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Emma T. does the Camp Thing!

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Hey, Camp Fans!

We loved the large response we got to our annual ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest at Everything Summer Camp! It started back in 2018 and I’m still publishing your submissions one by one right here on the Blog. Your stories were fantastic and it’s such a fun time reading through them! Enjoy another one right now!

Today’s post comes from Emma T. who wrote in to tell us about her really fun camp stay at Birch Trail Camp for Girls. Get a look at today’s submission about her stay: Great fun awaits you this summer at Birch Trail Camp for Girls!

This was my first year at Birch Trail. My favorite part of the summer was going on a climbing trip on Lake Superior. We got to climb indoors (because it rained) and outdoors above the lake. I made a lot of new friends on my trip, and the scenery was really beautiful. Another thing I really liked was the color war (aka TIAD). It made me grow out of my comfort zone and try new things like cheering loudly and getting messy. I was on the red Brules. Each team is named after a river in Wisconsin. We got to wear red costumes. Birch Trail is the best because of all of our traditions that go back to 1959. My mom and my aunt went to the camp, and it is fun being a second generation camper. I like that they let us be independent and they don't make us do things we don't want to do. The counselors and staff are very friendly and nurturing. The director is fun and funny. I could be myself and be casual. ‘No mean girls’ is a big theme, so there is always a safe place to go at camp. It is easy to make new friends since everyone is so kind and friendly. I loved my camp big sister. She always was there for me and helped me with the climbing wall. Everyone should go to BT. It's the most awesome camp!

Awesome, Emma! Sounds like a really fantastic and well-rounded camping experience! The trip to Lake Superior sounds pretty wonderful. And it’s great to hear that you enjoyed the push that the Color War gave you outside your comfort zone. I too am not used to being loud or making a mess of myself, but it’s fun to live a different lifestyle for a little while—just to test it out. Sounds like Birch Trail was the perfect summer escape for you! Thanks for sharing, Emma!

If anyone else is interested in Birch Trail Camp for Girls for their next summer adventure, be sure to check them out some time and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John

Which Face? The North Face!

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Hey, Summer Camp Folks!

I’m thrilled to announce a brand name that’s new to our online store but certainly not new to anybody! The North Face, is an outdoor product manufacturer that has a heavy focus on apparel and other essential camping items like backpacks and sleeping bags.

The North Face saw it’s beginning thanks to two hiking enthusiasts who wanted toFind the awesome brand name of The North Face right here at the Everything Summer Camp shop! find a profitable way to involve their passion in their lives. By 1966, they’d set up their own little mountaineering store, selling quality gear to outdoorsy folks much like themselves. They weren’t calling themselves The North Face just yet, but they would in another couple years.

Named after the most unmerciful side of a mountain, The North Face brand prides themselves on creating the high-performance sportswear that’s required for such harsh settings. Utilizing the latest advancements in performance wear technology, The North Face took their business from a small shop to a worldwide brand that operates out of over 50 retail stores in the USA alone!

The brand grew rapidly thanks to the quality they produced. Not only do they put their products through a series of grueling lab tests to see how much their equipment can withstand, they also send their gear and apparel along with a team of expedition athletes out into the wilderness to give their products the challenge of the real deal! Feedback from their athlete team allows them to fine-tune their manufacturing methods and processes.

Everything Summer Camp is proud to carry a wide selection of high-quality camping and travel gear as well as top of the line outdoor apparel from The North Face brand. Ensure that this summer is safe, comfortable, and stylish with selections from our great selection that you can check out on our . And, as always, thanks for reading, Folks!


- John

Lori C. Tells About Bobby!

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Hello, Camp Fans!

We loved the response we got to our annual ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest at Everything Summer Camp! It started in 2018, but we’re still going strong publishing each submission here on the Blog. Enjoy these fantastic stories as much as we do!

Today’s post comes from Lori C. who wrote in to tell us about her son’s fun camp stay at Camp Westmont. Get a look at today’s submission about his stay:Check out Camp Westmont for your own camp fun in the near future!

My son just came home from camp today and he couldn't stop talking about all the fun he had. From learning to swim at the pool and then being able to swim in the lake. Playing Tennis and on the Ropes Courses. All the friends he had made and what he had accomplished during the summer. Bobby received two awards from camp. One was the kindness award for his bunk division and the other was an award for swimming. Before camp started my son had a very hard time trying to learn how to swim, but the staff at camp helped him be less fearful and he learned! He was very fearful of almost everything he did or didn't want to do. But as he's telling me everything he did at camp this summer, I am very grateful for the experience he has gained. He said he rides when they went on their trips, he learned to ride his bike without training wheels, he climbed the rock wall, and I was told by one of his group leaders that he is one of the best tennis players in his division! Again I am very grateful for this opportunity that he had. He can't stop talking about this summer and is already talking about going back to Camp Westmont next year!

The magic of camp at work! Thanks for the submission, Lori. It’s wonderful to hear what positive effects the summer camp experience has had on Bobby! No wonder he’s so eager to return! Camp must have been such a blast! Enjoy the lasting effects, Lori! For anybody else interested in checking out Camp Westmont, be sure to check them out for yourself and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John

New Products from The North Face

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Hey, Camp Fans!

Spring is upon us! There’s no better time to start thinking about the approaching summer camp season! And when it comes to getting ready for summer camp, there’s no better shop than our online store. We’re excited to share some of the latest gear we’ve brought onto our site—we have a feeling you’re going to like it.

We’re proud to announce The North Face brand name now available here at Everything Summer Camp! With a number of great products that don’t belong to any one department, but is spread across the map of essential camp gear, get a look at the new products we’re now offering from The North Face. The North Face brand is here at Everything Summer Camp!

As a Matter of Pack

The North Face Youth Terra 55 Backpack provides excellent control over the load for helpful balance as you cross terrains in the wilderness. The Terra 55’s suspension fit system adapts to lots of sizes and is sure to maintain your comfort on an intense journey!

Sleep On It

Get great sleep throughout camp with this lightweight and versatile, three-season sleeping bag. Built with a polyester shell and a nylon liner, The North Face Aleutian Sleeping Bag has been constructed with synthetic Heatseeker™ Eco insulation to trap the hot air and keep you warm!

Duffel Shuffle

Everything you’re going to need for any extensive camp stay is sure to fit inside the Rolling Thunder 30 from The North Face—and roll along inside this wheeled duffel! And, great for a lengthy camp stay, the Berkeley Large Duffel offers a variety of carrying options!


Find both boys and girls Rain Jackets, Rain Pants, and a Short Sleeve Graphic Tee from The North Face brand that employs technological advancements in apparel. Find the proper and protective camp clothing you’ll need for your summer camp adventures!

Take a closer look at all our products from The North Face now made available here at Everything Summer Camp. Make sure you head off to summer camp fully prepared and, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!


- John

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Give Yourself Eyes in the Nite!

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Hey, Camp Folks!

Just as you must be, we too here at Everything Summer Camp are getting excited and gearing up for the approaching summer camp season! And when it comes to getting ready for summer camp, there’s no better shop than our online store. We carry a slew of different lighting sources here at Everything Summer Camp. From handheld flashlights to headlamps as well as camping lanterns and even flashlights that are able to clamp onto most anything!

We have a large Flashlight Department and an important part of that department is the Nite Ize lighting equipment. Creating quality products with a healthy glow—brighten the darkness at summer camp with any of the Nite Ize products available here at Everything Summer Camp!Nite Ize Flashlights and other lighting sources!

Glow Little Glow Worm

Upgrade from old-school glowsticks with long-lasting LED Mini Glowsticks as well as Necklaces that use replaceable batteries. Give yourself quick and convenient light with the Mini Gloswstick and provide 360° of colorful illumination all around you with the LED Necklace.

Just Radiant!

The Nite Ize Radiant 3-in-1 LED Flashlight boasts a serious 250 lumens at maximum level while it’s miniature 3-in1 counterpart boasts 80 while still being able to fit inside your pocket!


Appreciate hands-free light guiding you through the dark with a whopping 200 lumens! The Radiant 200 Headlamp wraps comfortably around your cranium and is super easy to use!

Light in the Nite

Waterproof and durable, the pyramid-shaped NiteGem LED light is made to cast a soft light—and it floats! The NiteGem is great for a quiet light, but go with the Radiant 200 Collapsible Lantern when you really want to light up an area. 

Take a look at all our Nite Ize lighting products available here at Everything Summer Camp. Make sure you head off to summer camp fully prepared and ready to light your way in the dark for those walks, hangouts, and play around the campgrounds past sunset. And, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!


- John