It has been almost 2 months since the end of Camp and we are looking forward to the 2015 season already! Camp for us is year round, and we never stop developing and planning to make each summer the best one yet! So, what have we been up to since August 29th?
First off, our team has been exploring even more awesome activities for next year’s programming and electives. We are constantly looking for new ideas, projects, and equipment, which lead us to this year’s Day Camp Conference in New York that we attended a few weeks ago. Dane also went to the resident Camp conference looking for great ideas to incorporate from the Resident (overnight) Camp community. Secondly, we have been hard at work in the office preparing for our year- round events, and have already begun planning and developing many areas for next season!
Dane and Jaime, our AWESOME Co- Directors, are doing what they do best and are managing both the EDC and Gannett properties, activities, events, and are planning exciting things for the Everwood community throughout the year. They are also continuing a detailed review of the 2014 season, and looking for ways to improve and enrich our program. They are also working hard to continue to get the word out about our Camp to both prospective families and prospective staff members! Everwood’s milestone 5th summer is going to be a great one!
Colleen, our Office Manager, has been processing enrollments that are coming in fast for the 2015 season! She is our main contact person for anything and everything related to enrollment, your family financials, and billing questions. She has also been working on analyzing camper demographics and updating many of our policies, processes and procedures for next year.
Jen, who is our Lower Camp Head Counselor (and also the leader of the Turtle division), has been our main planner and vendor contact for our upcoming Halloween Family Festival on Saturday, October 26th! She has also been planning lots of birthday parties, which are taking place here at Everwood on the weekends. She is constantly coming up with fun activities and recruiting some of our best staff members!
Melissa (me), your Transportation Coordinator, recently joined the year round team and I have already begun making changes to busing and transportation for 2015! I have also become the in- house social media content manager and blog post writer/ editor, so be on the lookout for my posts through our Everwood social media accounts and website blog!
Wendy, our Assistant Director, has been very busy looking at staffing for next year, camper scheduling, and reviewing our recent staff and parent surveys! She is also playing a major role with property planning and activity and equipment movement, purchases and improvements!
And last but certainly not least, Shaina and Shaggy are both having a dog-tastic time at Camp, but are missing all of their favorite campers! They are looking forward to warm weather, treats, and the start of Camp!
As you can see, Everwood is run by a great group of unique individuals who work year round to make sure that each summer is the best summer ever! While we all have our separate duties and responsibilities, we are a collaborative team that not only works together, but has fun while doing it, both inside and outside of the office!