This chapter explores the historical, social and cultural contexts of summer camp via the dominant articulations of camp experiences in popular culture and academic publications. The genealogy of summer camp, addressed in this chapter, reviews the many discourses that shape both the expectations and experiences of contemporary summer camp participants. This chapter also foregrounds the theoretical discussions detailed in Chap. 3 by way of taking a post-structuralist approach to the genealogy of summer camp experiences. This approach recognises that the articulations made for and by camp managers, academics and organisational leaders shape summer camp experiences for the many stakeholders involved, including themselves. Camp management practices deserve critical reflection in order to understand their influence on camp counsellor employment experiences.
|Title of host publication||Becoming and Being a Camp Counsellor|
|Subtitle of host publication||Discourse, Power Relations and Emotions|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Name||Leisure Studies in a Global Era|