Introduction

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Abstract

This chapter gives a brief introduction to recreational children’s summer camps with a specific focus on those in Canada and the United States of America. The chapter outlines the governing bodies that guide camp delivery, the diversity of organised camping and offers a description of who make up summer camp staff. The chapter includes background to the author’s involvement in summer camps and summarises the research process undertaken for the study which informs the book. The chapter closes by giving a brief orientation to the chapters that follow.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBecoming and Being a Camp Counsellor
Subtitle of host publicationDiscourse, Power Relations and Emotions
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Pages1-21
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783030325015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameLeisure Studies in a Global Era

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