This chapter explores the kinds of selves that are discursively produced for and mobilised by camp participants (campers and employees). The chapter opens the discussion with the promises made by camp publications about the value and benefits of camper experiences which shape how camp participants view and govern themselves accordingly. The chapter then explores thematically grouped discursive productions of camp selves: Transformative, Spiritual, Rugged, Heroic and Sociable Selves. These selves, with links to genealogical aspects of camp, form a basis of the subjectivities expected to be taken up by future camp counsellors.
|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||36|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Name||Leisure Studies in a Global Era|