New Millennium Trucking LLC Information

Dear Camp Blue Ridge/Camp Equinunk Family:

The winter has passed and the call of summer is soon to be upon us.  For the eighteenth year, we are pleased to again be the exclusive baggage delivery service for Camp Blue Ridge/Camp Equinunk in the Metro NY/NJ/DC/PHILA and their surrounding areas.  Once again, we look forward to providing you with the same reliable baggage service we’ve provided summer camp families over the years. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER CAMPER BAGS FOR SUMMER 2016.

New For This Year: New Millennium Trucking LLC. will be accepting Credit Cards in addition to checks.

Our goal is to provide timely delivery of baggage both into and from the camp bunks.  We schedule pickups from your home based on Camp Directors instructions (baggage must arrive at camp on June 19th, just prior to Counselor Orientation), and return baggage to your home as soon as 1-4 days from the end of camp (conditions permitting).

Upon our receipt of your online baggage enrollment form and payment you will receive  a confirmation notice by June 4th, along with your 2016 New Millennium Trucking bag tags (color coded by gender), with a specific service (pick-up) date in your area (estimated to be between June 14-17th.  **Estimated June 10th in Metro DC surrounding area)

In order to plan all of the essential logistics involved, it is necessary that we receive your baggage enrollment form, with payment, no later than Friday, May 13th, 2016.  We are a PRE-PAID service.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your camp baggage or completing the form, please e-mail, or, call us, and not the camp office.  For your convenience, you can e-mail your question to:  nmtcecbr@aol.com.                

 Thank You,

New Millennium Trucking, LLC.

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Several New Features Have Launched at CECBR.com!

We are thrilled this morning to announce the launch of several new features at CECBR.com, the online home of Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge!

If you have visited our website over the last week, you may have noticed some changes and we wanted to take a moment to walk you through the great new items that we have pushed live:

We’re Mobile! Explore our website on any device. CECBR.com is fully mobile responsive and now provides the very best viewing on any desktop, mobile, and iPad. Explore our Interactive MapListen to WEBR, and navigate all pages seamlessly — anytime, anywhere!

New Video Suite: On Monday, we released a suite of new videos which is accessible on our refreshed homepage. Click Here or visit CECBR.com and Our Videos above ‘About Our Camps’ to explore Athletics, Waterfront, Hobbies and Adventure, and Arts at Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge!

Live Chat: Have a quick question as you prepare for summer? In an effort to answer those ‘Quick Q’s’ — we have implemented a live chat throughout our website. You can find one of our directors available to help you in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. This feature will be available to you during business hours through June 15th and re-launch in the first weeks of September.

CECBR Retreats: Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge plays host to several events outside of the camp season; sports camps, weddings, and corporate events. To explore all the possibilities CECBR has to offer in the ten months we wait for two; click Retreats in the top navigation.

As we continue the countdown to Summer 2016 — we hope you can spend some time at the revamped CECBR.com. Let us know what you think!

All Our Best,

The CECBR Team

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Presidential Candidates To Visit Blue Ridge and Equinunk This Summer

Fresh off dramatic “Super Tuesday” wins, presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump have announced plans for a mid-summer caucus and debate at Blue Ridge and Equinunk.

Many of our PCs and Upper Seniors were notified by email, Instagram and Twitter that the presidential hopefuls will be seeking their support and endorsements even though they are too young to vote.

Based on early returns, the young women and men in our Senior groups are excited to meet the Blue and Red candidates because they support their gender representation and the Seniors are hopeful that the timing of the event can provide the impetus for more meaningful and positive campaign dialogue.

As many of you know, the mid-August excitement and cheering in each Mess Hall transcends anything we’ve seen during the Primaries. The PCs and Upper Seniors are confident that both presidential candidates will be transformed by experiencing the joy and excitement that all of us at camp have for each and every candidate
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As the candidates continue onto the final road to November, Blue Ridge and Equinunk have great hopes for more positive, respectful and a tolerant campaign and future for our country….the same values we embrace every day at camp.

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Round Table Discussion at Therapy West: Is Your Child Safe on Social Media?

Childcare is at the forefront of everything we do at Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge. During the summer, we have created an “unplugged environment” so our campers can focus on relationships and the outdoors. We realize replicating this at home is much more challenging.

The following event was sent to us by CBR Alum Ali Hamroff who is one of the organizers. While this event is not organized by CECBR we know how relevant the topic of Social Media is in today’s day and age. We wanted to forward details on to our camp families:

Join Therapy West for a Round Table Discussion: Is Your Child Safe on Social Media? 

Learn how to keep your kids protected on Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!

When: December 9th, 2015 | Location: Academics West Office 164 W 80th Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus) | Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Coffee will be served. Limited Seating is available. RSVP to Mia Goldmia@therapywest.com or 212-580-0080 Ext 33.

Why Come?

  • Learn how to keep your child safe on social media.
  • Master the ins and outs of your child’s social media accounts.
  • Find out how to monitor your child’s account.
  • Why is your child glued to their phone?
  • Is overuse an addiction?
  • When is social media too much?
  • Are we creating the new narcissist?
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Father-Son Weekend 2016!

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We are very excited to announce the return of Father/Son Weekend for Summer 2016! Returning Equinunk campers are invited up to camp on Saturday June 25th through the morning of opening day Sunday June 26th to participate in a full day of camp filled with great activities, Equinunk traditions, tribes and more! Each camper is able to bring one guest (father, grandfather, uncle etc.).

You can register for Father-Son Weekend by Clicking Here. This form must be completed by March 1st to secure your spot. Please keep in mind that space is limitedIf you have any questions on the weekend, please contact scott@cecbr.com or call 631-329-3239.

We hope to see you there!

All The Best,

The CECBR Team

 

View Highlights from Our Last Father-Son Weekend:

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2016 Winter Reunion

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YO STEVEN GELOBTER

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This past Monday, a magnificent sculpture was placed in Brooklyn Bridge Park and will remain there until August.

Stretching  8 x 17 1/2 feet, this amazing sculpture is both powerful and simple and spells out YO.  Described by Deborah Kass, the artist, “The fact that this particular work resonates so beautifully in so many languages to so many communities is why I wanted to make it monumental”. I can’t believe that the dedication and opening of this piece of art is coincidental.  The color of it is yellow, however I’m sure that when Equinunk and Blue Ridge do its summer magic, it will glow red and blue.  So the next time you’re walking along the east side of Manhattan, think of MCW and give a YO!!!

You can read the full article in The New York Times, Thursday November 12th, Page A28.

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Steven Gelobter Funeral and Shiva Arrangements, Contact and Donation Information

Dear Equinunk and Blue Ridge,

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to you today about the passing of my dear friend Steven Gelobter. Words cannot express the sorrow, love and support we all feel for Lidia, Evan, Dylan, Giselle and their entire family.

When I met Steven 30 years ago, he dazzled me with his charm and charisma and that never changed. It was just the beginning of an amazing personal and professional relationship. I was blessed to have him in my life; he was unlike anyone I’ll ever know. Our initial connection was through camp. That bond grew and developed into a treasured brotherhood that transcended the EBR foundation. We shared many memories, lots of laughs and all momentous occasions together.

Steven spent his entire life loving and giving to Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge. Generations of campers will remember him as “MCW”, (Mr. Color War). We all grew up with and couldn’t wait for “Great Moments In Color War History” at line-ups and “The Speech” in the Mess Hall. The Upper Seniors adored him and trailed him with walkie-talkies on “Gelobter patrol”, trying to sniff out any hint of Color War and The Break. Every Color War line-up was masterpiece theater. He created the mystique ofThe Game, the former Chiefs introductory ceremony, and the Opening and Closing ceremonies.  Every year was the best “war” ever.

Steven’s love extended to Blue Ridge as well. He commuted almost every Thursday from Atlanta, Georgia for Tribes. Every girl couldn’t wait to hear his imaginative explanations for their scouting reports. Steven’s passion was for everyone at camp to embrace every tradition that he held close to him.

We can honor Steven’s memory and his family by following his lead and respecting one another in the Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge spirit.

Whenever I hear a helicopter overhead, I know that Steven Gelobter is safeguarding all of us and camp.

MCW,… “With a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat”, we all love you, Steven.

See you at The Break!

Love,

Richie

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Services for Steven Gelobter

Sunday November 8, 2015  at 10 AM

Temple Sinai of Roslyn

425 Roslyn Road

Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

516-621-6800

 

 

Shiva to follow after the interment for one day only until 9 PM 

 

Nadine & Scott Teman

3218 Judith Lane

Oceanside, NY 11572

516-972-3943

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Contact Information for Lidia, Evan, Dylan and Giselle

For those wishing to contact the Gelobters and/or share any memories, stories or sentiments of Steven please email:

tributes@cecbr.com

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from Lidia:

Dear friends and family, 

In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations be made in Steve Gelobter’s name to the following charity which assists in cancer research and seeks to improve the lives of young adults and teenagers with cancer.

The Kristen Ann Carr Fund :  Funding the fight against sarcoma

http://sarcoma.com/

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1-2-3- “YO”

While we’re all busy in the Equinunk/Blue Ridge post-season with school, sports, family and friends, take a moment and smile at a 95 year tradition, the life of an American folk hero and a Cuban Paul Bunyan.

We all know that for 95 years, every Equinunk line-up has been highlighted by each group cheering 1-2-3 Yo, forecasting great morning and evening activities. In addition to announcing our daily activities, we also present our “real world” Sportswire.  Baseball, an American tradition, celebrated the life of YOgi Berra this month. YOgi was not a big man; he waYogiBerras a great man. Although he was one of the greatest players of his generation, his greater success was a life devoted to family, sports, team, humor, community and charity. YOgi made everyone better and happier in his humble and unassuming way.

YOenis Cespedes joined the NY Mets a few months ago and continues to write one of the most amazing 60-day game season baseball has ever known.

YOenis’ displays of raw power and skill has made everyone on the NY Mets better and excited as they begin the World Series.yoenis-cespedes-bat-glove-cleats-batting-gloves-sunglasses-sleeve

YOenis’ courage and power have been on display his entire life. He was born in the tiny town of CAMPechuela, Cuba. As an adult, he and 11 others were stranded on an island for 3 days as they defected from Cuba.They nearly ran out of water and he arranged to get the group to safety.

YOenis’ humble beginnings, his difficult road to freedom, his perserverence and courage, and YOgi’s greatness and humility are great values for you to consider as YOu become the best version of YOurself. So get ready for YOur next great moment with 1-2-3 YO!!!!!

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CECBR Announces 2015 Pop-Up Socials!

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Hello from the CECBR Team!

We are excited to announce that Equinunk/Blue Ridge Pop-Up Socials are back this fall and will be coming to an area near you! Pop-Up Socials are quick get-togethers where CECBR will treat our camp families at a nearby ice cream or pizza shop! The CECBR Team will be on-hand to meet and greet, reminisce about Summer 2015 and look ahead to 2016!

Our Pop-Up Socials are in addition to our Winter Reunion set for Saturday January 9th, 2016! Dates are as follows:

New York City – October 28th (16 Handles 1161 1st Ave, New York, NY) | New Jersey – October 29th (44 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood, NJ) | Long Island, North Shore – November 2nd (The Lite Choice 7921 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY) | Florida – November 9th | Maryland – November 11th | Long Island, South Shore – November 16th | Westchester – November 17th | London, UK – January 23rd for Staff!

Locations for each Pop-Up Social will be announced on SOCIAL MEDIA ONLY!

Be Sure To Follow CECBR on Twitter @CampEBR, on Instagram @equinunkblueridge and on Facebook!

We would like to invite all NEW CE/CBR Campers to join us 30 minutes before each Social to meet our Directors and other NEW Campers!  

RSVPs are NOT REQUIRED for our Pop-Up Social Events.

Just bring your camp spirit and smiles!

We certainly hope you can join us at one of our Pop-Up Socials in your area! If you have any questions, please email nicki@cecbr.com who will be happy to assist. 

See You Soon!

The CECBR Team

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