On this snowy day, when so many of our camp friends are yet again home from school, we wanted to stop and remember how much fun we recently had together at the Camp reunion in CT. About 250 members of our brother-sister summer camp community converged on the Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT for an incredible night of fun and playing with camp friends.
We have a tradition here at our brother-sister summer camp in NH. When the entire Northeast is blanketed in snow, and campers are home on a school day, we post camp-themed snow day puzzles to help everyone keep busy and remember the fun we have each summer. So here is the first puzzle of this February 2017 snow day.
Topics: snow day puzzles
Our annual Super Bowl Bingo Cards for our camp friends around the world are here and ready for you to download, print and play! This year we've made 18 unique cards to help you enjoy Sunday even more. As you watch the big game mark off each square when you see something happen that corresponds with your card. Get five in a row and you win! If you use them and like them please let us know.
This really is the best weekend of the entire year!
We live for this. As I wrote about in yesterday's blog, for 17 years we have brought more than 100 campers and counselors up to our overnight camp in NH for a special weekend in the snow. This is always our favorite weekend of the year, and yet for some reason this one felt extra special. There was a wonderful energy to this event from the moment we stepped aboard the train yesterday, and that hasn't diminished one bit!
It's the start of our 16th annual, totally amazing Senior Camper Winter Weekend at our summer camp In NH! At 11am this morning the journey began, and it always feels to me like a trip on the Hogwarts express. About 70 Kenwood and Evergreen campers and counselors and I boarded a private Amtrak train car at New York's Penn Station and headed north. I loved watching how it literally took seconds for our kids and staff to get back into "camp mode". Everyone was hugging and laughing and kind to each other, and it felt like Kenwood and Evergreen even though we were standing in the middle of an NYC train station.
Are you going to be in Florida for February vacation?
If so, come join us for our first-ever Florida Camp reunion.
Topics: winter weekend
It's a lovely start to the New Year which means that Camp starts in only 173 days! The entire Camp Leadership Team cannot wait for June.
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 campers, counselors, camp parents, and even alumni love spending time together, even years or decades after their summers at Kenwood and Evergreen are a distant memory. There are two recent events in our Camp community that demonstrated the incredible lengths people will go to celebrate with the K&E camp friends.
How do you know if your child is ready for overnight camp? It's a really important question, and one that we are frequently asked by parents. As we often do, we went to our friend and expert on all things camp related Renee Flax, Director of Camper Placement at the American Camp Association office in NYC for her thoughts on this subject.