Camp http://nhpr.org en Saturday Brings 'The Great American Backyard Camp-Out' http://nhpr.org/post/saturday-brings-great-american-backyard-camp-out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Few things are as nostalgic for many Americans as the idea of sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows, and looking for constellations or listening to scary stories. It’s these memories that the National Wildlife Federation hopes to rekindle with the </span><a href="http://www.nwf.org/Great-American-Backyard-Campout.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">Great American Backyard Camp-Out</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Saturday, June 28.</span></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:00:46 +0000 Molly Donahue 50972 at http://nhpr.org Saturday Brings 'The Great American Backyard Camp-Out' White Mountains Campgrounds Open, But Beware Slick Footing http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountains-campgrounds-open-beware-slick-footing <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Campgrounds in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest are open, but the Forest Service is warning people that some areas still have snow, and spring melt-off can lead to some slippery footing. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Forest Service says heavy rainfall and slower seasonal changes also can cause stream crossings to be high and footing slick. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Campers also need to be wary of bears and invasive insects. Sun, 18 May 2014 19:16:29 +0000 Associated Press 48702 at http://nhpr.org White Mountains Campgrounds Open, But Beware Slick Footing Copper Cannon's Free Summer Camp http://nhpr.org/post/copper-cannons-free-summer-camp <div>Copper Cannon Camp is tucked away in Franconia Notch on 128 acres of White Mountain National Forest. &nbsp;In some ways a typical overnight camp with sing-a-longs at night and archery during the day, Copper Cannon is unusual in one respect. &nbsp;As Sean Hurley reports, it's one of only a handful of co-ed camps in the country that's absolutely free for kids of low income families.&nbsp;</div><div><p>I'm only at Copper Cannon Camp for 30 seconds when Zach and Rob, two eleven year old boys, spot my recorder and come racing over.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:43:30 +0000 Sean Hurley 32903 at http://nhpr.org Copper Cannon's Free Summer Camp What It's Like To Play Mr. Darcy At Jane Austen Summer Camp http://nhpr.org/post/what-its-play-mr-darcy-jane-austen-summer-camp <p>This year marks 200 years since the publication of Jane Austen’s <em>Pride and Prejudice</em>. Britain has been celebrating all things Austen…from a proposal that the author’s portrait <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jane-austen-favourite-appear-ten-pound-1992773">will grace the new ten-pound note</a>…to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/08/colin-firth-statue-_n_3560922.html">erecting a giant replica</a> of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy emerging from a river in Hyde Park.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:49:02 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31809 at http://nhpr.org What It's Like To Play Mr. Darcy At Jane Austen Summer Camp Will This Megacamp Save Or Sink The Boy Scouts? http://nhpr.org/post/will-megacamp-save-or-sink-boy-scouts <p><a href="http://www.scouting.org/">The Boy Scouts of Americ</a>a opened its version of a Disney-esque destination getaway in early July. <a href="http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/thesummit.aspx">The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve</a> includes whitewater rafting, miles of zip line, and an 85,000-seat stadium – all built on ten thousand acres of West Virginia woodland. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:22:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31804 at http://nhpr.org Will This Megacamp Save Or Sink The Boy Scouts? Word of Mouth 7.14.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-7142012 <p><strong>&nbsp;Part 1: Steve Jobs Reincarnated? And the French Nobility in Carpentry </strong></p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:00:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 8660 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 7.14.2012 Pianos, Kids and "Organized Chaos" at Famed Music Camp http://nhpr.org/post/pianos-kids-and-organized-chaos-famed-music-camp <p>It&rsquo;s summer camp season &ndash; these days kids can spend a week on almost any activity they like, from sports and the outdoors to computers and robotics. Since the late 1960&rsquo;s, kids who love music have been heading to Bennington, Vermont, which is home to a piano camp known as <a href="http://www.sonatina.com/" target="_blank">Summer Sonatina</a>.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:52:02 +0000 Brady Carlson 7628 at http://nhpr.org Pianos, Kids and "Organized Chaos" at Famed Music Camp Pre-Camp Preening http://nhpr.org/post/pre-camp-preening <p>Before heading to the great outdoors of summer camp, young girls embark on a pre-camp preening regiment</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:34:27 +0000 Virginia Prescott 7515 at http://nhpr.org Pre-Camp Preening Remembering they were fathers first http://nhpr.org/post/remembering-they-were-fathers-first <p>We talk with NHPR's Dan Gorenstein about a new summer camp being launched for the kids of state prison inmates.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:00:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott & 3149 at http://nhpr.org Remembering they were fathers first