You Deserve Green River Preserve!

Hey, Camp Fans!

Entering into the new year means we have a fresh set of summer camps from around the country who deserve our praises. It’s our pleasure here at Everything Summer Camp to spread the word about some of the fantastic places where you might just end up sending your summer camper this for camp this year. Let’s swing our spotlight over to Western North Carolina where we’ll find Green River Preserve!The folks at Green River Preserve welcome you!

Set on 3,400 acres of a beautiful wildlife Preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Green River Preserve is a summer camp where kids are encouraged to discover a deeper understanding of themselves, their environment, and their communities.

Green River Preserve presents young people activities and skill sets such as Yoga, Woodburning, Theater, Tae Kwon Do, Pottery, Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Skills, Mountain Biking, Ropes Course, Knitting, Fly Fishing, Field Games, Fencing, Music, Drawing and Painting, Dance, Creative Writing, Climbing Tower, Canoeing, BB Skeet, Archery, and more.

The campgrounds provide open fields alongside freshwater springs, vast forested areas, a fishing pond, swimming hole, multiple waterfalls, and the headwaters of the Green River. And the gorgeous natural elements are met with complimentary facilities like the main lodge and dining hall, the infirmary, a craft hut, cordwood cottage, and the staff lodge.

Green River Preserve also boasts two spring-fed ponds, large playing fields, a stream-side pavilion, organic gardens, an apple orchard, as well as a climbing tower built custom for the camp.

The cabins are tucked a bit into the woods where campers live in groups of up to six along with their respective counselors. The campers sleep on bunk beds. Each cabin is a set of two living groups that are joined by a central bathroom.

If you think it might be a good fit for you, you can check out Green River Preserve for your own upcoming camp experience in the next camp season by clicking here. Enjoy putting your summer plans together and, as always, thanks for reading!

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Like and Share…and WIN!

Hey, Summer Camp Families!

We’re very excited to announce that we are holding the Everything Summer Camp ‘Top 16 Items of 2017’ Facebook Giveaway. Starting next week on Monday (January 8th), this contest invites our summer camp families to visit us on Facebook to like and share our post. Lasting more than two full weeks, this contest ends on Tuesday, January 23.Get on board our Facebook Giveaway and see what you might win!

Here’s how it works: When you like a post and share it, you are then entered into our Facebook Giveaway. If you are a winner, you will receive a notification. If you’re the first person who gets notified, you get to pick your prize from the list of products below; all subsequent winners will get to pick their prize from the remaining products.

Here’s the list of our TOP 16 of 2017 items:

  • Happy Camper Trunk
  • Wheel Away System
  • LidMate Organizer
  • Pop Up Soft Trunk
  • Undergrad Trunk
  • Quick Dry Shower Caddy
  • Clothing Name Labels
  • Nylon Laundry Bag
  • Clothing Stamp
  • Digital Flashlight/Alarm Clock
  • Slim Sonic Toothbrush
  • Crazy Creek Orginal Chair
  • Stick-On Name Labels
  • Camelbak Chute .75L Water Bottle
  • The Summer Camp Handbook
  • Floor Mat – Hello Summer

As you can see, we’re not messing around! The Happy Camper has always been our #1 product and, typically found for $179.99, you can get it for free if you’re a winner and it’s still available! Of course, the Wheel Away System is on the list because they’re the easiest accessory and work wonders in transportation. And wheels work on every trunk! The Pop Up Soft Trunk is the best alternative to a metal trunk if you’ve got your eyes set on a container that’s a little more collapsible. If you win, it could be yours!

So check back in with us on Monday when I’ll provide a quick link for our Facebook post. And, as always, thanks for reading!


- John

Fun Ensues for Ailey W.

Hey, Camp Fans!

We were elated to receive over 30 entries for our ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest here at Everything Summer Camp. We’re super eager to share with all our readers by publishing each one of the submissions right here on the Blog! There were seven lucky winners to our contest and everyone else who submCamp Mystic girls get out for adventure!itted received a $15 gift certificate to our website! Today’s post is from Ailey W., who wrote in to tell us about her first two-week camp stay at Camp Mystic.

This Summer I went to camp at Camp Mystic in Hunt, Texas. It was my first time to go to a two week long camp. For my birthday I got a beautiful, new trunk from Everything Summer Camp Store. When I got to camp there was no air conditioning. The camp had two tribes called Tonkawas & Kiowas. I drew out of a hat to pick my tribe and I got Tonkawa. I got to pick five activities and I chose Camp Craft, Archery, Fishing, Swimming & Horseback Riding. My favorite was Fishing. On the first day I caught a Bass and on the second day I caught a small fish. One day I even caught a seven pound catfish, but it broke the line. Another thing I enjoyed was watching a movie one rainy night. We watched Shark Boy & Lava Girl. It was so good but I didn’t get to see all of the movie so I was disappointed but I am fine with it now. Thank you Everything Summer Camp store for getting me ready for camp!

Glad to hear you had so much fun at Camp Mystic Ailey! Sounds like you’re pretty good at fishing. I’m sure you’ll be telling the tale of the catfish who got away for years from now. Camp certainly is a great time! Check out Camp Mystic to see if it might be a good match for you. And, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

The New Year is Here!

Happy New Year!

Today it’s time to wring out the old and ring in the new! Here we are in 2018, leaving the good and the bad of the previous year behind us and eager to build on an entire, fresh year that’s rolling out before our feet! From everyone here at Everything SummWring out the old and ring in the new!er Camp, we hope your New Year’s Eve celebration gave a warm welcome to 2018 and that you’re having a wonderful start to this new year!

While there are no real set traditions for the “common” festivities that we typically partake in on New Year’s Day, we all tend to celebrate in a similar fashion. Families are likely to get together and might have a nice meal. The day is usually taken in a laidback approach with lots of snacks indoor games or televised football events. After all, lots of folks are tired from the midnight celebration from the night before as it’s tradition to countdown at 11:59pm.

It’s no surprise that New Years Day ends up more or less of a lazy day. In fact, a good number of people do absolutely nothing! And that means literally, NOT a THING! It can be nice, enjoying a day that way.

For many folks, New Year’s Day is a holiday in which it’s perfectly acceptable to stay in your bathrobe until the afternoon, when everyone in your house takes a nap, and snacking on treats and junk food goes on throughout your waking hours. In other words, New Year’s Day is a giant break from the previously hectic season!

It may not have the thematic qualities of other holidays, but it’s typically one of the most relaxed ones. Be sure you enjoy yourself this new year and enjoy the last of your days off before your winter break comes to an end. Happy New Year once again and, as always, thanks for reading.


- John