Recommended Books

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


P.E. Games & Activities Kit for Grades 6-12 by Ken Lumsden


No Standing Around in My Gym by J.D. Hughes


Games from Long Ago and Far Away by Thomas Carr


Adapted Games and Activities: From Tag to Team Building by Patti Rouse


Great Group Games by Susan Ragdale


The Outrageous Outdoor Game Book by Bob Gregson


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


101 Games and Gimmicks for Kid People by Steven Peck









Another 101 Games and Gimmicks for Kid People by Steven Peck









Junkyard Sports by Bernie DeKoren


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


Art Fun!

Nature/Outdoor Education

151 Awesome Nature Activities The Roundtable Library



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


The Nature Principle by Richard Louv


Ecological Literacy: Educating our Children for a Sustainable World by David Orr


Place Based Education: Connecting Classrooms and Community by David Sobel


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


Ellie’s Log: Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell by Judith L. Li


Growing Up Wild by Project Wild


Sharing the Joy of Nature by Joseph Cornell


The Kids Campfire Book: Official Book of Campfire Fun by Jane Drake


Wow! the Wonders of Wetlands: An Educator’s Guide by Alan S. Kesselheim


Hands-On Nature by Jenepher Lingelbach


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

Team Building

Team Challenges: 170+ Group Activities by Kris Bordessa


Raccoon Circles by Jim Cain


Teamwork and Teamplay by Jim Cain


Feeding the Zircon Gorilla by Sam Sikes


CIT Programming

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


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.

Making the Most of Summer: A Handbook of Effective Summer Programming and Thematic Learning by R. Fairchild, B. McLaughlin, J. Brady

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

Camping Magazine ACA


Kids Book of Questions by Gregory Stock

S’more Than Camp by Scott Arizala


Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children by Michael J. Caduto

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