Who We Are

At SMashBox, we're all about the good ol' days. The days when kids used to get together with neighborhood friends and play outside for hours on end. The days when kids came home dirty, just before dark, after spending their morning throwing a ball around in a dusty lot and their afternoon running through the woods. The days when kids saved up their coins to walk down to the local corner store and buy themselves a treat.

Times have changed, but at Camp SMashBox we strive to bring kids back to THAT.

We call it "old school play, in a new school way." 

At SMashBox, we create environments where kids get to be kids, where plans are made but are meant to be broken, and where kids - and their imaginations - have the opportunity to run wild.

Beyond the play, at the heart of what we do is our desire to love kids and staff and to communicate, "You are special. You are valuable. You serve a purpose. You matter." After that, we seek to ignite a passion for adventure and the great outdoors, develop impeccable character, cultivate creativity, and inspire our participants to love themselves, love one another, and love and care for our wonderful world. 

 

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“Just wanted to tell you what a blast my daughter is having at camp this week! She comes home each day happy, dirty and tired – a perfect combination for a 7 year old. Color day yesterday was off the charts. Thanks so much for all you’re doing to make it the pinnacle of her summer!” – Mom, 2015

“I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate SMashBox and your always reaching out to all of us with such warmth and grace.” – Grandmother, 2015girlproject

"My son loved his first day at camp and his big brother did too. His favorite camp by far, and, way better than school or home. Ha!" - Mom, 2013

"I just wanted to tell you how much my daughter has been enjoying [working at] Camp Smashbox…. Being with you and at Camp Smashbox has made her feel special and like she belongs. So thank you, as a mother this is all you ever want for your child.” – Mom, 2015dog pile

"My daughter slept last night from 6pm - 8am. It has been like that all week. Thank you!!" – Mom, 2015

"Thank you for providing such a great camp for our kids. You do an incredible job." - Mom, 2015

"Thank you guys for putting together such a great camp for the kids…despite her not knowing many people at this year's camp SMashBox 2015 week 4-40she has already stated that she "doesn't care. I am doing it again next year!"  My daughter has a tendency to be a "shrinking violet"…for her to be so confident is wonderful for me to hear and is a testament to how fantastic your camps are." - Mom 2012

“I have been coming here since it started. It’s the only camp I will go to.” – Camper, 2015

“You guys could charge wayyyy more for this camp. You know that, right?” – Mom, 2015

“I drive more than 30 miles to attend this camp. It’s the best!” – Mom, 2014

“This is the funnest day of my life!!!!” – Camper, 2015

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