Recommended Books


The 175 Best Camp Games by Kathleen, Laura and Mary Fraser


New Games by New Games Foundation


More New Games by New Games Foundation


Physical Education Fireworks! By Jane B. Doss


Maximum Middle School Physical Education by Mary Hirt and Irene Ramos


Unbored Games – Serious Fun For Everyone by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen



Science Arts by MaryAnn Kohl

EcoArt by Laurie Carlson

Nature Crafts for Kids by Diehn and Krautwarst

Kid Style Nature Crafts by Diehn and Krautwarst

Disney’s Family Fun Crafts Family Fun Magazine


The Stick Book by Fiona Danks

Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature by Young, Haas and McGown

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Cornell

Listening to Nature by Joseph Cornell

Smart by Nature by Michael Stone

Earth in Mind by David Orr

Ecoliterate by Daniel Goleman

The Nature Connection by Clare Walker Leslie

Fun with Nature by Mel Boring

More Fun with Nature by Mel Boring

The Education of Little Tree by Forest Carter

Crow and Weasel by Barry Lopez

My Side of the Mountain by Jean George

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Nature Smart by G. Diehn, T. Krautwurst, A. Anderson, J. Rhatihan and H. Smith


Kids Camp!: Activities for the Backyard or Wilderness by Laurie Carlson and Judith Dammel


Science Smart: Cool Projects for Exploring the Marvels of the Planet Earth by G. Diehn, T. Krautwurst, A. Anderson, J. Rhatihan and H. Smith



Counselor-in-Training: Encouraging Youth Development at Camp by Marianne Bird, Connie Coutellier, John Borba, Trisha Dixon, Marcel Horowitz

Learning Leadership by Michael Brandwein




Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens by Mariam G. MacGregor M.S.

Management Tips by Harvard Business Review

Super Staff Supervision by Michael Brandwein


Hiring for Attitude by Mark Murphy

The Portable Pep Talk by Alexander Lockhart

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck For training

Skill of the Day by Michael Brandwein


Camp is for the Camper by Connie Coutellier


Hello Mother, Hello Father: Celebrating Summer Camp by Daniella K. Garran Chronicles the history of the camp industry in addition to discussing the value of camp, etc. There are several hundred sources in the bibliography as well.

Good to Great by Jim Collins For having a vision for your camp as a whole.

Kids Book of Questions by Gregory Stock

S’more Than Camp by Scott Arizala