Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Summer Camp

As a child I always wanted to attend sleep-away camp, but never got to. However, as an adult I've been 12 times, since we take our sixth graders to environmental camp each year, at an actual camp on the shore of a lake.
Donna Parker: Mystery at Arawak was one of the books that inspired this desire in me.
The seven-book series of Donna Parker books were written by Marcia Martin. Mystery at Arawak was published in 1962 and was the sixth in the series.
Besides getting to be a cool junior counselor, Donna found herself being pursued by the neatest counselor at the camp!
My book was purchased at a yard sale more than 30 years ago from someone named Linda.
From dishes to tools, furniture to toys, Vintage Thingies Thursday at ColoradoLady has something for everyone! Stop by and check it out!

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17 comments:

LV said...

What an interesting vintage book you have saved. I never cared for mystery books, so I am not familiar with it.

Karen said...

I always loved books like that when I was growing up. I read Sue Barton: Student Nurse. So of course I wanted to be a nurse... but didn't end up doing that.
Great posting!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Postcardy said...

I never read that book but I did go to summer camp. I remember there were some summer romances between male and female counselors.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Now I remember reading one of her books. But I can't remember which one. Thanks for the memory.

Deborah said...

I love books too and the vintage ones even now are still very interesting too. I love the innocence and quaintness of the stories so different from books these days.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh my I remember reading those books when I was young. Thanks for bringing back memories.

Miri said...

Oh I just love the illustrations in this wonderful vintage book!

I'm with Karen-I read Sue Barton and thought of becoming a nurse. :)

Pam said...

Great graphics in the book. That looks so familiar though - I may have read those as a kid. Thanks for sharing.

Vonlipi said...

I too wanted to go to camp but never got to. I was scared too thinking about the wilderness and new people...

Thanks for sharing !

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've always loved old vintage books. This one looks great!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Coloradolady said...

Great book....I always wanted to go to a big fancy camp too.....but through the books, we were there! Have a great VTT!

Sherrie said...

I have dozens of Whitman published books. As a child I spent my summers reading. I especially loved mystery stories. Thanks for sharing.

Olive Cooper said...

Love camping books and your vintage one has great pics. I went to camp as a teen but had way more fun as the nurse for teen camp cause teens are totally whacked! happy vtt! olive

Maureen said...

I am not familiar with this series but I spent many hours some of the other popular series. How cool that you get to go to camp now!

Sarah said...

Fun! Stories like those never go out of style. I can see myself really enjoying it (I'm 30) and I know my 10 year old daughter would love it too!

Have a happy VTT!

Sarah

snoring solutions said...

Love camping books and your vintage one has great pics.Thank you for bringing such nice posts.

stock trading said...

I love the innocence and quaintness of the stories so different from books these days.