What is Summer Camp?
Summer Camp is a fun, educational and interactive summertime reading experience with Andy Andrews and his fans.
This weekly summertime experience includes:
- Information and conversations about Andy’s favorite educational and historical subjects such as Anne Frank, Ben Franklin and Abraham Lincoln
- Historical context from Andy and his books: learn why these historical figures are still important today!
- Interactive discussions on Facebook
- Quotes, contests and trivia and other cool content on Andy’s website
- Special offers in the Andy Andrews online store!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Full name: Harry S. Truman—the middle initial actually did not stand for anything. This was done to satisfy his grandfathers, whose names both began with the letter “S.”
Born: May 8, 1884
Died: December 26, 1972
Importance: As vice president, Truman became president...Read more »
Monday, August 1, 2011
Full name: Benjamin Franklin
Born: January 17, 1706
Died: April 17, 1790
Importance: Franklin was one of the original “Founding Fathers” of the United States, playing a large role in its formation and early growth as one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence...Read more »
Monday, July 25, 2011
Full name: Born David Dwight Eisenhower, he eventually switched the order of his name to Dwight David Eisenhower. Eisenhower was also known by his popular nickname “Ike.”
Born: October 14, 1890
Died: March 28, 1969
Importance: Served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied...Read more »
Monday, July 18, 2011
Full name: George Washington Carver. Born George Washington, he took the surname of Moses and Susan Carver, who raised him after his mother was kidnapped.
Born: January, 1864 (Approximately)
Died: January 5, 1943
Importance: Groundbreaking scientist and botanist who developed 266...Read more »
Monday, July 11, 2011
Full name: She has been referred to by a variety of names, including Jehanne d’Arc, Jehanne la Pucelle (Joan the Maid in English), but is most commonly referred to as Joan of Arc today.
Born: January 6, 1412 (Approximately)
Died: May 30, 1431
Importance: Led the French to...Read more »
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Full name: Abraham Lincoln
Born: February 12, 1809
Died: April 15, 1865
Importance: Led the United States through the Civil War and abolished slavery with the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
Monday, June 27, 2011
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Full name: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Born: Sept. 8 1828
Died: February 24, 1914
Importance: Awarded the Medal of Honor for his valiant defense of a hill named Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War.