The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

Got the winter blues? Hang out with your camp friends at a reunion!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Feb 13, 2017 2:15:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: camp reunions, video yearbook, florida camp reunion

The first camp snow day puzzle of the year is here!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Feb 9, 2017 2:14:57 PM

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.

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Topics: snow day puzzles

Our annual Super Bowl Bingo Cards for all of our camp friends!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Feb 3, 2017 10:02:00 AM

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.

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Topics: super bowl bingo, Superb Owl

Day #2 of our incredible winter weekend with our camp friends

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 7, 2017 11:55:00 PM

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!

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend

The Winter Weekend At Our Summer Camp In New Hampshire Begins!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 6, 2017 10:54:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: summer camp in nh, winter weekend

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

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