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Listed: Summer Camp

I used to go to summer camp when I was a kid and a teen. The friendships I made there were some of the best ones I had in my youth. The thought of going back every summer was what kept me going throughout the ret of the year.

I haven’t been back in years, but I still thoroughly enjoy reading books about camp. Here are ten books that have been published about kids going to summer camp:

  1. Camp Creepy Time by Gina and Dann Gershon. Originally Published 2007. LT.
  2. Dramarama by E. Lockhart. Originally Published 2007. LT.
  3. I Want to go Home by Gordon Korman. Originally Published 1981. LT.
  4. Baby-sitters’ Summer Vacation by Ann M. Martin. Originally Published 1989. LT.
  5. Holes by Louis Sachar. Originally Published 1998. LT.
  6. The Camp Confidential series by Melissa J. Morgan. LT.
  7. Empress of the World by Sara Ryan. Originally Published 2001. LT.
  8. The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams. Originally Published 2009. LT.
  9. Buddies by Barbara Park. Originally Published 1985. LT.
  10. Darci in Cabin 13 by Martha Tolles. Originally Published 1989. LT.

Did you used to go to summer camp? Have you read any good books about summer camp?


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Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 6:53 am July 18, 2011.
Category: Listed

  • http://raidergirl3-anadventureinreading.blogspot.com/ raidergirl3

    I Want to Go Home is one of my favorite books ever. So so funny.

  • http://xicanti.livejournal.com/ Memory

    I think the Baby-Sitters Club Super Special was the only camp book I ever read, but it made such a big impression on me that I begged my parents to let me go to camp! They gave in, and I spent an interesting week in the Whiteshell, at Girl Guide camp.

  • http://marveloustales.wordpress.com Cheryl

    I LOVE I Want to Go Home! I think I’ve read that more than any other book–probably 15 times or so. Most of those times were prior to the age of thirteen, but I’ve reread it a few times since then, and it’s still wonderfully funny.

    Ohhh, now I think I need to go read that again…

  • http://books.moonsoar.com Court

    raidergirl3 – yes, it really IS so funny. A lot of his older books are so funny like that!! :)

    Memory – Haha, and that’s one of the reasons books are awesome – they make us want to experience other things in real life!

    Cheryl – You can never read a book like that too many times!