Leisure: Reveille

The organized summer camp is the most significant contribution to education that America has given to the world.

—Dr. Charles William Eliot,

President of Harvard University (1869-1909)

The call of the wild is sounding again across the land, and mothers are responding to it with their rolls of name tapes and their nonstop check lists: three blankets, four cot sheets, one laundry bag, warm socks, flashlight, and on and on. Soon railroad stations and bus terminals will be shrill with young voices and heavy with premonitory pangs of homesickness as some 5,500,000...

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