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A Summer At Camp Floridian
by Nancy B. Miller

Overview


A Summer at Camp Floridian provides insight into life at a coed summer camp as seen through the eyes of Susan Grant, a first year counselor. How does she deal with five ten-year-olds, with distinct personalities and problems, molding them into a cohesive unit in eight weeks?

For counselors, it's a how-to guide, in fictional form, on solving the most common problems of children at camp. Youngsters will learn what to expect regarding a camp's daily activities  and special events. For parents and grandparents, memories of their camping experiences will be revived.

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Description


Susan soon learns she's dealing with five very different ten-year-olds. Donna is homesick while Janie is shy. Ann's passion is sketching. Micky, the experienced camper, vies with Lynn, a spoiled brat, for bunk leadership.

How can she handle these youngsters' problems and mold them into one compatible unit in eight weeks? How does she foster the character of these youngsters? How does her own character grow during the summer? Does she devote all her of time to her girls or establish a lasting relationship with Jerry Martin, the waterfront head? In the midst of everything, how does she handle another counselor's vicious jealousy over her relationship with Jerry?

A Summer at Camp Floridian covers daily activities, Visitors Day, the prom, the banquet, an overnight, the play and more. For the romantic touch, Susan has dates with Jerry. Danger strikes when a snake bites one camper; and, another later goes missing.

It's ideal for parents and grandparents who want to give children a book without profanity, sex, violence, or werewolves.

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About the author


Nancy Baren Miller has had a successful career as an outdoor and travel writer. The novel fictionalizes many of her experiences as a camper for five years and counselor for one. Before her writing career, Nancy dreamed of having her own camp. This vision was realized in fiction form when at the age of 17, she wrote A Summer at Camp Floridian. It was seriously considered by a major publisher at that time.

Having majored in psychology at the University of South Florida, she turned to people-oriented activities before starting her writing career in 1989 as a columnist on RVs and camping for an Ohio weekly newspaper. Her career grew as she turned to travel and RV writing for many newspapers and magazines. By the time she retired as a free lancer in 2007, she had published more than 500 articles in over 30 sources, many of them national.

She was a member of Midwest Travel Writers Association and Outdoor Writers of America from which she won writing awards. She also received recognition for her writing from the Ohio House of Representatives.

In 2012, 32 friends encouraged Nancy and her husband, Earl, to send them travel articles and photos during their RV trips. This turned into starting NanMillerTimes.com in 2014. It has more than 160 articles and 3,500 photographs on attractions and restaurants found in small and midsized towns. It has received coverage in Motorhome magazine and Akron, Ohio's West Side Leader. Because of requests from her readers for her to write a book, she has revised and reedited A Summer at Camp Floridian and has published it.


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Book details

Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION

Subgenre:Camping

Language:English

Pages:246

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781543964769


Overview


A Summer at Camp Floridian provides insight into life at a coed summer camp as seen through the eyes of Susan Grant, a first year counselor. How does she deal with five ten-year-olds, with distinct personalities and problems, molding them into a cohesive unit in eight weeks?

For counselors, it's a how-to guide, in fictional form, on solving the most common problems of children at camp. Youngsters will learn what to expect regarding a camp's daily activities  and special events. For parents and grandparents, memories of their camping experiences will be revived.

Read more

Description


Susan soon learns she's dealing with five very different ten-year-olds. Donna is homesick while Janie is shy. Ann's passion is sketching. Micky, the experienced camper, vies with Lynn, a spoiled brat, for bunk leadership.

How can she handle these youngsters' problems and mold them into one compatible unit in eight weeks? How does she foster the character of these youngsters? How does her own character grow during the summer? Does she devote all her of time to her girls or establish a lasting relationship with Jerry Martin, the waterfront head? In the midst of everything, how does she handle another counselor's vicious jealousy over her relationship with Jerry?

A Summer at Camp Floridian covers daily activities, Visitors Day, the prom, the banquet, an overnight, the play and more. For the romantic touch, Susan has dates with Jerry. Danger strikes when a snake bites one camper; and, another later goes missing.

It's ideal for parents and grandparents who want to give children a book without profanity, sex, violence, or werewolves.

Read more

About the author


Nancy Baren Miller has had a successful career as an outdoor and travel writer. The novel fictionalizes many of her experiences as a camper for five years and counselor for one. Before her writing career, Nancy dreamed of having her own camp. This vision was realized in fiction form when at the age of 17, she wrote A Summer at Camp Floridian. It was seriously considered by a major publisher at that time.

Having majored in psychology at the University of South Florida, she turned to people-oriented activities before starting her writing career in 1989 as a columnist on RVs and camping for an Ohio weekly newspaper. Her career grew as she turned to travel and RV writing for many newspapers and magazines. By the time she retired as a free lancer in 2007, she had published more than 500 articles in over 30 sources, many of them national.

She was a member of Midwest Travel Writers Association and Outdoor Writers of America from which she won writing awards. She also received recognition for her writing from the Ohio House of Representatives.

In 2012, 32 friends encouraged Nancy and her husband, Earl, to send them travel articles and photos during their RV trips. This turned into starting NanMillerTimes.com in 2014. It has more than 160 articles and 3,500 photographs on attractions and restaurants found in small and midsized towns. It has received coverage in Motorhome magazine and Akron, Ohio's West Side Leader. Because of requests from her readers for her to write a book, she has revised and reedited A Summer at Camp Floridian and has published it.


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GK
My Kind Of Book I knew someone like Susan back in the day, which made this book that much more interesting to read. And not having to read half way through the book just to find out what the story line is really about, as in some novels these days, was another plus for me. It's a refreshing new book for the whole family. Read more
Elaine
Summer Camp Plus! This book is a must-read for anyone planning to go to summer camp, trying to decide whether or not to go, or in training for becoming a camp counselor. Refreshingly lacking in profanity, sex, and violence, parents and grandparents could comfortably give this to youngsters in their lives. Needless to say, every summer camp library would find this book a valuable addition, but not just in Florida, as the personalities in this story have universal characteristics that lend themselves to any state. When I read this book, it brought back my own memories of sunny days swimming at Camp Loyalsock. A good read! Read more
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