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A History of Art Education in U.S. Summer Camp
Arts & Crafts

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Early Camp

1870-1929

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Young campers and older mentors weave baskets in the Camp Office at Lanier Camp in Eliot, ME, 1913.

(Courtesy Maine Historical Society)

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Weaving inside the Curosty activity cabin, Rockbrook Camp, 1930s.

(Courtesy Rockbrook Summer Camp for Girls blog: Early Weavings at Rockbrook, 2015)

The Rise of the Artist

1930-1946

Camping in the Mid-Century

1947-1969

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Camper working outdoors on pressing a flower at Joy Camp, WI, 1950s.

 

(Courtesy Wisconsin Historical Society)

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Camp and the Information Age

1970-1999

Two girls from Summer Daze Parks and Recreation Day Camp showing off their crafts, 1985.

(Courtesy Burbank Public Library)

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