The CYO Camp in Coney Island: A History of the First Catholic Day Camp in Brooklyn, an Answer to a Community's Need, 1951-1958
Background of the Study. Summer means so many things to so many people. To a child it signifies warm weather, freedom from school and homework, days of ball, beach, and play. To a parent perhaps the summer means a neighborhood congested with noisy, active children, or the need for a babysitter to care for Johnny while mother and father both are at their jobs. To the community summer presents even other considerations : the rise in juvenile delinquency rates, the need for summer youth programs, the concern for so many unsupervised youngsters. These are not new thoughts or new problems. The summer has always been an eagerly awaited season, but it has also always presented certain difficulties.
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Ortega, Carmen Marie, "The CYO Camp in Coney Island: A History of the First Catholic Day Camp in Brooklyn, an Answer to a Community's Need, 1951-1958" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557719.