The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

Fun at overnight camp leads to gaining crucial 21st century skills

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jun 28, 2016 11:00:00 PM

So here's my favorite story of the day: At breakfast this morning one of our newest, youngest campers from Westchester, NY turned to his counselor and said "I just want to go home". The counselor was completely caught off guard by this, and with a sinking feeling in his chest gingerly asked "what do you mean?" The young man replied "you know, the bunk. Where we live. Can we go back there now? I like it there". 

Read More

Topics: cooking, 21st century skills, gymnastics, fun

Camp Spirit and Color War

Posted by Jason Sebell on Aug 11, 2015 2:17:00 AM

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.

Read More

Topics: color war, song and cheer, cooking, camp spirit, color war 2015

A Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Posted by Jason Sebell on Aug 1, 2013 3:03:00 AM

I've spent almost every summer here since the Reagan Administration, and I have to say that today might have been the single most peaceful day that I have spent at Camp in all that time. Truly, and this was a common sentiment. Throughout my day campers, counselors and administrators kept asking each other "why is today such a perfect day at Camp?" The phrase that constantly ran through my head was the line from the Eagles' song "a peaceful, easy feeling".  

Read More

Topics: hobby night, cooking, a peaceful, easy feeling, peaceful day, peaceful day at camp, ogunquit, eurovision, zip line

A Beautiful Morning and A Beautiful Day

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 31, 2013 2:55:00 AM

Sometimes it is clear as the sun rises over the lake that it’s going to be a special day at Camp. Today was a beautiful morning and a beautiful day from start to finish. As we woke the kids up at 7:35 the air was crisp with low humidity and nary a cloud in the sky. When I arrived at the Assembly area campers of all ages ran up to me to ask “how pretty is it out today?!” I love how many of our campers notice the beauty that surrounds us here.

Read More

Topics: A Beautiful Morning, A Beautiful Day, ultimate frisbee, brad fong, mardi gras, cooking, androscogin, white water canoeing

Follow Me

Subscribe via E-mail

Posts by Category

Follow Me

Check out the latest news from the Camp Office!