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Lovely Laundry Bags

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Hey, Camp Preppers!

Not all camps require that campers bring their own laundry bags, but some do—and, whether the camp requires it or not, it’s always a handy item that will help ensure that your kid brings all their camp clothes back home after camp is over! And if you’re kid’s camp stay is any longer than one week, then a Laundry Bag will be much appreciated by the laundry service at camp. 

Of course, you can find a bunch of cool laundry bags at Everything Summer Camp; we carry a variety of fabrics, styles, and brand names like Mint and Buckhead Betties.

The brand name I’m highlighting today isn’t necessarily known for their Laundry Bags, but perhaps you’ve heard of them, they’re called Everything Summer Camp. It’s one of our very own Laundry Bags: The Everything Summer Camp Premium Laundry Bag!

Available in eight colors as well as three patterns—Blue Camo, Green Camo, and Tie-Dye, complete the look by choosing how your Laundry Bag strap contrasts with the color or pattern of the bag! That’s right! You can pick the color of the strap as well from multiple options. This gives you more than 50 color combinations to test out and decide which you like best.

This is not some cheap lightweight laundry bag! The bag is made to last through multiple years at camp. Cinch your bag shut with its drawstring to keep your dirty laundry out of sight and out of mind. This bag also features a large shoulder strap for comfortable carrying.

Manage your camp clothing with a fashionable means of containing them and design your own Premium Laundry Bag by clicking here on the Everything Summer Camp online store. You’ll love the look as much as the convenience at summer camp. As always, thanks for reading, Camp Folks!

 

- John

 


Geez Louis!

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Hey, Julia Fans!

Today I’m revisiting Julia Louis Dreyfus! I posted about this celebrated actress a number of years ago when this Everything Summer Camp Blog was still young. Since I posted about her some while back, I thought we’d go back in order to get to know Julia just a bit better.

In her previous post, I discussed how she attended Sidwell Friends Tennis Camp and some other information like her most notable projects in her acting career. Today, however, I want to go real deep so we can attempt to really get to understand who Julia is, not as a celebrity, but as a person: Julia Louis Drefus is living the high life today because of an amazing and inspirational acting career!

Julia Adventurer Dreyfus

Julia has a successful marriage with her husband Brad Hall. What keeps them going so strong? Well, they enjoy going on adventures with each other. They travel the world over with their free time and they practice several adventure sports such as River Rafting, Hiking, and Skiing. Julia enjoys going for hikes around the Pacific Palisades at least four times a week.

She’s Been Everywhere, Man

Because of Julia’s step-father’s occupation as a member of a non-governmental organization called Project Hope, Julia and her family would frequently stay on the move from country to country for a number of years. In the past, she’s lived in Sri Lanka, Colombia, and Tunisia as well as several different states in America.

Now That’s Inspiring

Liz Lemon, Tina Fey’s character from the hit comedy ’30 Rock’ was said (by Tina Fey) to have been heavily inspired by Ms. Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She was so touched by the sentiment that Julia went on ’30 Rock’ for a guest appearance in 2010.

Julia has made an impression on us all and likely inspired many more than she’ll ever know. She’s quoted to have said, “If you feel rooted in your home and family, if you’re active in your community, there’s nothing more empowering. The best way to make a difference in the world is to start making a difference in your own life.” And, with that, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!

 

- John


Sanborn in the Rockies

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Hey, Camp People!

Among the 270-plus summer camps that we love working with here at Everything Summer Camp, we’re celebrating one in particular on the Blog today. Get a glimpse of a great boys and girls camp—featured right now! We’re shining our summer camp spotlight westward to the Rocky Mountains in the heart of Colorado where we find Camp Sanborn. Sanborn Western Camps opened back in 1948 with 480 acres and saw just four campers their first summer. Now they’ve expanded enough for more than 700 kids to explore the 6000 acres that Sanborn Western Camps that Sanborn now own. children every summer, with more than 40 states and 12 countries represented each year

The activities available to each camper are dependent on age and gender. If your daughter is 9 to 16, you can see what kind of things she’d do at the High Trails Ranch by clicking here. If you want to send your 9 to 16-year-old son to Sanborn Western Camps, you can see what activities he can do at Big Spring Ranch by clicking right here. And, lastly, if you want to give your 7 to 10-year-old the Sanborn Juniors experience, check out the activities available to them when you click here.

It’s five boys and a counselor to each permanent platform tent or yurt at Big Springs and they have modern shower houses located nearby. At High Trails, the girls live in modern cabins—each one with a pair of sleeping dorms or ‘cabinsides’. They house ten girls and two counselors and offer a full bath and a living room with a rock fireplace. The Junior boys stay in the two Big Spring bunkhouses. Each bunkhouse has two dorm rooms and bathroom facilities attached. Meanwhile, the Junior girls live in a cabin at High Trails with a full bath and a living room with a moss-rock fireplace.

Camp Sanborn continues to put in hard work to add facilities that broaden the activities they can offer. Recently added to the gamut are Technical Rock Climbing as well as Mountain Biking. You’re sure to have a great summer in the Colorado Rockies! Give them a closer look by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!

 

- John


Harrison Who?

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Hey, You the People!

Today is President’s Day in which we take a day to recognize the 45 men who have led this country for the last 243 years. In recognition of this holiday, I've written about how the day came to be in a previous post in which you can learn a bunch about our very first president, Mr. George Washington. Today I thought we could cover a few random facts about one of our nation’s plethora of presidents.

How to pick which president to look into? I thought I’d go with the president people know least. He’s been noted as the most forgotten president by a New York magazine from 2012: President Benjamin Harrison, the nation’s 23rd president who held office from 1889 to 1893.

The Last Whiskers
Why President Harrison is so forgotten, I’m not sure. There are many notable things about him—one of them being the hair. Joining the ranks of presidents Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, and Garfield, President Harrison wore a full beard throughout his presidency. And it was Harrison who was the last president to wear his whiskers. There have been no bearded presidents since him.

Old Whiskers
No, I’m not still talking about facial hair. We’re moving onto pets. There have been many presidential pets. It’s no surprise that there have been many dogs who have lived in the White House. And lots of the earlier presidents had horses. President Harrison had the less common pet billy goat, Old Whiskers, who lived with him at the White House.

Scared of the Light…switch

Harrison was the president living at the White House when the building was first installed with electricity. The installation had Harrison a bit uneasy about being surrounded by electricity in the walls. In fact, he trusted this new technology of electricity so little that he refused to flip the light switches. He was afraid it would electrocute him. But, despite entering the Age of Electricity kicking and screaming, Harrison was also the first president to have his voice recorded.

So, though history tends to hop right past this historical figure, President Harrison was actually president during a pretty interesting time in our past and the history of the White House! I hope you all have a newfound respect (or a first-time discovered respect) for our 23rd president of the United States. And, as always, thanks for reading! Happy Presidents’ Day, Everybody.

 

- John

 

 


Diane in Roatán

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Hey, Camp Folks!

When those of us who work here at Everything Summer Camp head out on some adventurous excursion, we love to feature the story on our Blog. It was only last month that our Call Center Supervisor Diane took a week off to travel nearly 2000 miles away to one of the Caribbean islands of Honduras called Roatán.

Roatán provides a great location of the coral reef which attracts all sorts of different submarine life, so this island is known for its excellent snorkeling and SCUBA diving opportunities. They even have two summer camps for anybody who’s interested in checking them out! They have the Vista Verde Summer Camp as well as the Dolphin Scuba Summer Camp.

Diane journeyed to Roatán on missionary work to build a new house for a family of 11 in one of the poverty-stricken villages of the island. With a crew of roughly 20 people, they built a new house in four days! And with just one day left for fun, Diane hit the water for her snorkeling adventure!

See What’s Under the Sea

She went with a group, but she and a friend of hers got separated. They were trying to catch up with the group, but an islander popped up out of nowhere with an orange flotation device and offered to show them around wherever they wanted to go. “Grab on,” he said. He pulled them wherever they wanted to go and dove down and resurface with different treasures from below like a giant conch (a seashell with the sea creature still inside). And, though she didn’t get to see it, Diane said he brought a starfish up for some other folks! Recalling the whole experience, she said, “That was so awesome!”

A Horse Named Bird

After a couple hours of snorkeling, her group caught a water taxi over to the beach where they were met with the horses they’d be riding! It had been at least 25 years since Diane had been on a horse and it was her dream to ride a horse way out in the ocean. She wanted to gallop one too. Wouldn’t fate have it that Diane got to ride Bird, the most stubborn horse in Roatán. He wouldn’t go into the ocean, when directed to. The tour guide knew the horse could, but Bird had to be led out into the ocean. After the walk back to dry land, Diane was excited to gallop, but Bird wasn’t. Once again, the guide said he knew the horse could, but was apparently just not in the galloping mood. Though Bird turned out to be a wet blanket of a horse, Diane still loved her experience with him!

Slothin’ it up and Monkeyin’ Around

After horseriding, Diane and her group headed over to a Sloth and Monkey Farm where you can just hold an adorable sloth or monkey as you please. Can you imagine walking around the homestead where all these gentle, cuddly creatures live? And after their visit to the Sloth and Monkey Farm, they visited another farm full of nothing but iguanas. An entire farm of iguanas, just hanging out around your feet! Watch your step!

This was all in one day! It was an incredible thrill for Diane—she deserves it! But even so, when I asked what her favorite part of the trip was, she referred back to the people whose villages she visited and told me, “I think my favorite part was seeing how happy people can be with nothing.” You can learn much more about her work with the missionaries, the people of Roatán, and donations to the cause made from Everything Summer Camp on our Facebook post when you click here. And, as always, thanks for reading, Folks!

 

- John