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Learning Camping and Life Skills

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 18, 2013 1:39:00 AM

There’s been so much going on in and out of Camp in the past few days. This morning a number of different expeditions returned, including the Evergreen Sophomores from their Mt. Kearsarge trip, the Kenwood Inters from their Belle Island Canoe trip, and our Evergreen Seniors from their 3-day climb up and down Mt. Washington. Each group had gorgeous weather for their trips, and upon returning every camper that I spoke with had incredibly positive things to say about their journeys. Our girls on Mt. Washington loved the camaraderie of taking their longest trip ever, and clearly were shocked at how beautiful the view was from the top of the mountain. The Kenwood Inters packed a whole lot into their trip. They learned how to cook over an open fire, improved their canoeing skills, had a big sing-along with their counselor Jared who brought his guitar, and ultimately most of them chose to sleep directly under the stars. The Evergreen Sophomores got to the top of the mountain yesterday in just over an hour and a half, and after eating their picnic lunches ran around the summit picking and eating delicious wild blueberries. Before heading back down the girls all gathered together and tried calling me on my walky-talky, and were amazed that it was able to reach me at Camp!

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Our Incredible, Amazing Summer 2012 Camp Reunion in New Jersey!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Feb 4, 2013 4:21:00 PM

This past weekend about 250 members of our Camp Community got together for our annual reunion in NJ. Campers, Parents and Staff from the Tri-State Area, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts braved the cold and snow to spend a few hours with their camp friends at a NY Sports Club. We played basketball, soccer and hockey, went swimming, ate pizza, and just enjoyed our time together. Ours is a community that really enjoys being with one another.

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Camps KandE Welcome Remix - Summer Camp Doing Silly Things

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 26, 2013 12:38:00 PM

We have a tremendous amount of fun each summer at Kenwood & Evergreen. Every day our campers participate in ceramics, musical theater, photography, rustic furniture building, movie making, rock bands, dance, and all of the interesting things one can create in traditional summer camp arts & crafts. And yet there seem to be so many other fun and creative outlets at Kenwood & Evergreen. A big part of this stems from our counselors, who are always looking for novel and exciting ways to help our campers express themselves. For the past few years our head of Film Making Gabe Frieshas rewritten some of our classic Camp songs or cheers and turned them into full musical compositions. One was a calypso-style tune and another was a kind of Ska-pop song with a full horn section and back up singers. This year he and his friends embarked on their most ambitious project yet: they "remixed" a song that we use to welcome new members of the community into a great tune and created a hysterical music video to go with it. As you will see, this silly video amazingly involved every single member of the Camps Kenwood & Evergreen Summer 2012 community!

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