A distinctly American tradition, summer camp has become an iconic pastime for children during the summer months for over a century. What may have begun as a vacation in the wilderness has, over time, turned into a powerful tool for youth development in modern society. In the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, Camp Merrie-Woode for girls has continued to move and expand the thoughts and emotions of young women since its founding in 1919. Grounded in the history of Arthurian legend, this residential girls' camp has striven to provide a unique community secluded in the mountains - a refuge from the cares of life throughout the year. This nurturing sense of community draws back hundreds of children and young adults to camps across the country summer after summer. 'Going Back' chronicles the enduring sense of friendship, love and personal growth that the unique summer camp experience has provided since its establishment. It is these indescribable, magnetic forces that have ...
Sara Day Huffman