Cover

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Title Page

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pp. i-vi

CONTENTS

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pp. vii-viii

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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pp. ix-xiv

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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pp. xv-xviii

...of the most enjoyable have been spent refl ecting on the range of institutions and individuals who have helped me with this project in one way or another during the past nine years. I have been particularly fortunate to receive financial support from the Schlesinger...

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Introduction: Summer Camps and the Problem of Modern Childhood

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pp. xix-xxxviii

...children will experience the simple pleasures of summer camp: the feel of pine needles underfoot, the smell of the campfi re, the taste of s’mores. Many will attend day camps, but a signifi cant number will enroll in residential camps, swelling the ranks of those who have...

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1. Putting Campers in Their Place: Camp Landscapes and Changing Ideas of Childhood

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pp. 1-40

...Camp Becket, a YMCA camp in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. In his pocket, he carried a letter of introduction from the general secretary of the Washington, D.C., YMCA, which explained that Heaton was visiting...

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2. Fun and Games: The Serious Work of Play

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pp. 41-96

...site visits. One of the camps visited by Professor L. D. Cox elicited considerable discussion. Near Glens Falls, New York, the camp enjoyed the use of “a site of exceptional beauty on Lake George.” Two things, however, gave Cox pause. One was the camp’s location on a main road, a factor that had prompted him to advise...

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3. Housing the Healthy Camper: Tents, Cabins, and Attitudes toward Health

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pp. 97-124

...boys and girls boarded a train in Chicago. Their destination—the suburbs of Glencoe and Ravinia—was not geographically distant, but the experience that awaited them was intended to be far from their normal routine. These children were beginning...

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4. Feeding an Army: Mealtime Rituals at Camp

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pp. 125-146

...had not quite adjusted to sleeping on cots. Many wore the army drab favored by the Boy Scout leaders at this camp near Narrowsburg, New York. All of them sat on backless benches, facing rectangular tables covered in oil cloth and arranged in long rows...

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5. Good and Dirty?: Girls, Boys, and Camp Cleanliness

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pp. 147-168

...around a makeshift washstand that had been constructed from a biscuit crate and set up next to one of the tents that lined the parade ground at Camp Becket (Figure 5.1). One barefoot camper interrupted the process of brushing his teeth to smile...

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6. Living like Savages: Tipis, Council Rings, and Playing Indian

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pp. 169-214

...a cool summer evening (Figure 6.1). Some sat on benches arranged in a large circle around the fi re, while others circumambulated the fl ames, bent low, stepping to the rhythm of a skin drum played by a mustachioed man in a fringed tunic. One of the dancing...

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Epilogue: Summer Camps, Modern Architecture, and Modern Life

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pp. 215-226

...published a glowing article about Camp Bliss, a new summer camp for girls in Fishkill, New York, owned and operated by the Herald Tribune Fresh Air Fund. The text highlighted the decentralized layout provided by “Veteran Camp Planner” Julian Harris...

APPENDIX: ACA Accredited Residential Camps Established before 1960

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pp. 227-252

NOTES

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pp. 253-269

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 270-280

ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

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pp. 281-282

INDEX

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pp. 283-297