The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

Recordings from our music festival at our summer camp in NH

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 1, 2015 9:09:00 AM

Our campers do so many amazing things each summer. They practice for weeks in teams and play in sports tournaments against camps from around New Hampshire. They climb mountains and camp under the stars.They learn how to waterski, rock climb, and how to successfully live away from home, and they begin friendships that will last a lifetime. 

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Topics: Hollowpallooza, music festival, summer camp, summer camps, collaboration

Camp bunk meetings teach leadership, collaboration and problem solving

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 6, 2015 9:11:15 AM

Sunday's are an important day at our brother-sister overnight camp. After recharging our batteries by sleeping a little late, our campers then spend the morning working together in their cabins. First, everyone changes their sheets, and then we hold bunk meetings. These meetings are a time for each person living in the bunk to share their thoughts on the week. Our counselors, who have been trained to facilitate these conversations, asked each camper their opinion on the week. They used phrasing that hangs all around our community: What Went Well...Even Better If. The idea behind this is to help them frame their thoughts constructively, either identifiying what went well this week (so that it can continue) or articulating that something would be even better if it changed in a particular way. As a summer camp that teaches children 21st century skills like collaboration, effective communication and creative problem solving, these meetings are at the core of how we help our children learn and grow.

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Topics: 21st century skills, Adaptability, collaboration, leadership, counselor meeting, gold rush

21st Century Skills You Learn Playing In A Band

Posted by Jason Sebell on Nov 14, 2014 11:32:00 AM

The 21st Century Skills You Learn Sharing Music and Playing In A Band

Earlier this week many members of our Camp Administration got together for a special event in Boston. As a group we really like hanging out with each other, especially when it involves music Stevie Wonder was performing all of the songs off of his incredible double album “Songs In The Key Of Life”, and like campers at a campfire we were there to dance, have fun and sing along at the top of our lungs.

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Topics: 21st century skills, music festival, amazing music festival, collaboration

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