Our amazing Boston Area New Camper Party was two weeks ago, and now we are thrilled to host another at the House of Sports in Ardsley, NY this coming Sunday. New Camper Parties go a long way towards helping our newest campers and camp parents feel great about joining our brother-sister summer camp community, and give families an opportunity to meet some of our year-round team and counselors. Our camp experience is all about making new friendships, and we want that to start before the summer even begins!
There are times when I'm talking about our summer camp community that people give me a look that says "but realistically, could your campers really that nice to each other?" Sometimes they even come out and say "just because you tell them to care about the other members of the community doesn't mean they actually do it". During these conversations I wish I could show them moments like I saw yesterday at our New Camper Party in the Boston area. In such a short time we were already seeing how effectively our staff can teach a group of kids be more empathetic.
I was really hungry. I had been at a fantastic trade show for people with food allergies for 6 hours and had forgotten to pack a lunch. As the crowd of potential summer camp parents and campers at my booth began to thin I went on a walk, hoping some of the vendors had some gluten free and peanut free samples to tide me over.
This coming weekend our brother-sister summer camp in New Hampshire is thrilled to be participating in the Northeast Food Allergy Product & Resource Expo. The largest gathering of food allergy products and services in all of New England, we are proud to be the only camp invited to participate!
For many years our summer camp community has supported a charity called "Mickey's Kids". Named after former K&E counselor & camp parent Mickey Dank, it raises money to make the overnight camp experience available for children from economically disadvantaged families.
Children walk away from our New Camper Parties excited and energized for their first summer at our brother-sister summer camp in NH. And yet, in the days before these events, some of our new campers express anxiety about going somewhere to meet so many new people. If that young person lives in your home please show them this quick 45 second video that highlights all of the fun and friendship making they will have at our events this May!
Topics: new camper party
For many years our summer camp has had an annual contest called "Where Your Camp Shirt". The rules are pretty simple: the camper or campers in each camp who travel the farthest from our beautiful campus in Wilmot, New Hampshire and snap a photo wearing a piece of camp apparel win a CampsK&E-related prize created just for them.
Just as I was writing yesterday's blog post announcing our upcoming parties for new campers a package arrived on my desk from the UK. Opening it up I discovered 2 treasures: some delicious Cadbury chocolates that cannot be purchased in the United States, and the letter below.
We are getting really excited for our upcoming New Camper Parties in the New York and Boston areas this May. New Camper Parties go a long way towards helping our newest campers and camp parents feel great about joining our brother-sister summer camp community, and give families an opportunity to meet some of our year-round team and counselors. Our camp experience is all about making close friendships, and we want that to start before the summer even begins!