Tag: camp activities

Seven Summers

Most children step off the bus and get their first glance of summer camp as eager, excited, and slightly nervous seven or eight year olds. It’s their first time away from home and they’re not quite sure what to expect. Few register those first moments as the first of a seven year adventure. It’s just… קרא עוד »

While You’re Waiting until June…

So, the summer of 2014 is still a l-o-n-g 8 months away. But here are a few things to keep you warm during the colder months of the year… 1.)    Opening day. Is there any better feeling than that moment the bus pulls up to camp, you step off and are immediately tackled by a… קרא עוד »

Camp Souvenirs

It happens while you’re unpacking.  You happen on an oddity or two—or ten—in your child’s bag or maybe shorts pockets.  Crazy little circular chains of rubber bands (dozens of them!) seem to be tucked into every crevice of clothing your child could find; a water bottle filled with what appears to be sand and lake… קרא עוד »

Campsick Camp Staff

Summer camp staff who thought they were just heading off for a summer job a couple of months ago are surprised to find that transitioning from camp life back to “real” life requires a bit of adjustment.  Two months doesn’t seem very long in the context of real life.  Most people in real life get… קרא עוד »

End of Summer

It’s hard to believe another summer has nearly come and gone, but here we are. In just a few weeks, the camp season of 2013 will be a memory and school buses will once again be a regular sight around many neighborhoods. There is always a feeling around camp at the end of the summer… קרא עוד »

Elasticity

Elasticity is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the quality of being adaptable.”  By definition, elasticity is not merely a description of successful campers and staff, but a description of summer camp itself.  Summer camps have existed for over a century.  And although they’re generally considered an American “tradition,” with well over 12,000 summer camps across the… קרא עוד »

Healthy Competition

“Healthy Competition” is a term that is often used at summer camp.  While they also offer a wide selection of niche and hobby type activities, traditional summer camps focus heavily on sports.  The emphasis, however, is more about encouraging campers to be active and improve their skills.  This is not to say that campers do… קרא עוד »

Spirit Days and Tribals: Spirited Traditions

The guest blog this week comes from not one but two AFSC camps–Camp Laurel South and Camp Weequahic.  Both camps describe two timeless traditions unique to them: Spirit Days at Camp Laurel and Tribals at Camp Weequahic. Spirit Days 2013 Tuesday started like any other day at camp. Morning activities were going great. All over… קרא עוד »

Eye on the Bullseye

As long as there has been summer camp, archery has been a part of it.  Although the amount of available activities at summer camp has grown immensely since the early days of camp, archery still remains popular.  It’s a classic outdoor sport that doesn’t require the stamina or athletic prowess of, say, soccer, but a… קרא עוד »

Stack the Caps

This week’s guest blog Comes from Camp Starlight and elaborates on the many efforts campers make to give back to the community, and how camp motivates them to do so. Summer is now just around the corner, and we know all of you are getting excited that so soon we will all be together again… קרא עוד »