Going Up to Camp
Essay about going "up to camp" in northern Maine. Describes the author's personal history of travelling to Maine on fishing trips with his father beginning in 1972, and his subsequent decision to purchase land with friends and build their own camp. Interspersed with the author's personal reflections are discussions on the etymology of the word "camp," and how Maine history - sketched in brief from 17,000 years ago to the arrival of European settlers - influenced the development of what we consider "camp" in Maine today. The effects of the logging industry on Maine's geography and the accessibility of the unorganized territories of the north are also described. (Number 83 of this issue's "200 Reasons to Love Maine.")
Burroughs, Franklin, "Going Up to Camp" (2020). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 5454.