From camp to ‘Prison….Break’

Hey, Summer Campers!

The world is certainly crazy about camp! From singer/songwriters to famous athletes and big-name Hollywood stars, it seems EVERYONE goes to camp! Wrongfully convicted inmates and their loyal little brothers are no exception either—at least the actors that play them, anyway! A few years back, I told you about ‘Prison Break’ star Paul Adelstein’s time at North Star Camp. This stud helped his brother escape his wrongful imprisonment on death row in the TV show 'Prison Break'.

Best known for his role as Agent Paul Kellerman in the TV series ‘Prison Break’, Paul isn’t the only star of the show to attend camp. The lead role of Michael Scofield is played by Wentworth Miller who went to Frost Valley, a YMCA camp, located on 5000 acres in the Catskill Mountains, just two-and-a-half hours north of New York City.

Born in England, Wentworth’s parents moved when he was just one year old and raised him in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He had a pretty normal upbringing, attending Midwood High School and later transferring to Quaker Valley Senior High School in Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1990 a straight-A student and moved on to study at Princeton University.

A cartoonist for the school paper and also baritone for the A Capella group called ‘The Princeton Tigertones’, Wentworth’s interests were all over the map. It was during Tigertones’ shows, however, that Wentworth realized he wanted to perform in front of an audience for a living. After graduating from Princeton, he moved to California, seeking out an acting career.

He made his television debut in the cult classic TV show, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and went on to make lots of appearances in shows like ‘ER’, ‘Law and Order’, ‘House’, and—most currently—‘The Flash’. ‘Prison Break’, however, is what really boosted his career. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best actor in a leading role for his lead part in the show.

Making his way to the top wasn’t always easy. In his words, it was “a long time…coming and there were a lot of upsets and a lot of failures and roadblocks, but I couldn’t walk away from it. I needed it like I needed air. It was just something I had to do.”

While he hasn’t lost interest in acting, Wentworth has been trying his hand at screenwriting and producing more so these days, writing the horror movie ‘Stoker’, released in 2013. Wentworth is obviously an individual who understands hard work and determination—two qualities that summer camp teaches.

Summer camp did good for Wentworth. What will it do for you? As always, thanks for reading, campers!

- John

Emily thinks camp is Awesome!! So do we.

Hey, Camp Fans!

Having brought in almost 30 entries The ‘Share Your Camp Story’ drawing here at Everything Summer Camp saw a great response, making us eager to publish each one right here on the Blog! After our seven lucky winners, everyone else who submitted received a $15 gift certificate to our online store! Today, I post our last Camp Story from 2015 about Emily Y. and her great time at Camp

Get a load of the fun times at Camp Ton-a-Wandah“2015 TAW 2nd Session

T.A.W. did not open until 8:00 am. I got there at 6:00 am. When I unpacked, I had my lice check, and then we had a camp cookout. My dad was so hungry and he loves cookouts. There were hamburgers and cake with fruit on top. After the cookout my mom and dad left. The camp went to the gym to sign up for the activities. After, I had a swim test. I didn’t pass. Then we went to our cabins for a few hours to play. After that we had dinner and E. P. (Evening Program). In the morning I got up and did the morning routine, Then I Went to breakfast. Then we did cabin cleanup and then we would do three activities. After that we would have lunch. Then we had happy nappy my favorite. Then we did three more activities, then dinner and E. P. and I did that for three weeks. On the day before we left we pack day and night. I left the next day. I cried when I left. Camp is Awesome!!!

God Bless Ton-A-Wandah.”

Thanks for your camp submission, Emily! Sounds like camp meant a lot to you! Camp IS Awesome! Maybe you can pass your swim test next summer! To anyone else interested in Camp Ton-A-Wandah, you can check it out right here. As always, thanks for reading!

- John

The coolest Camp Trunks you’ve ever seen…

Hey, Camp Folks!

Oh boy! It’s time to get excited! ‘Why?’ you ask. Oh, geez! You haven’t heard! You have no idea what’s coming your way! Well, here it is: Everything Summer Camp is proudly introducing our coolest trunks yet—new this year—Designer TruAdventure is on the horizon with this Anchors Aweigh Camp Trunk.nks.

Unafraid of originality, Designer Trunks feature customizable designs sure to grab everyone’s attention! With over 100 options to choose from and more being added all the time, we’re guaranteed to have a design that delivers your wildest desires.

Imagine your camp trunk covered in colorful patterns like Chevron Insignias, Anchors Aweigh, Space Odyssey, Lucky Clover, and SOOO much more!

Constructed the same as our moGood luck is with you when you own our Lucky Clover Trunk!st popular Happy Camper Trunk, we swap out the steel for a durably-laminated and dazzling high-definition print. The high definition print comes off of our giant, wide-format printers and is then laminated for nearly indestructible protection. It’s then applied to the trunk before the hardware goes on.

Like all of our other camp trunks, we cover the interior with DuraWrap Liner which is water-resistant, odor-free, and virtually tear-proof while the bottom of the trunk Chevron it up in cool different zig-zagging colors!is covered with our traditional steel exterior.

Once complete, Designer Trunks are more durable than paint!

You haven’t seen the likes of this trunk before. They certainly look cool on our website, but when your own arrives on your doorstep, these stunning creations are likely to floor you. Cool, colorful, and totally YOU, get your Designer Trunk right here!

Summer camp outfitters like us knoTry this Designer Trunk on for size---the size of the solar system!!w how much our customers love to make their camp trunks into their own creations—works of art. That’s why Everything Summer Camp has conceived of, what are clearly, the coolest camp trunks with spectacular colors and awesome designs.

So get excited! Check out our awesome, new Designer Trunks on our main site and find one to fit your style. As always, thanks for reading.

- John