Hey, can you take my picture?
This is a question that wasn’t always thrown around so casually; after all, there used to be a lot more involved in capturing an image than just the simple push of a button that it is nowadays. For a very long time, the request to immortalize your image demanded the skill of an oil painter and carefully still patience from you. And even after the birth of photographic technology, the task still demanded that the subject of a picture remain quite still for quite a long time.
It may be a surprise to find out that the history of the camera goes back all the way to the days of the ancient Greeks (or possibly even further back than that!) with the Camera Obscura. It was Aristotle who first recorded a natural phenomenon he noticed in which images appear inverted when cast through a tiny hole into darkened enclosures. This natural phenomenon, the Camera Obscura, has been a point of interest for many years.
Announcements of photographic technology weren’t made public until 1839, however, a French inventor named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce began experimenting with photography out of his own personal interests in 1816.
It was an entire decade later that he was able to produce the first semi-successful photograph. He coated a piece of paper with sliver chloride to use for the photograph. In the chemistry world, silver chloride is known for its crafty conversion to silver when illuminated or exposed to heat. It darkens when exposed to light. He placed the paper in his darkened enclosure and…voila…. As you can see in this shot outside his window, the results needed some improvements.
Before Mr. Niépce, could produce crisper results from his photographic experiments, a new process came along called daguerreotypy that took just as much effort and time to produce an image, but it did so with much more clarity and the subjects of photographs only had to sit still for a maximum of five minutes but as little as half a minute. This method only lasted about 15 years, however, until it was outdated by newer, cheaper processes that produced even clearer and more readily-viewable pictures.
Starting as a low-tech wooden box with a hole in it, what have come to be known as cameras transformed into ‘handheld’ picture-taking computers! From disposable to digital, you can find great cameras for your summer adventures right here at Everything Summer Camp. Treasure your camp memories forever in our fantastic Three Cheers Photo Book or the appropriate Summer Camp Photo Frame. Check it all out right here and, as always, thanks for reading!
Backpacks are important to us at Everything Summer Camp. We carry a diverse selection because we know how the things that you need from your backpack will vary by the longevity and intensity of your camp stay and we want to make sure we can supply a backpack to a camper of every kind of need! We’ve recently brought on several new backpacks from the quality brand name of Under Armour. Take a look at what we have:
With lots of space inside, the Hustle is lined with soft fabric for all-purpose carrying—secure for laptops, photography equipment, etc. And, while its interior is protective, the exterior is an impenetrable fortress! Storm technology is Under Armour’s signature performance fabric—water and snow-resistant so its safe in all conditions. Gifted with a strong bottom, its tough panel is a shock absorber to eliminate damage to contents from being thrown down or dropped. Provided you with Under Armour’s Adjustable HeatGear® shoulder straps to give added carrying comfort, this pack is complete with a gusseted front laundry pocket, another front pocket that’s water-repellent, and two mesh side pockets for water bottles.
Featuring a soft-lined laptop sleeve in one of the two zip-shut main compartments, a quick-stash pocket in the front, and mesh pockets for water bottles on either side, this backpack offers excellent space for packing. Receive full comfort with its padded back panel and adjustable straps—also given Under Armour’s HeatGear® technology! You can always grab it by the top grip handle as well.
A compact cinch sack such as this belongs at summer camp. Get the Undeniable Sackpack from Under Armour. Complete with cording that’s easy to adjust and cinch shut, pockets in the front to give you organizational storage room, and a sternum clip. The perfect thing for all the wilderness adventures and beach trips you’ll go on at camp.
You can order any one of these backpacks by clicking the links above. Be prepared for whatever summer camp has in store for you and, as always, thanks for reading!
Backpacks are essential to any fun expedition into the wilderness; after all, the fun will come to a stop pretty quickly once you find yourself in a situation that you aren’t prepared for. That’s why every camper needs a reliable backpack that will be able to fit everything they’ll need for those fun woodsy adventures.
Of course, you could always go with an alternative option like the Tokopah 3 Liter Lumbar Pack from High Sierra. It’s more than sufficient for a simple day hike or it can be used as excellent accessory to a backpack to add a little extra packing space for an extended outdoors excursion.
Just one look and you know that High Sierra designed the Tokopah Pack to stand its ground against the elements you’re likely to encounter when you’re roughin’ it ing the great outdoors. And, with a large main compartment and secondary zippered accessory pocket, this Lumbar Pack offers the packing space you need when you hit the trail.
The Tokopah Pack shows up prepared with preloaded dual side pockets that carry two 500 ml, soft-touch, BPA-free water bottles because High Sierra knows that the most important part of being prepared means being hydrated. Water is absolutely the most important thing that you’ll pack for your hiking adventures.
This convenient Lumbar Pack wears comfortably as it’s made of high quality Ripstop polyester material. And it also promotes safety with reflective accent piping to give yourself easy visibility in the dark. It’s got a top web grab handle so you can snatch it up quickly when you’re excited to get on with the hike. And its waist belt is adjustable for hands-free carrying.
Check out the Tokopah 3 Liter Lumbar Pack right here at Everything Summer Camp and order one for your hiking preparedness. Check out our excellent selection of backpacks while you’re at it and, as always, thanks for reading!
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 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.
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!
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 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 made 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 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!
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.
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.
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!
Hey, Camp Lovers!
The days are sure to get hot at summer camp, but the nightly foot always falls and, with it, so falls the temperature. Chilly nights and rainy days are inevitable and comfort is essential to a good night’s sleep! Stay cozy and warm with our new bedtime products from Kelty—their Bestie Blanket along with the Camp Pillow.
Kelty Camp Pillow
Take the Kelty Camp Pillow along wherever you go during your camping adventures so you always have a place to rest your head. The Kelty Camp Pillow is a great companion at summer camp because it’s so easy to pack—it’s easily compressible and lightweight so it causes absolutely no hassle to bring along everywhere you go. Remain comfortable at camp and the road trips to and from. With a sleeve to store cozy pajamas or a cuddly throw, the Kelty Camp Pillow thinks ahead and does it all. Lay your head down and order your Camp Pillow here!
Kelty Bestie Blanket
When you’re talking about a best friend who’s this warm and welcoming, it’s easy to fall in love. Matched by nothing else when it comes to comfort, Kelty’s Bestie Blanket is made of a polyester taffeta shell with a poly pongee liner and CloudLoft™ Insulation. Kelty’s Bestie Blanket is great for cuddling with at night or enjoying the evening around a roaring fire on a chilly night. Get this insulated best friend of a blanket for your camp visit right here!
People love pressure. That’s why, even on a warm summer night, we’ll want to cover up with sheets and blankets for the weight just as much as the comfort and warmth. Enjoy your sleep at camp and cover up with Kelty’s Bestie Blanket with your head resting on the Kelty Camp Pillow for awesome comfort. As always, thanks for reading.
Hey, Camp Preppers!
Introducing the first Sleeping Bags from the Columbia brand to be offered in our camping gear selection here at Everything Summer Camp—the Columbia Youth Mummy 30° and the Columbia Adult Mummy 20°. Get these quality bags for a great price and a great camp experience. Guaranteed to keep you comfy and cozy throughout the night, read on to learn all about these beautiful bags!
Youth Mummy 30°
Campers are certain to stay snug-as-a-bug in this warm Youth Mummy 30°F Sleeping Bag from Columbia! Lightweight, this sleeping bag is made of polyester that’s been given 4-hole hollow fiber polyester insulation so it’s sure to capture the warmth your kid needs at night. Featuring a full-length draft tube that does away with cold spots, this bag is like an impenetrable fortress where cold cannot enter. The heavy-duty locking position zippers help for easy and secure closing up at night. Sweet dreams.
Adult Mummy 20°
A sleeping bag ready for the most outgoing of owners, Columbia’s Adult Mummy 20°F Sleeping Bag was made for adventure. Tested in the most brutal of conditions, it stands strong with a lightweight, yet durable, 50D polyester taffeta shell as well as its 4-hole hollow fiber polyester fill. Complete with a warm-to-the-touch, polyester pongee liner, you can’t go wrong with this bag. And lastly, it can fit anyone up to 6’6” tall. Enjoy your sleep in the outdoors in this Adult Mummy Sleeping Bag from Columbia!
So as you can see, these sleeping bags aren’t messing around. They’re here to keep you cozy, safe, and warm. It’s clichéd, but it’s the truth! To see the Youth Mummy click here and check out the Adult Mummy right here. Secure a sleeping bag to enjoy your camp stay and, as always, thanks for reading!
Hey, Camp Families!
As you likely already know, summer camp is a wild place. Sure, it’s a safe, supervised environment, but kids are encouraged at camp to expend their energy and with that energy comes a quick pace and reckless behavior. What I’m trying to say is that accidents happen at camp. Gear at Everything Summer Camp is reliable and steadfast against the summer camp lifestyle. But we have options available for added protection for certain products.
Our C&N brand camp trunks are as tough as they come, but no matter how tough we make them, the interior wood will stain from a thoughtless spill or smear as well as damaging scratches and nicks. Enter our new Footlocker Trunk Liner Bag. Dress the inside of your camp trunk for protective purposes when you bring it to camp.
Somewhat like the lining you’ll find in a suitcase, our Liner for C&N Trunks is actually thicker and more durable than your typical liner. It’s water-resistant too for protective reassurance. Made of nylon and very durable, this protective Trunk Liner attaches to the interior easily with ten simple screws.
We offer two different sizes of these Footlocker/Trunk Liner Bags—one for our Happy Camper and another which is given dual fastening locations so it’s equipped to line your UnderGrad Trunk as well as the Graduate Trunk. Just as easily as it attaches, you can remove this Liner Bag for a simple cleaning when required.
Bring convenience to keeping the interior of your camp trunk tidy and clean with our Footlocker/Trunk Liner Bag—a new addition to our Trunk Accessories. Keep the beautiful interior birch plywood out of harm’s way and treat your trunk to this protective Trunk Liner! To order one for yourself, click here. And, as always, thanks for reading.
Hey, Flask Fans!
The superior selection in our Water Bottles Department is so good that we impress ourselves with it. All-encompassing and perfect for summer camp, we are constantly seeking out the coolest, most innovative, and newest products arriving on the market. As you browse our water bottles, I’d like to guide your attention specifically to the CamelBak Chute Vacuum 20oz Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle.
The temperature of the outdoors has nothing on your beverage within the Vacuum Stainless Steel Insulated CamelBak Water Bottle! Thanks to the double-wall, vacuum-insulated steel design, this container will keep hot drinks hot for up to six hours. And it’ll keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours! Cold is the key to a refreshing and hydrating reward throughout your journeys in the unforgiving summer wilderness.
Given a high-flow spout, the Chute Vacuum is constructed to deliver a satisfying stream that will provide you with the quenching slug you’re looking for when you’re trekking through an unforgiving terrain. Also, as you’re hiking along on your nature excursion, you can take a convenient swig, uninterrupted by some pesky cap that keeps getting in your face—this bottle’s cap fits snugly into the handle.
Unlike most water bottles you’ll find on the market today, the CamelBak Chute Vacuum 20oz is impervious to condensation and maintains its clean and classy look at all times. After all, CamelBak knows that a stylish Stainless Steel Water Bottle such as their Chute Vacuum had always ought to look its best.
A hydrated camper is a happy camper. Truly perfect for summer camp, the CamelBak Chute Vacuum is great for long trips into the wilderness. Get the 20 oz CamelBak Chute Vacuum Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle to keep your camper hydrated on their exhaustive camp excursions. Make your camper happy and, as always, thanks for reading!