This summer our campers will participate in over 85 different day excursions, overnight camping trips, intercamps and travel tournaments. There are so many amazing opportunities for kids of all ages to play team sports, fish, hike, mountain bike, canoe, surf, and paddle board, along with just getting to enjoy the State of New Hampshire with their friends.
When I am visiting prospective camp families in their homes one of the most common questions I am asked is do K&E campers go on any amazing trips or outdoor adventures? The short answer is YES, and every age group goes on exciting day and overnight trips, including to beaches, caves, climbing mountains and canoeing to islands. These amazing trips are an important component of our brother/sister camp program which also includes team and individual sports, visual and performing arts, and tons of fun on our private lake.
Rather than writing more about the incredibly fun times that our campers have on these day and overnight trips, I thought I'd ask some of our most experienced counselors to tell you about where we go, and how they help make these adventures so exciting for our campers.
Each week in our #CounselorConversations video series we gather four of our most experienced, talented camp counselors and ask them questions about life at our brother/sister camp in New Hampshire. And then we let the video camera roll. No script, no editing, and we don't even share what the questions are ahead of time. We just have them talk about the intentionality that they use to help our campers have such incredible summers. These are their thoughts on why being a part of our summer camp community is so powerful, and the many intentional ways we help our campers make friends, have fun, and grow.
We hope that you enjoy getting to know Courtney, Josh, Sean and Rachael in this fifth episode of #CounselorConversations. As you can imagine, smart, kind, thoughtful, commited camp staff can make a huge difference in a child's first experience away from home, and these guys are just a small sample of our 200+ talented camp staff.
The video is just over 9 minutes long and should tell you a lot about our brother/sister summer camp. If you retweet it please use the hashtag #counselorconversations.
Here are links to previous episodes of Counselor Conversations if you missed them!
Episode 1 - Helping new campers have a great first day!
Episode 2 - Ways we help our campers overcome homesickness!
When prospective families visit they often ask "do your campers go on trips?" and "do your kids have traveling tournament teams?" My answer is always an emphatic oh yes we do go on some amazing day and overnight trips...and we've got a ton of tournament teams!
Amazing activities at our brother-sister summer camp in NH
As is the case almost every day, our campers were involved in a lot of trips and tournaments today. The Kenwood juniors climbed Mt. Cardigan while Kenwood's freshmen headed out on their Belle Island canoe trip. The Evergreen 9's, 11's, 13's and 15's headed to another camp for a swim tournament. The Kenwood 2nd year seniors returned triumphant from their 3-day white water canoe trip on the Androscogin river. Here are two short clips from their amazing adventure.
Our very happy campers are participating in a whole lot of exciting trips and tournaments
Today was a great day for fun, new experiences at Camp. Our Kenwood 1st Year Seniors left on the most challenging mountain hike of their Camp careers. Filled with a mixture of excitement and trepidation they left for their expedition up Mt. Washington. By mid-day they had reached the halfway point. Led by Jono, our head of the ropes course, some set up the campsite while others worked on getting dinner prepared. The boys had a beautiful night sleeping on the mountain, and we await a report from the group leader saying that they have reached the summit!