The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

The power of making deep, lasting camp friendships as a camper or staff member

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 26, 2015 9:05:00 AM

We have some amazing camp counselors and I want the world to know how thoughtful, passionate, and committed they are to providing our campers with the best summer experiences possible. Throughout the year I ask our coaches, art teachers, and bunk counselors to write about why they love what they do, and why they get so much out of working in our summer camp community.

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Topics: camp friends, camp friendships, camp friends are forever

Kenwood and Evergreen camp friends are forever

Posted by Jason Sebell on Sep 9, 2015 2:00:00 PM

The incredible summer of 2015 at our camp in New Hampshire is sadly now over, which means that we have all had to get back to our “real” lives. Most campers have returned to school by now, and our staff is either back at their off-season jobs or resuming their studies. I know that I speak for everyone on the Camp Leadership Team when I say that we all miss our community very much. We miss the hugs and high fives of morning assembly, the laughter and cheering that wafts through the trees throughout each camp day, and singing Taps together each night before bed.

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Topics: camp friends, where your camp shirt, camp friendships, camp friends are forever

Our NH overnight camp is a place where friendships last forever

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jun 2, 2015 1:45:00 PM

I write about it so often: that the friendships campers and counselors make in our overnight camp community last forever. I write about it because it's really the most important part of our community, and it’s also something we are so passionate about. Kenwood and Evergreen is not just a 7-week summer home for boys and girls – it’s the place where our community members make some of the most lasting, meaningful friendships of their lives! In this blog I’d like to focus on just how true this is for our staff and alumni.  Deena, Jackie, Amanda, Marla and Emily - camp friends forever!This past weekend my wife Deena, who also grew up at K&E, was with many of the members of her Juniper celebrating their recent milestone birthdays (no, I will not say how old they are, but I will say that they haven’t been campers together since Vanilla Ice had a song on the billboard charts). Even with their busy lives of professional careers and families they still get together as often as possible, and as Deena said afterwards, “it was like we were campers again in about 4 minutes”. All weekend long they sang their favorite Evergreen songs and cheers, reminisced about the many summers they spent living together, and laughed and laughed and laughed. Deena, of course, baked a cake that was decorated in green and gold, the colors of our girls' camp. A few of the women in this group are now current camper parents, and the others will hopefully be in the near future.Amazingly enough, out at dinner on Saturday night, they actually bumped into a current Kenwood and Evergreen parent who was their counselor back in 1985. As you can imagine, there was more than a little bit of screaming and hugging in the restaurant. An absolutely great time was had by all!
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Topics: summer camp in nh, camp friends, camp friends are forever, juniper, marriages

Camp Friends Are Forever

Posted by Jason Sebell on Apr 29, 2015 1:55:00 PM

This has been quite a month for people sending us photos of their great times with their camp friends. I'm not even sure where to begin...

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Topics: camp friends, camp friendships, china, camp friends are forever

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