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The most difficult part of beginning our photography program was to build up an interest in the campers. This was done by giving them projects which would be fun to do well being innovating at the same time. Our programs were designed to help teach the campers the different photographic techniques involved.
Such projects as the dartboard of Bob Stanger, voodoo dolls of Bob also, with a miniature picture of him on them, printed by the campers, and special little pictures on dartboards just for boys help build interest quite rapidly.
One other goal of the photography program was to build a lasting interest in its participants. This goal has been accomplished.
Objectively speaking, I feel that this year's photography program was a fruitful experience for all involved. Teaching the campers was half the fun; watching them learn themselves was the other half, and my reward.

Mike Mittleman

The scuba program this year was a successful teaching combination of both skin and scuba diving techniques. The aim of the program was to acquaint Ranger campers with the world beneath the water. For the younger campers the basic use of mask, snorkle and flippers was stressed. Although the proper use of this equipment gives the camp of glimpse of the under worlds its inherent limitations prevent any real examination.
The aquanaut, a floating air compressor, provided the means by which the older campers studied the bottom. Campers as young as twelve years old could freely claim underwater artifacts a nature, once they mastered the use of the equipment. The more familiar sights included broken pottery and fish spquning. Campers could dive more than fifteen feet beneath the surface to examine sunken benches and rowboats. The lake offered numerous possibilities to those campers advanced enough to explore past the dock areas.
The scuba program accomplished its aim of acquainting the campers with this exciting sport. Those that participated learned something of a world totally alien to their own.

Jon Goodman