BeCOB we Love Corn

Hey, Corny Kids!

Today is Corn on the Cob Day. Did you know that all corn grows on the cob? It may seem like an obvious statement, but I had to look it up to be sure. And did you also know that corn is the only thing that grows on a cob? That one should be pretty obvious too; I didn’t look it up. But I wanted to go over some lesser obvious points about corn for today’s Blog post in celebration the day.This interesting and popular vegetable is a treat across the nation.

Here are some facts on the cob comin’ your way:

Corncobs are Edible
The cob is the part of the ear on which the kernels grow. Did you know you can actually eat the cob that corn grows on? It needs to be baby corn, but it can be consumed. You’ll find whole cobs of baby corn most commonly in delicious stir fries! As the corn plant matures, however, the cob transforms into a tough inedible hunk of organic material.

Cobs Enabled a Dirty Habit
Once a corncob reaches maturity it may no longer be edible, but that doesn’t mean it goes to waste. It can be used for industrial use as organic compound or livestock bedding—even fuel. But probably most-widely known, corncobs were used to make tobacco smoking pipes some decades ago.

Pop Corncob
Though you always see the loose kernels bagged in plastic or tucked away in microwave-ready packages, popcorn kernels—like all corn kernels (as mentioned in the third sentence)—grow on the cob. It’s pretty cool! You can actually order popcorn cobs in microwave bags and the kernels pop right off the cob. It’s fun to see.

This isn’t the first time I’ve discussed popcorn on this Blog. Check out a previous Blog post that breaks down the popping process of popcorn by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

A Liking for Hiking

Hey, Happy Hikers!

Summer’s just arriving. Time to get out and hit your local nature trails! Nothing hits the spot like a vigorous walk on a lush, woodsy adventure or the sights along a rocky terrain. And nobody knows this better than summer camps. So strap on your trail shoes when you head off for your summer stay this year! And in the meantime, learn a little about this great hobby and fun camp activity right now.

Hit a local trail today and enjoy the outdoors!The history of Hiking is as old as humans, really. Since our days of hunting and gathering as nomadic cultures we wandered the planet in search of ever-moving food sources giving us a natural means of cardio maintenance. And the incentive of survival forced us to traverse rough terrain despite the efforts required.

Hiking gets your blood pumping and makes you feel good. Here’s a quick look at the benefits that Hiking offers us.

Hiking Makes You Happy
Delivering an aspect of physical exertion that treadmills and exercise bikes cannot, trails incorporate beautiful winding turns that feature new landscapes and provide a treat for your eyes. Trails provide an abundance of mental health benefits as well; the air you breathe in is much crisper and brings a fresh supply of oxygen to your brain, resulting in a happier you.

Magic Healer
The physical exertion you put out works wonders for your body. Not only does it reduce your risk of heart disease, it also lowers your blood pressure—a pair of unwanted issues among some leading health problems in our modern world.

Hiking: The Jogging Equivalent
Hiking—especially hiking uphill—is similarly efficient exercise for burning calories as jogging is and helps you lose weight. The pressure that hiking puts on your bones helps to strengthen your bone structure and helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis. It tones your muscles and does good things for your cardiovascular system too. Really, it just increases your overall fitness.

There are lots of things you can do to make a hike a really good time. We have a slew of hiking gear here at Everything Summer Camp to help you enjoy your outing to its max. From hiking boots to water bottles, backpacks, and Hydration packs, we’ve got everything you need. Have fun Hiking at camp and, as always, thanks for reading, Hikers.

- John

Get Your Gear While Sales are Still Here!

Hey, Smart Shoppers!

We hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend and that you found your observance and/or celebration of this holiday therapeutic. We’ve had quite a week seeing that you’ve all been taking advantage of our week-long Memorial Day Sale! Get your gear while the gettin’s good!

Yes; unfortunately all good things must pass and this MGet your gear while sales are still here!emorial Day Week Sale is winding down to its close in just a couple days. Now that our summer is off to its unofficial start, we’ll be finishing out the month before putting an end to this sale.

Check out the following details if you need a refresher on the highlights of this great sale—otherwise nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnlljust get saving starting Wednesday, May 23rd!

Crazy Creek Chairs
We’ve also had our Crazy Creek Camping Chairs discounted at $5 off so you can get the best seat in the house for a great price when you order Crazy Creek Chairs right here and now.

camp. T’s
Along with those deals, we’ve had our ‘camp. T’s’ discounted for this sale. Order any Tee we offer for $4 off while this sale is still going!

New Summer Camp Greeting Cards
And, last but not least of our main features, get your Set of 5 Cards for communication with your camper at $2 off the regular price!

And, of course, you can find other sales cuts all over our site, so be sure to shop around! You can get 10% off SELECT Duffle Bags, Floor Mats, Toiletry Bags, Rain Gear, and Stationery . Get 15% off all Bedding and 20% off of all Name Labels! Knock out your camp preparations while this sale still lasts and breathe a sigh of relaxation for the summer season! As always, thanks for reading, Shoppers!

- John

Memorial Day Sale ALL WEEK LONG!

Hey, Summer Shoppers!

Memorial Day is right around the corner and as we inch closer and closer to this federal holiday,  the summer season ramps up for its unofficial first day of summer. Memorial Day is a day to remember the soldiers who have fallen while in service to their country but you can also use it to remind yourself to kick your camp prep into full gear!

Enjoy your Memorial Day by relieving yourself of your remaining camp prep and take advantage of our awesome Memorial Day Week Sale here at Everything Summer Camp. In our own excitement, we’re starting our Memorial Day sale tomorrow and extending it through next week Thursday! That’s over a week of sales for our shoppers!Get your camp prep wrapped up with this weeklong Memorial Day sale!

Check out the sale:
Crazy Creek Chairs
We’ve also discounted our Crazy Creek Camping Chairs for $5 off. You got the best seat in the house when you have Crazy Creek Chairs to make any area good for a sit-down.

camp. T’s
Our ‘camp. T’s’ are another exciting collection that we’ve discounted for this sale. Get any Tee we offer for $4 off the regular price.

New Summer Camp Greeting Cards
Camper correspondence is imperative for your kids to know that you’re thinking of them while they’re away. Pick the Set of 5 Cards best from our Summer Camp Greeting Cards for your camper and save $2 while this sale lasts!

The sales don’t end there! We’re cutting a bunch of prices on our camping gear by 10%. Shop SELECT Duffle Bags, Floor Mats, Toiletry Bags, Rain Gear, and Stationery for discounted prices. You can also get 15% off all Bedding and 20% off of all Name Labels! Knock your camp preparations out of the park with these awesome deals and breathe a sigh of relaxation for the summer season! As always, thanks for reading and Happy Memorial Day!

- John

Love the Feel-a at Lanakila!

Hey, Camp People!

We love all the 270 summer camps across the country with whom we’ve formed fantastic relationships! I’ve written about a lot of these camps but, still, I’ve only scratched the surface! Today we’re swinging our summer camp spotlight over to Fairlee, Vermont to check out the majestic grounds at Lanakila Boys Camp.

Enjoy being part of the camp family at Lanakila Camp for Boys.

Located at the northern tip of Lake Morey, on nearly 350 acres, Lanakila campgrounds extend up the hillside to the west. Since the camp was first founded in 1922 on the grounds of a 19th-century farm property, Lanakila has been showing boys fantastic summer stays for the last 95 years!

If you love sports, art, adventure, crafts, and plenty more summer fun, then you’re sure to have a blast at Lanakila Camp. It’s hard not to have a good time with all the activities Lanakila offers like Archery, Baseball, Biking, Tennis, Riflery, Street Hockey, Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Swimming, Performing Arts, Drama, Arts Department, Woodshop, Photography, Music, and more!

When those long, busy days come to a close, Lanakila campers retreat either to their spacious tents set up on wooden platforms or rustic cabins with three to five carefully grouped campers and one or two cabin leaders to each group. Units of ten tents or cabins share a washhouse with hot water showers and flush toilets.

Other complementary facilities pepper the gorgeous grounds like the Main Office, the Boat Shed, Craft Building, Infirmary, Chapel, and a handful of buildings and structures that were built by past campers who have left their footprint on the land of Lanakila!

If you like the sound of Lanakila, check it out further by clicking here and take your chance to disconnect from the distractions of the media-saturated of 21st-century lifestyle and discover the best ‘you’ you can be when you’re away from it all. You’re sure to fall in love with Lanakila Camp. Enjoy your summer and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Of Superheroes and Supervillains

Hey, Comic Book Fans!

Today is National Comic Book Day! Love comic books? Then you ought to love today’s Blog post! In celebration of a time LONG before there was a Marvel Cinematic Universe and before superheroes ever hit the big screen at all, today’s Blog post goes into the nitty-gritty of origin tales involving our favorite characters whether they prescribe to good or villainy.

I went digging into the deep past to see how these guys got their start, looking to uncover some things you might not have known. Appropriately, we’ll start with the guy who began it all, Superman:Relax and grab a comic book today!

Superman was Bald
A telepathic individual, obsessed with his own powers and bent on world domination, Superman underwent a six-year process from his first designs to his first publication. By the time the comic came to print, the drafts had been so heavily altered which resulted in the role of ‘Superman’ being a handsome hero with a full head of hair and left the role of the bald-headed man to the main villain, Lex Luthor.

Don’t make me Grey; You wouldn’t like me when I’m Grey
Did you know that in The Hulk’s very first appearance in 1962, he was grey? It wasn’t a coloring mistake either. Stan Lee intended it to be this way. It wasn’t long before the consistency of grey printing left the creator frustrated and dissatisfied. One of the most consistent printing colors in the early 60’s was green, so green it was for The Hulk (though he’s returned in grey a few different times, not to mention it was brainstormed that he maybe appear red in the cinematic world!).

Wolverine was almost ‘The Badger’
Created to oppose The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine made his debut in 1974. Early conception art depicted the claws, the yellow and blue getup, as well as the pointy-eared mask that we all know and love. But creator Len Wein was undecided on the name. Trying to popularize the character in Canada, Wein wanted to base him off a Canadian animal: a wolverine or a badger. Luckily, his editor steered him away from ‘The Badger’.

The Joker Dodges Death
Plotted to die in the same issue as his introduction, Bob Kane, creator of Batman, had most of the Dark Knight’s early villains meet their demise by means of some fatal accident. The Joker was no different. In an attempt to stab that darn ol’ Batsy, Mr. J proves to be no match and accidentally stabs himself. Once again, it was the editor who saw too much potential in this villain and forced Kane to include an additional panel that revealed the evil jester was still alive.

Happy Comic Book Day to all you Comic Book lovers out there! I hope you found today’s Blog post interesting and educational for the stories on how some of those classic Comic Book figures got there beginning. And, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Get All Your Gear from Us and Save!

Hey, Camp Families!

As you can probably tell from our name, we pride ourselves here at Everything Summer Camp by providing campers with not only the best quality camping gear around but also providing everything under the sun that kids are going to need or want in order to get the most out of their camp experience.

And we’re celebrating that fact straight through Wednesday with our “Get All Your Gear from Us and Save” sale.

We certainly recommend that you use this sale to take advantage of our sale by grabbing yourself a C&N brand Camp Trunk or one of the many duffel bags we offer. But, being the stellar one-stop shop that we are, don’t stop there! Get everything you want at camp while this awesome sale is still going!Shop for trunks, duffles, and everything else you'll need for camp.

So how’s this sale work? Here’s how:

Save as you Spend
First of all, the more you spend, the more you save. Spend $200 and get an instant savings of $15; spend $300 and you’ll instantly save $25; if you spend $400, you’ll save $35, and so on.

Reduced Free Shipping
We’re happy to offer free shipping on orders that hit or exceed $99 on an ordinary day. Through the duration of this sale, however, we’re covering shipping when your order hits $49!

Sale AND Code
The More You Spend, the More You Save aspect of this sale works in addition to a Camp Code, so can save on top of your savings!

So hop on over to our main site by clicking here so you can shop for all the summer camp gear and other camping supplies you’ll want along for your stay. Enjoy shopping our one-stop camping gear shop and let your savings make you smile! As always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!

- John

Adding More Under Armour!

Hey, Camp Fans!

It can obviously go without saying that camping gear is very important to us at Everything Summer Camp. We carry a wide array of pretty much everything under the sun that kids are going to need for those long days of the summer camp lifestyle! Take a look at the latest quality camp gear we’ve brought on from the renowned brand name Under Armour. Here’s what we have:

New ApparelHave a blast at camp with the right apparel and gear!
New lightweight Rain Jackets, the Sack Pack for Boys and Sack It for Girls are constructed of Under Armour’s Storm technology—made to repel water at no cost to its breathability. We also have the Tech Big Logo Long Sleeve Tee which is quick-to-dry, super soft, and incredibly natural-feeling. Don’t forget our Boys Shorts, the Stunt Printed Short as well as the Tech Prototype 2.0 from Under Armour make for awesome shorts for all those active camp activities.

New Backpack
The Hustle 3.0 is constructed with Under Armour’s Storm technology to provide hard-wearing, water-resistant, and incredibly durable backpack with a plethora of handy pockets and other features.

New Duffle
Give your camper the extra baggage that’s sure to be needed and bring your remaining belongings along to camp in this new Undeniable Duffle 3.0 Mid-Sized Bag. It’s treated with Storm technology finish from Under Armour to give this bag resistance to water and whatever else the elements throw at it.

New Backpack/Duffle
Whether you’re in need of a backpack, a duffle, or a backpack/duffle, the Contain 3.0 creation from Under Armour is sure to do the trick. You can carry it by the top grab handle like you would with a standard duffle bag or throw it on your back with its adjustable, padded, HeatGear shoulder straps. It’s water-resistant with tons of storage room and pockets galore!

Feast your eyes on our entire Under Armour collection by clicking here for your camper’s fashion, comfort, and gear. Enjoy all that Under Armour has to offer you and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Dream a Little Summer Dream

Howdy, Loyal Readers!

By this time of year in the upper Midwest, the doldrums have a tendency of settling in; the short days bring a general lack of sunlight and the cold can lead to unnatural hibernation. But the light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter as we approach mid-February and, as everyone starts to stir from their winter sleep, we like to give our shoppers some excitement with random sales.

Today, I’m pleased to announce the Everything Summer Camp ‘Dreaming of Summer’ Get a load of our awesome Camp Trunk discounts!Trunk Sale. Our C&N brand camp trunks—our pride and joy, expertly manufactured in our factory here in Boyd, Wisconsin—are on sale right now! That’s right, the sale is currently in effect, so every minute you spend reading this post, time is tickin’ away on this sale.

I suggest you read fast and get shopping!

Trunk Sale
First and foremost, the price on our Steel Pattern Camp Trunks have taken a complete nose-dive. Regularly found at $189.99, you can get these trunks for just $99 while this sale is in effect.

Moving on, take a look at our C&N Traditional Steel Camp Trunks. We’re shaving $20 off from the regular price on these trunks. Get your pick of size; from our smallest, Companion Trunk to the biggest Graduate Camp Trunk for a great discount!

And lastly, save yourself $10 when you pick out the Designer Trunk that fits the bill of your favorite image or pattern, wrapping seamlessly around a sturdy C&N built Camp Trunk.

So hop on over to our Camp Trunks page by clicking here and figure out how you’d like to save your money today! This sale comes to a close on Monday, February 19 at 10:00pm Central/Standard time. Also, quantities are limited while supplies last, so don’t dally! And, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

Like What We’ve Done with the Place?

Hello, Loyal Readers!

Notice anything different about us? You know, back on our main site. Well, maybe it’s been a while since you’ve been on our site. We’ve got a brand new look that we think you’re going to like! Yes, we’re rather excited to announce our new web design. Check out all the great things about it, highlighted below!Welcome to our new website!

We’ve been using our previous web design for the last five years, making small changes all along the way. We think of it as having lived in the same house, but throughout the five years, giving the rooms a nice paint-job and replacing the carpet in the living room. Well, we’ve built a new home now, so welcome to our new abode!

The fun of summer camp was all the inspiration we needed for the new site. Whenever we visit camps we see all these signs of fun and life. But when we came back to our website, we didn’t think it reflected that excitement that we saw at camp. That’s when we knew it was time for a change.

The most apparent change now when you visit our site is all the photos of kids having fun at camp. It’s a nice change from products on white backgrounds.

The other biggest change is that the site is given an equal emphasis on finding your camp and your camp’s packing list as there is to shopping. There’s always a certain amount of anxiety as you’re getting ready for camp. But with your packing list found so simply, the new site should help alleviate some of that anxiety and speed along the shopping experience.

You’ll also find much more videos on our website now. Videos truly deliver a better sense for the product that you’re thinking about buying. We had videos on our site five years ago too, however, the videos were off to the side with a tiny play button and they were scarce. Now videos are a focal point of each product page—front and center!

But now that you’ve heard about it from me, go chEnjoy shopping our website with a whole new feel!eck it out for yourself by clicking right here and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John