Merrell: Making Outside Moments Happen Since 1981

Hey, Happy Feet—I mean, ‘Folks’!

We carry lots of different footwear from a number of brand names like Chaco, Northside, and Kamik. Merrell has made a name for themselves in the footwear industry and it’s not hard to understand why. But, in case you’re unaware of their splendor, we’re fixing the Everything Summer Camp spotlight on this deserving brand name to investigate into their history, passion, and purpose in the business that they’re in.

The business has been boasting some of the best footwear since 1981—six years prior to the birth of us here at Everything Summer Camp. They were immediately interested in creating a product that their customers could feel confident in no matter what tThe Merrell Shoe is right for you!he conditions are like outside. As their slogan states, “We make outside moments happen.”

With a passion for hiking in the outdoors, Randy Merrell always had it in the back of his head that he should put his expert craftsmanship toward making hiking boots. So, one day, he tried. Meanwhile, two former ski company executives Clark Matis and John Schweizer were looking to start up their own business. Randy presented his talents, Matis brought his athletic instincts and Schweizer contributed his marketing know-how.

The three came from three different backgrounds and therefore communicated in different ways. But despite challenges in teamwork, this little crew knew with 100% assuredness that they would become a leading brand name in the hiking boot industry. And more than just boots now, this team of three has built their business from the ground up.

“We wanted to make the best in the world. And…the rest is history,” says Matis. Get Merrell’s support for your every step and take a look at our excellent selection from this leading brand right here at Everything Summer Camp. And, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Get Clean on the Go!

Hey, Hygienic Hikers!

The folks that founded Clean Trek are fans of the outdoors themselves. They loved spending entire days outside, but recognized that they didn’t need to smell as though they had. They devised a solution for taking care of your body and camping gear odor when you’re roughin’ it with no water available. Clean Trek keeps you clean at camp.

We’re excited to offer our own selection of Clean Trek’s sprays, cleansers, towels, wipes, and more. With a line-up of eco-friendly and very efficient odor control products, we’re happy to support and offer this environmentally responsible and extremely innovativKeep your gear smelling fresh with this great Gear Spray.e brand.

Gear Spray
We Gear Spray in a 12oz bottle to keep your gear from getting too stinky after continuous use in the gritty, natural world of roughin’ it at summer camp. Keep your gear smelling clean throughout your camp stay.

lThis stuff is great for keeping yourself clean when you're at camp!
Foaming Cleansers
We also offer Clean Trek’s Foaming Cleansers in an 8oz containers. This cleanser will keep you smelling brand new no matter how deep into the wilderness Keep yourself clean and smelling good at summer camp with Clean Trek Body Wash available at Everything Summer Camp.your camp adventures take you.

Body Wash                                                              l We all start feeling sweaty and gross when we’re out in the wilderness for too long without any way to wash up. Clean yourself up with Clean Trek’s Odor Control 3oz container of Body Wash. Keep yourself smelling fresh when you’re out roughin’ it this summer!

Body Towels and WipesBody Wipes are the best means for staying clean when there's no water available.
Lastly, we brought the Body Wipes and Towels on board from Clean Trek’s Odor Control products. These packs of pre-moistenedClean Trek Towels keep you smelling fresh when you need it the most---no water needed! towels or wipes are an easy way to stay clean during an otherwise inopportune time—no water needed! Removing odors, these wipes and towels are soothing with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.

We’re proud to represent the Clean Trek brand, offering their awesome and innovative camp hygiene products. Feast your eyes on our squeaky-clean selection right here and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

What Does He Look Like? Some Kinda Jerk?

Hey, Funny Fans!

You know who’s a funny guy?—Steve Martin! This is a name that might not be so familiar to a number of the younger generations, but likely anyone in their 20’s has at least heard the name and if you’re my age, then you understand this name is interchangeable with comedy genius! Steve Martin rings to true as classic comedy thanks to his philisophical approach.

Defunct in the modern day, Steve spent some beautiful summer weeks of his youth soaking in the sun at Camp Osceola on the West Coast. Though he was born in Waco, Texas, 1945, his family moved when he was young and he grew up in Inglewood, California where he didn’t travel far for his trip to camp.

He got his first job when he was 10. He worked sold guidebooks at Disneyland where he would work during his summer breaks from school as well as weekends. While working one day, he was captured on film in the background of somebody’s home movie which went on to be made into a short film called ‘Disneyland Dream’. This happily accounts for Steve’s first film appearance!

He attended Garden Grove High School and after graduating high school he went on to study at the Santa Ana College where he focused on theater and poetry. With a girlfriend’s helpful networking, Steve got a job quickly after college as a writer for ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’.

He also started to make a name for himself in stand-up. Continuing to grind away, his work eventually landed him appearances on ‘Saturday Night Live’. And it didn’t take long for him to hit the big screen. Steve can be seen in the hit film, ‘The Muppet Movie’ and made it real big when he landed his own feature film—the 1979 comedy classic, ‘The Jerk’.

Well known for his role in the ‘Father of the Bride’ movies as well, Steve made a big name for himself. Other talents of his always found their way into his comedy like his great musical inclination and proficiency. An accomplished author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player as well, Steve has actually gone on to embrace his musical passion these days.

Check him out singing with the great Bernadette Peters in this great scene from ‘The Jerk’ below and, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Folks!

- John