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

When it’s quarter to four and there’s a knock at your door…

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

Hey, Blog Buddies!

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!

 

Sincerely,

John

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.

 

Sincerely,

John

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.

 

Sincerely,

John

Get to know the Melissa & Doug Company

Hey, Blog Buddies!

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.

 

Sincerely,

John

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.

 

Sincerely,

John