Summer is for kids

Canada, 1948

Film
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The warmly human narrative of what two weeks at a Muskoka summer camp meant to a small boy from a congested city area. School was out. Roger had passed. Next year he’d be using ink, but in the meantime there wasn’t much to do around town. Then, one wonderful day, Roger went off to camp. It was all fun, the preliminary scramble for the upper bunk in the cabin, exploring in the woods, cooking food over a fire, and - biggest day of all - passing the beginner’s swimming test. The two weeks went by so quickly, but it was the best time Roger had ever had, and one he would never forget. (Award: Toronto.)

Credits

producer

Sydney Newman

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:11:35:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1948

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29077

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Children - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Holidays

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cross-cultural studies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Leisure

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Cross-cultural studies

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → School children

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Canada

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Recreation

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Social life

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → School children

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Recreation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Leisure

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → School children

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Camping

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Children - Recreation

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Hiking

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Leisure

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Outdoor recreation

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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