The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

Song and Cheer, Rope Burning, and other great Color War traditions

Posted by Jason Sebell on Aug 8, 2016 11:17:27 PM

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Topics: color war, song and cheer, rope burning, swim meet

Why rope burning is one of our summer camp's favorite special events

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 20, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Just a quick note here: I wrote this on Sunday and thought that I published it. Clearly not!

As I wrote about in yesterday's blog, this weekend our campers and counselors have been happily participating in something we like to call "Big Weekend". Last night we had had one of favorite special events of the entire summer: Rope Burning. 

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Topics: rope burning, big weekend

Our summer camp's special event called Big Weekend has begun!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 17, 2016 8:07:17 AM

Friday, , just after Services and the showing of the weekly video wrap up, we brought everyone in the community to the tent. The kids weren't quite sure what was going on, though many of the older campers suspected that something was up. And they were right, for it was time for the Big Weekend Breakout.

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Topics: rope burning, breakout, halloween, big weekend, special events

A fun day of playing, exploring, and learning at our summer camp

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 24, 2015 3:05:00 AM

As you might have noticed I didn't publish a blog this morning. That's because I had the pleasure of hanging out with the Kenwood Freshmen boys on their mountain climb and overnight camping trip. This photo below is an indication of the fun we all had together. It's hard to tell but this was them trying to dance to "Gangham Style".

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Topics: rope burning, theater, crossfit, mt kearsarge, drama, volleyball, bananas

It's Big Weekend, a favorite special event at our overnight camp

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 19, 2015 2:37:00 AM

On this 4th Saturday of the summer our brother-sister summer camps slept in. We like to let our campers and counselors recharge their batteries on the weekend, so everyone slept an hour late.

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Topics: 21st century skills, rope burning, special event, big weekend

The End of Green and Gold, And Kenwood's Rope Burning Special Event

Posted by Jason Sebell on Aug 12, 2014 3:23:00 AM

The end of Green and Gold, and Kenwood's Rope Burning special event

Tonight was the end of Green and Gold, the color war for our girls' camp. After one final day of sports our two teams spent the evening practicing the four songs that they would sing at tonight's final event called Song and Cheer. I was fortunate to have some time to watch both teams in their final practices. They both sounded confident and excited for tonight's big event. Take a look!

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Topics: color war, song and cheer, rope burning, green and gold, maroon and grey

Rope Burning Is An Amazing Special Event At Our Summer Camp

Posted by Jason Sebell on Aug 11, 2014 5:26:00 AM

Rope Burning is an amazing special event at our summer camp

Today was Truce Day for Camp Kenwood's Color War. Our boys took a day off from this week's special event. Evergreen continued with day #3 of their Color War. Tonight was one of the favorite events of the entire summer: Rope Burning. While our younger campers watched and cheered our 15-year old Juniper girls took part in a race to see which team could build a fire tall and strong enough to burn a rope suspended 10 ft in the air. I shot and edited a video of tonight's event (actually, I used 5 different cameras so that I could get the proper angles for you to truly understand how awesome this amazing special event is). I hope that you enjoy it!

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Topics: rope burning, special event, green and gold

Another Amazing Special Event For Our Very Happy Campers

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 20, 2014 3:22:00 AM

Another Amazing Special Event For Our Very Happy Campers

On this 4th Saturday of the summer Camp slept. Once reveille blew everyone was quickly out of the bunks, excited for the start of this amazing special event called Big Weekend. I loved seeing the creativity of our counselors, and how hard they work to make an event like this special for our kids. And I also loved how quickly our very happy campers campers threw themselves into this incredible weekend event.

Before breakfast the camp gathered for an assembly where Mia had the teams line up for the first time. Everyone was wearing the individual color t-shirt of their team (thank you to all parents who read this year's packing list and included the array that we had asked for!) and after a quick breakfast they moved out to the first activities of the day.

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Topics: very happy campers, rope burning, big weekend, mythological characters

Incredible Little Moments At Camp

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 22, 2013 3:18:00 AM

You may have noticed that I did not post a blog entry for yesterday. Sadly, after finishing a piece last night around 1:30am my beloved laptop let out a loud gasp (literally, it sounded almost human), splashed an array of colors across the screen, and then ceased to function anymore. My new one arrives tomorrow, and I am currently borrowing Scott's. Thankfully, my most recent time machine backup was earlier in the afternoon, so there was no real loss. It was more of an inconvenience...except for the photos and video that I shot yesterday that I wanted to share with you. I hope when my harddrive is fully transferred tomorrow that I am able to recover some of what I wanted to show you. In the meantime I'll try and highlight some of the incredible little moments of the last 48 hours.

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Topics: rope burning, incredible little moments at camp, incredible moments, little moments, moments at camp, basketball, free time, big weekend

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