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A chance to be your best self, and be a total rock star at summer camp

I’ve written more than once this summer that at its core our overnight camp in NH is about helping our campers be their best selves. That was evident in just about every moment of today. This was our 5th Saturday of the summer, which is when we host our annual music festival called Hollowpallooza. It’s one […]

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Developing 21st century skills leads to lots of tournament wins!

Let’s be real: winning is usually more fun than losing. Our campers participate in a whole lot of traveling team sports tournaments during the summer, and it would be great if they won every single game and match, but that’s not particularly realistic. We often play in tournaments with seven or eight camps, and one […]

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Amazing evening activities at our brother-sister summer camp

I spent a lot of my day asking campers questions about their summers. It helps give me lots of individual data points about life here, and also helps me gets a sense of how the entire community feels about life at our brother-sister overnight camp. This year one of the responses I have heard most […]

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Outdoor adventures, team sports and 21st century skills

After a great weekend of a Spirit Day Intercamp competition and an amazing Oddlympics today it was time to get back to our regular schedule. We awoke to a breathtakingly beautiful morning at our overnight camp in NH. Just after breakfast we had Evergreen girls leaving for an all day lacrosse tournament and a swim meet. […]

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Supportive camp friends help you to be your best self

There are many things that I love about life at our 7-week overnight camp in NH. I love how no two days are ever the same. I love the kindness that our campers and counselors show each other. I love how hard people try at activities, and simultaneously how much fun they have at them. I […]

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Camp bunk meetings teach leadership, collaboration and problem solving

Sunday’s are an important day at our brother-sister overnight camp. After recharging our batteries by sleeping a little late, our campers then spend the morning working together in their cabins. First, everyone changes their sheets, and then we hold bunk meetings. These meetings are a time for each person living in the bunk to share their thoughts […]

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The Start of Camp Staff Training for the Summer of 2015

While Camp doesn’t officially start until June 27th, for us the summer of 2015 began this past weekend with our two incredible camp events: the Junior Counselor Training Weekend, and our New Camper Party in Westchester, NY. Both are designed to help our community members prepare for a new adventure, and decrease any nervousness that […]

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Help For First Time Campers: The Official Camps K&E Encyclopedia

Camp is less than 90 days away, and we just could not be more excited. Invitations for the May 17th New Camper Party in New Rochelle will be going out later this week, and the phones are ringing every day with new parents calling with really good, important questions about this summer. Just a reminder, […]

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Scott’s Presentation About 21st Century Skills To Camp Directors

As you may have read in Monday’s blog, the Camp Office was at the Tri-State Camp Conference in Atlantic City last week. Tri-State is the largest annual gathering of summer camp professionals in the world. It brings together speakers and thought leaders from the camp industry, academia, and the private and public sectors, for the […]

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Why Free Play Is Our Campers’ Favorite Time Of The Day

I’ve written before in this blog about how popular and important Free Play time is in our camp community. Every night of the summer, directly after dinner, campers have over an hour to do something rare in modern childhood: whatever they want. Some campers use this time to practice a sport, while others work on completing […]

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