I just found out that New England was the birthplace of the summer camp during the late 19th century.
Aside from face painting, barbecues, and flag cakes, what does summer camp have to do with July 4th? It has me thinking about the value of giving young people independence and time away from home. Especially since I’ve just come up for air from the land of trunk-packing and clothes-labeling for my kids’ summer camp experiences. Continue reading