ERIC Number: ED304250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
History of Organized Camping: The First 100 Years.
This book presents the history of organized summer camps under the auspices of private owners, religious groups, and public agencies, as well as youth organizations. The book is divided into four major periods: the beginnings, 1861-1910; camping as a growing vital force, 1910-1918; the period of challenges, 1918-1945; and the period of acceptance, 1945-1961. Chapters include detailed information on the pioneers of organized camping and the early camps, as well as discussions of how organized camping developed as a profession and spread. Appendices include: an autobiographical profile of Eleanor Eells; lists of past presidents of the Camp Directors Association of America and of the National Association of Directors of Girls' Camps; and a list of past annual meetings and national conventions of the Camp Directors Association and the American Camping Association. This book contains 68 references. (ALL)
American Camping Association, Bradford Woods, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.
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