The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

Special events, Free Time, and some things you might bring to Camp!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jun 9, 2017 3:51:00 PM

The start of camp is just about 2 weeks away, and I know that both parents and campers are getting really excited. SO IS THE ENTIRE CAMP LEADERSHIP TEAM! In recent days we've had a number of new families reach out with 2 important questions: 1) "what do kids like to do during their free time" and 2) "is there anything not included on the packing list that my new camper might want to bring this summer?" I thought I'd address them both here. 

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Topics: answering new camper questions, New Camper Questions, What to bring

Helping new campers be independent at overnight camp this summer

Posted by Jason Sebell on Apr 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Sometimes I forget how important it is to explain every facet of a situation to children. Recently, my kids made the switch from baths with baby liquid soap to showering with bar soap. When I asked him how he felt about this he remarked "I don't know...it's so dry and sticky. I'm just not sure that it's really doing anything". It turns out he did not figure out on his own that this product needed to be wet in order to function properly. 20+ years as a camp professional and it didn't occur to me that I would need explain to him how soap works. My bad!

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Topics: new camper, new camper party, answering new camper questions

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

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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