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Lord of the Flies Impacts Millions


Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

Ohio University student Benjamin L. Schwartz expects to graduate with a journalism degree in 2019. Prior to moving to Athens, Ohio, to attend college, Ben Schwartz lived in the Chicago area and worked as a summer camp counselor and assistant at several children’s programs in Glenview, Illinois. During his time at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Ben Schwartz enjoyed reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

Originally published in 1954, Lord of the Flies quickly became a best-seller in the United States and has become a mainstay of high school literature classes across the country. With its commentary on the contrast between the human tendencies toward order and savagery, Lord of the Flies also has influenced in pop culture. Two noteworthy examples on television include LOST and the long-running reality show Survivor.

Featuring a group of English schoolboys who are stranded on a desert island after a plane crash, the story chronicles the anarchy that results with the absence of authority structures. Rich with symbolism, the book examines numerous themes of power and human nature. The boys are ultimately rescued by a naval officer.

Golding subsequently published additional books, including Pincher Martin and The Inheritors. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1983.


Apachi Adventure Camp – Enhancing the Development of Children

Apachi Adventure Camp Image: jccchicago.org

Apachi Adventure Camp
Image: jccchicago.org


Benjamin L. Schwartz is a journalism student who is actively seeking an internship in Chicago. As a former camp counselor at Apachi Camp in Illinois, he was responsible for a group of 12 children in the summer of 2014. He also became head counselor his first year working at the camp. In addition to his counselor duties, Ben L. Schwartz assisted the swimming instructors at the camp in Glenview.

Apachi Adventure Camp is not just an ordinary summer day camp. Aside from the traditional day camp option, there is also an adventure camp. The nine-week adventure camp program allows children to expand their personal development through drama, art, field trips, and sports.

In addition to personal development, active learning and self-esteem are fostered through activities with professionally-trained staff. With its diverse plans and programs, each day is different at Apachi Adventure Camp. There is little worry that a child will get bored, and there are also weekly themes to keep them engaged and learning.