Pledge to Brown Ledge

Hey, Camp Fans!

I was just looking into a wonderful camp on the eastern coast. I’m swinging our summer camp spotlight here at Everything Summer Camp to the banks of Lake Champlain—just eight miles north of Burlington, Vermont. I’m talking about a girls camp called Brown Ledge. Here's the camp logo for Brown Ledge Camp for Girls.-

An overnight camp for girls ages from 10-18 years of age, Brown Ledge sits on Mallets Bay, the largest bay on Lake Champlain. Brown Ledge boasts 1500 feet of waterfront on the biggest bay of the biggest New England lake. A combination of fields and woods on the Brown Ledge campgrounds produce a perfect summer camp setting.

There are lots of activities to keep you busy at Brown Ledge—there’s Horseback Riding, Tennis, Archery, Riflery, Water Sports, Studio Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, and so much more. A very different camp, the choice of how to spend the day is up to each individual camper. You can spend all day horseback riding, or try to fit as many of the 18 available activities as you can into one day.
Get great activities into your summer days at Brown Ledge.
Brown Ledge certainly lends a remote feeling, but really, the campsite is just a 15 minute drive to civilization: Vermont’s largest city, Burlington. The state’s finest hospital and an abundance of physicians in all kinds of specialties at the University of Vermont Medical school are both extremely nearby.

Brown Ledge gives girls a clearer image of themselves—one that’s untouched by their established reputation of who they are from back home. This camp experience will give your camper more option than most other camps will which just may give her an idea of what she’s really passionate about. Or it may give her an extremely well-rounded getaway.

An excellent all girls summer camp for your daughter to attend, check out Brown Ledge Camp for yourself and, as always, thanks for reading.This could be you at Brown Ledge Camp for girls.

- John

Ride on!

Hey, ready Riders!

There are a million reasons to go to summer camp. You might love the idea of being immersed in nature, or maybe the thrill of being away from home is what interests you. There’s the chance to make a hundred friends and develop your sense of self-reliance. Or maybe it’s just all the fun you’ll have. Black River Farm & Ranch, a great place for summer camp!Fun can mean different things to different people, but if you’re a camper at Black River Farm & Ranch Camp, chances are you find the most fun when you’re riding.

Since 1962, this 360-acre farm and ranch in Croswell, Michigan has provided young women with a five acre lake, natural woodlands, a valley with a winding stream, and the fields of the River Bend Farm to give them the best of experience a camp can offer.

If you’re horse-crazy, then this is the camp for you. Black River Farm & Ranch campers regularly head out on trail rides, they take mounted and ground lessons, lessons for vaulting (a.k.a. gymnastics on horseback) and are given free riding time under supervision. With more than 85 horses, Black River Farm & Ranch offer the best ratio of horses to campers.

Shoot straight and arrow.Other fun things to do at the Farm & Ranch are Archery Tennis, Basketball, Crafts, Swimming, Paddle boats, and plenty more. After the sun goes down, crazy games and programs are held across the entire camp in order to bring everybody together for the excitement and fun.

Black River Farm & Ranch has excellent bunk houses—or, ‘cities’, as they’re called at the Farm & Ranch—each one consisting of three to four cabins. And, in each cabin, you’ll find all the amenities and bunks to comfortably house 8 to 12 girls and their belongings.

If you love, love, love horses, then look closely at Black River Farm & Ranch. It may be the right summer camp experience for you! Check out their website right here and, as always, thanks for reading!Get into the camping spirit at Black River Farm & Ranch Camp!

- John

Camp Counselor Carey

Hey, Campers!

Did you know that kids have been going to summer camp for more than a hundred years? That means there are literally millions of adults who were once summer campers just like you. Many of them have gone on to become famous folks who we all know and love. I have a great time featuring celebrities who went to summer camp—people like Drew Carey, for example!Whose Line and Price is Right host, as well as star of his own show, Drew Carey!

Drew knew what summer camp was all about, alright. He isn’t actually a former camper as he never attended at an age young enough to be a camper; he did, however, spend a summer as a camp counselor at YMCA Camp Y-Noah in Akron, Ohio.

As you may have gleaned from his TV show, he lived in Old Brooklyn, a neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio with his parents and two older brothers. He may have been the youngest, but he grew up fast. He was only eight when his father died of a brain tumor.

With a dabbling interest in music as well as comedy, Drew played the cornet as well as the trumpet in the marching band of James Ford Rhodes High School. After high school, Drew went on to study at Kent State University for some time before enlisting into the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1980 where he served for six years.

In 1985 Drew was being paid to write jokes for a friend’s radio show in Cleveland. His friend suggested he go to the library to borrow books about how to write jokes. Drew to the suggestion as actual advice and did so.

His understanding of the funny bone led him to win open mic nights and he eventually became Master of Ceremonies at the Cleveland Comedy Club. Drew started performing in comedy clubs all over Cleveland and Los Angeles. After making a name for himself in stand-up, he landed a gig on the Johnny Carson Show. His performance went over so well that Johnny invited him to sit down—a rare invitation for a guest comedian.

He made his first appearance on ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ in 1994 and he had a number of small appearances in television for a year or so after that, but all the while, he was working on something much bigger on the side with his friend Bruce Helford: ‘The Drew Carey Show’.

The show was about a fictionalized version of Drew himself and how he dealt with the stresses of life and work alongside his group of childhood friends. The show was very successful and ran for nine whole seasons, airing a total of 233 episodes.

After that, Drew got involved in the comedy sports arena—hosting the improvisational comedy show ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’, which regularly featured funnymen like Colin Mockery, Wayne Brady, Ryan Stiles (who costarred in ‘The Drew Carey Show’), and a slew of other guests who would come back often in later episodes.

The show was a tremendous hit and is still in production today, though it isThe Price is Still Right after Bob Barker has left the stage. no longer hosted by Drew. Instead, Drew continued his hosting career on a different show—one you may have heard of before called ‘The Price is Right’…! The honor of carrying this infamous gameshow after the show’s original, legendary host, Bob Barker, is a great one.

Check out YMCA Camp Y-Noah in Akron, Ohio for yourself if you’re interested and, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

Adirondack in the Spotlight

Hey, Camp People!

You know that I absolutely love talking about all the excellent summer camps that work with us at Everything Summer Camp. I do it pretty often. Having developed some great relationships with more than 250 summer camps, we like to regularly post about them. Today we’re swinging our spotlight over to the east coast to check out Adirondack Camp.

Adirondack Camp is somewhat concealed in the heavily-forested, ancient land of the 100 years ago, people realized what a cool site they happened upon.Adirondack bedrock that—part peninsula—stretches out into the natural beauty of crystal clear, drinkable waters of Lake George in New York. For about one hundred years, Adirondack Camp has been providing a magical setting and a wonderful sense of community in which campers discover more about themselves then they otherwise would.

You’re sure to haveSo I totem to leave me alone. a blast at Adirondack with all the Land Sports they offer like Archery, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Fencing, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Canoeing, and lots of other fun water activities. Adirondack offers some great wilderness experiences involving camping trips and learning about nature. And there are awesome indoor activities too like the performing arts, creative arts, culinary arts and more.

Campers live with one another according to gender and age and they’re supervised by two to four adult cabin leaders who sleep along with the cThis camp is a peninsula. Pretty awesome being surrounded by water on three sides.ampers in their large, open-air cabins. Both sides of the cabins are lined with double-decker bunks and boast lots of open space for kids to be kids as they hang out or goof around.

Complete with a dining hall, staff house, and a multitude of sites for some of the awesome indoor activities like fencing, cooking, and video art, the Adirondack campgrounds are just the special spot for your camper to take their first steps toward a stage of maturation and independence. Check out Camp Adirondack for yourself right here and, as always thanks for reading!
Lookit where you're going!

- Noonway!

A Winning Camp—Camp Woodmont

Hey, Camp Folks!

We work with over 250 summer camps with whom we’ve developed special relationships, here at Everything Summer Camp. We’re proud of that fact and so we frequently enjoy featuring each of those camps in their own Blog post. We call them our ‘Summer Camp Spotlight’ posts and, today, we’re swinging our spotlight south on Camp Woodmont for boys and girls.Look at Camp Woodmont for your next summer camp experience!Situated on top of Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia, the natural setting and complimentary facilities create a wonderful camp spirit throughout all 170 acres of hardwood forests, beautiful pastures, the green, rolling meadows, along with plenty of protective shade from the sun at Camp Woodmont. These campgrounds are a giant playground for kids—made of magical beauty and the encouragement to grow.

Campers at Camp Woodmont will have a blast with an assortment of traditional activities at summer camp such as Archery, Ball Sports and Field Games, OutdGet into the camp spirit at Camp Woodmont!oor Adventuring, Ropes Course, Wall Climbing, Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing, Swimming, and so much more.

But Woodmont makes time to squeeze in some of their own traditional activities like Splashmat Contests, Puddle Jumping, Painting Horses, Life-Size Game of Clue, Mummy Mummy, and more!

Blessed with scenic rock formations and a small lake, Camp Woodmont has built on this land with careful consideration to work in harmony with the natural setting since they were first founded by Mr. and Mrs. “B” (Jane and Jim Bennett) in 1981. The campgrounds, now complete, with a Dining Hall, Nurse’s Clinic, Gym, Swimming Pool, Athletic Field, Mini-Golf Course, Cabins, and more provide a peaceful place where kids have the time of their lives!

All of the cabins at Woodmont Cozy cabins at Camp Woodmont.provide electricity for the campers and the bathhouses are very close by. Each Woodmont camper is assigned to a cabin based on age. The campers then select their own bunk bed and shelf for personal items. The cabins each house 6-8 campers as well as a cabin leader.

If Camp Woodmont sounds like it might just be the right camp for your kid, get a closer look at them right here on their website and, as always, thanks for reading!
Join the gang on the mountain top at Camp Woodmont and have a blast this coming summer!

- John

Wonderful Camp Waldemar

Hey, Camp Folks!

You know what I always love talking about on this Blog? It’s all the excellent summer camps that we work with at Everything Summer Camp. Having developed some great relationships with more than 250 summer camps, we like to post about them pretty often. And given the title of our ‘Summer Camp Spotlight’ Blog posts, today we’re aiming our spotlight on Camp Waldemar for girls.Waldemar is a great camp to send your girl!Situated within a 1200 acre valley in the hill country of Southwest, Texas, Waldemar graces its girls with the beautiful natural landscapes and, winding through it, the Guadalupe River framed by their many, regal cypress trees. Such majesty lends a helping hand to create an intimate setting for young women to discover who they are and how they fit in the world and their communiLook at these loving little lambs!ty.

You’re sure to have a blast at Waldemar with all the Land Sports they offer like Outdoor Adventures, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Golf, Fencing, Gymnastics and more. Make splash this summer with fun Canoeing and Kayaking trips as well as lessons in Form Swimming and Synchronized Swimming. And you can spend quieter times learning the art of Ceramics, Drama, Dance, Drawing, Journalism, and other fun Crafts!

Nestled in the Texan hills are Waldemar’s beautiful facilities. Named with the same style of intriguing creativity as their architecture, the Bella Vista, Alamedo, and Ranch House boast a great collection of artwork from Mexican, Native American, and Old West cultures. The girls stay in cozy cabins that Waldemar campers know as ‘Kampongs’.

They’re not exactly “roughin’ it” in these excellent lodgings that include a private bathrThey won't exactly be "roughin' it".oom decorated with Spanish tile mosaics and Saltillo tile floors, a bedroom with four bunk beds, air-conditioning, and either a front porch or a courtyard that connects the other kampongs to each other. Campers are awarded daily points for keeping their clothes and belongings tidy and pitching in with housekeeping duties.

Get into the Waldemar Spirit! If it sounds like the right place for your daughter, check out their website right here. A great place to camp since 1926, talk to your camper about Camp Waldemar and, as always, thanks for reading!

Crazy fun awaits in this serene setting!
- John

Get a Feel for Camp Lake Hubert!

Hey, Camp Fans!

You know what’s always a treat for us is when we get to talk up the excellent summer camps with whom we’ve developed solid relationships. We work with more than 250, so we post about them fairly frequently. We call them our Summer Camp Spotlight Blog posts and today, we’re fixing our spotlight on Camp Lake Hubert for girls—sister camp to Camp Lincoln in the Lake Edward Township of Minnesota.Camp Lake Hubert, sister camp to Camp LincolnLocated on beautiful land occupying the south side of Lake Hubert, these campgrounds boast a clear, spring-fed lake with a soft, sandy bottom and gradual slope. Providing more than 120 acres and a second small lake on its south border (Bass Lake), the setting at Lake Hubert for girls sets the perfect tone for a wonderful summer camp experience.

Your camper is sure to be engrossed in a number of all the available activities from options like Archery, Baseball/Softball, Crafts, Dance, Drama, Golf, Guitar, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Biking, Horse Riding, Radio, Riflery, Soccer, Tennis, Rock Climbing, High and Low Ropes Course, Day and Overnight Trips, Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing, along with a whole lot more!

Give your daughter the gift of summer camp—the gift that keeps in giving as it instills confidence in its campers and teaches them how they fit as an individual into a healthy community of camp-minded folks as well as how they fit into the natural world. Chill on a hammock at Camp Lake Hubert!

You and your daughter can choose from a two, three, four, or eight-week camp stay. All summer sessions at Camp Lake Hubert are designed to introduce your daughter to a subtle maturation, but they encourage kids to opt for the longest session-length they feel they can handle as the benefits and overall impact multiply exponentially the longer you stay.

If Lake Hubert seems like a good place for your daughter, be sure to check out their website for yourself right here and, as always, thanks for reading.
Boasting their beautiful waterfront, visiting Camp Lake Hubert is a must!

- John

Fleur de Lis for You!

Hey, Camp Enthusiasts!

Here at Everything Summer Camp, we’re proud to say we work closely with about 250 summer camps from all across the country! And so we’re eager to share with our Fleur de Lis may just be the right summer camp for you. Check it out right here.customers and Blog followers what fantastic summer camps they are! This week we’re focusing our summer camp spotlight on the beautiful land of Fleur de Lis Camp for girls, in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.

Fleur de Lis Camp is situated on the shores of Laurel Lake in the same, beautiful Monadnock Region of New Hampshire where it was first founded almost 88 years ago in 1929. A quiet camp, this peaceful setting away from home encourages Fleur de Lis campers to tap into a more authentic version of their personality.

Quiet and peaceful doesn’t mean the days are dull! Far from! Campers stay busy with lots of activities to choose from like Free & Instructional Swim, Ceramics, Riflery, Archery, Canoeing, Sailing, Knitting, KayakMake the best of friends at Fleur de Lis Camp!ing, Diving, Hiking, Horseback Riding Day Trips, Special Events, Tennis, Field Sports (Soccer, LaCrosse, etc.), Arts & Crafts, Drawing, Sewing, Row-Boating, Dance, Games, Lifeguard Certification, Water Skiing, Nature, Theatre, Photo Journalism, and lots more!

The campers sleep in platform tents or cabins with bathrooms and electricity. They are assigned to different tents or cabins based on how old they are. With a cabin leader to camper ratio of 1:4, Fleur de Lis boasts an excellent system of supervision.

Set your sights on Fleur de Lis summer camp next summer! It’s a safe, supportive place for your daughter to take her first few steps toward self-discovery as well as, of course, the enjoyment of her summer days away from home. Does Fleur de Lis camp sound like it’s possibly the camp for your daughter? Check it out right here and, as always, thanks for reading!These cozy campers are happy to spend their summers at Fleur de Lis camp.

- John

Camp Deerhorn for Summertime Fun

Hey, Camp Folks!

We’re always thrilled here at Everything Summer Camp to work closely with somewhere around 250 summer camps from all across the country. And for that reason, we like to express just what wonderful camps they all are! Get ready now as we swing our spotlight to the beautiful and woodsy Wisconsin to take a look at a camp with whom we’ve worked for a very long time. Camp Deerhorn is a camp to check out!

In fact, this camp was one of the earliest to work with yours truly. Carved out of the gorgeous wilderness of northern Wisconsin, Camp Deerhorn is situated on 100 acres of heavily wooded campground that provides its campers with a million opportunities to explore fun places and activities.

Get your fill of all the fun activities they offer like Archery, Basketball, Baseball , Soccer, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, Golf, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Riflery, Canoeing, Sailing, Swimming, Arts & Crafts, and Quidditch (be sure to bring your broom).

Check out the main lodge of the majestic Camp Deerhorn.Explore the attractive facilities around the campgrounds as well. The waterfront was the selling factor for the site they chose when Deerhorn was first born back in the 30’s. They built the Camp Deerhorn Lodge—built from the giant Norway pines that were chopped down and cut by hand. It gives off a woody and warm atmosphere with lofty rafters and a huge stone fireplace. Inside is the main recreational area, the camp’s kitchen, as well as two large dining rooms.

At Camp Deerhorn, they don’t call cabins ‘cabins’—they call them ‘koogees’. Facing North Pelican Lake, each and every one of them is surrounded by beautiful birch, oaThese cabins---err---koogees are the epitome of comfort.k, and pine trees. These sleeping quarters are designed to stay dry at all times with screened windows and awnings that operate from the outside. The bunk beds are all made from trees on Deerhorn grounds. They bring a great sense of charm and comfort to the campers and their cabin leaders.

Check out Camp Deerhorn’s website right here if it looks like a good match for your kid and get a taste of Deerhorn with their aerial tour below! As always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!

- John

Camp Cheerio, my Good Sir!

Hey, Camp People!

It brings us great joy here at Everything Summer Camp to work so closely with about 250 summer camps across the nation. That’s why we’re happy to tell you about what fantastic camps they are! So this week, we’re fixing our spotlight on the beautiful campgroundsCamp Cheerio is a great place to celebrate the summer season! of Camp Cheerio, an hour out from Winston-Salem in North Carolina.

Sitting on 135 acres at great altitudes on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this YMCA camp offers a great place where campers can have a great time whether they’re relaxing or getting all riled up. A quiet, peaceful setting away from home allows Cheerio campers to be themselves as they have the summer of their lives.

Days at Camp Cheerio stay pretty busy when camp is in session. After all, campers have a lot of activities to choose from! There’s Aquatics, Challenge Sports, Field Games, Creative Arts, Nature Study in the daytime and crazy fun to be had in the evenings like Counselor Hunts, Carnival Night, Spy Hunter, Capture the Flag, and Skit/Talent Night.
Nighttime is just as much fun as the day at Camp Cheerio!Cheerio campers also take advantage of the awesome Blue Ridge Mountains and other jaw-dropping landscapes nearby to the campgrounds. Kids will get a chance to set off on daylong adventures like canoe trips, caving, climbing, and woodsy excursions.

Complete with accommodating cabins, a first-class Dining Hall, Health Center, Gym, Athletic Fields, Tennis Courts, Lake Kiwanis, Swimming Pool, Climbing Towers, Riding Stables, High Ropes Course, and Rifle Range, the Cheerio campground is a fully functional playground that’s not only fun, but also developmental for youth.

Set your sights on Camp Cheerio next summer! It’s a safe, supportive place for your kids to take their first few subtle steps toward self-discovery all while enjoying the summer of their lives. Does Camp Cheerio sound like it just may be the camp for your kid? Check it out right here and, as always, thanks for reading!

Pip, pip, cheerio!

- John