Day #2 of Color War 2018 is in the books, and what a day it was! We invite you to watch some of the highlights of this fantastic special event!
At the end of every week we post a wrap up video for our camp parents to see some of the fun and amazing things we did at camp during the last 7 days. Well, today our talented staff film maker Emily Shaw not only has that to share, but also a second video that is a look at some of the sports our campers played during the first day of Color War. We hope that you enjoy them both and want to thank Emily for going above and beyond today for our Camp parents!
Tonight was the 6th Anything Can Happen Thursday of the summer, and BOY did we have a lot planned. Our campers walked into the dining hall wondering if Kenwood or Evergreen's color war would be breaking out tonight. In the end both did, but not at the same time, and in very different ways.
On Monday our Evergreen Color War known as Green and Gold came to an end, and last night it was the same for Kenwood's Maroon and Grey. It was a pretty special Color War, both in terms of how well our campers played, and how kind our boys were with one another both on and off the field.
Yesterday was our final day of our girls' Color War, known as Green and Gold. Over 4 days of playing their hardest in everything we do here -- basketball, tennis, archery, softball, soccer, swimming, hockey, track and field, spelling bee, debate -- both teams had really created an event to remember. Going into Song and Cheer, the scores were close. Very close.
Yesterday was our third day of Color War, and there was a lot going on. Evergreen began the morning with its Track Meet, and Kenwood had its Swim Meet. In the afternoon Evergreen had its Swim Meet and Kenwood played hockey, baseball, soccer, ultimate, basketball and tennis, and also had its Apache Relay. Tonight both teams had Rope Burning and Evergreen also had its Apache. You can see highlights from all of these exciting events in our Holly Gaudet's Color War Day #3 video!
If you liked last night's video wrap up of the first day of Color War I think you'll really like what we have for you today. Our resident film maker/teacher Holly Gaudet has made another terrific highlight reel from our Maroon and Grey/Green and Gold activities!
After last night's amazing Color War break out this morning our campers were up and ready to play their hearts out in activities. Here's a quick video recap of the day's highlights:
As a summer camp we really like pushing the envelope with our special events, especially when it comes to Color War breakouts. We're always on the lookout for new and creative ways to start our annual end-of-summer sports tournament. Phyllis has been planning this year's break out for almost 2 years now and it did not disappoint. In fact, I think tonight rivaled the craziness and excitement of last year's Megasaurus breakout.
It's a lovely start to the New Year which means that Camp starts in only 173 days! The entire Camp Leadership Team cannot wait for June.
We woke up this morning with Evergreen, our girls camp, having completed their Color War, and Kenwood in the final day of its tournament. Our girls woke up late and came to breakfast at a leisurely pace in their pajamas.
We are now in day #2 of our Summer 2016 Color War. In both Kenwood and Evergreen our campers have been playing their hardest, and nowhere has this been more evident than in our games of Capture the Flag.
What an incredible 6th week of the summer! It started with a drive-in movie, and then included Hollowpallooza, Carnival, the Inter/Junior Play, Plaque and Skit Night, a fire breathing dragon eating a car, and, of course, the start of Color War! Take a look at all of the fun we had this week!
This is a community that creates quite a bit of camp spirit. Not surprisingly, we tend to see even more than normal during our annual Color War special events. And while there's a lot to write about today in terms of how I saw our kids and counselors show their camp spirit today, no one even comes close to the two people in the picture below standing with Scott and me.
You may have noticed that there was no blog yesterday. Sadly, as Color War broke out for each of our brother-sister summer camps I was starting to not feel very well. I ended up needing to recoup for a while. Thankfully, I'm back and on my way to 100%. I also have two videos to post today. I hope that you enjoy them both!
Yesterday evening our boys' camp began their annual Color War tournament with a special event called a breakout. Just after the sun began to rise over our beautiful lake a plane flew over the Evergreen campus, and all sorts of craziness began. Take a look at this video I shot of the 2015 Green and Gold Color War breakout!
Tonight, we began another amazing special event at our summer camp in NH. After dinner and free play our Evergreen girls went to the theater tent for their annual Plaque and Skit night. In Kenwood, our boys took part in a new event called "Yacht or Not" in the Hollow. Take a look at this video below to see how it began, and then how it suddenly became a fantastic, crazy, high-energy start of our boys' Color War that we call Maroon and Grey. This was one Color War Breakout you do not want to miss!
Two long-time, beloved counselors, Josh and Alexander, will be the head coaches for Camp Kenwood's Maroon and Grey teams this Color War. We wish them, and both of their teams, an amazing and fun color war filled with great moments and lots of camp spirit. More on our boys' camp's Color War tomorrow, along with an announcement when our girls' camp starts its own special event!
Josh and Alexander, two long-time Kenwood counselors/friends who will be this year's Maroon and Grey Color War Head Coaches
There are so many reasons why we are a 7 week summer camp, and so many reasons why our campers love the final 3 weeks of each season. Here are our top 12 reasons why staying for 7 weeks at our summer camp in NH is the best thing ever!
12. Do you know what's most fun than 4 weeks of summer camp? SEVEN weeks of summer camp!
The end of color war and a relaxing day at our summer camp in NH
We woke up this morning with Evergreen having completed their Color War, and Kenwood in the final day of its tournament. Our Evergreen girls woke up late and came to breakfast at a leisurely pace in their pajamas. Just after eating they left on a really fun trip to a local NH attraction. The girls were so happy to have this day to all be together, just hanging out, laughing, and having fun. Here are two great pictures that a group of our freshmen and their counselors took while out of Camp today.
The end of Green and Gold, and Kenwood's Rope Burning special event
Tonight was the end of Green and Gold, the color war for our girls' camp. After one final day of sports our two teams spent the evening practicing the four songs that they would sing at tonight's final event called Song and Cheer. I was fortunate to have some time to watch both teams in their final practices. They both sounded confident and excited for tonight's big event. Take a look!
A great day of color war at our brother-sister summer camp in NH
As brother-sister summer camps we have different events with different traditions for our boys' and girls' camps. Today was day #2 for Camp Kenwood's Color War, and day #1 for Evergreen. We had a whole lot going on today from sunrise to sunset! I put together a video of some of the moments and scenes from today. I thought that it might be fun to show some of what our campers do during this amazing special event we have each summer!
Our brother-sister summer camp in NH is focused on teaching 21st century skills in a traditional overnight camp setting. We invite you to learn about our community where children have fun, make friends and develop skills for life.
Amazing Special Events For Both Kenwood and Evergreen
Today was another very busy day at our summer camp in NH. Just after breakfast Kenwood began its first day of Color War. All morning and afternoon campers were participating in all of the team and individual sports we have worked on over the last 5+ weeks of the summer. During this first day of Color War our boys played games of hockey, basketball, ultimate frisbee, tennis, archery and speedball. Tonight, after dinner, the teams squared off in the hollow for the annual first night activity of this special event: Capture the Flag.
The start of another amazing special event: Maroon and Grey 2014!
Tonight, we began another amazing special event at our summer camp in NH. After dinner and free play our Kenwood and Evergreen inters & juniors put on their musical theater production of "Seussical". After almost 5 weeks of working on this show our young actors were extremely excited to perform in front of the community. I will try and post some clips from this show tomorrow, but let me say in advance that the performances were AMAZING. You could see from the audience how much fun they were all having. The singing, dancing and acting was great, and the choice to move the production outside was both novel and enjoyable for everyone. Bravo to our inters and juniors who worked so hard on this great musical!
After the play our Evergreen girls headed back to their bunks, while Kenwood had an event called Plaque and Skit night. Each bunk wrote a funny skit and acted it out in front of the rest of the boys' camp. Just as our 12-year old campers were finishing off their performances this message flashed across a screen in our theater tent:
We woke up this morning with Evergreen having completed their Color War, and Kenwood in the final day of its tournament. Our Evergreen girls woke up late and came to breakfast at a leisurely pace in their pajamas. Just after eating they left on a really fun trip to a local NH attraction. The girls were so happy to have this day to all be together, just hanging out, laughing, and having fun.
Today was day 3 of Color War, and it was yet another beautiful day. Once again we basked in the lovely, mild New Hampshire August weather. On the walk up to breakfast everyone seemed to have a big smile on their faces after a great night of sleep. As has been the case all summer there just seemed to be a lovely energy as we all gathered for our morning assembly.
Today was day two of Color War at Camps Kenwood & Evergreen and the weather was glorious. The sun was out, the humidity was low, and there was not a cloud in the sky. Scott surprised everyone at breakfast with 800 fresh bagels from a bakery in Newton, MA, along with a couple dozen pounds of lox and various flavored cream cheeses. The salad bars were filled with slice tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions, and the entire community jumped at the chance to make their ideal bagel sandwich. The Juniper Girls led the Camp in a cheer of celebration. It was a great morning and a great start of our second day of Color War.
We woke up this morning to heavier rain than we expected. Because of this we decided to take a pause during Color War, and instead have a "truce" day. After breakfast the campers gave their bunks a thorough cleaning and then spent their morning working a number of important end-of-the-summer projects. Groups were in Arts & Crafts finishing up their bunk plaques, while others were in the their bunks and lodges putting the finishing touches on the skits that they would be performing later in the day. The kids also began writing their Scroll and Log articles, the yearbooks for Kenwood and Evergreen. Later in the morning the boys spent a few hours in the theater for a much loved event called "Simpsons Morning". It was a good morning for relaxing and forgetting about the hussle of Color War.