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Thinkin' about Camp Lincoln?

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Hey, Camp Fans!

You know what’s always a treat for us is when we get to talk up the great camps with whom we’ve formed such amazing relationships. We work with more than 270, so we post about them pretty often. We call them our Summer Camp Spotlight Blog posts and today, we’re fixing our spotlight on Camp Lincoln for boys—brother camp of Lake Hubert for girls.

Located on beautiful land occupying the north side of Lake Hubert, these campgrounds boast a clear, spring-fed lake with a soft, sandy bottom and gradual slope. Providing more than 120 acres and a second small lake on its southern border (Bass Lake), the setting at Camp Lincoln sets the perfect tone for a wonderful summer camp experience.    Find the fun at Camp Lincoln and see what's waiting for you when you check out today's Blog post!

Your camper is sure to be engrossed in a number of all the available activities from options like Archery, Baseball/Softball, Crafts, Dance, Drama, Golf, Guitar, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Biking, Horse Riding, Radio, Riflery, Soccer, Tennis, Rock Climbing, High and Low Ropes Course, Day and Overnight Trips, Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing, along with a whole lot more!

Give your son the gift of summer camp—the gift that keeps on giving as it instills confidence in its campers and teaches them how they fit as an individual into a healthy community of camp-minded folks as well as how they fit into the natural world.

You and your son can choose from a two, three, four, or eight-week camp stay. All summer sessions at Camp Lincoln are designed to introduce your camper to a subtle maturation, but they encourage kids to opt for the longest session-length they feel they can handle as the benefits and overall impact multiply exponentially the longer you stay.

If either Camp Lincoln or Camp Lake Hubert seems like a good place for your family, be sure to check out their website for yourself by clicking right here and, as always, thanks for reading.


- John

Hot Deals Ahead!

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Hey Shoppers!

Black Friday offers the craziest discounts you’ll see the whole year through. But you don’t have to wait until after that delicious Thanksgiving feast this Thursday to start finding sales! Starting tomorrow at 5pm eastern time, you can browse our site to see all the great gear we have with discounted price tags!Get great discounts on awesome camp gear in tradition with Black Friday mania!

You’ll want to be sure you take advantage of our AWESOME DEALS that will remain in effect until 11:59pm eastern time next Tuesday. Build up your anticipation and check out the details on this year’s Black Friday Sale! Careful now! Don’t burn yourself as you go over these hot deals!


This sale’s reach is site-wide—from our C&N Camp Trunks to Duffels and Name Labels to Laundry Bags, look for sales of 10% off in a slew of departments: Travel Accessories, Bedding,Toiletry Bags, Sleeping Bags, Flashlights, Rain Gear, Stationery, Camp Games, and more. Here’s a little breakdown:


Get Solid Color Traditional Steel Camp Trunks like the ever-popular Happy Camper and UnderGrad for $30 off!


These customizable Camp Trunks that allow you the choice of color for each surface panel are taking a $20 dive in price!


Our Designer Trunks—made with printing technology that embeds the image directly into the exterior metal of the trunk—are $20 off as well!


You’ll find select products in our Trunk Accessories at a discount of 20% to sweeten our trunk deals too!


We’re popping these prices down by $20, putting our Soft Trunks under $110!

Other great deals are all over the place! We have Personalized Floor Mats down from $24.99 to $19.99. Our Autograph Pillow Cases went from $14.99 to $11.99. Get camp. T’s that are going from $17.99 to $13.99. We took 20% off of all Name Labels and 15% off of all our Laundry Bags!

Have fun finding these fantastic deals all over our shop! Enjoy yourself, but act while supplies last! And be sure to get your shopping in before midnight next Tuesday! As always, thanks for reading!


- John


National Take a Hike Day

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Hey, Hikers!

We’re in full autumnal swing by this point. The colors may have already exploded among the tree limbs, but the brisk temperature creates the perfect condition for going on a hike! I suppose that’s why they made today National Take a Hike Day. Take the advice of this national holiday and go hit a local trail! Hit the trail for a fun celebration of National Take a Hike Day and take a hike!

An invaluable hobby, hiking has become my go-to activity when those beautiful days call my name to get some fresh air outside. With a handful of trails all within the area I try to get out at least a few times each week.

My brother and I did an overnight hiking trip just a couple months back on a section of the North Country Trail (one of the longest trails in the country that stretches from North Dakota to New York). We only did about 13 miles.

While we agreed that we both felt the sensation of an autopilot sort of take over that kept one foot going in front of the other, we were both very happy to find our campsite and give our legs a break. Hauling 30 to 40 pounds in our packs is an exhausting feat that certainly makes every step a little more difficult.

With our recent experience in mind, our hats are off to all adventurers who challenge themselves to an overnight camping experience! Well worth it—even just for a night—it’s certainly not easy to immerse yourself in the wilderness.

How through-hikers muster the energy, I have no idea. Through-Hikers are insane people who tackle a long-distance trail, end-to-end, all in one go. They set up camp along the trail every night and hike further as much as they can each day. You got to hand it to people of that nature! They may be crazy but they’ve certainly got stamina!

 Some day I’d like to put myself to a really extensive challenge of that sort, but until that day, I’ll keep on getting out on those local trails. Have fun finding your own in your neighborhood! Happy Take a Hike Day and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John  

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Lucy D. has Nor'Wester Glee!

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How goes it, Camp Folks?!

We asked how camp went and we were thrilled with the response. We had our best turnout yet this year for our annual ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest at Everything Summer Camp! Your camp stories were great! I had such a fun time reading through them all and now I’m excited to share them with all our readers online! We’re posting each submission right here on the Blog!

Since I’ve finished announcing our ten lucky winners who took larger prizes, I’ve Camp Norwester keeps the good times rolling summer after summer!moved on to the rest of your submissions. The following post is from Lucy D. who wrote in to tell us about her summer days at Camp Nor'Wester. Check it out:

“This summer was my second year at Camp Norwester which is in the San Juan Islands in Washington State near Canada. I was an Archer. My best friend from camp last year is Octavia and she is from Berlin. We wrote letters to each other all year and my parents surprised me with a visit to Berlin in June so we could see each other. Spending a month with her at camp again was the best. She is a true friend. Besides Octavia, my favorite part of camp is Potlatch where each camper gives a handmade gift to another camp. It's secret for the whole month until the weekend before camp ends. I used the woodshed to make a mountain which represents my friend Marina's love of hiking. I was given a blue plaid fleece blanket which reminds me of our times by the campfire and at musicale where we are encouraged to sing and play instruments. I have only been home a week and I miss camp and my camp friends already. I can't wait to go back and be a Mariner next July!”

Keep counting down the days, Lucy! Summer camp truly is a special place. It’s wonderful to hear just what kind of impact it is in your life. Next summer will come, but not nearly quick enough. In the meantime, to anybody else who’s interested in Camp Nor'Wester, you can give it a closer look sometime and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John

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Thank You, Veterans

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Hello, Camp People!

Today is Veteran’s Day. It’s a day we set aside to commemorate our veterans—our heroes. It’s a day to remind us about our gratitude to those in the armed services who fought for our country and our freedom. Everything Summer Camp extends immense gratitude to those who have fought so bravely. Thank you.

You can check out some of the posts I’ve written about Veterans Days past. Click here to read one with advice on how you can celebrate this federal holiday. And click here to look at a post that covers the origin of this day. This year, I thought I’d just cover some random facts about Veterans Day. Check them out: Catch some lesser known facts about Veterans Day and what we're observing today.

Difference in Days

Veterans Day, Remembrance Day…Memorial Day?! What’s what here? There’s some confusion as to what each of these holidays is observing. Remembrance Day lands on today as well, celebrated in Canada for those who have died in military service. In the U.S., Veterans Day is a day to recognize all vets, living and dead. Memorial Day is the U.S. holiday in which we recognize those in the armed services who fought and died.

War Stories

The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center has compiled a collection of over 65,000 war stories (including audiotape, videotape, written memoirs, letters, and other visual materials), all from individual veterans—some of which date back to the first world war!

U.S. Vets Today

As of two years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the U.S. population of vets stands at about 20 million—that’s 6.25% of the people in our country today! Let’s all make sure that we support those in our lives and in our world who have fought for our country.

In general, be sure to honor veterans, not just today, but all throughout the year. You can thank them with a simple note, a tasty treat, or a warm hug. Happy Veterans Day and thanks for reading!


- John

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