K&E Blog

Day 3 of Color War

Today was day 3 of Color War, and it was yet another beautiful day. Once again we basked in the lovely, mild New Hampshire August weather. On the walk up to breakfast everyone seemed to have a big smile on their faces after a great night of sleep. As has been the case all summer there […]

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Day Two of Color War

Today was day two of Color War at Camps Kenwood & Evergreen and the weather was glorious. The sun was out, the humidity was low, and there was not a cloud in the sky. Scott surprised everyone at breakfast with 800 fresh bagels from a bakery in Newton, MA, along with a couple dozen pounds […]

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A Pause During Color War

We woke up this morning to heavier rain than we expected. Because of this we decided to take a pause during Color War, and instead have a “truce” day. After breakfast the campers gave their bunks a thorough cleaning and then spent their morning working a number of important end-of-the-summer projects. Groups were in Arts […]

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“Let’s Run Away And Join The Circus!”

Today was another favorite annual Kenwood & Evergreen event, and a tremendous end to a weekend of non-stop fun.  All morning our campers and counselors were working together to prepare for this afternoon’s Carnival.  This year’s theme was Barnum and Bailey Circus, and it had both campers and counselors very excited.  The refrain all over Camp […]

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What A Night To Remember At Camp

What a night to remember at Camp! Tonight our campers demonstrated every skill that we work on during the summer.  In performing in front of their friends they took healthy risks, and received positive feedback and overwhelming support in response.  They were in charge of selecting their songs and arrangements, and put together their own […]

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Sunny Day At Camp In NH

It was another beautiful, sunny day at camp in NH today. Everyone in Kenwood was on campus, as was most of Evergreen. I spent my morning walking around from activity to activity, happy to watch all of the great fun that our kids were having. My first stop was in the film making studio, where […]

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Camp’s Soundtrack This Week

For many of us here music and Camp are deeply connected. Most of us eschew wrist watches in favor of marking the milestones of the day with bugel calls and Assembly music. When I was a camper one of my favorite aspects of each summer was living with new bunkmates who had different musical taste […]

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A Peaceful, Easy Feeling

I’ve spent almost every summer here since the Reagan Administration, and I have to say that today might have been the single most peaceful day that I have spent at Camp in all that time. Truly, and this was a common sentiment. Throughout my day campers, counselors and administrators kept asking each other “why is […]

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A Beautiful Morning and A Beautiful Day

Sometimes it is clear as the sun rises over the lake that it’s going to be a special day at Camp. Today was a beautiful morning and a beautiful day from start to finish. As we woke the kids up at 7:35 the air was crisp with low humidity and nary a cloud in the […]

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The Start Of The Back Nine

I always love our Camps’ Visiting Day. I get to see some of my favorite people! Yesterday we were blessed with wonderful weather and even nicer guests, as about 1,200 parents, grandparents and siblings of our campers’ arrived for the day. And while many of our kids were a bit nervous about saying goodbye to […]

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The Benefits of Unstructured Time

When I was a camper my favorite time of day was always Free Play. Free Play at Kenwood & Evergreen is exactly what it sounds like. It’s the least structured time of the day, and campers are free to go almost anywhere that they’d like on campus. During this time our specialty counselors open up […]

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Creative Ideas at Camp

We are always looking for new and creative ideas at camp. While we have many sources, one of our best is Bob, our Kenwood Athletic Director. Bob’s a great coach, but he’s also one of the most innovative people on our leadership team. As an example, Hollowpallooza was his idea. About 15 years ago in […]

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