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Summer school at Lake Sebago, New York: A classroom in the great outdoors

For forty-seven years, School of Culture, Education, and Human Development students received college credit for taking classes at summer camp. Beginning in 1926, summer sessions were offered at Lake Sebago, New York, forty miles outside New York City. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, both undergraduates and graduate students took courses as varied as Fundamentals of Organic Science, Administration of Physical Education, and Dramatics and Story Telling. Students also got first-hand teaching experience serving as counselors to the children who attended the camp. Boating, swimming, and football were among the course students taught to initiate their teaching practice. By 1966, when the camp program was eliminated from the Physical Education curriculum, thousands of School of Culture, Education, and Human Development students had passed through its gates.