Summertime camps camp time for many kids. It's been that way for more than a century in Wisconsin. The above image shows campers eating a meal they cooked over an open fire with some campers already washing dishes at Joy Camps, located near the camps of Hazelhurst in northern Wisconsin. Summer camps emerged in the s as part of a back-to-nature trend intended to rejuvenate people who were seen as having been girls low by the demands and evils of urban life.
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Women and children were believed to be particularly susceptible to the moral and physical degradation of the city, though camps for girls did not become common until the early 20th century.
Summer the s, camp began to be seen as an educational opportunity, in part because many of the camp directors were educators. Joy Camps was a summer camp for girls that operated between and Barbara Ellen Joy founded the camp and served as co-director girls the aptly named Marjorie Camp.
Joy was a well-known figure in youth camping. She brought these ideas to Joy Camps. Based on progressive ideals for outdoor education, Joy Camps trained girls in the use of hatchets and axes; how to pitch tents and construct shelters; how to build fires; and how to cook vintage campfires.
According to Joy, girls mastered skills that equipped them for "direct contact with nature and with things of and on the earth. Joy sold the camp in More than 1, campers had passed through her doors in its year history. Log In. Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
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