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Noted educator and bibliophile George Alexander Kohut, the son of Rabbi Alexander Kohut, founded Camp Kohut in Maine in 1907. According to his stepmother, he remembered always that he was a rabbi sworn to a special mission so far as these boys were concerned. He had to hold up to them the light that is Israel; he had to make them mindful of the dignity of the Jewish people 30 Sarna and the glory of the Jewish religion. In his Sabbath services conducted in a grove of apple trees, “God’s temple,” he frankly discussed with the boys the problems of the Jew in the modern world, the special problems of the ¤rst generation of American-born, the necessity for worshiping God and taking one’s own part.
S=AT&P=OH&PP=No. html. 40. , Call of the Wild (New York: G. Braziller, 1970). 41. Mykoff, “Summer Camping,” 1362. See Jonathan D. Sarna, “The Crucial Decade of Jewish Camping,” in the present text. 42. Joselit, “Jewish Way of Play,” 19. For a list of Jewish camps with Native American names, see Directory of Summer Camps (New York: National Jewish Welfare Board, 1947). On the ideological development of Native American culture and its use at camp, see Wadland, Ernest Thompson Seton, esp. 447–61. 43.
18. Ells, History of Organized Camping, 32–33. 19. , 13; Buckler, Fiedler, and Allen, Wo-He-Lo, 68. 20. Ells, History of Organized Camping, 50–53 (with quotes on p. 53). 21. Ibid. On the Fresh Air movement, see Bice, Timeless Treasure. On the Settlement House movement, see Mina J. Carson, Settlement Folk: Social Thought and the American Settlement Movement, 1885–1930 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990), and Harry P. Kraus, The Settlement House Movement in New York City, 1886–1914 (New York: Arno Press, 1980).
A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping (Judaic Studies Series) by Michael M. Lorge, Gary P. Zola