A Camp Story: The History of Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps

A Camp Story: The History of Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps

by David Himmel




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609493455
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 05/29/2012
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

David 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 The Greenberg Orphans 15

Chapter 2 Finding Decatur 22

Chapter 3 The Pioneers 29

Chapter 4 Seegerville 42

Chapter 5 Camp Food 66

Chapter 6 Miss Lola 82

Chapter 7 This Is Not a Coed Camp 88

Chapter 8 Campers, Counselors, Best of All 104

Chapter 9 Turtleman 120

Chapter 10 Color Days 125

Chapter 11 A Camper in the Big House 136

Chapter 12 The Closing Campfire 148

Epilogue 151

Bibliography 155

About the Author 159

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