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Supreme Locks for Safe Skies

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Hey, Lockers!

At Everything Summer Camp we pride ourselves in the quality of the summer camp gear we offer. And because of that fact, we love shining our spotlight on the wonderful suppliers who manufacture the products we offer on our site.

Look into Safe Skies for your luggage security!One solid brand name among our selection is Safe Skies. The makers of Luggage Locks, these guys are essential to our selection of trunk accessories. Perfect for long distance travelers who are flying to camp, get a good look at our Safe Skies products by clicking here.

Travel Security Agents at the airport are equipped with tools for unlocking and re-locking certain accepted brand name locks so yours doesn’t need to meet its doom by getting clipped as it goes through security.  

Safe Skies LLC is the exclusive manufacturer of Luggage Locks that baggage screeners can open without clipping. If you have a Safe Skies Lock on your luggage, TSA will not need to destroy it! The distinct Safe Skies logo of a burning torch indicates that screeners can open these locks for luggage inspection when necessary and then re-lock afterwards.

Your Safe Skies™ TSA Luggage Lock will not be clipped—Safe Skies all but guarantees it. TSA screeners have been extensively trained on how to open Safe Skies™ luggage locks without clipping them. Yet, in the highly unlikely scenario that your Safe Skies™ TSA lock does get clipped, Safe Skies is ready to replace your lock free of charge.

Always looking to carry the best of the best, we here at Everything Summer Camp know this is brand to be of great standards as they display the commitment to their quality and their coordination with the TSA program to offer the absolute convenience for their customers through their product. We appreciate you, Safe Skies™. And, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!


- John

Anna S. Has Camp Success!

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Hey, Camp Fans!

I’m thrilled to say that we had our best turnout yet for our annual Everything Summer Camp ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest! 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 moved on to the rest of your submissions. The following post is from Anna S. who wrote in to tell us about her summer days at Camp Winnataska. Here it is:See what summers are all about at Camp Winntaska

I am seven years old. My name is Anna. I went to Camp Winnataska in Pell City, Alabama. My cabin name was Adobe. I had six other girls in my cabin and two counselors. Three of the girls in my cabin went to my school!

I liked the ropes course the best. The ropes course has a fake spider’s web that we have to climb through. It also has swings in the air. I did the ropes course five times. Some of my other favorite activities were outdoors where we had scavenger hunts and built a boat out of bark, flowers, sticks, and leaves and also horseback riding. For swimming, I got to jump off of a diving board into a pool. I even got to jump off a cliff into the river! It was so much fun!

In the evenings, we played fun games. My favorite game was called Ships and Sailors. It is very similar to Simon Says. Our counselors would sometimes do fun skits like pretending to sweep or mop the camp. It was really funny! Every night, the counselors would sing songs.

My favorite meal was cinnamon rolls, bacon and cereal that they would have in the morning. I also loved canteen time. I would always get Nerds Rope. My favorite dessert was when they had strawberries and yogurt.

I was really sad when I left camp but was happy to come home and see my family. Next year, I want to go to camp for a longer amount of time.

Sounds like you had a very well-rounded experience for your summer camp stay, Anna! Love to hear that camp was full of so much fun and lots of favorites! If anybody else is interested in Camp Winnataska, you can give it a closer look by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John

Aloha! Welcome to the Hive

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Hey, Camp Fans!

Here at Everything Summer Camp, we work with more than 270 camps and we’re eager to share what excellent camps each and every one of them is. Today we’re shining our summer camp spotlight over to the lovely state on the upper eastern coast, Vermont. Let me tell you about a magical place called Aloha Hive and show you around for a little virtual tour.

Find yourself home away from home at Aloha Hive Summer Camp!Aloha Hive is a traditional overnight summer camp for girls that welcomes campers from 7 to 12 years old. Sitting on more than 400 acres, Aloha Hive is made of forest trails, meadows, and barns along with their open-air buildings. Escape to Aloha Hive where you can lose yourself along the shores of Vermont’s Lake Fairlee.

There’s always something fun to do at Aloha Hive. They offer Archery, Arts and Crafts, Basketball, Farm & Garden, Gymnastics, High Ropes Course, Horseback Riding, Lacrosse, Music, Performing Arts, Rounders, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Wilderness. Have a fun splish and splash with available Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, and Swimming Lessons.   

At Camp Aloha Hive, the campers are treated to living under spacious tents on wooden platforms or the rustic cabins on the grounds. Between three to five campmates live together as well as one or two cabin leaders. ‘Units’ of ten tents and cabins share a washhouse equipped with indoor plumbing for hot water showers and toilets.

The Director and senior cabin leaders are careful in putting together the groups that will stay together—these are the people who will bond the most with each other. Aloha Hive prides itself in providing each and every camper with the environment that best suits their individual preferences and needs. If Aloha Hive sounds like an awesome summer camp that you’d like to look more into, give it a closer look by clicking here. And, as always, thanks for reading.


- John

Alanna G. is No Camp Rookie!

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Hey, Camp Fans!

Thanks for giving us our best turnout for the Everything Summer Camp ‘Share Your Camp Story’ Contest yet! Your camp stories were great! I had a great time readingBeber Camp is awesome! through them all and now I’m excited to share them with all our readers online and post each submission right here on the Blog!

I’ve finished announcing our ten lucky winners who took larger prizes and moved on now to the rest of your submissions. The following post is from Alanna G. who wrote in to tell us about her camp experience. This is her submission:

'From the outside looking in, you can't understand. But from the inside looking out, you can't explain"

There is no better quote to describe camp then the one above. For the past eight summers, I turn onto Highway J, see The Elegant Farmer and proceed down the hill and as I'm greeted with smiles in every direction I turn. I spend the next month or two, arms distance from my best friends, making memories, living every day to the fullest. Fast forward to the end of camp, the last night, singing camp songs and reminiscing on the amazing summer, a line strikes me, "Take it home, and share it with a friend." The next morning I wake up with tears streaming from my eyes as I squeeze my friends one last time. Arriving home soon becomes the worst feeling of all; it sinks in that camp is actually over. Post camp depression is something that always hurts. This year, I arrived home, actually excited to see my friends, I was excited to talk about my summer. I could spend days talking about how impactful my summer was, the kids I met and the activities I tried. Camp has provided me with countless life lessons and to imagine never going to camp makes me wonder where I would actually be today since camp has changed me for the better!

Camp is certainly a tough goodbye, Alanna! Glad you have had such a great experience from all your time there! Love the quote! If anybody else is interested in Beber Camp, you can give it a closer look by clicking here and, as always, thanks for reading!


- John

It's Dictionary Day!

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Hey, Die-Hard Dictionary Lovers—

The dictionary is an excellent resource for gaining confidence in your vocabulary and recruiting new words for the refining and precision of the language you use. Exclusive to book form before computers and Internet digitized the world of print, dictionaries have proven their resilience going forward into the modern world. Bust out your dictionary when you need some help with your verbage!

I covered a brief history of the dictionary in our previous post for National Dictionary Day which you can check out by clicking right here. In observation this year, however, I thought I’d mention a number of interesting tidbits about dictionaries you’re not likely to have known…

50 Years and 26 Languages Later…

Noah Webster’s amazing efforts to create the expanded and fully comprehensive ‘American Dictionary of the English Language’ in 1828 took him 27 years to complete and it would be another 23 years before it reached publication. What’s crazier is that he learned 26 languages in his 27 years of working on the dictionary—just under one language per year!

Long Words, Loooong Words

Dictionaries as we know them today aim to be all encompassing, listing a definition for each and every word—including the word the. But publications before the time of Webster only bothered to list the complex words.

Merriam Trickster

Did you know that not all words in the dictionary are real words?!! More often than not, you can trust your dictionary, but these publications are not impermeable to missing hyphens or typos. Some dictionaries even include fake words as a means of protecting their copyright! Such was the case with The New Oxford American Dictionary’s entry ‘esquivalience’.

Dictionaries are incredibly handy resources to utilize in today’s world when it comes to reading as well as writing. Enjoy observing National Dictionary Day in whatever way you decide—hopefully you learned a thing or two on today’s Blog post. As always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!


- John