Adventures at Wohelo Camp

Summer of 1928

by Margaret R. O'Leary & With Dennis S. O'Leary



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781462025039
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781462025046

About the Book

This is the true story of the 1928 Wohelo camp experience of fourteen-year-old Emily Sophian (1913–1994) of Kansas City, Missouri.

The story is told in part through letters to her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Abraham Sophian, and to her schoolteachers, Mère Emmanuel and Mère Irene of the Roman Catholic Notre Dame de Sion School in Kansas City.

Luther and Charlotte Gulick founded Wohelo in 1907 as the first American summer camp dedicated exclusively to girls. Both founders came from American Protestant missionary families.

Clad in middy, bloomers, over-the-knee stockings, and tennis shoes, Emily chronicled with compassion and insight her struggles, triumphs, and observations of camp life on the shores of Sebago Lake in the backwoods of Maine.

About the Author

Margaret R. O’Leary, MD, is an emergency medicine physician, former full-time faculty member at three universities, and the daughter-in-law of the heroine of this book. She enjoys history, gardening, and dachshunds.

Dennis S. O’Leary, MD, is a former medical professor and hospital dean, an emeritus accrediting body CEO, and son of the heroine of this book. He enjoys health policy, crossword puzzles, and dachshunds.