We Bowl For This!

Calling all CECBR Families! Come bowl with your camp friends on Sunday 3/26! CECBR Bowls is a camper fundraiser to support SCOPE-Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education an organization that sends underprivileged kids to nonprofit resident camps across the country, and The Zander Neuhaus Memorial Fund, a memorial scholarship fund to benefit student athletes of low economic resources founded in honor of a late Equinunk brother.

The event will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at AMF Sheridan Lanes in Mineola. Event registration is $25 per person and includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, light refreshments, a snack, and a surprise giveaway.  All campers and parents are welcome to attend!

Purchase tickets here!  #WELIVEFORTHIS #WEBOWLFORTHIS

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2016 Video Yearbooks are HERE!

For your enjoyment our 2016 Video Yearbooks and US/PC Basketball Games are now available online! Relive some of the best moments from 2016 and see why we #LIVEFORTHIS

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New For 2017: Mountain Meds

CECBR has partnered with Mountain Meds as the provider of all camper daily prescriptions, daily OTC medications and daily vitamins to be administered next summer. Medications that are “as needed” or injectable, such as Epi-pens, allergy shots and growth hormone shots will not be facilitated through this service and should be sent 1 week prior to the start of camp or brought on the bus. Medications prescribed by camp physicians will continue to be called into our local pharmacies. The pre-packaged medication program is required for any camper taking daily medications.

Mountain Meds, is a service provided by Rock Hill Healthmart Pharmacy.  We have partnered with them to provide a safe, secure and cost-effective method for managing your camper’s medication throughout the summer while at camp with the same level of care and concern that you do.

Processed through the Rock Hill Healthmart Pharmacy, Mountain Meds will create an electronic health record and the pre-packaged medications for your camper will be delivered directly to their camp prior to their arrival.   Each medication will be shipped in sealed packages, clearly labeled with your camper’s name, dispensing instructions and a chart to ensure that all doses are given.

Mountain Meds has created the following documents for you, as a reference to help
complete this process and ensure a healthy and safe summer for the best possible camp experience for your camper. We recommend reviewing these documents now, and consulting them as needed in the months leading up to the summer.

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Director Adam Baker Featured in NY Family Magazine!

Camp 365: How Do You Measure A Year At Camp?

Check out Director Adam Baker’s feature in New York Family Magazine! Hear how we measure a year at camp and what goes on behind the scenes! #WELIVEFORTHIS

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The Buzzer: Fall 2016 Newsletter

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Happy Holidays From CECBR

Wishing you all Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! Looking forward to another great year with all of our camp families and staff!

Check out  our holiday videos in our Media Center!  #WELIVEFORTHIS

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See How Working At Camp Makes you a “Talent Magnet”

At Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge we all agree that working at camp teaches life long skills of responsibility, accountability, and team work. Check out this article from LinkedIn  to learn more about the benefits of working at camp!

 

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CECBR Leads the Charge in #Raffle4SCOPE

We are thrilled to partner with SCOPE (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education) to offer our camp families an incredible opportunity to win back 1 full camp tuition for this summer through purchasing a $100 #Raffle4SCOPE ticket! We are also thrilled that so many of you have already purchased tickets! All raffle sales will help provide children from low-income families with the opportunity to experience summer camp THIS summer at one of SCOPE’s 36 nonprofit partner camps across the country !

Tickets are $100 each and a family can buy as many as they would like.
Purchase tickets now >

Ticket sales will close on Wednesday, April 5 and the drawing will be held LIVE on Thursday, April 6 at the New York SCOPE Benefit Dinner. Even if your child is already enrolled and paid for next summer, the family who wins will have one child’s tuition reimbursed!

Here’s wishing you good luck and feel free to spread the word!

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Camper Nate Takes On The Election and Good Morning America!

Check out our very own Equinunk camper, Nate Schmelkin who was featured on “Good Morning America” with Michael Strahan! Congratulations go out to Nate for being so well spoken and well versed – you make us proud! #strahan2020

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Equinunk New Parent FAQs

What sports equipment do we need to pack? Does my son really need Rollerblades?

Please pack a Tennis Racquet, Baseball Glove, and Shin Guards for soccer. While we have plenty of sports equipment at camp (lacrosse sticks, hockey sticks etc.), many campers like to bring their own gear and that is something that we encourage.

Rollerblades are very much recommended. For those campers who do not know how to rollerblade, our staff will work with your son to learn. Nearly all campers bring rollerblades to camp.

Now that you know what sports equipment to pack – you must be wondering where do you put it all! We recommend trying to pack these items in your trunk(s). If they won’t fit, a sports duffle bag is appropriate and should be sent up prior to the start of camp along with your other bags. If your son plays Spring Sports and you are not able to ship this bag prior to camp with our Trucking Company, you may place the duffle under the bus.

How much sunscreen do I need to send up? How often is sunscreen applied?

We recommend sending up two spray-bottles of Sunscreen. We apply sunscreen before swim periods (twice each day) and as needed. For campers who have fair skin and need more than two applications each day, please email adam@cecbr.com  so we can make note for our Group Heads and bunk counselors.

A common theme with many of these questions will be “similar to what you may do at home.” Just as you might do; if your son has been spending a lot of time out in the sun, you may re-apply multiple times each day – we will do the same. 

What is the camps electronics policy?

Any device that has Wifi capabilities is NOT permitted at camp. This includes Kindles and iPod touches. iPod Nano’s and Ipod Shuffles are allowed. If you are packing an older generation device that does not have Wifi capability, please remember games and videos must be removed. Additionally, we do not allow fitbits.

Will my son have a “Big Buddy”?

Of course! Your son will get a big buddy on the first night of camp. This person is a role model and someone who can give a little extra special attention to your camper. Big Buddies will participate in activities and select meals together. However, it’s the unplanned time that makes this relationship so special. Buddies are chosen by the Head Counselor, Camp Directors and Group Heads.

Beyond clicking the “Refresh” button in CampInTouch when viewing photos – how do I know he is doing ok?

Your son’s Group Head will be reaching out before the summer and you will hear from them (or another member of our Leadership Team) within 24 hours. We want to let you know how amazing the first day has been! Throughout the summer we will be in constant communication with you. Feel free to call the camp office at any time 570-224-4121. You will be able to leave a message for your son’s Group Head. Remember that Group Heads are often on campus, with our campers and often return phone calls in the evening.

Your camper will also have two phone calls during the summer and as you can imagine will be writing you some good old-fashioned letters (filled with detail!).

 Should I be sending a letter before camp starts?

YES! Mark down June 23rd on your calendar to mail your first letter to camp. Snail mail may take an extra day or so to reach us in Equinunk, PA so sending this letter the week before camp starts will ensure your son has a letter that first day of camp.

 What is the routine for bedtime?

After a fun filled day at Equinunk and a great evening activity, campers will enjoy a snack at “Milk Bar” and go back to their bunk to get ready for bed. The counselors may have a fun story to share about their experience at Equinunk or a small activity to recap the day. Bedtime for our youngest campers is around 9:15.

If your son uses TV or an iPad to fall asleep – now is a good time to change the routine so there is a smooth transition into camp life.

 How do I send medication to camp? If my camper does end up in the Health Center, how will I know?

Medication should be mailed up to camp the 2nd week of June. Please make sure to label packages and medication properly and ship to Camps Equinunk & Blue Ridge 788 Legends Path, Equinunk PA 18417. All epi-pens, Benadryl and emergency inhalers should be sent up to camp on the bus and given to the Bus Counselor. It is not necessary to send up Tylenol, Advil, etc., since our Health Center stocks those items.

In the event your camper ends up in the Health Center for an overnight stay – you will receive a phone call from our Nursing Staff to make you aware. They will continue to keep you updated during your campers stay.

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