Category: Camp Laurel

New Year, New You

Camp Laurel Parents often head into the New Year with renewed goals and resolutions: eat healthier, work out, read more, be on the phone less, etc. Turning over the calendar to a new year is a logical time to prioritize our lives. As a parent, it’s interesting to notice things we want for ourselves we… Read more »

Echo Lake Sunsets

Camp Laurel  Everything at camp is moving. There are friends to see, activities to do and memories to be made all the time. One of the joys of being a camper is there’s always something happening, even if it’s just hanging with cabinmates and counselors. Often times it isn’t until we’re back home when we… Read more »

Five True Things about Camp Laurel

At camp you learn more about yourself in one day than you do in one month in the real world. And that’s not an exaggeration. At camp, every day can be a transformative experience. So many campers accomplish new things they wouldn’t necessarily have the opportunity to try at home, all with the support of… Read more »

Once Upon a Time at Camp

Camp Laurel   “It’s a camp thing, you wouldn’t understand.” For anyone that’s ever been to a sleepaway camp, this is a phrase that we are all too accustomed to saying. Sleepaway camp is more than a place where you play different sports and swim in the lake. Camp is a life-changing experience. It’s a… Read more »

Camp Laurel South

Many camps claim to be the “full-package”, but not many camps compare to the experience offered at Camp Laurel South. At Camp Laurel South, we combine incredible staff with excellent programming and world-class facilities, all in a family atmosphere. The four-week experience includes instruction in Athletics, Tennis, InterArts, Watersports, Outdoor Adventure and Equestrian from our… Read more »

 Why Kids Need Camp Now More Than Ever

Camp Laurel It doesn’t seem like too long ago when the first iPhone came out, or when wifi started to become mainstream; those were 10 and 20 years ago respectively. As the world evolves and technology progresses, the importance of camp increases exponentially. Kids today are growing up in a significantly more technological world than… Read more »

Digital Detox

The guest blog this week was first published to Camp Laurel’s blog on February 10, 2014. Want a digital detox? Read on… Dani Ackerman, our friend from Elmwood Day Camp, wrote this great blog that we thought was worth sharing. Take a look: Do you ever feel addicted to your phone or find that your… Read more »

Like Father, Like Son

This week’s guest blog first appeared on the Camp Laurel blog on December 10, 2013, and is a nice reminder of what a great multi-generational tradition that summer camp can be for families. In 1977, Ron Scott, the former director of Camp Laurel, visited then potential camper Greg Racz’s father’s office. His mission: to talk… Read more »

A Week at Summer Camp

Do you want to know everything that can happen within a week at summer camp.  Then this guest blog from Camp Laurel reflecting on everything that has happened within the first week of camp just might blow your mind… In just a week, how can it be? We’ve settled into our cabins. Reacquainted with old… Read more »

The Unique Experience of Maine

Camp Laurel “There’s something special about camping in Maine”, says Jem Sollinger, director of Camp Laurel, a traditional camp with unparalleled, modern facilities. Indeed, the landscapes available in Maine are rarely seen elsewhere, and campers can take advantage of everything this amazing state has to offer. Camp Laurel is located along beautiful Echo Lake, with… Read more »