My summers as a child had an amazingly profound effect on my life. I spent 9 years at sleepaway camp (and one on a teen tour). As a young camper, I remember looking forward to reuniting with my friends, making new ones, and soaking up new experiences. These magical moments were gifts that I could not wait to pass along to my three children. As they grew up, I could see how the benefits of a positive summer helped shape their character and strengthen their commitment to achieve greater. These benefits are long lasting, life changing, and the reason why I felt compelled to start Summer 365 along with my daughter Lauren (12 year camp alum).
Summer 365 is a complimentary advisory service that’s dedicated to helping parents find the perfect summer experience for your child. Our recommendations don’t come from a computer—they come from real people with real insider knowledge on over 500 top sleepaway camps and teen programs, trips and travel throughout the country (and around the world). As a mom and former camper, I know the importance of getting it right. The right match ensures your peace of mind—and a summer your child will never forget.
Our service is a legacy passed down through our Summer 365 family and freely provided to yours because we believe that a fulfilling summer can hold treasured memories and friendships, while also acting as a core growth and developmental milestone.
Our job at Summer 365 is to make yours easier. We’re a resource for our clients year round because thinking about—and preparing for— summer can be a full-time job. We bring friendliness, fun, and personality to a task that for many parents feels overwhelming and exhausting. You’ll be so happy it’s our full-time job and not yours!
While technology has made information readily available, at the end of the day, you want someone you can talk to—someone who has your child’s best interest at heart—and is a real expert in the field.
With that said, I couldn’t be happier with my team of Summer 365 Counselors. They are an all-star group of mothers and former campers, counselors, and camp directors. They have endless enthusiasm and passion for their work and are true believers in the power of overnight camps and summer experiences. They’ll give you real insider knowledge, helpful advice, and over 50 years of combined experience.
In the end, you’ll not only make the right decision—you’ll make a new friend.
Let’s talk summer,
Susan Kasnett, Co-Founder Summer 365
Summer 365 was born out of that fiery passion for camp and the desire to bring summer camp consulting to the 21st century! I believe in the life-changing, transformative power of a positive summer experience away from home and wanted to build a business to make it easier for parents to find that camp or program. While technology has made information more readily available, a simple Google search or crowdsourcing on Facebook won’t cut it when it comes to your child. The team at Summer 365 brings a modern, detailed, customized approach to navigate the search process (and simplify it!) to find whatever you’re looking for whether it’s a traditional summer camp, community service, performing arts, teen travel, or language immersion program (and the list goes on and on).
Summer 365 is less like a consultant you hired and more like a trusted friend whose opinion you can rely on. We are a team of mothers and former campers, counselors and camp directors who radiate enthusiasm and passion to each client we take on. As a parent myself, I understand that when it comes to your child you want to speak to an actual person who is there to field any question, big or small. With that in mind, Summer 365 “Counselors” take a holistic approach to your summer search and will work with you one-on-one until together you have identified the perfect summer for your child. But that’s not all that sets us apart. We believe that every child deserves the gift of summer camp. That’s why we have made it part of our mission to create a special scholarship fund – GIVE SUM – for families who would otherwise not be able to afford to send their children to camp.
Summer 365 is here to make the process of selecting a camp or summer program seamless and stress-free for moms and parents. We are here to be your team of translators, counselors, coaches, navigators and research junkies. But Summer 365 is more than just a matchmaker for your child and their summer plan. We believe that all mamas will reap the benefits of children who return from an amazing summer with more self-confidence, self-esteem, and independence. A fulfilling summer provides treasured memories and friendships, while advancing core growth and developmental milestones.
Lauren Kasnett Nearpass, Co-Founder Summer 365