Month: January 2014

The Importance of Evening Activities at Camp

The typical image of evenings at summer camp involves campers sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows and singing songs. While campfires are an essential part of the camp experience and some camps enjoy campfires nightly or weekly —  they’re only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to after dinner activities. While some nights,… Read more »

From Where Do Weequahic Campers Come?

If you’re wondering about the geographic regions campers call home during the winter, the guest blog this week from Camp Weequahic offers up a pretty good picture of the diversity of campers at many camps, including America’s Finest Summer Camps. Most families ask a great question when learning about camp: From where do your campers… Read more »

The Hard Part of Working at Camp

A popular question that a lot of prospective summer camp counselors ask recruiters is about the difficult aspects of the job. After hearing about how much fun they will have, about the amount of time they will get to spend outdoors, about all of the friends they will make, and how much money they can… Read more »

My Summer Home

If the cold weather has you exploring summer job options or you’ve been considering working at sleepaway camp this summer, this week’s guest blog is for you. It was contributed by a Starlight staff member and originally posted to the Camp Starlight blog on January 6, 2014. I’ve spent the last three summers at Starlight… Read more »

5 Reasons Kids Can’t Stop Talking about Camp

Raise your hand if this happened to you this year—as it does every year right about now. Just when you thought you’ve finally—FINALLY—heard the last of the camp stories, it arrived. Maybe it was the camp video, the camp newsletter…even an invitation to a camp reunion. Whatever it was, it was about camp, reminding you… Read more »

The Laurel Camps’ Melting Pot

The guest blog this week was originally posted to the Camp Laurel and Camp Laurel South blogs on January 1o, 2014, and speaks to the tremendous diversity of the campers who call sleepaway camp their summer home. Walking around the Laurel Camps on a typical day, you may not notice the vast geographic diversity of… Read more »

Looking through Camp Photos…Again.

Admit it. During the summer, you just scroll through the camp photos looking for any part of your child—a pose with friends, a smiling face, an arm, a shoe, a finger—anything that you can bookmark and study intensely to see what information you can garner using every technique you’ve ever learned from Law & Order…. Read more »

Home Away from Home

If ever anyone could ever spell out why camp why camp is awesome, it is Camp Weequahic camper Jenna H., this week’s guest blogger. 18439 is the zip code that has become my second home for five summers.  Starting at the age of six, I learned many core virtues at Camp Weequahic in Pennsylvania.  Summer camp… Read more »

New Year, New Summer

There comes a point for everyone involved with camp when we finally stop wishing for it to still be last summer and begin looking forward to this summer. The beginning of the new year is the perfect time for this. The new year is a time of new beginnings for most people and, although that… Read more »