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Not Just Play: Summer Camp and the Profession of Social Work

Meryl Nadel and Susan Scher


Not Just Play: Summer Camp and the Profession of Social Work offers the only book written in many decades that focuses on the relationship between social work and the summer camp movement. Is camp just play or more? This volume responds with a comprehensive treatment of this underappreciated field of practice. In addition to updating their knowledge, social workers, students, and camp professionals will benefit froem the book’s exploration of many perspectives on this subject. The text features four sections. An introduction to underlying concepts is followed by a historical perspective on the ... More

Keywords: summer camp movement, nonprofit camp, recruitment, group membership, case vignette, online questionnaire, field of practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190496548
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190496548.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meryl Nadel, author
Professor, Iona College

Susan Scher, author
Professor Emeritus, Ramapo College of New Jersey