Helping Our Newest Campers Get Excited For The Summer!May 20, 2013
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 making new friends, meeting our amazing counselors, and learning more about the Kenwood & Evergreen experience. Our new campers learned some of our favorite camp songs and cheers, and had a chance to ask our many staff who were once K&E campers all about what it is like to spend a first summer in NH away from home.
Just yesterday we brought the Camps Kenwood & Evergreen team south to the NJ Rock Gym in Fairfield, NJ for our second New Camper Party of the year. By 11 am almost 60 boys and girls from around the NY, NJ and CT area were forging new bonds with their peers, laughing with their counselors and saying goodbye to any lingering doubts they might have had about trying out this overnight camp experience. Over 3 dozen of our staff took time out of their busy lives to be there, and help our new campers get even more excited for the summer!
At both events, while our newest campers were having a great time playing with their peers and counselors, Scott and Phyllis held an information orientation for our new camp parents. Our campers’ parents are an important part of our community, and as camp directors we value our partnership with them.
With our new camper parties completed the Camp Office will now turn its full attention to preparing for the 2 weeks of staff training that will begin on June 16. Quite simply, we cannot wait. We cannot wait to see the return of so many familiar faces, along with the many new ones we are just getting to know.