Main Idea Reads

Education was always on Miss Herz’ mind, and she was eager to pass on her love of learning and reading to the Main Idea girls.  With this in mind, the Main Idea Board began the Main Idea Reads program.

When each girl gets to camp, she finds an age-appropriate book on her bed; it is hers to read and to keep, hopefully passing it along to a friend or family member who will enjoy it as much as she did.


During the long winter months, we want to be sure the girls keep up their reading.  In mid-February we mail a book to each Main Idea camper, with the option for her to tell us (via postcard) what she liked about the book and to ask us to send another one to her.

The girls enjoy knowing that they will receive a Valentine’s Day present and being reassured that they are always in our thoughts… even when there is snow, instead of pine needles, covering the ground!

If you would like to contribute books to our program, please let us know by email and we will provide you with a drop-off spot or mailing address for you to use