We woke up to another warm summer morning here at Camp. As we stood at morning assembly we marveled at the dozens and dozens of beautiful butterflies that fluttered around the flagpole and landed on our pink and purple flowers. Just like yesterday's visit from the geese, it was a lovely way to start a summer day here in New Hampshire.
Our final official Camp Reunion of this off-season took place last week in Pompano Beach, Florida, and a great time was had by all! More than 30 campers and parents from around the country joined us to celebrate all things Kenwood and Evergreen.
Sign up begins today for our Camp Alumni Reunion scheduled for this August 18 - 20, 2017. Based on the emails and phone calls we got from when we announced this event this looks to be the biggest Camp Alumni Reunion in our summer camp's 87 year history!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, January 28th
Chelsea Piers Stamford, Stamford, CT
5:00pm - 7:30pm
We had a blast at the Boston and Rhode Island area Camp Reunion this past Saturday, and now are looking forward to our next one in Stamford, CT on Jan. 28. We will be running Camp activities, including gymnastics, indoor soccer, touch football, and a variety of other events, as well as premiering our 2016 video year book! There will also be a room full of trampolines, a foam pit to leap in, and a climbing wall!!
Our brother-sister summer camp in NH is deep into its reunion season. In recent weeks we've had events for campers and counselors in Westchester, New York and Beijing, China! To learn more about the exciting camp reunions we have scheduled for December and January please click on the link below.