Summer Camp Links: March 3-9

A review of a new novel set at Boy Scout camp, how summer camp can prepare you for the Peace Corps, PlayStation partnering with an all-girls game development camp, summer camp joy, a fight for inclusion at a Christian camp in Canada and more in a look at the summer camp-inspired links from around the web this week. Let me know what I missed by emailing me at 

• Minnesotans share advice for first-time campers in this StarTribune piece.

• A proposed New York State constitutional amendment would ease the sale of former prison Camp Gabriels, which the state has twice tried to sell, most recently in 2014 to investors who want to turn the property into a summer camp for Orthodox Jewish Boys.

StarTribune has a review of the new Nickolas Butler novel The Hearts of Men, which is set at a Boy Scout camp.

• Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, who wrote a heart-wrenching column for the New York Times seeking a woman to marry her husband when she dies, was first introduced to her husband through a mutual friend that her dad knew from summer camp.

• From the Peace Corps website: “How Summer Camp Prepared Me for Peace Corps Service in Armenia.”

• A man with a swastika tattoo was found guilty of a hate crime for threatening a San Francisco summer camp employee last summer.

A Huffington Post Canada article highlights a group fighting for LGBTQ inclusion at a Christian summer camp in Canada.

• Sony PlayStation is partnering with Girls Make Games for the fourth year of an all-girls game development summer camp.

The Boston Globe has an article on “A legacy of joy at summer camp.”

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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