Education: New Frontier

Many educators believe the frontier was the best teacher U. S. youth has ever had. Its lessons: democracy, self-reliance. Since 1925 stocky, Kansas-born Dr. Lloyd Burgess Sharp, executive director of LIFE Camps, has staged a revival of the frontier for city boys and girls. To the three LIFE Camps* (maintained for underprivileged children by contributions from TIME Inc. and readers of its publications), he takes some 250 youngsters each year for a month's free vacation. In groups of six or seven, each group accompanied by two counselors, the children put up tents in...

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