Fresh Air Camp (University of Michigan)

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The University of Michigan Fresh Air Camp was started in 1921 by Lewis Reimann and Thomas Evans with the goal of providing outdoor experience to underprivileged, mostly urban youth. The camp also provided a space for university students to gain practical experience in education, psychology, social work and related fields while they worked as counselors.

In the 1960s the Camp became administratively housed within the School of Education and it changed its focus to begin working with "exceptional children."

From the description of Fresh Air Camp (University of Michigan) records, 1922-1979 (bulk 1967-1972). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 78037271

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creatorOf Fresh Air Camp (University of Michigan). Fresh Air Camp (University of Michigan) records, 1922-1979 (bulk 1967-1972). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Elliot, Raymond. person
associatedWith Evans, Thomas. person
associatedWith Reimann, Lewis Charles. person
associatedWith Trippe, Matthew J. person
associatedWith University of Michigan. Institute for Human Adjustment corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. School of Education corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Outdoor education
School camps
Children with mental disabilities--Education
Camps for children with mental disabilities

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Active 1922

Active 1979

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