Camp Quotations: Jack Pearse

“Do I like canoeing, wilderness treks, swimming? I do. But they aren’t why I like camp. What I like is being with kids. I like helping kids be themselves. And where is better to do that than far away from normal life, surrounded by friends, singing songs?”

-Jack Pearse, legendary Canadian camp leader

Source: Toronto Star

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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  1. The greatest time of our lives and the greatest friends of our lives and the greatest pranks of our live(have you found your car yet Eddie) was at Camp Shalom.Judaeans forever

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