Kickstarter for Children’s Summer Camp Book Series Launched

Camp Massad in Pennsylvania is sadly no longer active but the memories of the sleepaway camp in the Poconos live on in a new series of children’s picture books being launched by a proud alumnus.

Author Elliot Sloyer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the new series off the ground and was kind enough to send a draft copy of the first book, “The Safety Pin,” for me to check out. The book with illustrations by Vic Guiza is a fun and beautifully illustrated story from Elliot’s experience at camp involving a close camp friend and a safety pin.

Reading through the story put me back at camp as a kid and made me think of the friendships and experiences I had in my own halcyon days as a camper. It’s a funny story too that I can see parents having a lot of fun reading to their kids. I can’t wait to see the finished product and his other stories brought to life.

On his Kickstarter page, Sloyer writes:

“If you have ever spent any time at summer camp, you probably have some great stories to tell – many  that you will never forget. I’ve been telling these summer camp stories to children for years, and thought it would be fun to put them into a picture book series for others to enjoy.

Summer Camp Stories are educational, a bit zany, and promote great values, while subtly exposing children to different aspects of summer camp life.

The books are  geared for ages 6 to 106, because as the Wall Street Journal recently pointed out, great children’s picture books, are not just for children.”

Click here for more information and to support this exciting Kickstarter campaign.

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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