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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The Sky’s the Limit

Hey, Camp Fans!

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!

Hey, Camp Fans!

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?

Hey, Camp Fans!

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

Hey, Camp Folks!

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