Towards Summer Day Camp: A Presentation of Five Major Areas for Initiating a Day Camp Program From Material of the East Flatbush Neighborhood Center, Jewish Association for Neighborhood Centers
In the early nineteen hundreds, camping was an almost unheard of means of summer recreational program. Little was written or even known about it at that time. Today there are books, magazine articles, and other forms of published materials on this type of summer activity for children. There have been trends, as well as transitions, during this time to coincide with the new theories of child psychology, progressive education and the new approach in social work - specifically, social group work. The average parent, contemplating the summer's recreational opportunities for his youngster, will turn to camp or some means of camping almost instinctively. The idea of his child being able to enjoy nature, fresh air, sunshine, country life with trees and flowers, space to run about in without fear of cars, an opportunity to live with children his own age, all add up to a pleasant picture for a summer of activity. In addition to these factors, the careful supervision of an understanding counselor, to take the place of a parent in a sense, for a few weeks makes the selling of camp virtually complete.
Developmental psychology|Social work|Mass communications
Rubinstein, Joan Natalie, "Towards Summer Day Camp: A Presentation of Five Major Areas for Initiating a Day Camp Program From Material of the East Flatbush Neighborhood Center, Jewish Association for Neighborhood Centers" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509518.