A Rockin’ Summer at Rocky River Ranch

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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!

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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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The Sky’s the Limit

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Are you looking for a fantastic place for boys to spend their summer days? If you like adventure, art, sports, making friends, and most of all—FUN—then today’s spotlighted camp should pique your interest! One of the many camps with whom we’re pleased to have developed a relationship, Everything Summer Camp is more than happy to present Camp Skylemar for boys!The sky is the limit at Camp Skylemar for Boys!Camp Skylemar is found on a 200 acre wooded paradise of Naples, Maine that overlooks the White Mountains and a beautiful spring-fed lake. Every year, they’ve shown 170 young men the time of their lives since 1948! Providing its nurturing atmosphere, Skylemar features the typical summer camp experience with a gigantic emphasis on fun!

This beautiful camp features gorgeous wooded land and complimentary facilities!Offering traditional sports for camp such as Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Disc Golf, Soccer, Tennis, and more, Skylemar also pacifies the desire for adventure with Hiking, Camping Trips, Backpacking, Outdoor Education, Climbing Wall, Ropes Course, and more. They also offer a variety of non-athletic activities such as Drama, Music, Woodworking, Arts & Crafts, Photography, Graphic Design, Science, and more!

Campers also have Trickey Pond for all their waterfront fun which includes Swimming, Sailing, Water-Skiing, Wakeboarding, Wake Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, and more!

Cabin living feels like a sleepover party with 5-8 campers living alongside cabin leaders who are there to help with anything campers may need. Given a 2 to 1 camper-to-staff ratio, someone is always there to help out or teach you a new trick. Campers at Camp Skylemar have been able to learn a song on the guitar in a single night—or been taught to string a lacrosse head for the first time.

The cabin leaders are experts at doing things like inventing new games, joining in others that are currently being played, and playing music—all in the attempt to make cabin life fun. They call lights-out and read before bedtime. The cabins are designed with bathrooms inside. skylemar friends are friends forever!

Check out Camp Skylemar by clicking here if it seems like a good fit for you and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Times are Swell at Robindel!

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Today we’re shining our summer camp spotlight over to the east coast in New Hampshire where we’ll find Lake Winnipesaukee. Here at Everything Summer Camp, we work with more than 270 camps and we’re eager to share what excellent camps each and every one of them are. Have you heard of Camp Robindel for girls? Let me tell give you the virtual tour right now!Find yourself home away from home at Camp Robindel Girls Camp.

Nested along the Langley Cove in the northern area of Lake Winnipesaukee, Camp Robindel provides 75 acres of paradise where girls can escape the everyday and explore the world with a feeling of independence matched well with the support from a caring community of peers and awesome role models.

They say girls just want to have fun and that’s what Camp Robindel provides with awesome activities on their beautiful waterfront such as Swimming, Kayaking, Sailing, Paddle Boarding, and more. There’s also fun on the land with activities like Archery, Gymnastics, Fitness, Tennis, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, and more.

They also offer fun Outdoor Adventures, Horseback Riding, and Ropes Courses as well as quieter (but equally fun) activities like the Here's a bird's eye view of the campgrounds.Creative and Performing Arts. These creative activities take place in the “Art Barn”—the Arts and Crafts building—while the Rec Hall is typical for theatre and gymnastics and campers have three fully-mirrored Fitness/Dance facilities.

They also have a large Dining Hall with AC, the Nature Cabin, the Health Hut, and an impressive Lodge from before the summer camp existed that features a 40-foot stone fireplace, a grand piano, a great library, and more! Robindel campers are treated to comfy living quarters who sleep in separate areas from the staff. Each of the cabins provide access to electricity, Make best friends at Camp Robindel!bathrooms with hot water showers, and screened windows.

If Camp Robindel sounds like it might be a nice fit for your camp experience, give it a closer look on their website by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

 

Whaddya Hear ’bout Pinemere?

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Today we’re moving the summer camp spotlight at Everything Summer Camp over to the east coast in the Poconos to the very eastern border of Pennsylvania where you’ll find the beautiful campgrounds of Pinemere Camp. We’re delighted to sing the praises of such a great camp—when you work with more than 270 camps that are all great, it’s kind of hard not to share it with everyone. So allow me to give you the virtual tour of this beautiful Pinemere Camp is a fun factory for sure!summer camp right now!

Settled in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains on 180 Pennsylvanian acres, Pinemere Camp has been Nature’s home away from home for kids for the past 75 years. The 100 staff members and 75 cabin leaders are dedicated year after year to giving their campers an awesome camp experience that teaches them growth and independence.

Pinemere campers are given the opportunities for Overnight Trips as well as traditional sports such as Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing Walls, Football, Street Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, Zip Line, and more! They make a splash on the Waterfront every summer! And they have studios where sessions are held for Creative and Performing Arts such as Music Lessons, Dance, Graffiti Art, Woodworking, Ceramics, and more.

Offering comfy and inviting accommodations, Pinemere Camp’s cabins provide cots and bunk beds, shelves, screened windows, bathrooms with showers, and full electricity to make the campers feel right at home when they finally retreat back to their beds at the end of a long day at camp.

If I’ve made Pinemere Camp sound tempting enough for you, give them a closer look on their website by clicking right here—I hope it can provide your family with the perfect summer camp experience and be a great guiding path for your campers’ entry into maturation. Have fun with your search for the right camp and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Spotlighting Camp Laurel South

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When you work with as many camps as we do here at Everything Summer Camp, you can’t help but admire these beautiful organizations. We work with more than 270 summer camps, so we take the opportunity regularly sing their praises. Today we’re focusing our spotlight on the east coast, in Casco, Maine. See wCamp Laurel South in Maine has your name all over it.hat kids love about the change of pace they get during their summer stays at Camp Laurel South.

Located near Portland, Maine in the heart of the Sebago Lakes Region, Camp Laurel South sits on 150 acres of pure magic, offering everything from heavily wooded trails to sports fields as well as open lawns. With well over 800 yards of private shoreline along the shimmering Crescent Lake, Laurel South boasts its own natural sandy beach that gives access to more than 3 miles of exceptionally clear waters!
Learn valuable skills at Laurel South!Laurel South campers enjoy their sunny days with a plethora of activities in the water like Swimming, Sailing, Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Waterskiing, and more. They also have fun on the land with traditional games like Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Flag Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Kickball, Tennis, Golf, Cross Country, Aerobics, and more. Campers also go on Overnight Camping Trips, Hiking Trips, Mountaineering, Horseriding, and more.

Their facilities offer fun too with Arts & Crafts projects, Cartooning, Ceramics, Theater Performance, Stage Design & Construction, Photography, and much, much more. Their buildings are complimentary to the beautiful naCheck out the Laurel South map!tural surroundings. Camp Laurel South cabins are separated into ‘campuses’ that house campers of different age ranges. No matter whether you belong to the Saco, Allagash, Rangely, Katahdin, Baxter, or Kineo campus, you’re certain to be in good company!

Check out Camp Laurel South even further—visit their website by clicking here. It just might be the right camp for you! And, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Of Sea Gulls and Seafarers

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We’re always looking to sing the praises of the businesses and camps with whom we’ve formed tight bonds here at Everything Summer Camp. Today we’re pointing our spotlight to the coast of North Carolina. Read on to get a glimpse into the summer getaway of Camp Sea Gull for boys as well as Camp Seafarer for girls.
Are you a Sea Gull or a Seafarer? Now in full preparation for their 70th season next year, Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer have been providing their campers with the safety and the kind of fun kids need to develop and grow since the summer of 1948. Situated in Arapahoe, North Carolina, each campsite sits on over 150 acres of beautiful land with abundant access to the waterfront.

Thanks to the exceptional location of Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer, the campers are Practice your boating skills at Camp Sea Gull and Seafarer.treated to very wide parts of the Neuse River. On this awesome body of water, the campers can learn great skills required for the art of sailing, powerboating, skiing, fishing, and more. Characteristically calm, the Neuse River provides a safe and magical place to have these great experiences.

Both of these camps offer a variety of sports and other land activities including Archery, Riflery, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, Golf, Horseback Riding, and more. Other indoor activities in the Creative Arts include Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Wheel-Thrown Pottery, Batiking, and more.

The cabins at both Camp Sea Gull and Seafarer houses roughly 10 to 13 campers along with two to three cabin leaders to stay with the campers. Each cabin is well lit with excellent ventilation and features fully furnished interiors with twin bunk beds. All cabins have restrooms, sinks with mirrors and individual shower stalls to offer total privacy for every camper.Have a blast during your summer camp experience!

You can get even more details on the website for either Camp Sea Gull or Camp Seafarer for your son or daughter’s next summer camp experience. Click here. And, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Check Camp Olympia in Texas!

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Today we’re swinging the summer camp spotlight at Everything Summer Camp way down south to the largest of the contiguous United States of America, Texas. With many options of camps to focus on in Texas, we’re zeroing in on the eastern half, located in the Texas Pines. Allow me to give you the virtual tour of Camp Olympia—one of the many (273, to be specific) summer camps with whom we’ve created strong ties. Check things out at Camp Olympia!The beautiful Camp Olympia is located on Lake Livingston in Trinity, Texas where excited boys and girls find themselves in the perfect atmosphere for fun and adventure among the East Texas pines. Inviting summer campers from ages six to 16 every summer since it first opened its doors in 1968, Camp OlymCamp Olympia campers are real into their summer stays!pia is a kid’s paradise!

There are tons of traditional sports available like Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Gymnastics, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball, and more. Have fun on the land with Archery, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Fishing Biking, Horseback Riding or have fun in the water whether you’re Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Snorkeling, SCUBA Diving, Swimming, and much more. And learn fun Arts and Crafts, Drama, Dance, Photo Journalism, and other fun artistic options!

Fun times abound at Camp Olympia that boasts the proper camp facilities to provide such Camp Olympia cabins are spacious and accommodating.fun experiences. At Camp Olympia, you can also find a Dining Hall that away smells like delicious home cooking. Camp Olympia also has comfortable cabins that typically house one cabin leader for every four campers.

You can look into a summer stay at Camp Olympia with much more detail on the camp’s website by clicking here. Maybe it’s the right camp for your family’s camp experience next summer! See what summer camp has to offer your soon-to-be-camper and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John
Bye, Olympians.

Knock Knock Nock-a-Mixon

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As you may have gathered from our name, summer camp is kind of our thing! And that’s why we’re proud to boast a great relationship with over 270 summer camps across the country. The camps with whom we’ve developed these close ties show kidGet into the Nock-a-Mixon Spirit!s the time of their lives and we love to spread the word of how great these camps really are. That’s why we like to shine our camp spotlight all around, featuring these wonderful camps.

Today, we’ll aim our camp spotlight over to eastern Pennsylvania and near the border with New Jersey to Camp Nock-a-Mixon. This traditional, co-ed, overnight summer camp is found in Bucks County where boys and girls have had the time of their lives for nearly 80 years ever since the camp first opened its doors in the summer of 1939.

Camp Nock-a-Mixon girls will be Camp Nock-a-Mixon girls.Fun times never end at Nock-a-Mixon. This camp offers all kinds of traditional sports like Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey. They have a Climbing Tower, High and Low Ropes Course, Zip Line, Archery, Riflery, Wrestling. Have fun in the water Canoeing, Fishing, Swimming. You can try your skills at Ceramics, Camp Nock-a-Mixon Gentlemen.Crafts, Glass Fusion, Jewelry Making, Pottery, Cooking, Dance, Music, Photography, Rocketry, Theater, and a plethora of other fun activities!

Camp Nock-a-Mixon provides its campers with modern cabins that offer bathroom and shower stalls for the privacy you need. They have cubby space and shelving for your camper’s excess belongings. Fans and screened windows keep the cabin cool and campers sleep comfortably in their bunks. Cabins house somewhere between 10 and 14 campers along with three to four cabin leaders.

Experience the community at Camp Nock-a-Mixon with campfires, dances, karaoke, leagues, masquerade, movie nights, scavenger hunts, talent shows, and more. This camp community values each person’s individuality and provides an atmosphere where children gain independence and self confidence as they have the experience of a lifetime! Explore the Nock-a-Mixon grounds from above.Check out Camp Nock-a-Mixon for yourself by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

Whoa—Nellie!

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Everything Summer Camp loves everything about summer camp! That’s why we’re good friends with about 270 camps from all across the country! And I’m happy to tell you all about what excellent camps they are. We’re sliding our swinging our spotlight over to New Hampshire for a good look at this great girls camp who’s worked with us for a quite a while now. Welcome to Nellie Huckins!

YMCA Camp Nellie Huckins Girls Camp has shown girls the time of their lives with enriching and fulfilling activities that guide them onto a path of subtle but effective maturation. Located on the shores of the lovely Lake Ossipee in the town of Freedom, New Hampshire, these beautiful, remote campgrounds has been the home away from home for girls since 1928!

From third grade to first-year high schoolers, Nellie Huckins campers experience either two or four weeks of absolute fun and serious personal growth simply by being away from parents as well as the reputation that we all carry at home.
Friends abound at Nellie Huckins.Huckins currently welcomes 1300 campers each year for awesome opportunities involving sports like Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Archery, Mountain Biking, Dance and Drama, Environmental Education, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Ropes Course, Swimming, Tennis, Waterskiing, Boating, as well as indoor fun like arts and crafts time, but indoor sports too, like basketball and street hockey or even air hockey, foosball, and ping-pong!

Ten campers are accompanied by two counselors in each of over 20 accommodating and comfortable cabins. With an excellent Dining Hall, Craftshop, Health Center, Program Office, Chapel, and more, Huckins is an attractive space to spend a portion of your summer, but even more than that—it’s a place to find yourself as well as some lifelong friends.

Enjoy checking out everything that’s so amazing about Camp Huckins for yourself. You can visit their website right here and get a good look at their map below. As always, thanks for reading!Nellie Huckins map

- John