For 150 years, campers have returned home from camp excited to share what they learned at camp, who they met, and the fun activities that filled their days. Camp nostalgia has long been a part of the fall season: "Camp continued to resonate in children's lives during the school year as they recalled happy moments, explained camp rituals to their family and friends, attended the occasional reunion, and prepared for the summer to come."
What's your favorite camp story or memory? Share it in the comments below! Also, be sure to check out ACA's resources on keeping alive not only the stories, but the life lessons and good habits learned at camp once the season is over.
Information from Leslie Paris' Children's Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp, p. 262.