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In 2010, family members wrote and published Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow: The Story of Herb and Dee Sweet and Acorn Farm Camp.
It comes in softcover with 262 pages containing over 200-photos with eight pages in full color.

ISBN: 978-0-9841456-2-1 List price: $25.00

Camp Herb & Dee Photos

Herb Sweet started America's first day camp with little more than a used station wagon, the loving support of his sweetheart, Dee, and his knowledge of and enthusiasm for everything having to do with nature and traditional crafts. The Sweets had an unusual talent for stimulating kids' natural curiosity, energy, and creativity, which made learning exciting and fun for them. In addition to directing camp, Herb was a schoolteacher, and with Dee's help, he created a children's activity feature that was syndicated nationwide.

The feature led to one of Indianapolis' first live television shows. Dee had a career as a local television personality, and finally, they became recognized authorities in the antique trade. The book's sources include original ledgers, journals, and camp newsletters, as well as the memories of some of the 15,000 campers who still carry the lessons they learned at camp from Herb and Dee. These lessons have served and will serve for generations.
(From the Back Cover)

Copies of the book are available at Acorn Farm Country Store.
To purchase a copy by mail, please contact the store at our mailing address, by telephone, or by email. Email orders can be invoiced via PayPal. Otherwise, you may pay by personal check or by credit card.