We Are Camp Shady Brook

We Are Camp Shady Brook

by Kerry Burke

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Overview

Long before Shady Brook became a YMCA camp for boys and girls, it was a playground, respite and resort for the Bandhauer family. This work examines the camp’s history through carefully selected photographs, memorabilia, historical documents and the author’s personal experience. As both a documentary and memoir, the journey of a family with roots in Prussia and the camp’s present-day life will be explored. The family’s history tells a story of immigration, entre-preneurial pursuits, financial hardships, tragedy and survival. From the time the Bandhauers owned the property until after it became a YMCA camp in 1948, Shady Brook has been a portal into the wilderness for discovery and the divine relationship between man and nature.

This is the story, not only of a family, but of a place. This place is of red-brown gravel ground, dusty pine trees and beaten paths. It is about structures, old and new, from the Dancehall to the Dining Hall. It is about the creatures that inhabit Shady Brook, from the muskrat in the lake, to the rabbits in the bush, various dogs that resided at camp over the years, painted horses and garbage-rummaging bears. It is the geography of a place: Day Mountain, the Silver Mine, a lake, canyon and the Natural Bridge. It is a place of legend and lore, too, because what camp would be a camp without a ghost story or tales of Black Bart? It is the place of a thousand campers and a place once visited, you never really leave.

This is the story of Camp Shady Brook.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148686231
Publisher: Yawn's Publishing
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 114
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Ms. Burke is a graduate of Florida State University with a B.A. in English (1995) and additionally holds a M.F.A. in Business & Professional Writing from Savannah College of Art & Design (2012). In 2010, she was a featured student writer at the Decatur Book Festival, the largest book festival in the southeast, and has been a contributing and feature writer for student publications The Connector newspaper and SCAN magazine. She is also a member of the English Writer’s Association and the Society for Collegiate Journalists. Ms. Burke currently works from home as a freelance writer in Woodstock, GA, an Atlanta suburb. She has written content for websites and blogs and does contract work proofing and editing. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, crafting, and spending time her family and many pets.

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