Who Screams?

Hey, Summer Camp People!

We consider ourselves fun people here at Everything Summer Camp. We stay hip to the fun times by surrounding ourselves with equally fun companies and develop strong ties with them. We love singing the praises of the wonderful folks whose amazing products are offered on our online camping gear store. I scream, you scream, we all scream for iScream2010 was a big year. There was a general excitement everywhere you were. There was a change in the air. Things were electrically charged! Fun was growing in the world—a world that was already a great deal of fun exploded in colorful jubilation. iScream was born. Made up of an extremely creative team, iScream is the best in bedside and road trip entertainment!

These awesome activity books and stationery are the best things for occupying your time in the car on the way to camp or while you get sleepy before ‘lights out’. With an intLive life the way you choose to and have a blast with it!riguing discovery in photography method called ‘lenticular’ photography along with a desire to create hours of fun for kids during the times that might otherwise be the dullest.

With images that accentuate color and stress depth, iScream Activity Books and their Seal & Send Stationery offer explosively detailed treats for your eyes and provide interesting, absorbing material that will keep you amused for as long you desire!

We’re thrilled to offer the insane amount of fun that comes along with our excellent selection from this excellent brand. Have a good gander at all the fun in these activities by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!

- John

Merrell: Making Outside Moments Happen Since 1981

Hey, Happy Feet—I mean, ‘Folks’!

We carry lots of different footwear from a number of brand names like Chaco, Northside, and Kamik. Merrell has made a name for themselves in the footwear industry and it’s not hard to understand why. But, in case you’re unaware of their splendor, we’re fixing the Everything Summer Camp spotlight on this deserving brand name to investigate into their history, passion, and purpose in the business that they’re in.

The business has been boasting some of the best footwear since 1981—six years prior to the birth of us here at Everything Summer Camp. They were immediately interested in creating a product that their customers could feel confident in no matter what tThe Merrell Shoe is right for you!he conditions are like outside. As their slogan states, “We make outside moments happen.”

With a passion for hiking in the outdoors, Randy Merrell always had it in the back of his head that he should put his expert craftsmanship toward making hiking boots. So, one day, he tried. Meanwhile, two former ski company executives Clark Matis and John Schweizer were looking to start up their own business. Randy presented his talents, Matis brought his athletic instincts and Schweizer contributed his marketing know-how.

The three came from three different backgrounds and therefore communicated in different ways. But despite challenges in teamwork, this little crew knew with 100% assuredness that they would become a leading brand name in the hiking boot industry. And more than just boots now, this team of three has built their business from the ground up.

“We wanted to make the best in the world. And…the rest is history,” says Matis. Get Merrell’s support for your every step and take a look at our excellent selection from this leading brand right here at Everything Summer Camp. And, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Save the Earth with MaskIT Pouches!

Hey, Happy Campers!

Standing alongside such trusted brands like GoGirl, Burt’s Bees, and Clean Trek, we’re proud to now offer the brand in today’s Everything Summer Camp spotlight—MaskIT LLC. This addition to our Toiletries Department not only brings convenience to camp, but brings a less-wasteful, earth-friendly alternative to toilet paper when it comes to disposing pads or tampons. MaskIT!!Environmentally-conscious and responsible for their ecological footprint, MaskIT creates products made from a compostable Biofilm that aims to reduce the amount of toilet paper that accompanies the 20 billion pads and tampons that wind up in American landfills each year.

Being the environmentally-minded person that she is, Shallan Ramsey—mother of three girls and founder of MaskIT LLC—hated the wastefulness of using toilet paper to dispose of her pads and tampons. Once she started thinking that there must be a better way, she set out to devise her own method.

MaskIT Pouches eliminate the need for toilet paper, as you can use the ‘puppet method’ with your hand inside the Pouch which starts out already “inside-out”. The pouches seal This is how we do it...shut with an  adhesive closure that guarantees no leaking. These Pouches are super practical with their soft-to-the-touch material, easy-use, and sanitation. They block all odor and are watertight. They’re completely opaque too, so the contents in the pouch remain unseen.

All packaging from MaskIT is produced by Imperial Box Company from Gardena, California who creates paper using the most environmentally-conscious methods and prints using soy-based ink with water-based aqueous coatings. MaskIT packaging is 100% recyclable.

As much good as MaskIT does for the planet, they try to do just as much for the people of the community as well by giving back to them and spreading good. You can check out more about these fine folks on their own website right here or send a message directly to Buy these products!them by clicking here. Get MaskIT for your camper’s convenience at summer camp and, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

Enjoy hygienic hikes with Clean Trek

Howdy, Camp Folks!

We’re proud to carry such excellent brand names as Burt’s Bees, Coghlan’s, and VioLife. Today, we’re spotlighting our latest addition of brands to our Toiletries Department—Clean Trek—a brand dedicated to personal hygiene products that create some convenience for summer campers during their wilderness adventures. The Clean Trek Logo--these guys mean business!

Fans of the outdoors themselves, the folks that built Clean Trek from the ground up—their passion for outdoor adventures is what led them to founding their brand. They loved spending entire days outside. But they didn’t like smelling as though they had. And so they were inspired to devise a solution for taking care of your body odor when you’re trekking the wilderness and there’s no shower available.

Introducing a line of products that tend to one’s cleanliness as well as skin nutrition, Clean Trek went into business when they created their solution. With a line-up of gear spray, body wash, body wipes, and more, Clean Trek has built their products on eco-friendlinThese wipes are way convenient when you're on the ol' dusty trails.ess and lasting odor elimination.

Found on the Everything Summer Camp online store, we offer the Odor Control Body Wipes 24 Pack. These wonderful little wipes are durable and effective! Giving campers and adventurers of all different walks of life the ability to make themselves clean without requiring running water—or any water, for that matter—Clean Trek Body Wipes are certainly a must-have for campers who plan on multi-day hikes.

Leaving your skin feeling fresh and smooth, each wipe contains Clean Trek’s proven formula that acts to get rid of body odor and keep unpleasant odors from returning. While removing body and other odors, the wipes will soothe the skin with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. We’re proud to represent the Clean Trek brand, offering their innovative hygienic products. Order a pack for your camper and, as always, thanks for reading.Have fresh-scented fun in the wilderness!

- John

Check out Chaco!

Hey, Footwear Folks!

Here at Everything Summer Camp, we love discovering the stories and histories behind the businesses with whom we work. And we love sharing those stories with our faithful customers and Blog followers. Among the excellent brands that make up our assorted footwear department, Chaco is one of these footwear companies whose shoes we are very proud to offer.
Like an amphibious creature, Chaco performance footwear walks on land and in water.
Constructing superior footwear for avid fans of the outdoors creates a very fulfilling life for the folks at Chaco. They believe their products enable people to grab hold of an enriched lifestyle that they achieve through travel, exploring their community, and going on adventures. And we believe so too.

Founded in 1989 in the village of Paonia by a Colorado river rafting guide named Mark Paigen, Chaco Footwear established a factory and immediately started manufacturing sandals, shoes, boots, and other outdoorsy accessories for folks who like roughin’ it.

They quickly separated themselves from forgettable footwear brands when they came out with their iconic Z/Sandals—designed for full adjustability and unrivaled traction on land as well as water. With this release and a continued application of simplicity, versatility, comfort, and durability, Chaco redefined themselves as leaders in performance footwear.

Kids have a tendency to go rough on their footwear—especially at summer camp. But Chaco has their recipe for premium footwear down to a science at this point. That’s why we have their Kids Z1 as well as the Kids ZX/1 Eco Tread Sandals from Chaco’s Z collection. We also offer the Kids OutCross Sport Sandal—an amphibious animal you haven’t seen the likes of before.

Check out Chaco’s innovative features that these sport sandals are sporting and get your reliable footwear and shop the rest of our excellent footwear selection on our main site. As always, thanks for reading!Chaco makes unrivaled footwear.

- John

Outdoor Products for Outdoor Lifestyles

Hey, Camp Fans!

We here at Everything Summer Camp do everything we can to help you send your camper off fully prepared and ready to get the most out of the summer camp experience. While we pride ourselves greatly on the footlocker trunks we manufacture right here in our factory, we’re also proud of our awesome camping gear selection. Consisting of great brand names like Wenzel, Lewis N. Clark, and Coghlan’s, you can find the best quality camping gear right here.This brand is great for quality camping gear.Another great brand we carry that keeps us stocked with superior camping gear is Outdoor Products. Supplying our online store with an impressive assortment of duffel bags, ponchos, rain covers, and more, Outdoor Products is dedicated to manufacturing camping gear that’s certain to see you through all your summer camp adventures out in the unapologetic wilderness.This duffel is great at summer camp!

Gear that more-than-exceeds the quality avid outdoorsy folks are looking for, Outdoor Products has been wowing their customers since 1973. They’ve truly stood the test of time, offering the best in convenience and protection when it comes to roughin’ it. Do your playin' in the rain when you have a poncho from Outdoor Products!

With a passion for quality camping gear, the Outdoor Products family set out nearly 45 years ago and erected a four-story department store in Los Angeles that they dubbed, “The Famous Department Store”. Then, packing every floor of their store with high-quality gear beyond what anyone expected, it didn’t take long before they saw the need to expand.

Now an international manufacturer and distributor of camping gear and other outdoor accessories, Outdoor Products still operates out of their headquarters in their home city of L.A. Featuring practical gear, our selection from Outdoor Products is sure to provide the useful and effective gear you’ll need for your camp stay. Scope out all the excellent products in our Outdoor Products selection and, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

Wear your Performance Armour Under…

Hey, Camp Folks!

At Everything Summer Camp, we strive to provide our customers with only the best selection in camping gear. Shop superior quality from trusted brand names like Speedo, Burt’s Bees, and Smartwool on our eclectic online store. And we just recently made an exciting addition to our excellent brands we offer! Now find Under Armour products on our shop.

Founder of Under Armour, Kevin Plank was a former special teams captain wUnder Armour is our latest addition to our awesome camping gear brands.hen he played for University of Maryland. He took an idea that he initially had on the football field one day and turned it into a revolutionary industry that would forever-change the clothing that athletes wore!

Back in his playing days, Plank hated having to change his sweat-soaked cotton T-shirts over and over again during two-a-days—that is, when a team or individual player trains twice at two different times throughout a single day. He wanted performance wear that would see him through his games, his practices, and his workouts.

Determined to find a solution, he eventually decided to set out to create his own. He embarked on massive research and discovered the athletic benefits of synthetic fabrics. And, from there, he designed a T-shirt that he engineered with moisture-wicking performance fibers. The shirt was made to keep athletes cool, dry, and light in the most brutally hot conditions.
CES 2016 -- Pictured: Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank during CES 2016, the annual Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada  on January 6, 2015  -- (Photo by: Justin Solomon/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
It was the first HeatGear® Tee. By the time he turned 23, he had unofficially launched his new company which he appropriately named Under Armour. The business may have operated from out of his grandmother’s basement and he may have traveled the East Coast, selling his T-Shirts from the trunk of his car, but he knew he had started something big.

After his first year, Kevin generated $17,000 in sales! The next year, he went to work developing his next invention—ColdGear® fabric to keep athletes warm and dry and light. Soon after, he came out with his AllSeasonGear® clothing line. By the time he was 25, Kevin moved into new headquarters and warehouse (a step up from his grandmother’s basement).

Kevin Plank recognized a problem and when he couldn’t find a solution—he created one. Through hard work and a good amount of determination, Kevin took his desires and made a difference in the comfort that athletes can dress in during their performances. Check out our wide selection of quality clothing and other camping gear from Under Armour right here. And, as always, thanks for reading!
Heat Gear. See what it can do for you.

- John

How Well Can You See in the Dark?

Hey, Camp Fans!

We strive to carry the best brands of the best products for all the camping gear we carry here at Everything Summer Camp. That’s why we’re sharp on scouting for the newest trending brand names. We look for brand names that stand out like the innovative brand called Nite Ize. These leaders in the lighting industry question what a flashlight really needs to be.
Check out the story of this great Nite Ize product.Endowed with resourceful and creative minds, this company introduces new ideas to practical products for people who lead active lifestyles—perfect for the routines that keep kids on their feet at summer camp.

The idea first hit the founder of Nite Ize, Rick Case, when he was hiking a mountain with a friend and their poor quality headlights from the 80’s started to fail them in the darkness of the wee hours of the morning. Luckily, Rick remembered a small flashlight he had in his pocket. He took it out and held up to the side of his head.

These flashsticks are great for summer camp convenience!That’s when he had the thought, “Why not just turn this into a headlamp?”

When Rick first launched Nite Ize, it certainly saw humble beginnings. It was 1989 when the company first started their operation, working from a small cabin—only 500 square feet somewhere off away in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado.

But this company grew itself quickly and has made a name for themselves in the less-than-30 years that they’ve been around. They proudly developed their business, making an addition to their initial facility. They now have another building in Boulder—their 90,000 square foot Global Distribution Center.Nite Ize Flashlights are crazy powerful!

Creating quality products with a healthy glow—Nite Ize can brighten the darkness at summer camp! And we’re happy to supply our customers with the 3 in 1 LED FlashStick as well as the 3 in 1 LED Flashlight from this excellent brand name. Check out this flashlight and glowstick and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Burt the Beekeeper

Hey, Camp Fans!

Everything Summer Camp—we’re the home of C&N Footlockers. And while we pride ourselves on the nearly indestructible footlocker trunks we manufacture, right here out of Boyd, Wisconsin, we’re also proud to carry all of the quality products that we do from trusted brand names like Columbia, Woolrich, and Kelty. Another excellent brand you can find on our online shop is Burt’s Bees!
The logo for the company he and his bees started.
Burt’s Bees is the story of a man, Burt, and his bees. It’s about as simple as that. Except for the fact that Burt was no businessman, yet, along with his bees, Burt was creating a high quality product that was meant for the world to enjoy. Instead, he was selling his honey to friends and locals. After all, Burt had no idea how a simple apiarist like himself could reach the masses.

Enter Roxanne Quimby. Burt’s Bees was born when this artist from Maine, met Burt Shavitz who was tending to his beehives. They became fast friends and she was thrilled one day when Burt generously gifted her leftover beeswax from his hives for candle making. She added a few key ingredients and quickly had a sellaBurt's Personal Care Productsble product.

Roxanne’s candles led to a plethora of personal care products such as the infamous Burt’s Bees Lip Balm and the Herbal Insect Repellent, both of which can be found right here. Burt’s Bees took off with wild popularity and success beyond Burt’s wildest dreams!

Featuring kid-safe, quality products that are perfect for skin care at summer camp as well as the one and only, iconic Burt himself who stars as the company logo, grab these kid-friendly and chemical-free products for your camper during their camp stay this summer. For more information on the startup of Burt’s Bees, check out the video below and, as always, thanks for reading!

- John

Smartwool for smart feet!

Hey, Camp Fans!

Here at Everything Summer Camp we pride ourselves in the quality products that we offer. Of course, we take full credit when it comes to the C&N Footlocker trunks that we manufacture ourselves ever since our humble beginnings, but we give absolute credit to those whose quality products we offer on our online shop.These beauties from Smartwool are now here at ESC!

Last week, I posted about the nine pairs of Smartwool socks we’re now offering. Smartwool makes their socks of Merino Wool (the preferred sheep’s wool to use) because their socks are the best. You can now find Smartwool socks for Women and Kids at Everything Summer Camp as well as socks that are meant for the varied adventures that you’re sure to have throughout your summer camp stay.

Smartwool’s manufacturing process is an interesting one as it doesn’t start in a warehouse or laboratory. It begins somewhere in the mountains of New Zealand when, one day, the herds of sheep there get a haircut. Smartwool shears 300,000 sheep per year. Coming off the sheep greasy, the wool is cleaned, combed, and spun into yarn which is then made into amazing Smartwool products like SOCKS!The grazing merino are happy sheep.

These guys use Merino sheep wool—the preferred sheep wool because of its unmatched comfort and softness. Merino sheep whose wool goes to Smartwool, live happy, peaceful lives in their natural habitat. Smartwool knows that happy sheep will make for unparalleled wool and thus and unparalleled product. Happy sheep = happy customers.

The people at SThis here is a drawing of a happy sheepmartwool are smart. Not only about the way they make their products, but also the relationships they form with their business partners. They only work with a select group of businesses that they trust. It’s an honor for Everything Summer Camp to offer their amazing socks on our summer camp store. Check out their fun website and learn another thing or two about Smartwool.

You can learn more about Smartwool right here and, as always, thanks for reading.

- John