From Camp to Country

Hey there, Summer Campers!

We talk about so many celebrities who were once summer campers like yourselves, but instead today, I have someone who never went asThis country music singer/songwriter is a former summer camper as well! a camper. She was, however, a cabin leader for a handful of years at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Georgia. I’m talking about country music singer, songwriter, and actress, Jennifer Nettles.

Next to the Oconee National Forest, Rock Eagle Camp boasts 1500 acres of gorgeous woodsy land with a 110-acre lake named after the camp. While she may have been at a different juncture in her life than most folks are when they encounter the summer camp experience, it was just as influential for her when she went as a cabin leader.

Her passion in life—singing—drew her to Rock Eagle Camp like a magnet as she was a member of their Clovers & Company performing arts group for six years prior. She was also involved in tons of extracurricular activities between school assemblies, community theater, and her Southern Baptist church in the small town of Douglas, Georgia.

She graduated from Coffee High School and moved on to Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, studying Sociology as well as Anthropology. It was during her college years that she made a productive move with her music, partnering up with one Cory Jones—a University of Georgia student of classical guitar—to form the acoustic duo Soul Miner’s Daughter. They put out two albums together.

After college, she continued her musical career in her early 20’s, forming the Jennifer Nettles Band. The band, consisting of Brad Sikes on the drums, Scott Nicholson playing piano, Wesley Lupold playing bass, Mike Cebulski on percussion, and—of course—Jennifer, put out five albums altogether.

In 2003, Jennifer formed Sugarland with Kristen Hall and Kristian Bush to push her career beyond what she had been able to do yet. Three years later, Sugarland was nominated for a Gammy award for Best New Artist.

She most recently made her acting debut in NBC’s made-for-TV-movie, ‘Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors’ in which she played the role of Dolly Parton’s mother and then played another role in the following year on the hit series ‘Underground’. Following her dreams, Jennifer has found incredible success throughout her life. What successes will you find throughout your life? Be sure to check out Rock Eagle Camp in Georgia if it sounds like the right camp for you and, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

Spend Summer on the Catalina Islands!

Hey, Camp People!

We can’t talk enough about all the excellent summer camps with whom we’ve developed great relationships. That’s why we post about them as often as we can and, toCatalina Island Camps is a great camp for girls.day, we’re swinging our Everything Summer Camp spotlight over to the West Coast to one of these amazing camps. Focusing our attention about 20 miles off the Southern California coast, let’s take a good look at Catalina Island Camps

Bound by glorious views and graced by ocean breezes, Catalina Island Camps is settled on Howlands Landing, a private cove downwind of the beautiful Catalina Island. Initially a boys camp when it was first founded in 1922, this camp has been open to girls as well now since the 70’s.

There are awesome water activities at Catalina IslaLots of fun goings on at the camp waterfront!nd Camps like Skin Diving, Kayaking, Sailing, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing, Knee Boarding, and Stand Up Paddleboards. And days are filled with other activities like Arts & Crafts, Archery, Riflery, Rock Wall Climbing, Ropes Course, Outdoor Cooking, Adventure Trips, and much, much more.

Catalina Island campers find a sense of belonging to the cabin group. The activities, special events, and overall cabin life are determined by the cabin groups to which campers are assigned. Through cooperationAcquaintances become BFFs at Catalina Island Camps. in activities and shared experiences, Catalina campers learn to help their fellow cabin mates and develop friendships with one another. There is a cabin leader and an activity instructor living with typically ten campers in each cabin.

Boasting beautiful campgrounds and a lovely campus, campers believe Catalina Island Camps to be heaven on earth. Here, campers take their first steps toward a stage of maturity and self-reliance. Check out Catalina Island Camps for yourself right here if it sounds like a good camp for your camper and, as always thanks for reading!

- John

The Undeniable Duffel from Under Armour

Hey, Camp Folks!

At Everything Summer Camp, we want to make sure we’re offering the best there is to offer when it comes to quality camping gear. That’s why we carry popular and trusted brand names such as Columbia, Hanes, and Smartwool on our diverse online store. And this one-stop shop just made an exciting addition to the excellent brands we offer! Now you can find awesome products from Under Armour like the Storm Undeniable Duffel.
This duffel bag is great for the avid adventurer and perfect at camp!This Backpack/Duffel hybrid is designed to hold 39 Liters! Its shoulders straps are adjustable and they’re also padded too. They own up to an awesome built-in cooling technology that allows for comfortable carrying in the fashion of a Duffel OR a Backpack. The option in carrying methods makes this Duffel the perfect accessory for multi-day hiking trips out into the wilderness.

With shoulder straps for backpack style transportation, the perfect duffel for camp is undeniable.It’s okay if the rain catches you off-guard. It is for the Storm Undeniable, anyway. Always ready to stand up to the elements, this daypack’s exterior is treated with an extremely water-resistant finish so it dries fast and has a long-lasting life.

Spacious doesn’t begin to describe it. It features a roomy main compartment and a large vented pocket on either side (one of which is expandable for storing shoes and clothing). It also has a water-resistant pocket for storing valuables and another large pocket for organizational purposes. One last pocket for your water bottle sits at a 45° angle to keep your water riding securely and ready to grab.

The right Duffel for your camp stay this summer is Undeniable. This Storm Backpack Duffel from Under Armour is choice for the avid camper. Bring it along this summer for all your camp adventures. You can take an even closer look right here and, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!A spacious bag, you can pack all you need for an overnight wilderness trek!

- John