Hard Trunk VS Soft Trunk

Hey there, Camp Enthusiasts!

Are you having trouble deciding between one of our famous C&N Footlockers and our amazing duffel bag, The Pop Up Soft Trunk from Everything Summer Camp? If so, this blog post is for you! Let me tell you all about the pros and cons of a soft footlocker as opposed to a classic, steel camp trunk.

First—pros: The Pop Up Soft Trunk is undeniably lighter than a C&N Footlocker. This makes things easier for carrying, rolling, and general transportation altogether. Much more like a duffel bag, the Pop Up Soft Trunk is a great choice to move your camp gear with convenience and ease.

The fact that it’s lighter is a good point, but even more important, the Pop Up Soft Trunk is collapsible. Our soft trunk is sort of superior to a traditional, steel camp trunk on this point as well. If all you want is a camp trunk for your summer camp stay, you might grow frustrated with a big—ahem—“clunky” steel trunk sitting around with no real place to go with it at home.

You won’t grow frustrated with the Pop Up Soft Trunk. When camp is over, the Pop Up Soft Trunk can collapse and lie flat for simple and convenient storage until yoopen PUSTu need it next.

Along with its better abilities to be stored away, it’s also got great abilities for storage. It’s got a plethora of pockets, and with its collapsible wire frame, this duffel will keep its traditional trunk shape even after its empty. It won’t cave in until you want it too. I wouldn’t say it’s storage space is necessarily better than a camp trunk, but it’s definitely comparable. You’re sure to be able to live out of your Pop Up Soft Trunk the same way you could with a C&N Footlocker!

And now onto the cons: a Camp Trunk from Everything Summer Camp—the home of C&N Footlockers—will always be more durable than a Pop Up Soft Trunk. It will also be able to keep the contents you keep inside better protected with a literal lock. Not to mention, romantically speaking, it’s a steel camp trunk. It kind of belongs at camp. We manufacture our own steel camp trunks. They’re cooler, classier, and much more protective.

In the end, steel trunk or soft trunk, it all depends on which will meet your particular, personal needs. I hope this post can help guide your decision-making. Till next time, Camp Fans!




We’ve Got Shoes For Every Kind of Fun

Hey, Camp Fans!

Every kid needs a good pair of kicks for summer camp! You’ve come to the right place, fans of footwear—Everything Summer Camp carries an impressive variety of shoes, sandals, and boots of all different, reputable brand names, like Speedo, Teva, and more. But before we get into that, let’s go over our entire collection of footwear.

We’ve got Water Shoes, Sport Sandals, Trail Shoes, Tennis Shoes, Horse Riding Boots, and Flip Flop Sandals. Each one of these footwear styles has its own distinctive look and teva kids shoeattitude that’s derived from its geographical specialty. We basically have your feet covered with any kind of footwear you might want for anything you might do this summer.

Our Water Shoes from brands like Speedo, Teva, Northside, and Beach Basics, are a fun collection of cute and cool Water Shoes. Don’t be afraid to get these things wet! They’re great for the beach or around the pool, giving you more traction than you would have in bare feet.

We get our Sport Sandals from Northside, Beach Basics, and mostly—Teva. These pieces of footwear are largely credited to Teva who introduced the world’s first crossover shoe/sandal—the Sports Sandal. Let your feet breathe with more foot coverage in these innovative Sport Sandals.

Check out our Trail and Tennis Shoes from places like Northside, Hi-Tec, and Teva. The Trail Shoes are attractively rugged and give you a smooth ride while hiking the roughest terrain. Thpaddock shoee Tennis Shoes are sporty and cute.

Our Horse Riding Paddock Shoes from English Riding Supply are made with quality construction to be fitting and durable. Find these great-looking riding boots in youth and ladies sizes here at Everything Summer Camp.

Last but not least, you don’t want to forget about our cool, summer Flip Flops. Stylish and summer, these summer sandals make a great collection of basic, nice, and sporty flip flops. Check out our cute Beach Basics as well as the Barracuda from Teva and your feet will thank you.

That’s all for today, Camp Fans. Until next time.




Get the Most Out of Sleeping at Camp

Hello, Camp Fans!

You know, we cover a lot of topics relating to summer camp on our Everything Summer Camp Blog. I’ve already told you how to find the right sleeping bag to suit you for your specific summer camp stay. I’ve told you about mummy style bags as opposed to the traditional rectangular bags. I’ve discussed temperature ratings.

For today’s blog post I’d like to let you in on a number of ways that you can optimize your outdoor sleeping in case you’re planning on roughin’ it overnight at all this summer.

First of all—obviously, you should have a flashlight with you. It’s also a good idea to bring a book along as well. Reading has a way of tiring your eyes in a way that make them heavy.

And…you know…once your eyes get heavy…you…*yawn*…you pretty much are…

Aside from that, it’s always important to know the standard, seasonal temperatures of your camp’s location so you know which style bag you’ll prefer to go with—mummy or rectangle style. And—head’s up—If your child is a restless sleeper who likes to toss and kelty sleeping bagturn all over the place at night, then a mummy style sleeping bag probably isn’t quite what you’re looking for.

You’ll also want to pay attention to the temperature rating on the bag so you know what kind of temperatures your sleeping bag is equipped to handle. That’s why it’s so important to know what kind of temperatures you might see during your summer camp stay.

Arguably, one of the most important elements to a comfortable night of sleep in the great outdoors is the use of a mattress pad like the foam Egg Crate Mattress Pad we offer. The Air Chair Plus, also found at Everything Summer Camp, doubles not only as a chair but a comfortable sleeping mattress too.

So, I hope you may have been inspired to make the most out of your sleep during camp. It’s a vital part of staying healthy and ready to be active. That’s all for today, Camp Fans! Sleep tight!




You Will Want To Write Home On This Awesome Stationery

Hey, Camp Fans!

Everybody wants to write home when they’re away at summer camp—it’s only natural to want to tell your family and friends back home what a fantastic time you’re having at camp! You always want your letters to be neat, honest, and well-received. On that last note is where we come in at Everything Summer Camp. We carry great, camp-themed and camp-convenient stationery from two different suppliers—Paper So Pretty as well as Seal N’ Send Stationery.

Your words are sure to leap off the page when you write home from summer camp on this Designer Stationery Set from Paper So Pretty which can be found right here at Everything Summer Camp. Imagine the treat it will be for your family to receive such cool mail! Each kit contains ten pretty pieces of paper, ten envelopes, and a pen. Make your letters home cute and so pretty!

Or you can go the other route. Get yourself a Seal N’ Send notebook. With forty pseal n senderforated sheets you won’t run out of paper anytime soon unless you’re J.K. Rowling and, chances are, you could write everyone you know at least a couple times (unless you know as many people as J.K. Rowling probably does). All you do is write, tear, fold, and seal it with the provided stickers…or maybe a kiss depending on who’ll be receiving the letter.

If you’re one to stay organized, then you might want to check out the Storage Clipboard for your stationery and accessories. It’ll do everything but write your letters for you. Write on the surface, then tuck your letter away in the convenient storage bin under the hinged lid. It’ll hold your stationery, pens, stamps, envelopes, and whatever else you need to say hi to the folks back home.

That’s all for today’s post, Camp Fans!




P.S. Have a blast at camp!

We have your Repel and Cutter Insect Repellents

Hey there, Camp Preppers!

Summer camp means spending your days running around outside, going for nature walks, hiking through rough trails, sitting around a campfire, and sleeping under the stars; all that time outside means that you’re going to need some protection from all the various, biting and clawing insects that make claim to the outdoors this time of year.

It’s not just the bugs that you want to protect yourself against in the summertime, it’s what they could be carrying that you really want to avoid. With just one bite from the wrong mosquito you could end up with West Nile Virus. Ticks are pretty difficult to avoid as well, which can carry Lyme Disease—a very unpleasant illness when it remains untreated.

For this summer’s buggy season, arrive at summer camp prepared with trusty bug repellent from Everything Summer Camp. We have you covered with Repel® 100% DEET, Repel® Insect Repellent Gear Smart Formula™ , Repel® Insect Repellent Family, Repel 100% DEET Insect Repellentand Cutters Backwoods. From ticks, mosquitos, chiggers, and gnats, to fleas, and any other bothersome bugs out there, this repellent should keep the bugs around you in check.

Unlike some other bug repellents, Everything Summer Camp’s Repel and Cutters products provide a powerful protection that doesn’t have to be reapplied every few hours. These bug repellents keep the bugs away for at least ten hours at a time.

So don’t allow yourself to become an easy victim of serious illnesses carried by random mosquitos, ticks, and other irritating insects. Get yourself a few bug repellents and stay safe during your summer camp experience. Don’t spend your summer inside, scratching at bites, and sick in bed! Get Repel or Cutters repellents from Everything Summer Camp and enjoy your summer to its fullest!




Go Ahead Parents-Sing One of Neil Diamond’s Classics For The Kids

Hey, Camp Lovers!

For our Celebrities at Summer Camp blog posts, I like to tell you about other people—famous people—who also love summer camp! Well, today’s blog post is a special one for a man who has been said by some to be America’s greatest singer/songwriter—Mr. Neil Diamond.neil diamond

Neil went to Surprise Lake Camp (SLC—also attended by Gene Simmons from the 1980’s hairband Kiss), located in the mountains of Cold Spring, New York. A beautiful place that works hard to make sure that every summer is at least as fun as the last. They’ve been doing it since 1902.

When he first started his career as a singer/songwriter in 1962, Neil was less known as a performer and better known as a songwriter. A common misnomer is that he didn’t perform his earlier music—just wrote songs that he sold to other performers. However, he always had intended to be a performer, his music simply became famous first by other bands and performers that covered his music.

Among other musical performers, The Monkees are known for using a number of Neil’s songs such as “I’m a Believer” and “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You.” But by the later 60’s he was gaining stardom not only recognized as a songwriter anymore but also as a performer.

Neil shined all throughout the 70’s with such brilliant songs like “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue,” and “Holly Holy.” Neil has sold over 125 million records the world over. The man is thought to have become the third-most famous and successful singer/songwriter, ceded only to the ultra-famous Barbara Streisand and Elton John.

Today, Neil continues making music and released a CD of new material in 2010. He still tours pretty frequently and loves his fans! That’s pretty awesome!




We’ve Got You Covered-with Sunscreen Protection

Hey there, Blog Buddies!

On today’s blog post, I’ll be discussing the importance of using some sort of sunblock when you’re out having fun in the sun this summer at camp. Protection against damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun is always a good idea; I’ll also be talking about what sort of harm such dangerous UV radiation can end up doing to your skin.

First of all, the use of some sort of sunscreen or sunblock is always a good Lil Gator sprayidea. Any kind of lotion, spray, gel, or other type of topical cream that’s made to absorb or reflect UV rays is only going to do you good. Watch what you’re buying, though. You don’t want to mistake a tanning lotion for sunscreen. Indoor tanning lotions, like tanning oils are made to speed up the tanning process by intensifying UV rays. It’s very unhealthy for your skin and leaves you more susceptible to sun damage.

Your skin, among many other living things, can get a sunburn. That’s right, your skin is a living thing—a tissue to be specific—and when it gets sunburned, it’s suffering a form of radiation burn. When you get sunburned, your skin tends to grow reddish and hot to the touch. You may also undergo cases of general fatigue and slight dizziness.

Excessive and unprotected exposure to UV radiation is most definitely life-threatening. It takes a pretty extreme case, but even so, UV rays are no joke! Overexposure to UV radiation is the number one, leading cause of skin tumors and skin cancer!

Luckily, atcolumbia tee Everything Summer Camp, you can find a plethora of trustworthy sunblock—not misleading sun tan lotion—actual sunblock that offers the protection you’ll need for your stay at summer camp. We carry all sorts of lotions, sprays—even wipes, to make for a very easy application. We also have technical tees from Columbia that offer great UV protection.

So go have your fun in the sun this summer—just make sure you’re protected from harmful sun rays. That’s all for today, bloggers!




Get to know the Melissa & Doug Company

Hey, Blog Buddies!

Everything Summer Camp just loves to give credit where credit is due! That’s where our blog posts come in handy because we get to spread the word about great companies with whom we have the pleasure of doing business.

Get to know the game that other companies play and learn how some great companies got started like Woolrich, Columbia, and Speedo. Today I’m going to talk about the very popular kid’s toymakers and game creators from the Melissa & Doug company—Melissa and Doug.M&D logo

Melissa and Doug Bernstein first started making toys for kids and educational games in the garage of the home where Doug grew up. His parents still lived there too so the couple had to be careful not to disturb them in their everyday life. That was more than 25 years ago in 1988.

But things have changed quite a bit since the two of them first got their start. The company has gone global with more than 1200 employees, great success, and steady growth. Melissa and Doug eventually moved into an actual office building just down the road from his parents’ house.

With an obvious appreciation for their customers and fans, Melissa and Doug are continuously striving to give back to the people who have supported them. That’s why each and every one of Melissa & Doug’s 2000 inventive products are of such excellent value, qualiflip to win memoryty, and design.

The toys and games offered at Melissa & Doug cover a broad range for children of all ages. That way everyone can enjoy at least one of the many, fun products that Melissa & Doug provide. They also welcome word from their customers for suggestions about the products they make.

Everything Summer Camp is thrilled to do business with a company so focused on quality and success. Until next time, Camp Fans.




Don’t Forget the Pots and Pans!

Hey, Summer Camp Preppers!

This blog is a great guide for everyone to get as much fun out of summer camp as you can! After all, Everything Summer Camp prides itself on offering products that will help you in just about any situation summer camp will bring to you. From our classic camp trunks to bug spray and sunscreen, we have it all.

Summer camp is all about making camp friends, sleeping under the stars, and cooking over a campfire. If cooking is as important to you as it is to everyone else, the Mess Kit from Everything Summer Camp is right for you. Bring your own pot and pan to camp to make a great meal for yourself.mess kit

If you’re a fan of both camping and cooking, then you definitely don’t want to miss your opportunity for this quintessential summer camp experience of cooking over a real fire—not stove top elements or even the small flares from a gas oven—but real flames, feasting on the wood that created a spark, maybe even by you!

This Mess Kit from Everything Summer Camp includes a six and a half inch fry pan with a “stay cool” locking and insulating handle. The kit also has a half quart boiling pot, covers that can serve a dual purpose as plates, and an eight oz. plastic cup. The contents in this kit are high-quality polished stainless steel with copper bottoms.

Each item in this five-piece dinnerware set is easy to clean. Just use soap and water after using the dishes in your Mess Kit the same way you would with any other dish from your kitchen at home!

So relax, smile, and take in the fresh air along with the enticing scent of your dinner sizzling over a campfire. Who knew camp could be so delicious? Until next time, Camp Fans!




Happy Fourth of July Campers!

Hey, Summer Camp Aficionados!

Today is the day of our country’s independence. Way back when in a time that we only know from history books, the people who lived in “The New World” (more modernly known as the United States of America) still felt the rule of Great Britain. Independence Day (or the Fourth of July as we commonly call it) is the day that we adopted our Declaration of Independence in 1776.

For 237 years, we have been celebrating our freedom from the rule of any other country but ourselves. That’s why we make it a pretty big deal once a year to enjoy our freedom on the Fourth of July.

As we’ve all seen the fun of Fourth of Julys past, we, as Americans, like to go all out to celebrate our Independence Day. We march in parades, we have carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games (America’s favorite pastime), we have get-togethers with our friends and families, political speeches are made 4th of july picturewith ceremonies and gatherings. And, of course, we end the whole day with a bang!


They’re loud. They’re bright. They’re an essential part of our Fourth of July tradition. Fireworks have been around for over 1000 years. Originally, fireworks were made in India by filling bamboo cases or rolled-up paper tubes with explosives. The loud bang they make when they go off was initially thought to scare off evil spirits.

At Everything Summer Camp, we’re proud to be a part of top notch, high-quality products that we manufacture right here in the United States. There’s nothing we love more than making sure that your summer and summer camp experience is as fun as it can be.

That’s all for today, Camp Fans. Have a blast today, and remember to make your summer a blast!