The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

Interesting child development reading for our parents and camp friends

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 23, 2016 1:37:14 PM

Our summer camp in NH's leadership team spends a lot of time researching the latest articles, TED talks and videos out there about child development, psychology, and how children succeed, and we are happy to share them with our parents and friends. We post the most interesting things we find on the Parenting Resource page of our website. In the last few weeks there have been so many that we thought might appeal to our camp parents that we decided to share them in a blog.

5 Fun Ways To Build Your Child's Brain - Washington Post

5 Way To Let A Little More Risk Into Your Child's Day (and why that's a good thing)

Read more about our summer camp focused on child development

Three Friends, One Odd Girl Out: Cracking the Girl Threesome - Time Magazine


The Best Way To Fight With A Teenager - New York Times

Learn why Kenwood and Evergreen friendships last a lifetime

Camps Kenwood and Evergreen for boys and girls is a 7-week overnight camp in Wilmot, NH. We teach friendship, values and life skills in a traditional summer camp setting.

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Topics: parenting resource, washington post, 5 ways

A social experiment and why camp friends are so important

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 21, 2016 2:12:36 PM

As a teen I had the good fortune to attend an amazing boarding school. It offered its students a real sense of purpose and belonging, and because of the positive growth mindset it fostered my classmates and I easily grew passionate about our academics. For more than 2 decades I’ve described it as “Kenwood and Evergreen, but with a lot of books”.

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Topics: camp friends, boarding school, social experiment

K&E camp friends are everywhere you go!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 17, 2016 3:00:00 PM

The friendships formed at our brother-sister summer camp really do seem to last a lifetime, and as our campers, counselors and alumni keep pointing out to me, camp friends really do seem to be wherever you go!

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Topics: Hollowpallooza, camp friends, shadowboxers

Announcing our upcoming parties for New Campers and Parents

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 16, 2016 3:00:00 PM

We are getting really excited for our upcoming New Camper Parties on Sunday, May 1st and Sunday, May 15th. These amazing parties are designed to help our newest campers and camp parents from all over the United States have the opportunity to meet some of our year-round team and counselors, as well as make friends with other campers who are coming to Kenwood & Evergreen for the first time. We’ll climb on the indoor climbing walls, play some Gaga, learn Camp songs and cheers, and have a lot of fun. We’ll also serve pizza and refreshments afterwards. These are K&E events, so everything with be peanut and tree nut free, and we'll also have gluten free alternatives for our GF friends. 

Boston, Rhode Island and New Hampshire Area New Camper Party
Sunday, May 1st - 10AM - 12PM
The Boston Rock Gym, 78 Olympia Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801
 To download the permission waiver for the Boston area camp event  please click here. All campers must submit a waiver to the Rock Gym in order to climb.
New York, New Jersey & Connecticut Area New Camper Party
Sunday, May 15th - 10AM - 12PM
The Rock Club 130 Rhodes Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-4343
 To download the permission waiver for the NY area camp event  please click here. All campers must submit a waiver to the Rock Gym in order to climb. 

Please let us know if you will be able to attend either of  our events for new campers by calling 781-793-0091 or emailing us at

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Topics: new camper party

An interview with our summer camp's fabulous head camp nurse Maundey

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

When your child is away from home and at summer camp for 7 weeks it's important to know that he or she is getting all of the love, support and care they need to thrive. This is especially true when a camper is sick or has regular medical needs that require attention. Thankfully, our summer camp in NH has a world-class medical team of camp nurses and doctors who keep our kids healthy and happy all summer long. 

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Topics: camp medicine, camp nurse, maundey

New Camper Questions About Meals, Food Allergies and Bed Wetting

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 8, 2016 2:45:00 PM

Here it is: the latest installment of our blog series "Answering New Camper Questions". In recent weeks I've written about the bus ride to camp, what you might want to bring for special events, and how laundry works. This week it's all about how meals work, how we help keep our campers with food allergies safe, and what to do if you have a problem and can't solve it yourself. Let the reading begin! 

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Topics: answering new camper questions, New Camper Questions, Bed Wetting, Camp Meals

The chance to enjoy a natural wonder of our summer camp all year round

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 7, 2016 3:00:00 AM

I'm feeling it today. I really miss camp. I miss the people, the laughter, and just being able to walk outside and take in the natural wonder of our incredible campus. While it's only 110 or so days until opening day it feels like it's a long way away, so I wanted to share something with our camp friends today: the Peepers. 

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Topics: peepers, frogs, natural wonder

Kids and Technology: Info for camp parents on our unplugged summers

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 3, 2016 10:30:00 AM

For more than 10 years now our brother-sister summer camp community has proudly identified itself as an "unplugged summer camp" and it is an important characteristic of who we are and what we do.

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Topics: summers unplugged, kids and technology, unplugging for the summer

Answering New Camper Questions: So What Is Bedtime At Camp Like?

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 1, 2016 2:45:00 PM

The most common questions we are getting from new parents and campers are about bedtime. Is there a set bedtime at Kenwood and Evergreen? Am I allowed to read after lights out? What if I need extra time or attention from a counselor? As part of our weekly blog series "Answering New Camper Questions" this week we'd like to talk about bedtime rituals at our summer camp in NH. 

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Topics: answering new camper questions

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