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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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The Weatherman Isn’t Always Right!

Every morning we wake up the kids to the same refrain: everybody up! It’s going to be a beautiful day today. Rise and shine! Just before reveille it looked like a beautiful day was not in the works, so Scott jokingly said over the PA system “It’s going to be a beautiful day today…somewhere else!” […]

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So Much Going On This Morning

There was so much going on this morning at Camp! The Kenwood 11’s Soccer team was out at a tournament and came home with a 3rd place showing. The Kenwood 12’s Tennis team had all sorts of success, with campers placing in the semi-finales and quarter-finals, and another camper winning the entire event for anyone […]

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Incredible Little Moments At Camp

You may have noticed that I did not post a blog entry for yesterday. Sadly, after finishing a piece last night around 1:30am my beloved laptop let out a loud gasp (literally, it sounded almost human), splashed an array of colors across the screen, and then ceased to function anymore. My new one arrives tomorrow, […]

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A Wonderful Day at Camp

What a wonderful day at Camp, and a wonderful way to end week #3. At 7:00am, as I was walking to my office I bumped into almost 40 Kenwood campers on their way to their morning Polar Bear swim. With this heat wave there wasn’t much “polar” to their swim, as right now the lake […]

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Learning Camping and Life Skills

There’s been so much going on in and out of Camp in the past few days. This morning a number of different expeditions returned, including the Evergreen Sophomores from their Mt. Kearsarge trip, the Kenwood Inters from their Belle Island Canoe trip, and our Evergreen Seniors from their 3-day climb up and down Mt. Washington. […]

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Incredible Displays of Teamwork and Creativity

As a community our mission is to enrich our campers’ summers with experiences that go beyond just having fun. We try to help them learn to be more collaborative, more creative, better problem solvers and better at working through adversity. Today was a day where this was on full display.

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Trying New Things At Camp

Today seemed to be a day of trying new things at Camp. Our Evergreen Freshmen went on a day trip with Adventure Dave, and spent two hours jumping off of a bridge into a local body of water (with life jackets on, of course!), and then took turns swinging on a rope swing into a […]

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A Wonderful Way To End Our Second Week of Camp

Today was maybe the most beautiful weather day of the summer, and a wonderful way to end our second week of Camp. From the time we woke until the sun set it was in the mid-80’s with low humidity and few clouds in the sky. Throughout the day I heard campers and staff saying to […]

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