John Burgman

Editor and blog contributor

John Burgman is the grandson of camp’s founder, Charlie Erdmann. He was a camper throughout the 1990s and a counselor in the early 2000s. He is a former editor at Outdoor Life magazine and writes regularly for Climbing magazine. He has authored two books, including a travel memoir called Island Solitaire about life on a remote island in Asia.

9 Newbie BWCAW Camping Questions Answered—Simply and Honestly
2000s: Voyaging Into a New Millennium
1990s: The Web of Possibilities
1980s: New Names, Same Voyageur Spirit
1970s: Hitting the Big Time
1960s: Changing with the Changing Times
The History of the Fire Circle
Top 10 Books to Bring to Camp
5 Reasons to Pick Camp Voyageur