K&E Blog

How Emotional Vulnerability Can Foster Deeper, Lifelong Friendships

I recently saw a documentary that had some pretty profound thoughts about how people form and maintain deep friendships. In it, country singer Trey Hirsch was interviewed, and he bemoaned how much harder it is to make new and close friendships later in life. His analysis was that this was due to two important factors: […]

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Weddings aren’t complete without your camp friends!

I write a lot about how the friendships made at our summer camp in NH last a lifetime. Spending 7 weeks together collaborating as teammates, cast members, or bunkmates creates a foundation for friendship like I just have never seen anywhere else.  Just last week I posted a series of blogs about how much our […]

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Camp friendships started at Kenwood and Evergreen are forever!

Camp friendships: it’s one of our favorite topics. Our brother-sister community is, at its core, about bringing friendly young people together to develop friendships that will last a lifetime. In Tuesday’s blog I posted the dozens of recent photos sent to us by current campers and counselors from their time spent hanging out together. Today we […]

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Camp friends hanging out together all year long!

After the amazing Boston and Rhode Island camp reunion last Saturday, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking a lot about how wonderful and powerful it is that our community creates such fantastic camp friendships. Since the day Camp ended in August our campers, counselors, alumni, and event camp parents have been using their free […]

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Summer camp friendships really can last forever

As we approach the start of the summer of 2016 it is wonderful to see so many of our campers, counselors, and even alumni getting together. Over the weekend the Hughes, Dank, Finard, Rosenberg and Tanguay girls got together for some good times while on Nantucket. 

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7 reasons why Camp friendships may be vital for your child’s health

I use this blog to write a lot about the powerful friendships our campers, counselors and camp parents form in our community. Yesterday I wrote about the more than a dozen great photos of K&E camp friends hanging out together that I received in just the past week. And as I looked at each image I was […]

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Camp friends just make life better (and seem to last forever!)

I got back from vacation to find my email inbox FILLED with photos of our K&E camp friends hanging out with each other all over the world this week. Lowell hung out with Ben, Nate, Elliot, Jake, Posner, Nathaniel, Russell, Maddy and Reid, while former counselors Eddie, Mark, Luke and Amanda had a mini-reunion in […]

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Our Brother-Sister Summer Camp friends just love being together!

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 […]

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Kenwood and Evergreen camp friends are forever

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 […]

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Contemplating the power of camp friendships

You may have noticed that there was no new blog yesterday morning. I was out of Camp for the past few days leading an outdoor adventure trip up in Canada. Every year I have the pleasure of taking Hut 6, our oldest male campers, up to Montreal. We pack a lot into the trip. We […]

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Our overnight camp is about making lifelong friendships

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 […]

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Camp Friends Are Forever

This has been quite a month for people sending us photos of their great times with their camp friends. I’m not even sure where to begin…

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Camp Friends Seeing Camp Friends Over the Holidays

Since the New Year we have been inundated with pictures and stories at Camp friends seeing each other over the last few weeks. Some of these gatherings were planned, while others were purely accidental. There were sleepovers, birthday parties, mini-reunions, and even trips to other countries! We love how much our Camp community loves being […]

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The Power of Making Friends at Summer Camp

The Power of Making Friends at Summer Camp Camps Kenwood and Evergreen is a pretty powerful community to belong to. In this age of social media I regularly see reunions of people who grew up or worked at our camp who have been friends for decades. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count […]

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