Head to Camp at Jameson Ranch!

Hey, Camp Families!

We work with more than 270 summer camps and we’re happy to sing their praises as much as we can. And the Blog gives us ample opportunity to highlight these awesome places away from civilization where kids discover themselves and their true potential. And that’s why we’re swinging our Summer Camp Spotlight over to the West Coast where we find the enchanting Jameson Ranch Camp.

Situated around the southern end of the Sierras, Jameson Ranch Camp has been rooted in these majestic grounds since 1934 where they have continued summer after summer to show their campers an absolutely awesome time for their summer stay!Have a blast at Jameson Ranch!

While the summer campers at Jameson Ranch are truly encouraged to develop their own autonomy and independence by choosing which awesome activities they participate in as well as choosing what food they eat, they still become part of the camp family which inevitably forms every summer.

(Speaking of the food, Jameson Ranch amazingly grows a great garden which helps feed the table with some pretty incredible food!)

Together campers partake in incredible fun with exciting activities like Animal Care, Arts & Crafts, Drama, Mountain Boarding, Horseback Gymnastics, Horseback Riding, Archery, Riflery, Swimming, Sailing, Fishing, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, and more!

Grouped with a cabin leader or two as well as peers within a tight age-range, Jameson Ranch campers sleep under outdoor shelters that really bring the idea of camping close to home. These cozy open-sided shelters don’t separate you from the sounds of crickets and nightly critters as you fall asleep.

Check out Jameson Ranch Camp to get a better idea for yourself by clicking here and see if it seems like a suitable summer camp for your camper! Make this summer a special one and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Okay, Ozark!

Hey, Camp People!

I’ve written lots of Summer Camp Spotlight posts for the last five years now, here on the Everything Summer Camp Blog—more than 75 to be specific. We really just can’t help ourselves but to sing the praises of the awesome summer camps with whom we’ve been fortunate enough to have formed excellent relationships. We love all the 270 camps across the country with whom we work!

Allow me to whisk you away to 400 beautiful acres in the forested land of the Incomparable Check out Camp Ozark for yourself!Camp Ozark in Mount Ida, Arkansas. Offering the serene waterfront of Lake Ouachita, Camp Ozark provides a truly beautiful experience for each of the 6500 campers it sees each summer!

Camp Ozark has no trouble keeping its campers busy! They offer waterfront activities like Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Water Polo, Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, and more. Play land sports such as Baseball, Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Disc Golf, Capture-the-Flag, and a bunch more. And they also offer Outdoor Adventures, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Ropes Course, Horseback Riding, and more!

There are Performing arts at Ozark too such as Acting, Guitar, Cheerleading, Dance, Gymnastics, and more. And they offer Creative Arts as well like String Art, Woodburning, T-Shirt Printing, Woodworking, Wax Painting, Rocketry, Pottery, Robotics, Jewelry-Making, Candlemaking, and a plethora of other creative projects.

With accommodating Summit and Pine Cabins, Camp Ozark provides campers with comfort during their summer stays. Aside from the cabins, Ozark has fine recreational facilities including three large covered pavilions for basketball, volleyball, and tennis. They have a smaller covered pavilion for gymnastics, the dance studio, a woodshop, a wrestling/weight room pavilion, and a large Arts & Crafts building which includes a pottery room.

Get a closer look at Camp Ozark for your camper if it sounds like it could be a great fit for your family. You can get a better look at summer life at Ozark by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Have a Summer Stay at Camp Nicolet

Hey, Camp Families!

Over the years, I’ve written a lot of Summer Camp Spotlight posts here on the Everything Summer Camp Blog. But to us, they aren’t so much Blog posts as they are confessions of love. Of course, we love all the camps with whom we have a working relationship equally—and that’s more than 270 across the nation!

Of course, there’s a lot to love about them. That’s why you’ll catch me singing their praises Nicolet makes for an awesome camp stay!rather frequently here on the Blog; and today, I’m singing the praises of Camp Nicolet! Allow me to whisk you away to 150 acres in the heart of Nicolet National Forest—12 miles east of Eagle River in Northern Wisconsin.

This all-star girls camp plays hard with a plethora of activities on the land, in the water, and indoors. Have a blast from your pick of fun things like water skiing, wakeboarding, swimming, sailing, canoeing, and more in the water while you sharpen your skills at Archery, Horseback Riding, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball, on the land. Girls have time for quieter activities too like Musical Theater as well as Arts & Crafts,

Featuring beautiful facilities, complementary to the campgrounds, where campers run amuck of the fun fields, courts, beach, a dining hall, a cool lodge, a library, ten lakefront cabins, and more, Camp Nicolet has taken pride in their camp since it was first founded in 1944.

After long, full days, Nicolet girls gather around the fireplace in their cozy cabins where lifetime friendships are cemented in the summer fun. The cabins are finished with electricity, bathrooms, screened porch, and a fireplace. Laundry is sent out to be done weekly. And the shower facility (as well as infirmary) is just a short walk from any of the cabins.

Camp Nicolet sounds like a pretty special place. If it sounds like a camp that you may be interested in, you can give them a closer look on their website by clicking here. Campers have been having the best summer of their lives for 73 consecutive seasons now. Join in the legacy of Nicolet and, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

Look into Camp Lonehollow!

Hey, Camp Families!

It goes without saying here at Everything Summer Camp, that we love camp. I mean…just look at our name! We truly want to ensure that each and every camper that visits our site gets the absolute most out of their summer camp experience. That’s partly on us because kids need the proper apparel and equipment with which to go camping. But a lot of that responsibility falls to the camp which is why we only work with the best of the best summer camps.

Camp Lonehollow is one of those camps.

There, they welcome kids to 3000 acres of deeply nestled Texas Hill Country—lesCelebrate the comaraderie at Camp Lonehollow and enjoy your summer stay!s than two hours west of San Antonio. With over 60 activities offered there, Camp Lonehollow shows kids an awesome summer stay.

Lonehollow campers are given the opportunities for Overnight Camping Trips as well as traditional sports such as Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Sports, Fishing, Flag Football, Golf, Horseback Riding, Lacrosse, Rockwall, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and more! They make a splash on the Waterfront every summer with activities like Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle boarding, Sailing, SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling, Swimming, and more!

And they have studios where sessions are held for Camp Crafts, Ceramics, Drama, Fused Glass, Glee, Guitar, Hip-Hop Dance, Illusions, Jewelry-Making, Journalism, Leather Works, Music, Photography, Radio DJ, Sewing/Knitting, Sketching, & Painting, Weight Training, Woodworking, Videography, and more!

Campers at Lonehollow set up home base inside natural rock cabins where they sleep on custom-built cedar bunk beds with pillow-top mattresses to make for cozy nights. Designed with adequate storage space as well, Lonehollow cabins comfortably fit 15 campers or less (depending on which cabin) as well as two or three cabin leaders.

If Lonehollow sounds like it might be a good fit for you, look into it further! You can get all the details you need on their website. Give them a visit by clicking here and learn all you can about this fantastic camp and do what you can to see that your kid get the most out of the summer camp experience! As always, thanks for reading.

- John

What’s Happenin’ at Kennolyn?

Hey, Camp Families!

I like to think of our Summer Camp Spotlight posts here on the Everything Summer Camp Blog as being less like Blog posts and more like love letters. Of course, we have a lot of loves—that’s why we work with more than 270 summer camps across the nation. And there’s a lot to love about them. That’s why I sing their praises here on the Blog; and today, I’m singing the praises of Kennolyn Camp!

Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains on 300 acres of Northern California Kids enjoy their time at Kennolyn Camp. You're sure to as well!Redwoods that overlook Monterey Bay, Kennolyn Camp got its start in 1946 (the year after the end of World War II). It was during that war, that the seed of Kennolyn Camp was born. Max served on an ammunition ship in the Pacific Ocean. He wrote to his sweetheart, Marion, “If I EVER get out of this alive, let’s start a school or a camp.”

When he got back home, that’s just what they did.

At Kennolyn Camp, you’ll fill your time with awesome activities such as Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Batting Cages, BMX Biking, Carpentry, Ceramics, Chess, Climbing, Crafts, Dance, Diving, Drama, Horseback Riding, Fencing, Forest Exploration, Gardening, Glee, Golf, Guitar, Animal Care, Cooking, Ropes Course, Ping Pong, Riflery, Ropes, Rugby, Self Defense, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, and even more than that!

Camp friendships are powerful, and living in a cabin group is one way to make lasting friendships while taking steps toward independence at the same time. With all the comforts of home, each cabin is unique with its character and its charm, and they all have electricity, windows, built-in shelves, bunk beds for up to eight campers, as well as an inviting front porch. Separate girls and boys areas lie on opposite sides of the camp.

Look into Kennolyn Camp for your own camping experience! You can peruse their website by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Folks!

- John

Love, Peace, and Compassion at Aloha Camp

Hey, Camp Families!

We work with more than 270 camps and we’re can’t help but to sing their praises, so we’re grateful to have a proper platform in this Blog for getting the word out about these fantastic camps. To add another installment in our Summer Camp Spotlight Blog posts, we aim our camp spotlight to the Upper East Coast.

Today, we swing our spotlight over to the small state of Vermont to feature the magical Check out the fun times gping on at Aloha Camp.Aloha Camp for girls! Enclosed by pine forests, sunlit meadows, and the sparkling Lake Morey, Aloha Camp grounds consist of enchanting land that’s shown girls a delightful summer stay for over a hundred years—ever since 1905.

For those who seek the simple living that nature provides, look into the fun things that will fill up your time at Aloha Camp. You’ll have fun with traditional camp activities like Archery, Arts & Crafts, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Music, Tennis, Theater, Photography, Wilderness Trips, Woodworking, and much, much more. There’s fun to be had in the water as well with Canoeing, Kayaking, Swimming, Sailing, and more.

Aloha “families” live in camp “units” with girls of all ages, participating in cookouts and overnights together, planning surprise parties for the rest of the camp, and entertaining their camp-mates in special programs and ceremonies. The girls live in either, spacious tents, on wooden platforms, or in rustic cabins. With three to five campers and one or two counselors who are carefully considered for group arrangement, camp units bond quickly.

Made up of ten tents and cabins on average, units share a wash house with hot water showers, flush toilets, and electricity as well.

If you think Aloha Camp just might be the right camp for your daughter, give them a closer look on their website by clicking here. And, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans! Until next time.

- John

Which Way? River Way!

Hey, Summer Camp Families!

When you work with more than 270 fantastic summer camps, you can’t help but sing their praises, so we’re grateful for this Blog to use as a platform for getting the word out about these awesome camps. For another installment to our Summer Camp Spotlight Blog posts, we aim our camp spotlight to the West Coast.

One of California’s most treasured summer camps, today, we fix our spotlight on River Way Ranch Camp—home away from home for boys and girls since 1967. A lucky location, River Way Ranch is found in the foothills of the magnificent Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Check out River Way Ranch Camp for yourself!With 75 acres of majestic beauty, River Way Ranch keeps its campers enchanted with its surroundings and entertained with its activities! Join in on the outdoor fun of Archery, Basketball, Softball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Ropes Course, Climbing, Wall, Zip Line, Horseback Riding, an overnight trip in the Sequoia National Forest, and much, much more.

There’s also indoor fun with Arts & Crafts, Ceramics, Culinary Arts, Photography, games in the Recreational Center, and more. And don’t forget about the fun sure to be had on the waterfront like Paddle Boarding, Knee Boarding, Kayaking, Waterskiing, Water Aerobics, Water Sports, and a number of other great ways to have fun in the water!

After a long day jam-packed with activities, campers retreat to their bunks in the air-conditioned cabins they’ve been assigned to complete with electricity and bathrooms. The cabins are accommodating for eight campers and two cabin leaders who stay in the cabin throughout the night.

River Way Ranch knows how to show the youth of today a fun summer. Check out their website and get a good look at this camp by clicking here. It may just be the camp for you! And, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Ranch You Hear Me Knockin’?

Hey, Camp Fans!

When you work with more than 270 summer camps across the nation, it means you’ve got a lot of praises to sing! We wouldn’t have it any other way here at Everything Summer Camp. It’s our pleasure to spread the word about some fantastic places you can go in order to get a proper summer camp experience. And today, we’re swinging our spotlight over to Fort Davis, Texas where we have Prude Ranch Summer Camp!You're a part of it all when you attend Prude Ranch Summer Camp!

Measuring in at 2,500 acres, this ranch is nestled in the center of the Davis Mountains. Get a true ‘Southwest’ experience at Prude Ranch where campers encounter wide open spaces, beautiful mountains, clean air, and a look at what real life is like on a ranch. Kids have loved it ever since it first began in 1967.

Boys and girls at Prude Ranch enjoy a variety of awesome summer camp activities such as Animal Life, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Beauty Parlor, Card Games, Cheerleading, Cooking, Dodgeball, Drawing, Football, Hiking, Riflery, Roping, Swimming, Tennis, and much more. And, since Prude Ranch is indeed a working ranch, a number of their most popular activities involve horses.

In fact, Prude Ranch is special in that each camper is assigned a horse for the duration of the camp stay and responsible for the horse’s care. When pairing up campers with horses, a lot of thought is put into the process in which age and expertise (among a number of other factors) are taken into consideration.

Our groups of summer campers, be they Comanche and Apache girls or 3Bar and Triangle Bar Ranch boys, are situated in the comfortable bunkhouses. These cabins sleep 8-20 campers/cabin leaders at a time and provide their residents with multiple shower and bathroom facilities. If you think it might be a good fit for you, check out Prude Ranch Camp for your own upcoming camp experience in the next camp season by clicking here. As always, thanks for reading!

- John

A Rockin’ Summer at Rocky River Ranch

Hey, Camp Folks!

Here at Everything Summer Camp, we’ve developed some great relationships with over 270 camps and we love singing their praises every chance we get. Luckily, I have this Blog—a fantastic platform to reach camp families like you and fill you in on some of the top camps across the country. Today we’re delighted to swing our spotlight south to shine down on the Rocky River Ranch summer camp for girls in Texas.Girls from Rocky River Ranch

Found in the heart of the beautiful Texas hill country in Wimberley, about halfway between Austin and San Antonio, Rocky River Ranch has shown young women the time of their lives since 1953. And with jam-packed summer days of adventuresome and educational activities, Rocky River Ranch campers grow in the best of ways.

Over the summer, they’re treated to awesome activities like Archery, Climbing Wall, Dance, Drama and Tech Theater, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rappelling, Tennis, Yoga, and Zip Line. They also have fun in the water with games and sports for the pool as well as the River. And girls enjoy the quieter activities as well such as Baking, Crafts, Doll Making, Drawing, Gardening, Painting, Sewing, Singing, Storybook, and lots more that I’m not mentioning here!

The beautiful, natural environment of the campgrounds is combined with complimentary facilities that lend the charm of an old western town. Eat at The Grubstake Dining Hall and catch a talent show at the Forty Niner Activity Center. Other amenities like the Gold Nugget (the camp store) and The Lucky Strike Arts and Crafts Center add their own personality.

The bunkhouses are also enchantingly rustic with accommodating spaces and cute campy names with dormitory-style setup and bathrooms. Get a good look at Rocky River Ranch for your own consideration by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John

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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