Overnight Camp EventsOctober 24, 2013
Our overnight Camp organizes a lot of great events both during the summer, and in the off-season. Even though our overnight campers hail from 16 states and many different countries we all go to great lengths to come together during the fall and winter months. Quite simply, our community of campers, staff and parents really likes spending time together. Since our season ended in August we’ve had a couple of great events, with many more on the horizon. If you’d like to see our calendar of winter events please click on the link below.
In September we invited our families in the Boston area to our day camp in Sharon, MA for our annual Gaga Gathering. Dozens of current and future campers came, along with their parents. We also had many of our counselors join us at the event. For two hours we played Gaga, ate pizza, worked on art projects, and just enjoyed being together again.
Three weeks later we had two similar events at the Gaga Center in NYC. Over current 75 campers, ages 8-12, were with us for the evening. There was a ton of hugging and singing and just general excitement at getting to see so many Camp friends in one place. Tons of current staff were in attendance, too! Immediately after the Veteran Camper Gaga gathering more than 20 future campers joined us for their own chance to meet-and-greet some of their new peers and counselors. Going to overnight camp for the first time is a major step in life, and we want to help make it as exciting – and anxiety free – as possible. As part of their introduction to our community we made sure to teach them Camp songs and cheers, answer their questions, and make sure that they met as many new friends as possible. In the spring we will offer two more new camper parties for our future overnight campers.
This coming weekend, on Sunday, October 27th from 11am – 3pm our sister camp called Everwood Day Camp will be hosting its annual outdoor Halloween festival. There will be performances by frisbee dogs, a magician, hay rides, prizes, exciting healthy activities for kids, and even gourmet food trucks! All Kenwood & Evergreen families are cordially invited to take part in this wonderful (and free) event!
On Friday, November 29th Everwood Day Camp will also open its doors to Camps Kenwood & Evergreen’s Alumni. From 11am – 1pm former campers and counselors and their families are invited to a catch up with old friends while their kids have an opportunity to take part in all sorts of fun indoor activities, including Floor Hockey, Gaga, a Bouncy Castle, and Arts & Crafts. We will also be serving pizza, salad and fruit if anyone is hungry the day after Thanksgiving!
Saturday, December 14th is our Summer 2013 New England Area Camp Reunion at the Longfellow Athletic Club in Natick, MA. From 7pm-9pm campers and staff will be playing Basketball and indoor Soccer, swimming in an indoor heated pool, watching the new Camp Video Yearbook, and more!
Friday, January 10th is the start of the 13th annual Camps Kenwood & Evergreen Senior Camper Winter Weekend. This is one of our favorite events of the entire year! More than 90 campers and staff will travel up by train and bus to our camp in NH for an amazing winter experience. In previous years we have sledded down our beloved Soccer field called “The Hollow”, played hockey on our frozen lake, gone ice fishing, had sing-a-longs, ridden in a horse drawn sleigh, and had incredibly delicious meals. More than anything else, this is an amazing weekend for our campers and staff to forge even stronger bonds with each other. We wait all year for this incredible event!
Lastly on the immediate horizon, on February 1st we anticipate seeing more than 200 campers and dozens of staff (along with parents!) at the NY Sports Club in Ramsey, NJ. From 7pm-9pm campers and staff will be participating in all sorts of great indoor activities, including Basketball, Gaga, Soccer, Swimming, watching the new Camp Video Yearbook, and more!
We love bringing our overnight camp family together for all of these fun and exciting off-season events. Seeing your closest camp friends throughout the year is a priceless gift. If you are a member of our community which event are you most excited for?
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