"A Paradise for Boys and Girls": Children's Camps in the Adirondacks
By Hallie E. Bond, Joan Jacobs Brumberg, and Leslie Paris
For over a century children have spent their summers at "sleepaway" camps in the Adirondacks. These camps have inspired vivid memories and created an enduring legacy thay has come to be a uniquely American tradition. In "A Paradise for Boys and Girls": Children's Camps in the Adirondacks, a compliment to the Adirondack museum exhibit of the same name, the authors explore the history of Adirondack children's camps, their influence on the lives of the campers, and their impact on the communities in which they exist.
Generously illustrated with historic photographs, the book includes a directory of Adirondack camps, with brief descriptive notes for many of the camps. The photographs and essays in this volume offer readers a richer understanding of this singular region and its powerful connection to childhood.