Enjoy hygienic hikes with Clean Trek

Howdy, Camp Folks!

We’re proud to carry such excellent brand names as Burt’s Bees, Coghlan’s, and VioLife. Today, we’re spotlighting our latest addition of brands to our Toiletries Department—Clean Trek—a brand dedicated to personal hygiene products that create some convenience for summer campers during their wilderness adventures. The Clean Trek Logo--these guys mean business!

Fans of the outdoors themselves, the folks that built Clean Trek from the ground up—their passion for outdoor adventures is what led them to founding their brand. They loved spending entire days outside. But they didn’t like smelling as though they had. And so they were inspired to devise a solution for taking care of your body odor when you’re trekking the wilderness and there’s no shower available.

Introducing a line of products that tend to one’s cleanliness as well as skin nutrition, Clean Trek went into business when they created their solution. With a line-up of gear spray, body wash, body wipes, and more, Clean Trek has built their products on eco-friendlinThese wipes are way convenient when you're on the ol' dusty trails.ess and lasting odor elimination.

Found on the Everything Summer Camp online store, we offer the Odor Control Body Wipes 24 Pack. These wonderful little wipes are durable and effective! Giving campers and adventurers of all different walks of life the ability to make themselves clean without requiring running water—or any water, for that matter—Clean Trek Body Wipes are certainly a must-have for campers who plan on multi-day hikes.

Leaving your skin feeling fresh and smooth, each wipe contains Clean Trek’s proven formula that acts to get rid of body odor and keep unpleasant odors from returning. While removing body and other odors, the wipes will soothe the skin with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. We’re proud to represent the Clean Trek brand, offering their innovative hygienic products. Order a pack for your camper and, as always, thanks for reading.Have fresh-scented fun in the wilderness!

- John

Trustful Duffels

Hey, Travelers!

Ideal for summer camp, duffel bags are absolutely the perfect alternative to a traditional steel camp trunk. Being your one-stop shop for everything you need for summer camp, Everything Summer Camp has an excellent selection of soft trunk alternatives and we’re always adding to it! Our most recent additions come from High Sierra—the Ultimate Access 2.0 Wheeled Duffels. We carry the 26” and 30” duffel bags.

Guaranteed to roll smoothly and silently on oversized skate-style wheels, these Ultimate Get this 30" Ultimate Access 2.0 Duffel Bag from High Sierra!Access 2.0 Wheeled Duffels make travel easy no matter how rocky the terrain may get at summer camp. These duffels also feature a recessed telescoping handle system for your rolling ease.

And, while these duffels are experts at rolling along, you can also carry it by the webbed handle so you can carry it up or down stairs with ease OR carry it in the style of a backpack using the comfortably padded shoulder straps that are hidden behind the zippered padded bottom panel.

Move this duffel with ease directly to your summer camp site!Packing couldn’t be any easier when you have an Ultimate Access 2.0 Duffel Bag. Load the main compartment on these duffels through the easy-access U-shaped opening to pack the majority of your camping gear. You can pack other camp supplies in the two top-loading compartments on either end of these duffels and there’s a zippered front accessory pocket for quick access

Travel in style with your camp gear when you make your way to summer camp. Grab the 26” Ultimate Access 2.0 Duffel or the 30” Duffel if you think you might need some more packing space for your upcoming summer stay. Make the right choice for you summer visit and order the duffel best suited for your camper today! Get ultimate access when you arrive at camp and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

What Comes Around Goes Around

What’s up, Campers?!

At Everything Summer Camp, we’re the home of C&N Footlockers so, of course, we pride ourselves the most on our traditional (as well as our innovative Designer) trunks. And we’re also proud to offer our Wheel Away System—the easiest way to transport your camp trunk.
These are our 4"PVC Wheel Away System wheels.
These large, 4″ PVC wheels are a revolutionary solution for summer campers who have struggled with a fully-packed footlocker. But camp trunk transportation isn’t the first thing that the wheel has revolutionized! Let’s take a look at the origins of this round invention!

Contrary to popular opinion, the wheel was not invented with transportation in mind. It wasn’t invented by cavemen either. It was the ancient Sumerians, actually—one of the earliest civilizations in recorded history—and they invented it roughly 3500 BC.

The first wheels were flat disks mThe first wheels were actually used for pottery, not transportation.ade of either wood or clay that was left out to bake in the sun. If not for transportation, what were these wheels used for? They were potter’s wheels—rotated by hand and used for shaping clay into rounded pieces of cookware, vases, and other pieces of ceramic art.

The wheel was very useful in the world of pottery, but it would be another 300 years until people realized the full potential of this invention. Wheelbarrows were one of the first wheeled vessels which then gave way to a flood of coming inventions on wheels.

The plow followed soon after the wheelbarrow, but it wasn’t until the wheel found its home Wheelbarrows were one of the first inventions to travel by wheel and they're still used today!underneath a chariot that the transportation train started moving. Wheels have been used for purposes besides transportation since 3000 BC like converting energy in watermills and creating a delightful ride as a Ferris Wheel, but transportation is still its main thing.

Wheels started as objects made of clay and wood, but nowadays, they’re commonly made from rubber as we see on our motor vehicles and bicycles. Some other modern wheels are made of hard plastics like skateboard wheels as well as the removable beauties that pop on and off of our Wheel Away System. Let it roll! And, as always, thanks for reading!Get your wheels on when you head to summer camp!

- John

Cohen went to Camp

Hey, Camp People!

Lots of folks who were once summer campers like yourselves have gone on to become celebrities whose names are popular in our very own households. I’ve written about nearly 100 famous folks so far who have roots in the summer camp community. Another name to add to our ongoing list is Leonard Cohen. I was waiting for the miracle to come.

He was 10 years old when he set off for his summer camp stay at Camp Hiawatha near Montreal. There he had a fine time in the mid 1940’s running around among the Canadian wilderness and enjoying friends that were his age. And even back then, Leonard had taken an interest in writing.

Born and raised in the Canadian town of Westmount, Quebec, Leonard, throughout his life, would become a singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter. And, though he is most known for his musical career, he aimed to be a poet and novelist from his days as a teenager until his early 30’s. In fact, he didn’t do anything with music until he turned 33 years old.

He completed his elementary and high school education throughout enrollment in three different schools—the Roslyn Elementary School, Herzliah High School, as well as Westmount High School. He was very involved in extra-curricular activities in his later days of high school and he developed a great interest in studying music as well as poetry.

By 1951, Leonard started college at McGill University, where he became president of the debate team. He also won the Chester MacNaghten Literary Competition for his poems “Sparrows” and “Thoughts of a Landsman.” He published his first poems in a magazine by the spring of 1954. Around this time, he also taught himself to play acoustic guitar and he formed a folk group called ‘Buckskin Boys’.

Things went on this way for more than ten years, using writing for his main source of income and playing music for fun. But Leonard, becoming increasingly discouraged with his low income as a writer, decided one day in 1967 that he would move to the United States in an attempt to pursue a career as a folk music singer/songwriter.

Consequently, Leonard’s writing started to diminish with fewer publications and long gaps between them as he concentrated more and more of his energy on writing and recording songs. Networking with other big names of the time like Lou Reed and David Bowie, Leonard discovered a certain amount of marketability for his own music and it wasn’t long until he created an image and a name for himself.

With his own roots in summer camp, patience and desire brought Leonard Cohen a life of fulfillment that the world can now enjoy. What will grow from the roots you stretch at summer camp? As always, thanks for reading.

- John

Blue Ridge Brother and Sister

Hey, Camp Fans!

We’re shining our Everything Summer Camp summer camp spotlight on a quality brother/sister camp, very much deserving of a feature—today we’re taking a look into the world of Camp Ridgecrest for boys as well as Camp Crestridge for girls, situated up high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Basking in the charm of the summer season, Western North CaroRidgecrest Camps are a great place for boys and girls.lina’s climate tends to see warmer temperatures that rarely exceed the mid-80’s—perfect for fun outdoor activities and incredible trips through the beautiful wilderness. Both Ridgecrest and Crestridge are treated to their own private lakes, awesome facilities, and comfortable cabins.

From Bedlam Ball (soccer with eight goals) at Ridgecrest to the Night of Chaos (a race of organized mess of chaotic events) at Crestridge, there is an incredible amount of fun waiting for you at these camps.

The camps have many shared activities like Archery, Riflery, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Horesback Riding, Guitar, and Crafts. The camps also offer exclusive activities like Sewing, Gymnastics, and Needlework at Crestridge as well as Chess, Paintball, and Rocketry at Ridgecrest. And both camps come together to participate in Carnival—giant, inflatable rides and games of skill where you can win awesome prizes for your cabin.
Crestridge is a great place to camp.
Each camp has their own welcoming and atmospheric dining hall and both campgrounds have cool, rustic buildings, fun facilities, and accommodating cabins. Crestridge campers are provided with the luxury of internal bath amenities while the boys at Ridgecrest use the private cabin bathhouses complete with shower stalls, toilets, urinals, and sinks.

Growing opportunities and great fun are happening each and every summer at Ridgecrest and Crestridge. Look in to either of these camps right here to see if they’d be a good match for your son or daughter and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Sleep at Camp Kelty Style

Hey, Camp Folks!

Here come our latest Sleeping Bags from Kelty to expand our selection of this quality brand. The Tru.Comfort Kids 35° and the Tru.Comfort Kids 20°. Very affordable, grab these quality summer camp sleeping bags to help deliver the best rest for your camper. Both of these mummy bags are made to give you great comfort—it’s in the name—but they provide different temperature ratings for camps of different climates. The Kelty 35 Sleeping Bag is going to keep you comfy at night.

Kelty Tru.Comfort Kids 35° Sleeping Bag
The Tru. Comfort Kids 35° Sleeping Bag will give your camper a night of sleep like they’re own bed at home! It has a 35° temperature rating and it’s filled with 28 oz. of CloudLoft™ Insulation. Designed to keep your camper snug as a bug, the built-in, two layer, mummy-fit blanket provides perfect temperature control for a sound night of sleep—no tossing and turning at camp in this Sleeping Bag.
Stay even warmer in the 20 degree kelty bag.

 

Kelty Tru.Comfort Kids 20° Sleeping Bag
If your camper is staying in a location with a cooler climate, go for this sleeping bag with a 20° temperature rating. Tested to stand up to temperatures as low as 20° Fahrenheit, this bag is given a eight more ounces of CloudLoft™ Insulation than the 35° bag, coming in at 36 oz. On top of its basic construction, it boasts a built-in, two-layer, mummy fit blanket for easy temperature control. Tru. Comfort Kids makes for happy campers.

These sleeping bags are serious about sleep and they’re here to keep you as cozy as you can be during your summer camp and overnight trips into the wilderness! A good night of sleep makes for a happy camper, so once you know what kind of temperatures your camper will be seeing at night, get one of these bags for your kid’s comfort! Check out the Tru. Comfort Kids 35° Sleeping Bag right here and, to see the Tru.Comfort Kids 20° Sleeping Bag, click here. Enjoy your sleep at summer camp and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John