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The importance of unplugging over the summer at overnight camp

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 1, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Today was a glorious day at camp. We woke up to bright sunshine and few clouds, and almost zero humidity. When I left my cabin at 7am there were already kids awake and outside. In both our boys' and girls' camps the cabins have space to hang out and socialize, and this is especially important for our early risers who need to do so without waking their bunkmates up. All of our girls' lodges have living rooms with couches to sit on and gab, and our boys' bunks have front decks for doing the same. Most mornings the kids who wake up early use these communal spaces to play cards, quietly read a book, and just have fun socializing. Because they have no electronics at camp to turn on or play with, they actually have to interact with one another. This leads to countless more opportunities to have fun and discover new friendships.

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Topics: hobby night, importance of unplugging, Weirs Beach, spirit night

Amazing evening activities at our brother-sister summer camp

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 21, 2015 2:12:00 AM

I spent a lot of my day asking campers questions about their summers. It helps give me lots of individual data points about life here, and also helps me gets a sense of how the entire community feels about life at our brother-sister overnight camp. This year one of the responses I have heard most often it “the evening activities are amazing!” As a camp director, that makes me really happy.

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Topics: hobby night, 21st century skills, evening activities

A beautiful, fun day for a picnic and cookout at our overnight camp

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 3, 2015 3:01:00 AM

We woke up to an absolutely beautiful day today. By 7:35 the campus was hopping with so many different and exciting activities going on. The Kenwood 11-and-Under Tennis team headed out for a tournament, and our Evergreen 15-and-Under Soccer team hosted 7 other areas camps in an all-day event.

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Topics: hobby night, cookout, picnic, deli day

Very Happy Campers | World Cup Fun!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 2, 2014 2:35:00 AM

Our very happy campers had a great day of regular activities, and made some memories while watching the USA World Cup game!

It was already hot outside when we made our way to the dining hall this morning. Everyone seemed to be in a great mood, happy to have another picturesque day at our beautiful summer camp in NH. Before reveille even blew I was greeted by many of the Freshmen boys on the Oak Lodge porch. They were wide awake and ready to take on the day!

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Topics: hobby night, very happy campers, world cup, peanut pals

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".  

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

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