Children's Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp

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For over a century, summer camps have provided many American children's first experience of community beyond their immediate family and neighborhoods. Each summer, children experience the pain of homesickness, learn to swim, and sit around campfires at night. Children's Nature chronicles the history of the American summer camp, from its invention in the late nineteenth century through its rise in the first four decades of the twentieth century. Leslie Paris investigates how camps came to matter so greatly to so many ...

Children's Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp 2010, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814767825

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Children's Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp 2008, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814767078

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