Four Jewish boys come of age in 1974 during their first year at sleep away camp in the Berkshire Mountains. Facing fears and foes, real and imagined, this touching and humorous portrait of childhood angst and friendship is a resounding declaration of summer camp as an invaluable national institution. "CAMPSTORIES" is a timeless and unforgettable exploration of childhood self-discovery that will have you packing for summer camp all over again.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Perry Ian Tischler continues to serve as the President of Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camps, along with a Board of Trustees who lead the renaissance of a camp, which has served children and families for almost 90 years. They continue to welcome children from all parts of the tri-state area, and a staff from all parts of the world. As a non-profit institution Berkshire Hills provides scholarships to families in need each year so that every child, reglardless of religion, creed, or economic status, can experience the wonders of camp.
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CAMPSTORIES based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Heartwarming quick read. It will rekindle your memories of sleep away camp if you had the privilege of going yourself, or encourage you to send your own children to camp. Perry Tischler is a master story teller and brings the humor and levity of an adult to the mind of an 8 year old child who was forced to grow up much quicker than he should have.
CampStories will clearly become the summer camp version of "Stand-By Me." The book is a fast read (i.e., I read it in less than 1 hour listening to the Mets vs. Royals baseball game in my backyard today) is the story about a young Perry Tischler who was sent to sleepaway camp by his mother shortly after his father passed away. During the summer, young Perry has to deal with: 1) missing his father, 2) being scared of Cropsey a boogeyman-like figure whose goal was to kidnap or kill young campers; 3) forming bonds with his counselors; and, of course, 4) eating camp food. Interwoven between are references to the Vietnam War and the Watergate investigation of Nixon. If you attended summer camp, this book will bring back your own memories and thoughts about the friends you met and spent the summers with. I too recall the bug juice, icky sponge and "holding the hand" of a girl for the first time. Kudos Perry for a job well done. CampStories is a must read for anyone that attended a sleepaway camp.