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Hey, Camp Fans!

What do you get when you shine a bright UV light on your brush and all those germs that like to hang out on the bristle’s of your brush when you’re not using it? Answer: a clean toothbrush. Check out what Violife has been up to for the last 10 years and learn about their innovative, high-quality products available here at Everything Check out Violife's innovative products.Summer Camp.

Violife got their start a little over a decade ago in 2004. Like the early beginnings of Everything Summer Camp, they offered only one product when they first got started: the Original Countertop Sanitizer. This product came about when Violife and Philippe Starck, a world-famous designer, joined forces.

Thanks to a delicate balance of fashion and function, this toothbrush holder does so much more than hold your toothbrush! It CLEANS it! That’s right. Using UV light, it actually kills off 99.9% of germs that are living on the bristles of your brush. By the next year, this product won the desired Industrial Designers Society of America Gold Award.

One amazingly portable brush that always stays cleanSince then, Violife has expanded their oral care products with travel toothbrush holders, denture, cleaners, mouth guard cleaners. They also developed the world’s very first UV Cell Phone Sanitizer and then, directly after that, created the Slim Sonic Toothbrush, one of the two Violife toothbrushes that we offer.

The Slim Sonic is the most convenient and stylin’ toothbrush on the market. Vibrating at more than three times the speed of the fastest electric toothbrush, the Slim Sonic is the very first portable, battery-operated brush. It comes in a cool, colorful, compact case with a vented mascara-style cap so you can carry this with you wherever you go. We also carry Violife’s stylish Personal Travel Toothbrush. Violife's amazing travel toothbrushViolife is the quickest, easiest, and most efficient method of keeping your brush clean after use. Wear your best smile, campers. And, as always, thanks for reading.

- John

Read About A Great Company-Triple T

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Here at Everything Summer Camp, we don’t like to brag which is why we talk up and praise the names whose products we offer instead. And today, we have QUITE the name to talk about—the number one leader in recreational outdoor footwear—Triple T, parent company of the Northside brand.northside cheyenne jr

Based in Marysville, Washington Triple T Trading was founded in 1985 (two years prior to the very beginnings of Everything Summer Camp). And in their near-30 years of operation, they’ve made quite an impact in the world of footwear.

The way Triple T sees it, people of all ages should be able to enjoy being out in nature, no matter what the time of year may be. I think most people see it that way too.

That’s why Northside was created, as their tagline indicates—‘just for fun.’ This footwear is made to stand up to all the elements nature has to offer. So no matter where you are or what season it is, you can have your fun in the outdoors.

Whether you’re interested in winter boots, hiking shoes, flip-flops, or sport sandals, all kinds of footwear from Northside are made with the same rugged and reliable construction.

Triple T Trading is a family-owned and family-operated business which is why they feel like their partners should consider themselves an addition to their “brand-family” of Triple T. On behalf of Everything Summer Camp, the feeling is mutual.

Find a great assortment of Northside footwear available at Everything Summer Camp. We’re delighted to carry such quality products from such a great name!




We Should All Thank Nicole Levine

Hey, Silent Sleepers!

Unfortunately, while you’re sound asleep every night, bed bugs are making their claim on the same mattress where you catch your zzz’s. Is there no way to stop the little buggers? Well, there is Bed Bug 911. Available here at Everything Summer Camp is the Hybrid Mattress Encasement as well as the Vinyl Mattress Cover from Bed Bug 911bed bug 911.

What is Bed Bug 911? They’re a leading manufacturer of products concerning bed bugs. But their services don’t end there. Bed Bug 911 also offers their services as bed bug exterminators. What they do is they offer everything you need (be it product or service) in order to get rid of your bed bugs forever!

Founded in 2005, when New York began to panic over their epidemic of bed bugs. Before its existence, president of Bed Bug 911, Nicole Levine was the owner of a different company called Home Clean Home (HCH)—catchy name, huh? Well, this company was soon overwhelmed with customer requests for bed bug treatment. Customers of HCH—residential and commercial—were seeing bed bug infestation like no one had since the 1950’s.

Nicole Levine was aware of the side effects people had to the chemicals and insecticides used for bed bug extermination, causing bad allergic reactions and, in some much more extreme cases, cancer and neurotoxicity. Nicole went straight to work developing an organic line of bed bug sprays and other means of preventing bed bug infestation.

Three years ago, she was celebrated as the Businesswoman of the Year by the New Independent Democrats. She credits her company’s unprecedented success to the importance it places on customer service. We here at Everything Summer Camp are proud to offer products from Bed Bug 911 to make your kid’s summer safe and bed bug-free.




The History of Prince Tennis Company

Hey, Tennis Devotees!

Do you know who the real titan of tennis is? When you’re talking about the top, there’s no question about it, Prince is the king! So how did a colossus of the courts ever get into the business of tennis equipment? What did the beginning look like for Prince?

Well, nearly 45 years ago, it looked pretty different than it does now. There weren’t any racquets, strings, footwear, apparel—HECK!—I’m not sure that they had tennis balls that Prince tennis racquetactually said “Prince” on them! So what did they sell?

The company was founded in 1970 by a man named Bob McClure. By reversing the motor of a vacuum cleaner in his garage, Mr. McClure had engineered the world’s first ball machine for home courts. The machine came to be known as The Little Prince and he’s what started it all for Prince Tennis.

Constant leaders in innovation and technological advancements, Prince knew how to set itself apart from the competition from the beginning. They developed their racquets beyond what anyone else had ever attempted. By 1979, Prince racquets had become the racquets that “top players” used.

By 1995, Prince introduced the Longbody Racquet which came to receive the title “World’s #1 Racquet.” Famous tennis champions such as Pat Cash, Monica Seles, Patrick Rafter, Jana Novotná, Jennifer Capriata, Juan Carlos, Maria Sharapova, and Josh Isner won their matches, playing with nothing other than their favorite of Prince racquets.

Everything Summer Camp is more than excited to be working alongside a company with such an obvious understanding of how business is done. You can find amazing racquets, tennis bags, and new tennis balls from Prince right here at your one stop shop where you can find all sorts of gear and supplies for all your summer camp needs—Everything Summer Camp.




Get to know the Melissa & Doug Company

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Everything Summer Camp just loves to give credit where credit is due! That’s where our blog posts come in handy because we get to spread the word about great companies with whom we have the pleasure of doing business.

Get to know the game that other companies play and learn how some great companies got started like Woolrich, Columbia, and Speedo. Today I’m going to talk about the very popular kid’s toymakers and game creators from the Melissa & Doug company—Melissa and Doug.M&D logo

Melissa and Doug Bernstein first started making toys for kids and educational games in the garage of the home where Doug grew up. His parents still lived there too so the couple had to be careful not to disturb them in their everyday life. That was more than 25 years ago in 1988.

But things have changed quite a bit since the two of them first got their start. The company has gone global with more than 1200 employees, great success, and steady growth. Melissa and Doug eventually moved into an actual office building just down the road from his parents’ house.

With an obvious appreciation for their customers and fans, Melissa and Doug are continuously striving to give back to the people who have supported them. That’s why each and every one of Melissa & Doug’s 2000 inventive products are of such excellent value, qualiflip to win memoryty, and design.

The toys and games offered at Melissa & Doug cover a broad range for children of all ages. That way everyone can enjoy at least one of the many, fun products that Melissa & Doug provide. They also welcome word from their customers for suggestions about the products they make.

Everything Summer Camp is thrilled to do business with a company so focused on quality and success. Until next time, Camp Fans.




Find Out How Princeton Tec Gets Their Ideas For Quality Lighting

Hey, Camp Enthusiasts!

Let me tell you about a great company with whom we at Everything Summer Camp have the joy of doing business. Princeton Tec has been delivering the toughest, brightest, and most reliable lighting sources and pioneering the path in illuminating the darkest places on the planet since 1975.

How do they manage to pave the way in the lighting industry? Well, they’re continually driving technology through hard work, smart thinking, and the love of our surroundings on this awe-inspiring planet on which we live.headlamp

The hard working team at Princeton Tec isn’t afraid to travel the planet by ocean, by air, by bike, or by foot in order to achieve the best possible understanding of the environment that they’re attempting to brighten. Whether that means scaling mountains or walking on the ocean floor—Princeton Tec has been there, done that.

They spend whole days or even longer in their testing labs or out in the best testing lab—the great outdoors. After all, that’s where you’ll spend most of your time at summer camp!

Made to make the most out of your time outside, Princeton Tec offers an assortment of their own products. From their conventional handheld flashlight, to their hands-free headlamps these lights are impressive. They make SCUBA dive lights, bike lights, tactical lights, accessory lights, locators, and industrial lights.

Based in New Jersey, Princeton Tec is a very caring company that supports their outdoor community. To show their support, they build lighting products for those in need of any enhanced lighting situation. Whether you’re camping, backpacking, exploring, or playing, you can count on Princeton Tec’s lighting products to provide you with the light you’ll need in any situation.

Everything Summer Camp is overjoyed to be working with a company of Princeton Tec’s quality. Till next time, Camp Fans.




The History of Hi-Tec Footwear

Hey there, Camp Fans!

A few days ago, I talked about Teva—footwear manufacturers whose shoes you can find right here at Everything Summer Camp. Today I want to talk about another footwear supplier whose shoes we offer on our one-stop, online shop for all your summer camp needs.

Today I’m talking about Hi-Tec. This is one company who you can always trust to make an excellent pair of hard-wearing, long-lasting, all-purpose shoes! Whether you want to go for hi tec hiking boota casual stroll, a rugged hike, or a crazy game of Capture the Flag—Hi-Tec can see you through to the end!

The company got its start nearly forty years ago in 1974, England. From their early beginnings, Hi-Tec had already made their claim to fame with the lightweight hiking shoe. It married all of the rugged construction and durability of a hiking boot with the lightweight, casual feel that you get from tennis shoes.

While they enjoy making additional installments to the items they offer, Hi-Tec likes to stay true to its roots and continue perfecting their existing footwear and outdoor apparel. By 1990, Hi-Tec debuted as the very first lightweight hiker in the United States.

At that point they’d only had about fifteen years of experience, but they would soon become a leading company in footwear and outdoor apparel. Now, with nearly four decades of innovation in technology under their belt, Hi-Tec really has their craft down.

In 1995, they sponsored the first Eco-Challenge in history and the next year they launched their Adventure Races Series to mass market. One element of Hi-Tec’s success is their consistency in new products. Most recently, in 2008, they introduced the world’s first ion-mask boot.

So get a sturdy pair of Hi-Tec sneakers for your summer camp experience this season and have a blast at camp!




History of The Mint Company

Hey, Camp Fans!

Today I’m going to talk about one excellent company with whom Everything Summer Camp is proud to be working alongside, Mint. Go ahead and shop online at Everything Summer Camp where you can find great quality, Mint products like laundry bags and mint laundry baghanging toiletry bags for great, affordable prices!

Mint is a company, like many companies (and like Everything Summer Camp), that has evolved from another company. That original company was called the Flying Circle Bag Company.

This company started on a family ranch about twenty years ago by, Joy and Jim Chittim. They sold military bags as well as a line of bags for kids—the latter being the department that Christi Chittum eventually came to run.

After taking a break to have her baby, Christi began another full-time job as a mother for the next three years. At that point, Christi got back to business with the kid’s line side of the Flying Circle Bag Company only this time she called it Mint. Ready to put her creativity to good use along with a bunch of great ideas, Mint was well on its way to the next level of business.

Today, Mint sends out their very own Mint boxes to over six thousand retail storefronts and Web-based businesses throughout the United States as well as international locations like Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, the United Kingdom, and Toronto. All along the way, Mint has continued to see a loyal following, growth, and success.

It takes the dedicated, hard work of about a dozen people to keep Mint running smoothly and every one of them appreciates the work they do with us at Everything Summer Camp.

That’s all for today, Summer Camp Fans! Until next time.




Teva Footwear Company

Hey there, Camp Aficionados!

If you really like discovering the stories and histories of the companies who work alongside us here at Everything Summer Camp as much as we do, then you’re in luck; today’s post features Teva—a footwear company whose shoes we are very proud to offer.

Teva (pronounced teh’-vah and not tee-vah for which it is sometimes confused) got its start in 1984 when a youthful Grand Canyon river guide changed the game as far as the footwear industry’s concerned. What this river guide did is he came up with the world’s very first sports sandal from the original concept straight down to the product itself!Teva sports sandal

From this conceptually impressive sports sandal arose the brand name, the footwear, and the adventure that started it all for Teva. And now, for nearly thirty years, this company has only grown!

For a company that’s foundation is built on product development, what else would you expect? The team at Teva stays pretty busy year round working hard to come up with new ways for you to get the most out of the footwear on your feet and the adventures you take.

Isn’t it great to know that there are companies like Teva out there who are constantly striving to perfect the products they’re getting to their customers? Teva knows what you require on your feet in order to truly appreciate the adventure that summer camp holds for you.

Water is as essential to Teva as it to life on earth! While presenting Teva with its own set of challenges and frustrations, water has also been what keeps Teva on their toes and continuing to develop the footwear they create.

Take a pair of Teva shoes with you to camp this summer season! That’s all for today Camp Fans!




Three Cheers for Girls Has The Products All Little Girls Love

Hey, Camp Aficionados!

Ya know, we think we’re pretty cool here at Everything Summer Camp. Not that we’ve got big heads or anything, but we are a one stop shop for everything you might want throughout your summer camp stay. However, as cool as we may be, we can’t take all the credit.

That’s why I like to post about other amazing companies whose products can be found here at Everything Summer Camp. Some of them have rich histories and amazing stories. Today, I’d like to tell you about another great company with whom we work—let’s hear three cheers for Three Cheers for Girls!

You can find great summer camp accessories from Three Cheers for Girls riglap deskht here at Everything Summer Camp like their innovative Lap Desk and a Three Cheers Autograph Pillowcase.

The story of Three Cheers for Girls really sort of starts on Broadway where Cinthia Russiyan—the founder of Three Cheers for Girls—used to be a costume designer for such classic Broadway plays as Cats and Tap Dance Kid! That’s pretty impressive.

Cinthia and her husband, a former Broadway stage manager, started up a company called General Awards, Inc., which became rather successful in manufacturing medals and trophies. And by 1996, Cinthia started Three Cheers as an extension to General Awards.

Three Cheers was not Three Cheers for Girls just yet. It wasn’t until 2002 that the company shifted its focus to a narrower market. They noticed that their best-selling products were ones that said BFF and Friends Forever—that kind of stuff. Now Three Cheers for Girls is targeted toward 7 to 12-year-old girls as they seem to be the niche that’s most interested in those types of items.

Since 2002, Three Cheers for Girls has enjoyed the steady growth they see from helping younger girls embrace their creativity and self-expression.

Till next time, Camp Fans!