EBR Camps Blog

Month: May 2012

Father/Son Weekend Info

Hello Equinunk Fathers & Sons,

We hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend! In the next week or two you will be receiving more information on our Father/Son event set for June 23rd. This will include a Packing List of what to bring, details on arrival and information on bunking. Please keep an eye on your INBOX for this important information.

We have an incredible weekend planned and we are excited to have you on-board! See you in 26 Days!

All The Best,

Richie, Adam & Scott

 

Sheryl & Richie Reject Billion Dollar Offer To Move CE & CBR To Silicon Valley

It wasn’t much of a surprise to Sheryl and Richie when Silicon Valley came calling last month with an incredible offer to move CE/CBR west to Palo Alto, California. After all, our camps have been around for 92 years compared with the typical newbie startups like Instagram with roughly a dozen employees and is less than 2 years old.

The Valley has long been aware of our amazing website and the 50,000 pictures we post every summer. Our families always rave about the quality of these photos. With all the new phone applications available to the masses, the expectations were out-of-control to have simulated camp experiences streaming all over the world without ever leaving their living rooms.

A few of the Upper Seniors and PCs heard of the potential take-over and were actually planning to order their meals by phone from Bunks 33 and 31, respectively.  We rejected that out if hand because of our no cell phone policy.

With enormous sums of wealth available to these businesses, it didn’t surprise us in the slightest that the venture capitalists offered to “air lift” the entire campus, including all of the CBR quads, the Garden, “E”rena, both tribal rings, The Ridge and even the lake if we signed on the dotted line.

One Silicon Valley specialist told us “Everything is going mobile. We’ve got the hardware, the apps and now we need the user experience.”  While many may romanticize of an IPO, and dream that their company will elbow its way into the realm of the giants, we are content to have the sweetest and nicest children enjoy a non-mobile, timeless experience at CE and CBR just as thousands of campers and their families have since 1920.

By the way,…..not to be outdone by Instagram, our new website has launched. It may not be Silicon Valley, but it is Blue Ridge and Equinunk, from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania

Tips For Exploring The ALL NEW CECBR.com

We hope by now you have grown accustomed to the new online home of Camps Equinunk & Blue Ridge! Not only is our new website jam-packed with information about our camps but we have added some pretty special features that will only enhance your online experience at CECBR.com even further! Be sure to check them out:

CampInTouch from the Homepage: Our CampInTouch system is now even more accessible with a login from the homepage of CECBR.com! Just enter your Email & Password and click GO to gain access!

Official BLOG of CECBR is now available on the website: We have moved our blog from Tumblr to our new site. Now everything is in one place and we will continue to update this area with news and updates year-round. To visit the blog, you can click on the green ‘BLOG’ button from the homepage or in the lower left hand corner of any inner page.

iCampiCamp is specially designed for interaction and exploration! You can visit our Interactive Map to see all of the amazing activities and facilities we offer on both our Equinunk and Blue Ridge campus. You will even get a sneak-peak at some of our New Facilities for 2013! iCamp also features a pretty sweet Scrapbook with pictures from past summers. You can click on any picture and it will expand so you can get a better look! In addition to feeds from our CECBR Facebook, Twitter and Blog you can listen to and download both Equinunk & Blue Ridge Alma Maters – and even sing along with the lyrics! Pretty neat right?

Current Families, Welcome PageWe wanted to build a website that we could keep fresh with new content throughout the year. Our Welcome Page in the Current Families section is going to feature letters from Equinunk and Blue Ridge staff, campers, and alumni! Currently our very own Director Adam Baker discusses his time at CECBR as a camper, counselor and now – a director! Be sure to check it out.

We’re so proud of our new site and hope that it becomes an online home for you too!

Join Us At Camp Games This Saturday In NYC!

Dear CECBR Alumni & Staff,

We are excited to let you know that Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge will have a team for the second annual Camp Games for a Cause fundraising event sponsored by the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey on Saturday May 19th at the Columbia University sports facilities in New York City.  We want you to join our team as we compete against hundreds of other camp alumni, staff and friends in this mega “camp color war/camp Olympics” style event, filled with games, food and of course, plenty of camp spirit! Events will include activities such as basketball shootouts, tug-of-war, track and field events, dance competitions and much more! No need to start training for the day – it will be a day of friendly competition and there will be plenty of activities for non-athletes.

The event will raise money for a wonderful cause; providing low income children with a positive camp experience through scholarships, trainings and program support.  As past campers yourselves, I’m sure you can agree that a positive camp experience has immeasurable benefits. This is a wonderful way to help provide low income children with the opportunity to be a part of that very special experience.  Even if you cannot join the team, you can still help by donating to the cause and spreading the word about the event.

Join our Camp Team:

Anyone over 16 years of age can join our Camp Games team.  To join us for this fun event, visit www.campgamesforacause.org and join our camp’s team!  This is a great way to see old camp friends too – we encourage you to reach out to all of your old camp friends and register together! Upon registration, you will immediately be able to create your own donation page and start raising money to help this momentous cause. You can even receive Community Service Credit for attending this years event!

Donate to the Cause:

If you cannot make the event, any donation you could make to the cause will help other children have the same positive camp experience that camp gave you each summer. Just go to www.campgamesforacause.org to make a donation. In the spirit of healthy competition, we would ask that you click onto our Team’s page through the Team rank on the right side of the website and make a general Team donation. We want our camp’s team to have either the greatest number of donors or to raise the most money.

Spread the Word about the Cause:

Help us spread the word by liking Camp Games for A Cause on Facebook, writing about the event on your wall or reaching out to friends who you think might want to provide support.  If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, or by emailing our Program Director – Scott Rosenbluth at scott@cecbr.com. We know you understand the importance of this cause and we hope you will consider being part of this groundbreaking event!

Warm Regards,

– The CECBR Team

Here are some Highlights from Last Years Event: