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A Favorite Staff Training Tradition

Today was Scott’s birthday, and along with the celebration comes a really cool tradition. Phyllis gives him 2 dozen roses, which he then hands out to people who have made a recent difference in his life or in Camp’s. As each rose is given out, Scott thanks the recipient and explains why he is giving it […]

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How We Train Our Staff

It’s an incredible thing. Every year, on a Sunday night in June, we gather together a collection of people from around the globe and recreate this camp community of ours. It’s always a mixture of young and old, veterans and new, Americans and Internationals. Everyone is some combination of excited and nervous, and yet by […]

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From Farm To Table: Exciting New Menu Changes

We spent much of the school year looking at how we could update and improve our entire menu.  Starting in the fall we hired a company called Sustainable Foods Systems.  SFS consults with private schools, colleges and leading institutions about how to create meals for large groups that are locally sourced, made from scratch, healthier, […]

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Helping Our Newest Campers Get Excited For The Summer!

The start of our Camp season is only a little more than a month away, so to help our newest campers get even more excited for the summer we recently hosted two new camper parties. On Sunday, May 3 campers from all over New England gathered at the Boston Rock Gym for a morning of […]

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The Team Comes Together for Fun and Professional Development

Last week most of the Kenwood & Evergreen Leadership team had the opportunity to gather in Atlantic City for the 31st annual Tri-State Camp Conference. Tri-State is the largest summer camp conference in the world, and an incredible chance each year for camp professionals to hear speeches by thought leaders and scholars, participate in more […]

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Boston’s Best Sleep Away Summer Camps For Kids

We were incredibly excited to wake up yesterday morning and see that CBS Boston’s website had a new article naming the 5 best overnight summer camps for kids in the Boston area, and that Camps Kenwood & Evergreen was first on their list!   Take a look at what they had to say about our sleep away […]

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A Message of Love from Camp on Valentine’s Day

This is a message of love from Camp on Valentine’s Day. We miss you and hope that you and your family are having a great day. We are so happy to have such a vibrant and loving community, and love that you are a part of it! Wherever you are in the world today we […]

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Using Pinterest to Develop New Program and Menu Ideas for Camp

Just as we are committed to the health and growth of each member of our community, the Administration at Kenwood & Evergreen is dedicated to developing new and exciting offerings each summer that meet the evolving needs of our camp families. It’s why in the past few years we’ve added Lacrosse, GAGA and the Waterslide […]

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Will Camp Help Us Save The World?

I spend a whole lot of time in my car, driving to the houses and apartments of the new campers interested in joining the Kenwood & Evergreen community. And with so many hours spent by myself I have this incredible opportunity to listen to some very powerful recordings. Lately, in between the weekly broadcasts of […]

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Our Incredible, Amazing Summer 2012 Camp Reunion in New Jersey!

This past weekend about 250 members of our Camp Community got together for our annual reunion in NJ. Campers, Parents and Staff from the Tri-State Area, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts braved the cold and snow to spend a few hours with their camp friends at a NY Sports Club. We played basketball, soccer and […]

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The Importance Of Unplugging at Sleepaway Camp

We spotted two interesting articles online this week, one in and, both on the importance of unplugging from our wonderful world of electronics.  It certainly has been conventional wisdom for quite some time that our children need to disconnect more regularly from their TV screens. New research conducted in the United States and Japan seems […]

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Our Upcoming Summer Camp Reunions!

We hope that you are getting excited for our upcoming summer 2012 Kenwood and Evergreen Camp Reunion. Please do not worry if you have not yet RSVP’d. We hope to see every possible camper (and parent) who would like to join us! Just a few reminders about the event: NY Sports Club, 1150 New Jersey 17,

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