As I wrote in Monday’s blog, January seems to be a time when our brother-sister summer camp community has reunions big and small. This coming Saturday we will be hosting a massive camp reunion at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT from 5:00-7:00pm, and two weeks ago over 100 campers and counselors joined us for a […]
No matter who you are or what your age, when you join a summer camp community you hope to make friendships that will last a lifetime. Beyond the activities, the campfires, and even the s’mores, you hope that you will meet some great people whom you can trust, share your interests, and make you laugh […]
Our summer camp community really loves being together. The friendships made at our brother-sister summer camp run deep, and seem to last forever.
One of the things that I love most about our brother-sister summer camp is how dedicated our counselors are to our kids and the community. During each summer they work long days for one purpose: to help our campers grow and make as many friendships as possible. They are wonderful role models to our campers, […]
Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and that includes our annual Winter Weekend event up at our summer camp. As I wrote about in a previous blog, for 16 years we have brought more than 100 campers and counselors up to our overnight camp in NH for a special weekend in the […]
The best weekend of the entire year has begun! As is tradition at our brother-sister summer camp in NH, the first weekend in January is when we host our annual Senior Camp Winter Weekend Adventure. Campers and counselors from around the world converge on our campus in New Hampshire for a weekend of snow, fun, […]
I love when a Camp contest heats up! Throughout the year we run something called “Where Your Camp Shirt”. It’s a way for campers to show their camp spirit by being photographed on trips around the globe wearing a piece of camp clothing.
When we ask our campers and counselors at our brother-sister summer camp what their favorite thing is about our summer camp community the first response we always get it “my camp friends!” During our 7 week together each summer our friendships grow incredibly strong — so strong, in fact, that our campers and counselors (and […]
It’s really important to see your camp friends throughout the year. There’s just something about the friendships that you form at summer camp, and it feels so good to spend time with your camp friends during the fall and winter months! It not only reminds you of how much fun you have together each summer, but […]
The incredible summer of 2015 at our camp in New Hampshire is sadly now over, which means that we have all had to get back to our “real” lives. Most campers have returned to school by now, and our staff is either back at their off-season jobs or resuming their studies. I know that I […]
I woke up with lyrics to the Gershwin song in my head: Summertime…and the living is easy…And it was pretty fitting, since today was just a lovely, relaxing, beautiful day of summer camp. Our very happy campers and counselors woke up to bright sunshine and clear blue skies. People seemed rest and refreshed after a good […]
Some of my favorite moments during summer are the evenings. Here at our overnight camp in NH, the evening air is usually crisp and cool without any chill to it. Because of a general lack of wind it creates a perfect atmosphere for an evening campfire, a walk with a friend, or for quickly falling to sleep. Night […]
What’s more important during childhood than making lifelong friendships? In our opinion, nothing. Developing a close-knit group gives you a sense of belonging and security that is vital for proper social and emotional development. Frankly, it’s of paramount importance in adulthood, too. Making lasting, meaningful friendships is what our overnight camp community is all about, and […]
I write about it so often: that the friendships campers and counselors make in our overnight camp community last forever. I write about it because it’s really the most important part of our community, and it’s also something we are so passionate about. Kenwood and Evergreen is not just a 7-week summer home for boys and […]
It never ceased to amaze me how incredible the camp friendships are in our 7-week summer camp community. Week after my, my email inbox fills with images of our campers, counselors, camp parents, and alumni having so much fun together all year long. Even years after graduating as a camper, or a final summer on […]