-based learning and does a great deal of freelance curriculum writing. Garran is also the author of A History of Collegiate Rowing in America.