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.
Susan soon learns she's dealing with five distinct ten-year-olds with different personalities and needs. 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 form 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 of her time to her girls or spend part of it establishing a lasting relationship with Jerry Martin, the waterfront director. 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.
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 camp will be revived.
It's ideal for parents and grandparents who want to give children a book without profanity, sex, violence, or werewolves.