Camp Wild

Camp Wild

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by Pam Withers
     
 

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Wilf is convinced his parents want nothing to do with him. When he isn't in school, he is left to his own devices or shipped away to camp. But at fifteen, Wilf is adamant that he is too old for summer camp. When his parents ignore his protests and ship him off anyway, he knows how he will get their attention: He will escape from camp by canoe and spend the rest

Overview

Wilf is convinced his parents want nothing to do with him. When he isn't in school, he is left to his own devices or shipped away to camp. But at fifteen, Wilf is adamant that he is too old for summer camp. When his parents ignore his protests and ship him off anyway, he knows how he will get their attention: He will escape from camp by canoe and spend the rest of his vacation alone in the woods, proving to his parents he deserves his independence. His plan begins to unravel when his cabin mate forces Wilf to take him along. Things go from bad to worse when a younger camper follows them and they all end up in a fight for their lives against the unforgiving river.

Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine
"Camp Wild engages the reader with convincingly detailed canoeing and kayaking scenes, both during the dramatic getaway and during the lighter camp activity scenes. This outdoor theme certainly appeals to reluctant readers, especially when combined with the rebellion and adventure of Wilf's escape from Camp Wild. There are many beautiful and exciting passages…overall, this novel is quite dynamic and compelling…a worthwhile read. There is something for almost any young reader, especially those that have a love for sports, adventure and the outdoors. It is worth the ride! Highly Reccomended."
Children's Literature
Too old for a baby-sitter and not responsible enough to be unsupervised all summer long—these are the reasons Wilf's parents are sending him to Camp Wild. In 14- year-old Wilf's opinion, his parents have gone way too far; he is too old for camp—especially when he will be the oldest camper at a little kids' summer camp. Wilf does not have a choice; like it or not, he is going to camp. But he does not plan to stay long. As soon as he arrives at Camp Wild, Wilf begins plotting his escape. His surreptitious preparations do not go unnoticed, however, and he finds himself agreeing to let his geeky bunkmate, Herb, come along on what turns out to be a wild and dangerous whitewater adventure. Written in the first person and in the present tense, the story pulls readers right into the action. From the beginning to the predictable end, this title is a good choice for reluctant readers. 2005, Orca Book Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.
—Anita Barnes Lowen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551433615
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Orca Currents Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
HL850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Read an Excerpt

"He's trying to portage the kayak by himself!" Herb exclaims. Before either of us can run forward to help him, Charlie stumbles. The earth beneath him gives way, and he and his boat tumble down in a small landslide. They hit the water above the falls with a splash.

"Rescue rope!" I scream.

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Pam Withers has written numerous bestselling sports and adventure books for teens. Pam is a former outdoor guide, journalist, editor and associate publisher. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and tours North America extensively. For more information, visit www.pamwithers.com.

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