old man who attended a similar camp when he was a young boy.
the magazine's photos featured beautiful photos of the boat house, a collection of
pewter trophies, a detail of the camp's library of outdoor books, etc.
but they didn't seem to be online. curious, i went to the camp's website
and found these great black and whites from their archives.
(i still might post the magazine photos if i can find them or make a good copy.)
the camp serves boys between the ages of 8-15, and all summer they live in those
little tents that you see at the top.
as the founder of the camp, clarence colby put it, the camp is meant...
"to give boys a healthful and beneficial summer outing, to clarify their minds and
reinvigorate their bodies, to give them new life and new strength—in a word,
to afford them an opportunity for re-creation, not merely recreation."
i have to say, as a california girl who finds the idea of any
summer camp novel, this one sounds (and looks) pretty ideal.