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A Camp Parent Sums Up What Our Senior Camper Winter Weekend Means To Her Family

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 10, 2019 2:15:00 PM

We spend a lot of time trying to capture exactly how fun, exciting and meaningful our off-season events are for our community members. On Sunday, one of our camp parents shared her thoughts after her daughter returned home from our annual Winter Weekend up in NH, and frankly, she did a better job than we could have ever imagined! 

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Topics: winter weekend, shari berman

Our 18th Annual Senior Camper Winter Weekend Has Begun!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 5, 2019 12:32:00 AM

It's the start of our 18th annual, totally amazing Senior Camper Winter Weekend at our summer camp In NH!

At 11am this morning the journey began, and it always feels to me like a trip on the Hogwarts express (minus the owls and chocolate frogs, of course). About 40 Kenwood and Evergreen campers and counselors and I boarded a private Amtrak train car at New York's Penn Station and headed north. Every year on this trip I love watching how it literally takes seconds for our kids and staff to get back into "camp mode". Campers and counselors were hugging and laughing and kind to each other, and it felt like Kenwood and Evergreen even though we were standing in the middle of an NYC train station. 

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend, hogwarts, sledding

Sign ups for the Senior Camper Winter Weekend begin Tues at 10am!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 15, 2018 3:13:00 PM

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The power of a weekend cell phone holiday for our teen campers

Posted by Jason Sebell on Feb 5, 2018 2:45:00 PM

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Our annual Senior Camper Winter Weekend just ended and it could not have been a better event. About 80 of our teen campers, counselors and leadership team spent the weekend hanging out together at our sleepaway camp in New Hampshire, and from start-to-finish it was all about fun times and good friends. We played in the snow and on the ice, ate delicious meals together, and just loved being with people who mean so much to us all. But we have a sneaking suspicion that the X factor in why this was such an extraordinary time was that we asked all of our teens to turn their iphones off and give themselves the gift of a weekend cell phone holiday. 

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Topics: winter weekend, unplugging, cell phone holiday

Day 2 of our incredible annual Senior Camper Winter Weekend!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Feb 4, 2018 1:24:00 AM

So what did our campers do on this second day of our Senior Camper Winter Weekend?

  • Woke up to a gorgeous NH winter morning!
  • Had an delicious gourmet breakfast
  • Went skating and walking around our beautiful lake
  • Played a game called "Broomball" 
  • Tried ice fishing for the first time
  • Went sledding all over our campus
  • Hung out in an igloo big enough to hold 6 people
  • Ate a whole lot of bbq chicken pizza
  • Had a fabulous game of football with our counselors in the snow
  • Worked on all sorts of art projects
  • Played heads up, ping pong, cards, foosball, chess, and backgammon
  • Paused to enjoy an incredible winter sunset over our lake
  • Sat with our camp friends and talked the way only lifelong friends can with each other
  • Laughed and giggled a whole lot
  • Had a Mexican fiesta for dinner
  • Celebrated 5 of our friends' birthdays
  • Had a sing-a-long with Scott as he played guitar
  • Road around in under the night sky in a horse drawn sleigh
  • Watched an incredible fireworks display
    And maybe most important of all...

Went more than 24 hours without even touching our cell phones and pretty much had the best time possible! 

RELATED: Our 17th Annual Senior Camper Winter Weekend Has Begun!

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Topics: winter weekend, day 2, animoto

Our 17th Annual Senior Camper Winter Weekend Has Begun!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Feb 2, 2018 11:57:00 PM

It's the start of our 17th annual, totally amazing Senior Camper Winter Weekend at our summer camp In NH!

At 11am this morning the journey began, and it always feels to me like a trip on the Hogwarts express (minus the owls and chocolate frogs). About 50 Kenwood and Evergreen campers and counselors and I boarded a private Amtrak train car at New York's Penn Station and headed north. Every year on this trip I love watching how it literally takes seconds for our kids and staff to get back into "camp mode". Campers and counselors were hugging and laughing and kind to each other, and it felt like Kenwood and Evergreen even though we were standing in the middle of an NYC train station. 

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend, hogwarts

Camp friends of all ages hanging out during the month of December

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 12, 2018 2:30:00 PM

We get so much pleasure seeing how much our campers, counselors, parents and alumni enjoying being with each other throughout the entire year. During the month of the December we were especially pleased to see that Kenwood and Evergreen camp friends took time out of their busy lives to hang out with each other across the United States, and all over Europe, Central America, Asia and Africa! 

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend, chelsea piers

Announcing Our Senior Camper Winter Weekend -- The Best Weekend of the Year!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Sep 22, 2017 2:29:00 PM

We are thrilled to announced that it's almost time to register for the 18th annual Senior Camper Winter Weekend!

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Topics: winter weekend, senior camper winter weekend

What DO you do at the Senior Camper Winter Weekend each January?

Posted by Jason Sebell on Feb 17, 2017 10:05:00 AM

At a number of recent Camp events parents and campers have asked me the same question: so what DO you do at the Senior Camper Winter Weekend? They know that about 100 of our senior campers and counselors travel up to our campus in New Hampshire, and that it's the best event of the entire year, but beyond that it seems to be shrouded in a bit of mystery.

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Topics: winter weekend, camp video

Day #2 of our incredible winter weekend with our camp friends

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 7, 2017 11:55:00 PM

This really is the best weekend of the entire year! 

We live for this. As I wrote about in yesterday's blog, for 17 years we have brought more than 100 campers and counselors up to our overnight camp in NH for a special weekend in the snow. This is always our favorite weekend of the year, and yet for some reason this one felt extra special. There was a wonderful energy to this event from the moment we stepped aboard the train yesterday, and that hasn't diminished one bit!

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend

The Winter Weekend At Our Summer Camp In New Hampshire Begins!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 6, 2017 10:54:00 PM

It's the start of our 16th annual, totally amazing Senior Camper Winter Weekend at our summer camp In NH! At 11am this morning the journey began, and it always feels to me like a trip on the Hogwarts express. About 70 Kenwood and Evergreen campers and counselors and I boarded a private Amtrak train car at New York's Penn Station and headed north. I loved watching how it literally took seconds for our kids and staff to get back into "camp mode". Everyone was hugging and laughing and kind to each other, and it felt like Kenwood and Evergreen even though we were standing in the middle of an NYC train station. 

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Topics: summer camp in nh, winter weekend

Are you getting excited for the 17th annual Camp Winter Weekend?

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 3, 2017 7:47:00 PM

We cannot wait for the start of the Winter Weekend this Friday!

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The dedication of camp counselors to our summer camp community

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 14, 2016 9:08:00 AM

One of the things that I love most about our brother-sister summer camp is how dedicated our counselors are to our kids and the community. During each summer they work long days for one purpose: to help our campers grow and make as many friendships as possible. They are wonderful role models to our campers, and honor us by returning in large numbers year after year. Our camp counselors really are one of the best parts of our community.

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend, camp counselors

The end of an incredible winter weekend with our camp friends

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 13, 2016 1:13:00 PM

Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and that includes our annual Winter Weekend event up at our summer camp. As I wrote about in a previous blog, for 16 years we have brought more than 100 campers and counselors up to our overnight camp in NH for a special weekend in the snow. This is always our favorite weekend of the year, and yet for some reason this one felt extra special.

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend

Our Brother-Sister Summer Camp's Winter Weekend Adventure Begins!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 8, 2016 11:00:00 PM

The best weekend of the entire year has begun! As is tradition at our brother-sister summer camp in NH, the first weekend in January is when we host our annual Senior Camp Winter Weekend Adventure. Campers and counselors from around the world converge on our campus in New Hampshire for a weekend of snow, fun, camp friends, and making incredible memories. 

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend, senior camper winter weekend

The Where Your Camp Shirt contest and our upcoming Camp Winter Weekend

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 6, 2016 9:30:00 AM

I love when a Camp contest heats up! Throughout the year we run something called "Where Your Camp Shirt". It's a way for campers to show their camp spirit by being photographed on trips around the globe wearing a piece of camp clothing.

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend, where your camp shirt

The End Of An Amazing Weekend In New Hampshire With Our Camp Friends

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 12, 2015 7:32:00 PM

Sadly, the 15th annual Senior Camper Winter Weekend has come to an end. Yet again our campus in New Hampshire is quiet, as our Camp friends have all gone home until June. But what a weekend it was. The weather was absolutely perfect -- cold enough that the snow was great for sledding and the lake remained almost a foot thick, and yet warm enough to enjoy being outside. We did just about everything we could on a snowy NH day: we sledded, we played football, we rode around on a horse-drawn sleigh, we skated, we played hockey, we hiked and we enjoyed the majestic night sky...both on its own, and when we launched an incredible fireworks display.

The beautiful New Hampshire night sky as we stood in the middle of the lake before launching the fireworks 

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend, new hampshire

Having An Amazing Winter Weekend In New Hampshire!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 11, 2015 1:05:00 AM

We woke up to a gorgeous New Hampshire sunrise over our lake. It was a perfect start to a pretty perfect day #2 of our 2015 Senior Camp Winter Weekend. The weather was much warmer than we had anticipated, without a hint of clouds or wind. Campers and counselors made their way to Cypress Lodge for a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, fruit, fried potatoes, bagels, and more. And from there we put on our winter weather gear and got outside to play!

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Topics: camp friends, winter weekend, board games

The Start Of The Winter Weekend At Our Summer Camp In New Hampshire

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 10, 2015 12:30:00 AM

It's the start of our 15th annual, totally amazing Senior Camper Winter Weekend at our summer camp In NH! At 11am this morning about 70 Kenwood and Evergreen campers and counselors and I boarded a private Amtrak train car at New York's Penn Station and headed north. Along the way we picked up friends in New Rochelle, Stamford, and Providence, ultimately stopping at Boston's 128 Train Station. When we arrived there were another 40 or so campers and counselors exitedly waiting to join us on our journey.

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Topics: summer camp in nh, winter weekend

Camp Friends Seeing Camp Friends Over the Holidays

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 5, 2015 2:05:00 PM

Since the New Year we have been inundated with pictures and stories at Camp friends seeing each other over the last few weeks. Some of these gatherings were planned, while others were purely accidental. There were sleepovers, birthday parties, mini-reunions, and even trips to other countries! We love how much our Camp community loves being together, and how so many Camp friendships span years and even decades of time!

Where to begin...?

In our first batch of photos, sent to us by campers and counselors, we had a sleepover after the Camp reunion in Boston; cousins hanging out together on the beach; a vacation to Michigan to visit a long-time close camp friend; a big sleepover in the Boston area; two former campers hanging out with their counselors from YEARS ago (including one who flew in from the UK); a reunion of Kenwood campers playing Gaga in NYC; and a massive, multi-family trip to Mexico that included current Camp parents, alumni from the 70's, 80's and more recent era, one of our fabulous Camp nurses, and a whole lot of Kenwood and Evergreen campers Yes, everyone on the trip was related to each other, but they still had more than a dozen members of our NH summer camp community on the trip, and we think that's just awesome!   

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Topics: camp friends, camp reunion, winter weekend, camp friendships, camp in nh, vacation

A Senior Camper Winter Weekend of Fun and Friendship

Posted by Jason Sebell on Sep 26, 2014 10:45:00 AM

Announcing our upcoming senior camper winter weekend of fun and friendship

We are so excited to announce plans for the 15th annual Senior Camper Winter Weekend! 

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Topics: winter weekend, senior camper winter weekend, summer camp ski weekend

Our Summer Camp Community Gets Together For A Winter Weekend

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 13, 2014 5:02:00 PM

Our Summer Camp Community Gets Together For A Winter Weekend

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Topics: winter weekend, snow football, camp community, peanut free

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