The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

A morning of making new friends at our amazing New Camper Party in NY

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 16, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Our amazing Boston Area New Camper Party was two weeks ago, and now we are thrilled to host another at the House of Sports in Ardsley, NY this coming SundayNew Camper Parties go a long way towards helping our newest campers and camp parents feel great about joining our brother-sister summer camp community, and give families an opportunity to meet some of our year-round team and counselors. Our camp experience is all about making new friendships, and we want that to start before the summer even begins!

Learn why Kenwood and Evergreen friendships last a lifetime

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Topics: new camper party, making new friends, house of sports

But really, how DO you teach a group of kids to be nice to each other?

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 9, 2017 2:04:00 PM

There are times when I'm talking about our summer camp community that people give me a look that says "but realistically, could your campers really that nice to each other?" Sometimes they even come out and say "just because you tell them to care about the other members of the community doesn't mean they actually do it". During these conversations I wish I could show them moments like I saw yesterday at our New Camper Party in the Boston area. In such a short time we were already seeing how effectively our staff can teach a group of kids be more empathetic. 

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Topics: 21st century skills, new camper party, social and emotional skills, teaching kindness

It's easy making new friends at the Boston area New Camper Party!

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 8, 2017 2:01:00 PM

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Topics: new camper party, helping nervous new campers

:45 seconds to understand why our new camper parties are so amazing

Posted by Jason Sebell on Apr 7, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Children walk away from our New Camper Parties excited and energized for their first summer at our brother-sister summer camp in NH. And yet, in the days before these events, some of our new campers express anxiety about going somewhere to meet so many new people. If that young person lives in your home please show them this quick 45 second video that highlights all of the fun and friendship making they will have at our events this May!

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Making new friends is easy at one of our amazing New Camper Parties

Posted by Jason Sebell on Apr 4, 2017 9:42:00 AM

We are getting really excited for our upcoming New Camper Parties in the New York and Boston areas this MayNew Camper Parties go a long way towards helping our newest campers and camp parents feel great about joining our brother-sister summer camp community, and give families an opportunity to meet some of our year-round team and counselors. Our camp experience is all about making close friendships, and we want that to start before the summer even begins!

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Topics: new camper party, house of sports, boston rock gym

Helping new campers be independent at overnight camp this summer

Posted by Jason Sebell on Apr 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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!

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Topics: new camper, new camper party, answering new camper questions

Announcing our upcoming parties for New Campers and Parents

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 16, 2016 3:00:00 PM

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. 

Boston, Rhode Island and New Hampshire Area New Camper Party
Sunday, May 1st - 10AM - 12PM
The Boston Rock Gym, 78 Olympia Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801
781-935-7325
 
 To download the permission waiver for the Boston area camp event  please click here. All campers must submit a waiver to the Rock Gym in order to climb.
 
New York, New Jersey & Connecticut Area New Camper Party
Sunday, May 15th - 10AM - 12PM
The Rock Club 130 Rhodes Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801-4343
914-633-7625
 
 To download the permission waiver for the NY area camp event  please click here. All campers must submit a waiver to the Rock Gym in order to climb. 

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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A fun free event for current and potential new campers in the Boston area

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: new camper party, gaga event

Dr. Michael Thompson reminds us that a happy childhood includes a few friends

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: new camper party, michael thompson, dr. michael thompson, making new friends

So what did you learn at the Junior Counselor Training Weekend?

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 26, 2015 12:02:00 PM

 

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. 

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Topics: new camper party, jc weekend, interviews

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