Ah, summer camp: the cliques, the practical jokes, the humiliations, the bug bites. Good times.
The Boy Camper: 200 Outdoor Projects and Activities (Hearst Books), by the editors of Popular Mechanics, collects vintage advice on camping, fishing, archery and more — though we don't see why the boys should have all the fun.
Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies (Crown), by Roger Bennett and Jules Shell, compiles campers' memories from the 1980s and early '90s — and hilarious photos documenting the era's most cringe-inducing fashions and big giant hair.
Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp (William Morrow), by Stephanie Klein, is a sharp, funny and moving memoir by the now-svelte blogger and author (Straight Up and Dirty) about how a camp for overweight youngsters helped her cope with obesity and really mean kids.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor