NEWS RELEASE: February 18, 2013

AUNT MIN FRIEDMAN, FOUNDER OF ECHO HILL,
RECEIVES ‘CAMP LEGEND’ AWARD FROM AMERICAN CAMPING ASSOCIATION

We are thrilled to announce that Aunt Min Friedman, the founder of Echo Hill Ranch and Director from 1952 until her death in 1985, has just received the ‘Camp Legend’ award by the American Camping Association. Only those Camp Directors who have made lasting contributions to the field of summer camping are recognized in this manner.

Aunt Min, was the first woman in Texas to be a Certified ACA Camp Director in 1954, and played an important regional and national role in professionalizing camp management and mentoring new camp directors. She was also one of the founders of the Camp Association for Mutual Progress in Texas.

The award was formally announced on February 12, 2013, in Dallas at the ‘Camp Legends’ Dinner during the annual American Camping Association Conference. Here are some photos of Aunt Min from 1958-1972 and some pictures from the awards dinner.

The Friedman family is thrilled, as our mother would be, to know that she has been recognized by her peers as well as a new generation of camp directors for the quality camp experience she created at Echo Hill and for her many contributions to the field of camping. It’s an honor for us to follow in her footsteps.

We hope to see you this summer at Echo Hill for another wonderful camp season.

Green Trees,

Roger and Roz

Roger Friedman, PhD
Roz Beroza Friedman, MSW
Camp Directors