Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.
10 books about summer camp
Pick up one of these featured titles on summer camp in May 2021.
The Night Before Summer Camp by Natasha Wing
Category: New Experiences
This book was published 14 years ago by Grosset & Dunlap and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
When a little camper arrives at summer camp, he is quite nervous until an unlikely friend comes to his rescue and introduces him to tons of summertime fun! Original.
The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp by Stan Berenstain
This book was published 39 years ago by Random House Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
The Berenstain cubs enjoy day camp, although they are dubious about the end-of-season pow-wow and sleep-out at the top of Skull Rock.
Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries (Cam Jansen: A Super Special) by David A. Adler
Category: Chapter Books
This book was published 14 years ago by Puffin Books and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.
Cam Jansen and her best friend Eric are spending three weeks at Camp Eagle Lake, where they play sports, do crafts, and solve three mysteries. Simultaneous.
Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, Courage, and Loyalty by Iris Krasnow
This book was published last year by Grand Central Publishing and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
New York Times bestselling author Iris Krasnow reflects with humor and heart on her summer camp experiences and the lessons she and her follow campers learned there that have stayed with them throughout their lives. Iris Krasnow was 8 years old when she first attended sleep-away camp, building lasting friendships and essential life skills amid the towering pine trees and open skies of Wisconsin. Decades later, she returned to Camp Agawak as a staff member to help resurrect Agalog, the camp's defunct magazine that she wrote for as a child. There, she revisits the activities she loved as a young girl: singing songs around a campfire, swimming in a pristine lake, sleeping under the stars-experiences that continue to fill her with wisdom and perspective. A nostalgic, inspiring memoir with a universal message on the importance of long-term friendship for campers and non-campers alike, Camp Girls weaves between past and present, filling the page in delicious detail with cabin pranks, canoe trips in rainstorms, and the joy of finding both your independence and your interdependence in nature alongside your peers. Through rich storytelling, Iris shares her own and other campers' adventures and the lessons from childhood that can shape fulfilling and successful adulthoods. Ultimately, Iris powerfully demonstrates that camp is more than a place or a collection of activities: it's where we learn what it means to be human and what it feels like to truly belong to a family-not of blood, but of history, loyalty, and tradition.
Play The Forest School Way: Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids by Jane Worroll
Category: Arts, Music & Photography
This book was published 5 years ago by Watkins Publishing and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
Forest School is founded on a philosophy of nature-based play and learning that encourages children to develop confidence and self-esteem. This book will get your kids outside, making and building in the real world (instead of on a computer screen!). Whether your local woodland is a forest or a strip of trees along the edge of an urban park, these activities provide fantastic opportunities for family time and will encourage your children to fall in love with outdoor play. This is the first book to share Forest School games, crafts and skill-building activities with families and friends, its magical illustrations and simple instructions drawing children easily into a world of wonder.
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) by Kayla Miller
Category: New Experiences
This book was published 2 years ago by Etch/HMH Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
For fans of Smile and Real Friends comes a graphic novel about venturing off to summer camp for the first time and stepping out of one's comfort zone.
Hello Mother, Hello Father: Celebrating Summer Camp by Daniella K. Garran
Category: United States
This book was published 7 years ago by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
According to the American Camp Association, each summer over 11 million lucky individuals attend summer camp. The book recognises 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 counsellors engaged in the myriad of activities offered. Short, reflective essays from past and present campers, counsellors, 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 nation-wide, providing a transformative experience for children and adults alike.
Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids: 50+ Exciting STEAM Projects to Design and Build (Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids) by Christina Schul
Category: Experiments & Projects
This book was published 2 years ago by Rockridge Press and takes approximately 6.6 hours to read.
Build Excitement for Engineering Make engineering for kids fun and inspiring. From toothpick towers and marble runs to egg drops and water rockets, Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids is filled with exciting projects that will challenge and delight kids ages 5-10. Kids learn how and why things work as they explore amazing projects all by themselves. These engineering for kids activities also help them discover important STEAM connections, showing how engineering relies on science, technology, art, and math. Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids features: MORE THAN 50 PROJECTS-Learn about different kinds of engineering for kids by constructing shoebox foosball, rubber band race cars and more. EASY-TO-FIND MATERIALS-Create a makerspace-a place to freely start and explore projects-with items readily found around the house. STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS-Engineering for kids is easy with detailed steps that make it simple for kids to take the lead on activities and build on their own. Unlock the world of engineering for kids with Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
Ask an Expert