The Summer Camp Memory Book (1983)

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From an review:

Lavishly illustrated and lovingly written The Summer Camp Memory Book is a nostalgic evocation of everything summer camp was for thousands of campers all over America. Here is a pictorial and oral recreation of the entire summer camp experience: bunkmates, counselors, nature hikes, outdor meals, name tags, crafts, campfire songfests, canoe trips, the waterfront, and ofcourse, color wars. More than 300 photos, as well as drawings, newsletters, menus, ghost stories, letters home, and lyrics to ever popular campfire songs make The Summer Camp Memory Book the quintessential scrapbook campers were having too much fun to keep.I found the book to be a great memory jogger from the years I was a camper and the many years I was a staff member and camp director. The photos go back as far as the 1930s to more recent years showing all the experiences of camp life. If you are a former camper or staffer, I know that you will enjoy a trip back to those great days.

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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