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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"Wandering in the woods, and the fields, discovering natural mysteries along the way with peers and role models is what we have done from the beginning of time. We are just getting back to the skills that are a part of our blueprint." – DAVID BROWNSTEIN, E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r a n d C o - F o u n d e r o f W i l d E a r t h in the summer of 1861, William Frederick Gunn and his wife Abigail took a small group of children into the wilderness along the Long Island Sound for two weeks of boating, fishing, sailing, and hiking. Known as the originators of organized overnight camping, the Gunns were headmasters of the Gunnery School, a private school located in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. Where there were only a few hundred camps operating by 1900, today there are over 12,000 112 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 The Greening of Summer Camp J E N N A R I N G E L H E I M writer 112-118_WWMa14_green summer camps_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 2/2/14 12:11 PM Page 112

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