The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

S'mores and More At Our Summer Camp Open House In Connecticut

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 29, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Summer is almost here and we are booking tours almost every day. Families interested in our summer camp are busy making plans to travel from around the country to see our incredible community in action. We happily invite your family up for a visit, but would also love to meet you before hand. If you are in Westport, Connecticut this Tuesday, June 2nd consider joining us for a S'mores and Schmooze Summer Camp Open House from 5:30 - 9:30pm. Meet one of the directors of our New Hampshire brother-sister summer camp, along with some of our most passionate camp parents. 

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Topics: new camper event, s'mores, westport, new parent event, meet and greet, open house

New Fun Ideas In Ceramics This Summer

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 27, 2015 2:08:00 PM

Just a small sample of our new molds for the ceramics studio!

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Topics: ceramics, Creativity and the Arts at Camp, molds

So what did you learn at the Junior Counselor Training Weekend?

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 26, 2015 12:02:00 PM

 

We had almost 40 counselors and staff join us at our New Camper Party on Sunday. Our camp staff are so dedicated to the work that they do with our campers, and each of them was eager to welcome the newest members of our NH overnight camp community. 

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Topics: new camper party, jc weekend, interviews

Creating Excitement for Camp in :45 Seconds with New Camper Parties

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 22, 2015 2:08:00 PM

Typically, new campers approach their first overnight camp adventure with a blend of excitement and nervousness. Whether they are planning to join us for 4 or 7 weeks, they worry that they might not make strong social connections or find peers to become friends with.

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Topics: new camper party, anxieties, new campers

Camp friends make life more fun

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 22, 2015 2:01:00 PM

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 staff, people in our camp family remain in contact all throughout their lives. And with friends from our overnight camp scattered all over the globe I find it amazing the lengths that people will go to spending time with their camp friends. Camp friends really do make life more fun!

Kenwood Counselor Andrew Fisher was home after graduating from college and spent some time with camper Oliver. The Gutkins and the Aptmans spent a day in NYC bike riding to raise money for charity, while Jason visited his camp buddy in NY, and clearly it was all about the candy. Sage made a trip from the Boston area to see her fellow Inter Amy, while Lauren, Izzy, Julia and Hannah (all members of Evergreen's Juniper 2012) hung out together just last weekend. Last Sunday as we were pulling into a diner parking lot in Larchmont a very happy girl with only one shoe on jumped out of her car yelling "Jason and Deena!" It was Julia and we were SO excited to see her! Veronica visited from Spain and made sure to see Carly and Sophie, and clearly a good time was had by all. Last weekend, Marly and Amy were together at a cousin's bat mitzvah and sent us this photo. Thanks to all of you for sharing this with us!

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Topics: camp friends, where your camp shirt

A New Camper Party For Making New Friendships And Easing Anxiety

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 21, 2015 2:02:00 PM

Preparing for your first summer away from home can be a little anxiety provoking. As excited as you may be, there's a good chance you're nervous, too. Each spring new campers often start asking themselves questions like "will I make friends easily?", "will the counselors be nice?" and "how will I know if I'm going to fit in?" Well, we have a very easy way to get answers to those questions: come to one of our incredible new camper parties

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Topics: camp friends, new camper party

Camp 101: The Camp Store & Spending Money

Posted by Kelly Severs on May 20, 2015 2:06:00 PM

Dear Camp Parents,

This week we wanted to let you know about the Camp Store (what it is and how you can fund it for your camper) and our policies and guidelines for sending any spending money for your child.

As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Warmly,

 

 

Kelly Severs

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Topics: mickey's kids, camp 101, swim-a-thon

Former Campers Discussing How Well Camp Teaches Life Skills

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 19, 2015 2:08:00 PM

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Topics: life skills, camp staff training, jc weekend

The Start of Camp Staff Training for the Summer of 2015

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 18, 2015 2:03:00 PM

While Camp doesn't officially start until June 27th, for us the summer of 2015 began this past weekend with our two incredible camp events: the Junior Counselor Training Weekend, and our New Camper Party in Westchester, NY. Both are designed to help our community members prepare for a new adventure, and decrease any nervousness that they might have about their upcoming trip to Wilmot, NH in June. More on the New Camper Party later in the week, but today and tomorrow I'll be writing about the JC Weekend. 

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Topics: 21st century skills, favorite staff training tradition, camp staff training, jc weekend

Scott speaks at the Massachusetts State House about Child Development

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 14, 2015 3:10:48 PM

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Topics: 21st century skills, child development, state house

Camp 101: The Mickey's Kids Swim-A-Thon

Posted by Kelly Severs on May 6, 2015 2:58:30 PM

Dear Camp Parents,

We recently sent you some information about Mickey's Kids, our amazing charitable partner organization (please click HERE to view it again).  As mentioned then, we are emailing today to let you know about how you and your campers can help to support Mickey's Kids and the work that they do for their fellow campers.  Please read on for information about the 2015 Mickey's Kids SwimAThon!

As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Warmly,

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Topics: mickey's kids, camp 101, swim-a-thon

Camp 101: Communicating With Your Camper This Summer

Posted by Kelly Severs on May 1, 2015 2:04:00 PM

Dear Camp Parents,

This week we'd like to talk about sending mail, telephoning and emailing your campers while they are at Camp.  Please read over the information below carefully, and we ask that you pay particular attention to our NEW 2015 PACKAGE POLICY.

As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Warmly,

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Topics: camp 101, packages, mail, email

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