Character, Social Skills, and Transformation
Why is camp so intense and transformative?
A residential camp, while it might only run for less than two months, can have an enormous influence on children. Unlike at day schools, campers live together. Campers can’t avoid social problems by going home at the end of the day. Friendships that campers have during the rest of the year are suddenly broken and all socialization happens within the confines of camp. The isolated and natural locations of camps emphasize the creation of a new, camp-exclusive community. Campers can grow as individuals and form life-long friendships.
Blue Mountain Camp; (Adele Sion Kubert photo collection?)
Camp Walden. Denmark, Maine. Ethel Katzenstein attended the girl's camp in the 1920s. Three girls in a canoe.
Camp Canadensis. 1943-1945. A summer camp which Stanley ""Mickey"" Zolot attended.
Lois Greene (second row, left), camp in Berkshires, 1950