Tag: camp traditions

Camp Family

Over the next several weeks, campers will arrive at summer camps all over the country knowing that although each summer brings new surprises, it also brings the familiarity of a second family and home. For campers, camp is a touchstone of people, activities and events on which they can depend each summer. For those who… Read more »

Friendship Bracelets: A Storyboard of Summer

A chuckle-worthy camp confession recently spotted on Pinterest: “My wrists did not see sunlight all summer because of the bracelets.” Anyone who has ever attended or worked at a sleepaway camp is all too familiar with the “bracelet tan.” Of the thousands of camps across America, there is not an Arts & Crafts area that… Read more »

“THE” Song of the Summer

Music is an important part of camp and, in many ways, defines the camp experience. That’s why we’ve selected this week’s guest blog, which was originally posted to the Camp Starlight blog on May 27, 2014. Every summer at Camp Starlight, there is that one song that it seems no one can get out of… Read more »

Camp Friends

Dictionary.com defines a friend as someone who is a “patron or supporter.” Whether you’re a child or adult, chances are that your friends are a crucial part of your life. Of course, there are different kinds of friends and some are closer than others. They’re all very special. However, there is one type of friend… Read more »

Sunsets at Camp

Camp provides the perfect backdrop to a sunset. Watching the sun dip below the tree line and catch the reflection of the water before finally disappearing into the horizon as the campus slowly lights up isn’t just a classic picturesque image of camp, it’s symbolic. It signals a shift in the camp day. The daily… Read more »

There’s No Such Thing as Too Much (or Too Many)…

Camp is definitely an “all-in” environment. There is very little that is considered too extreme when it comes to demonstrating enthusiasm, wackiness, even fun. No one ever wants to “kind of” do something at camp. Camp is all about going big before you go home. In that vein, it’s time for a list of things… Read more »

What I learned at Camp Weequahic

The Camp Weequahic blog is where the guest blog for this week originated. It was first published on that site on January 28, 2014 and was written by a former camper who very eloquently explains what 8 summers at camp meant to him. Camp Weequahic has been my home away from home for the past… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »