Boys Camp by Cameron Dokey
Book 1: Zack's Story

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A lighthearted camp romp with just enough danger and misadventure to keep the pages turning.
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So, Zack Wilson thought, almost laughing at himself. I’ve been at Camp Wolf Trail, what? Ten minutes? And already I’m having an adventure. At last! Being at Camp Wolf Trail is a dream come true for city boy Zack. Finally, he’ll have the summer full of wilderness backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, friendship, and fun of which he’s always dreamed. But nature has surprises in store for Zack: animals, weather, and even the earth itself don’t behave the way he expects, and especially not the way his favorite book, The Outdoor Adventure Guide, has described them. After Zack makes a mistake that nearly costs him the friendship and trust of his cabinmates, he loses confidence in himself. When a scary catastrophe strikes, and Zack is faced with life-threatening danger, will he have the courage and problem-solving smarts to lead his friends to safety?

With humor, honesty, and a deep appreciation of boys and wilderness, author Cameron Dokey and illustrator Craig Orback capture readers’ curiosity in this rollicking first Boys Camp story of adventure and bravery, Zack’s Story. This paperback edition also boasts an animal tracks ID card, perfect for outdoor exploration!

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About Cameron Dokey

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Cameron Dokey began her professional writing career as an actor in regional repertory theater, spending four of the happiest years of her life at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. No, really. She means it. Following her stint as an actor, Cameron segued first to nonfiction writing, as an exhibit text writer, and finally, to fiction. Somehow, she never got to summer camp, so she was delighted to be asked to go on an adventure at Camp Wolf Trail. Craig Orback is a freelance children's book illustrator who graduated with a degree in illustration from Cornish College of the Arts. Since 2001, he has illustrated 18 children's books, including Boys Camp Book 1: Zack's Story, while simultaneously working on projects for children's magazines, school text books, and other avenues.You can visit him online at www.craigorback.com.
 
Published January 6, 2015 by Sky Pony Press. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Sports & Outdoors, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction
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A lighthearted camp romp with just enough danger and misadventure to keep the pages turning.

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