Funky and free-spirited: How a 1970s summer camp started a disability revolution

By Anne Brice, Berkeley News | September 5, 2023

It was summertime in the early 1970s in New York City. Fifteen-year-old Jim LeBrecht boarded a school bus headed for the Catskill Mountains, home of Camp Jened, a summer camp for people with disabilities. When he got off the bus and looked around, he couldn’t tell who was a camper and who was a counselor.

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