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A Camp Story: The History of Lake of the Woods Greenwoods Camps (Landmarks) David Himmel *Download PDF | ePub | DOC | audiobook | ebooks

#1525516 in Books The History Press 2012-05-29 2012-05-29Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 9.00 x .31 x 6.00l, .60 #File Name: 1609493451160 pages | File size: 28.Mb David Himmel : A Camp Story: The History of Lake of the Woods Greenwoods Camps (Landmarks) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised A Camp Story: The History of Lake of the Woods Greenwoods Camps (Landmarks): 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful. As a former staff member from 30+ years ago, I might be a bit


biased, but I absolutely loved this book! Well done Mr. Himmel!By LDDThis book is wonderful. I couldn't put it down! If you are a camper/counselor from anywhere, you will enjoy this book and it might just give you a few new pranks to add to your list. :)On a personal note:Every now and then for the last 15 years, I'd do a computer search for "Lake of the Woods" just to see if the camp was still active. I came across the various links to the camp and found this book, not to mention learning that Dayna Hardin was now the owner/director. I was assigned to Pembroke cabin and had the pleasure of being Dayna's counselor two years in a row. She was an absolute joy to be around and one of those campers you never forget. I congratulate her on the success of her camps. I was also very saddened to learn of Jerry Seeger's passing. He was a wonderful man and I became very fond of him while I was there.As a former counselor and program director of Lake of the Woods from 30+ years ago, I thought the book was very well written and I enjoyed it very much. The author was right, it really doesn't matter what year you were there, or in what capacity, but the individual memories that count. I may remember the pranks and stories during my time a little differently, but nevertheless the book took me back 30 years and made me remember things I had forgotten.This camp was the best thing that ever happened to me and I can confidently say that if you've purchased this book for the purpose of trying to decide whether to send your child to this camp, rest assured they're in good hands. This camp will make a profound difference in your child's life.Sadly, I lost touch with everyone from my camp days which was 3 years, between 80-82. Will hope to reconnect through the alumni group.1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Now THIS is how to spend a summer!By MarilynMy only insight into the world of summer camps was what I saw in the movies growing up. The author explains the traditions and jokes clearly so that us outsiders can follow along and get the punchline. I admit that after reading this book, I am pretty jealous that I missed out on the experience myself. I can also see the value of a child going today to gain some much needed independence as parenting styles have changed.Himmel attended this camp and later returned as a counselor. He does a great job of telling the history of the camps, but more importantly, of the people in them. He shares insights on everyone from the counselors to the cooks with admiration. His writing is sometimes formal and informative (not just on camp traditions - I never knew the true origin of Sadie Hawkins dances), and other times playfully irreverent, but it is clear that he loves that place and the people with whom he shared his experience.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the writer's style. Highly recommended and I can't wait to see what he puts out next!1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. Reminder of Good Times!By JaxWhen I received last months copy of the Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camp Alumni announcing that my former counselor Davey Himmel wrote a history of my camp, I knew I had to read it! Fortunately, my mom surprised my sisters and me with copies! I read the book in two days, which was a feat as I dont read or finnish books very often!This book brought back some wonderful memories of the 6 summers I spent as a camper and counselor between 1999-2005. I started camp the year after Dayna Hardin bought the camp, she was still pregnant with her first son when she came to my friends house to show us a slideshow about camp. I never had thought about attending overnight camp, but I was hooked from then on! David Himmel (the author of the book) was my sailing instructor. One day I didnt want to go sailing, probably because I didnt want to get my hair wet, and he dared me to play a game of Rock Paper Scissors. He taught me it was an intense mind game and I have rarely lost a game since!Regardless if you went to LWC or any other camp, it is a great read, a reminder of good times!! Who could have foreseen the impact of opening a summer camp in southwestern Michigan? Certainly not Louis and Florence Greenberg way back in 1935. Today, nearly 80 years later, people from around the world consider their summers spent at Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps the very best time of their lives. A Camp Story is the tale of a legacy left by an orphan. It's a story of boys and girls in bathing suits and bug spray as they sail about, sneak out, fall in love, and find themselves, summer after summer. A Camp Story is a poignant and hilarious account about the ultimate camp experience how it touches so many people, how it continues to shape so many lives. About the AuthorDavid Himmel is an author, essayist, playwright and editor. A former radio personality in Las Vegas, he currently serves as the principal of the creative firm Himmel, Ink., as well as the managing editor of Chicago Health magazine. David has received awards for his stage and film productions, and his work is featured in national and regional magazines. He spent ten summers at Greenwoods Camp as a camper and counselor. He remains an avid sailor. David lives in Chicago. Visit his website at himmelink.com.

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