After 7 glorious weeks our Summer 2017 camp season ended this morning. It was very emotional for all of us. It's just never easy to say goodbye to your camp friends, especially after 7 incredible weeks of living together, playing together, and having so many unforgettable moments together.
And what a week this was! 4th of July, Nancy Tucker, Fireworks, sports tournaments, Gold Rush and so much more! Check out all of the fun and excitement we had this 2nd week of the Summer of 2016.
Five weeks ago we debuted a new webseries called "Counselor Conversations". We asked four of the most experienced camp counselors at our brother-sister summer camp in NH to sit down and answer some questions about our community. Specifically, we wanted them to help new camp families better understand our rituals, how our program schedule works, and the thoughtful, intentional, and subtle ways that our entire staff works to help ensure that each of our campers has the best summer possible.
Will he make friends? Will she come home with new sports skills that allow her to compete in the town league? Will he develop a passion for the arts or waterskiing? Will camp help my child become a more independent, self-confident person? Does Camp ever teach leadership skills or personal responsibility? These important questions parents ask us can be distilled down to one main idea: what exactly will my child get out of this camp experience?
Last week I posted a video that a group of our campers worked on over the course of our 7 week summer camp season. If you haven’t seen it yet I highly recommend giving it a look. It’s creative, funny, and visually beautiful, and these kids wrote, acted, directed and edited it themselves. Their film The Underwater Counselor Lounge: The True Story could not have been made without the help of our incredible film counselors Hannah Hefey and Kaitlin Smith.