The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

Announcing our upcoming Florida Camp Reunion in February!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 5, 2017 3:40:00 PM

Are you going to be in Florida for February vacation?

If so, come join us for our first-ever Florida Camp reunion.

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Topics: camp reunion, florida

Are you getting excited for the 17th annual Camp Winter Weekend?

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 3, 2017 7:47:00 PM

We cannot wait for the start of the Winter Weekend this Friday!

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Topics: winter weekend

Video of our summer camp's 2016 Color War Song and Cheer events!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 1, 2017 4:03:47 PM

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. 

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Topics: color war, song and cheer

Weddings aren't complete without your camp friends!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 28, 2016 10:05:00 AM

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.

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Topics: camp friends, camp friendships, weddings

Expert advice on how to know if your child is ready for overnight camp

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 27, 2016 9:45:00 AM

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.

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Topics: finding the right camp, renee flax

The key things elite colleges want to see, and why summer camp matters

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 21, 2016 1:26:00 PM

On Tuesday I shared this wonderful Google Slide presentation one of our youngest campers created for a school project.It articulated her love for her overnight camp and her camp friends, but also demonstrated how much meaning she derives from being a part of this caring, nuturing, intentional community. If you haven't seen it take a look below. 

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Topics: applying to college, why summer camp matters, elite colleges

An Evergreen camper's project about why she loves our summer camp

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 20, 2016 1:32:00 PM

I have a desk drawer in my office filled with the countless number of essays and letters our campers and counselors have written about their love for our overnight camp in NH. Every now and then I leaf through them and have the joy of re-discovering a college essay or term paper about the friendships made or 21st century skills learned while growing up in our brother-sister camp community. 

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Topics: why I love camp, emery spiegel, google slide

Camp friendships started at Kenwood and Evergreen are forever!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 15, 2016 2:05:00 PM

Camp friendships: it's one of our favorite topics. Our brother-sister community is, at its core, about bringing friendly young people together to develop friendships that will last a lifetime. In Tuesday's blog I posted the dozens of recent photos sent to us by current campers and counselors from their time spent hanging out together. Today we are excited to share photos from some of our alumni who even years or decades after spending summers together at our overnight camp are still making time to be with their camp friends. 

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Topics: camp friends, camp friendships

Camper raises $32,000 for charity & is Cleveland Person of the Month!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 14, 2016 1:28:00 PM

It was officially announced this morning that has named Kenwood and Evergreen camper Ryan Levine as their November Person of the Month! As part of his bar mitzvah tzedaka project Ryan created a kids-only film festival which he hosted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in his hometown. The event raised $32,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundataion to help fund research for a cure for Parkinson's disease. Way to go, Ryan! 

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Topics: film festival, arts, ryan levine

Camp friends hanging out together all year long!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 13, 2016 2:40:00 PM

After the amazing Boston and Rhode Island camp reunion last Saturday, I've spent a lot of time thinking a lot about how wonderful and powerful it is that our community creates such fantastic camp friendships. Since the day Camp ended in August our campers, counselors, alumni, and event camp parents have been using their free time to hang out with the many friends they have met since joining our brother-sister camp community. 

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Topics: camp friends, camp friendships

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