Among the five projects Parks completed for the Office of War Information was a documentation of several children’s camps run by the Boy Scouts of America in New York state: Camp Christmas Seals in Haverstraw, Ellen Marvin and Gaylord White Camp in Arden, Camp Nathan Hale in Southfields, and Camp Brooklyn in Tusten. Racially integrated and espousing egalitarian ideals, these camps were remarkable for the era. Parks’s photographs show a bold social experiment in action: Black and
white children at play, at prayer, at table, and at attention, raising the American flag together.