It's Camp Counselor Appreciation Week here at Camps Kenwood and Evergreen, and today we want to celebrate our wonderful support staff. They are part of our Housekeeping, Kitchen and Maintenance teams, and without them our sleepaway camp in NH simply could not function.
Today begins our 1st annual Camp Counselor Appreciation Week!
Our sleepaway camp community wouldn't be as fun, exciting, safe, nurturing or life changing without the 200+ dedicated bunk counselors, sports coaches, arts teachers, lifeguards, kitchen staff, medical team, office associates or maintenance and housekeeping members who dedicate their lives each summer to making this such an amazing experience for our campers. And this week we want to try and thank them all in different blog and Instagram posts!
Finding the right sleepaway camp for your family is no easy feat, especially if you are unsure of whether or not all of the children in your home should attend the same camp!
Different overnight camps create different outcomes. Some focus on specific sports, arts, outdoor or aquatic skills, while others offer more generalized programs that seek to foster long-lasting friendships, independence, and resilience. Some sleepaway camps are a great fit for all of the boys and/or girls in a household, while others are a perfect match for some and leave others wanting something else. As a parent, going into your camp search with a strong sense of what your priorieties are is crucial. Finding a camp leadership team that you can trust to help you sort out and advocate for your family's needs may be the key to many summers of happy campers!
We get so much pleasure seeing how much our campers, counselors, parents and alumni enjoying being with each other throughout the entire year. During the month of the December we were especially pleased to see that Kenwood and Evergreen camp friends took time out of their busy lives to hang out with each other across the United States, and all over Europe, Central America, Asia and Africa!
As you head out on vacation we wanted to remind you about our annual "Where Your Camp Shirt" contest!
We are a sleepaway camp community that loves being together, both during the summer and throughout the school year.
Last weekend we came together for our annual camp reunion in the Boston and Rhode Island area. Campers, counselors, members of our leadership team, and even some of our amazing dining hall staff came together for a snowy night of fun with camp friends.
With school in session our sleep away camp in New Hampshire is still on the minds of many of our campers. They miss their summer home, camp friends, and the great times we have every day of our 7 week experience. Last week I shared a four article piece that one of our campers in NYC wrote for her school. It highlighted many of the things she loves about Kenwood and Evergreen, and some very wise solutions on how to overcome issues like homesickness. Today I am excited to share this description Evan from Marblehead penned describing one of the most beloved areas of our campus, an athletic field called The Hollow.