According to the American Camp Association, each summer over 11 million lucky individuals attend summer camp. This book recognizes the tremendous influence camps have had on millions of Americans in the past century and a half. This nostalgic look depicts camp life in over 300 warm and engaging images. Summer camp traditions, such as campfires, camp songs, and many more are presented. Highlighted are activities that make each camp unique. Dozens of photographs from a variety of camps illustrate campers and counselors engaged in the myriad of activities offered. Short, reflective essays from past and present campers, counselors, and directors reflect on the importance of summer camp and its lifelong impact. This book is nothing short of a letter home to the institution that has profoundly affected millions nationwide, providing a transformative experience for children and adults alike.