Sleepaway: The Girls of Summer and the Camps They Love
Remember how you cried when you first arrived at camp? Then sobbed when it was time to leave? From goofy pranks and late-night giggling to life-changing friendships, summer camp is an experience that girls love-and women never forget.
With the warm and nostalgic feel of a scrapbook, Sleepaway transports grown-up campers back to the treasured days of summer and their first taste of independence. Written by Laurie S. Kahn, a former advertising executive (who overcame her disappointment at not being color war captain only when she was named director of radio and television production at Young & Rubicam in New York), Sleepaway collects a hundred years of camp lore, plus vintage photographs, letters, songs, badges, postcards, and autographed pillowcases. Here are stories that instantly evoke memories of a first bunk (remember the smell of damp towels piled up on a rainy day?), of swimming tests and socials (a chance for a first kiss!), of rowdy singalongs, joyous mealtimes, mail call, and the hilarity of a short-sheeted bed. There's a recipe for bug juice; instructions for playing jacks, folding the perfect hospital corner, and making a lanyard; camp packing lists; Best Make-Out Songs by Decade; and--at last!--the complete lyrics to John Jacob Jingelheimer Schmidt. A perfect gift for every woman who wishes she still had name tags in her clothes.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AbbyR - LibraryThing
Wonderful book about summer camps - it doesn't seem to matter where you went to camp, they are all beloved. Of course, I know that Strawderman is the best of the lot, and always will be. Read full review
THE GIRLS OF SUMMER
AND AWAY WE GO
CUBBIES COUNSELORS BM CHARTS
SO MUCH TO DO SO LITTLE TIME
BUG JUICE MYSTERY MEAT MEAL TICKETS
DANCES WITH WOLVES
TRADITION RITUALS GETTING INTO TROUBLE
ITS NOT GOODBYE ITS JUST SO LONG
AND WHY WE WENT