Sometimes I forget how important it is to explain every facet of a situation to children. Recently, my kids made the switch from baths with baby liquid soap to showering with bar soap. When I asked him how he felt about this he remarked "I don't know...it's so dry and sticky. I'm just not sure that it's really doing anything". It turns out he did not figure out on his own that this product needed to be wet in order to function properly. 20+ years as a camp professional and it didn't occur to me that I would need explain to him how soap works. My bad!
We are getting really excited for our upcoming New Camper Parties on Sunday, May 1st and Sunday, May 15th. These amazing parties are designed to help our newest campers and camp parents from all over the United States have the opportunity to meet some of our year-round team and counselors, as well as make friends with other campers who are coming to Kenwood & Evergreen for the first time. We’ll climb on the indoor climbing walls, play some Gaga, learn Camp songs and cheers, and have a lot of fun. We’ll also serve pizza and refreshments afterwards. These are K&E events, so everything with be peanut and tree nut free, and we'll also have gluten free alternatives for our GF friends.
Please let us know if you will be able to attend either of our events for new campers by calling 781-793-0091 or emailing us at Jason@kenwood-evergreen.com.
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We wanted to remind parents about the upcoming event for returning and new campers this coming Sunday, November 1st at our sister camp Everwood Day Camp in Sharon, MA. From 2:00pm - 4:00pm we'll be playing gaga and street hockey, working on art projects, and hanging with our camp friends and counselors.
Besides being a world-renowned child development expert and public speaker, Dr. Michael Thompson is also our brother/sister summer camp's consulting psychologist. Having heard him speak to groups of all sizes -- including annual training sessions with our counselors -- I am always struck by his seemingly innate understanding of children and their needs. He also has an uncanny ability to cut to the core of an issue and give parents truly helpful, insightful advice for raising their children.
We had almost 40 counselors and staff join us at our New Camper Party on Sunday. Our camp staff are so dedicated to the work that they do with our campers, and each of them was eager to welcome the newest members of our NH overnight camp community.
Typically, new campers approach their first overnight camp adventure with a blend of excitement and nervousness. Whether they are planning to join us for 4 or 7 weeks, they worry that they might not make strong social connections or find peers to become friends with.
Preparing for your first summer away from home can be a little anxiety provoking. As excited as you may be, there's a good chance you're nervous, too. Each spring new campers often start asking themselves questions like "will I make friends easily?", "will the counselors be nice?" and "how will I know if I'm going to fit in?" Well, we have a very easy way to get answers to those questions: come to one of our incredible new camper parties!
We are getting really excited for our upcoming New Camper Party on Sunday, May 17th. First year families from all over the United States will be joining us for an amazing party that will include the opportunity to meet some of our year-round team and counselors, as well as make friends with other campers who are coming to Kenwood & Evergreen for the first time. We’ll climb on the indoor climbing walls, learn Camp songs and cheers, and have a lot of fun. We’ll also serve pizza and refreshments afterwards. It's a K&E event, so everything with be peanut and tree nut free, and we'll also have gluten free alternatives for our GF friends.
Topics: new camper party
Another Amazing Special Event For Our Brother/Sister Summer Camp In NH
Our camp community loves being together, and this weekend we had a really fun party in the Boston area. Veteran campers, staff and parents, along with many of our new campers, spent a Sunday afternoon playing Gaga and ping pong, working on art projects, celebrating the birthday of a friend, and just enjoying being together with our camp friends.
Helping New Campers Prepare for the Summer
With only 44 days until the start of the summer of 2014 we are busy helping our newest campers prepare for their first overnight camp experience. On Sunday, May 4th we hosted a New Camper Party at the Boston Rock Gym in Woburn, MA. All of our new campers in the MA, NH and RI were in attendance, along with one enthusiastic camper who made the drive with his parents from NY just to meet his new camp friends!