Pen Park Naturalist Releases Book about Camp Meenahga

Local Kathleen Harris has released her book From the Lookout: Memories of Peninsula State Park’s Summer Camp for Girls through the Wisconsin Historical Society Press this spring.

Brimming with nostalgia, the book brings to life the sights, sounds and smells of an idyllic summer retreat – one that lived on as a place of respite in the memories of those who loved it, even long after it closed.

Before the book’s early summer launch, Harris has been posting videos to Facebook in which she discusses some of the history of Camp Meenahga and reads excerpts. To follow along, visit

All royalties from the book will go to the Wisconsin DNR’s Peninsula State Park education account. Order books through local booksellers, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press or directly with Harris, who will arrange a book pickup or delivery. Retailers interested in purchasing books for resale should contact sales rep Bruce Miller at [email protected].

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