Welcome to EverWonder’s new blog!! This is where we’ll keep you updated on the latest and greatest happenings at camp. We’ll update the blog at least once a week during the fall, winter and spring months and more often in the summer as we’ll have tons more news to share.
We would love to hear from you. We love when parents and campers have questions for us, so start asking away!
Speaking of questions, one thing we always get asked is, “How did EverWonder Camps come to be?”
To make a long story short, Pam and I met back in 2007 when her son Sawyer took my after-school enrichment class at ASFS. It took about five seconds for Sawyer to win me over and I just knew his parents had to be awesome, too. About halfway through the session I met Pam. I was right for once. She was (well, is) awesome. She had me cracking up in no time and as we got to talking I learned that she was a preschool teacher at Rodef Shalom. Soon after, my then business partner and I hired her to be the director at our summer camps. It was a no brainer. We were so excited when she accepted the position.
In 2010, Left Noodle-Right Noodle dissolved. I was burned out. Running your own business is hard work. I guess Pam was sad that she wasn’t going to see me anymore, so she asked me if I wanted to do camps together. (Amazingly enough she’s not sick of me yet. At least I don’t think she is.) About two weeks after LNRN was dissolved, EverWonder Camps was born.
It’s been quite the ride. It’s been bumpy at times (the darn snow always messes things up), but it’s mostly been really great. Pam and I share a lot of the work within EverWonder, but we also have our own roles. Pam answers all the emails and handles most of the phone calls. She also does all of the hiring and puts together all of the rosters. I handle the marketing, the registration process, the finances and the ordering. We both write curriculum, brainstorm themes, find library books and pack supplies. My Dad (poor guy!!) helps us with our books. Our kids are our guinea pigs (we’ve got to test out the curriculum on someone!) and our husbands like to give us advice even when we don’t ask for it… Actually, we like to give Bryan and Nicholas a hard time for no good reason other than we can. The truth of it is that those two have been like rocks for us. Starting a business is risky and they’ve been there to support us every step of the way.
EverWonder Camps is much more than a business for me and Pam. Our teachers, campers and campers’ parents are a part of our extended family. We thank you all for believing in us as we’ve evolved and continue try our hardest to make our camps better and better. One thing that’s for sure is that we are having a lot of fun.
When we’re not at camp, we are usually spending time with our families. Many of you have met them at camp, but for those that haven’t here they are!