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Deerkill Day Camp

Deerkill Day Camp

Summer is right around the corner, and now is the time for parents to find their summer camp!  #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino spoke with the owners of Deerkill Day Camp, Todd and Rebecca Rothman, about summer camps and what you can find at Deerkill Day Camp.

“Parents better start their search now and come on weekend tours to visit the camp before slots get filled,” explains Todd. Todd also mentions how the number one thing parents should look for in a camp is if it’s  ACA- Accredited. This means that your child’s summer camp cares enough to undergo a thorough peer review of its operation- from staff qualifications and training to emergency management.

Deerkill Day Camp is more than buildings, equipment, and scenery – it is a community, a vibrant space where each boy and girl contributes to the cooperative spirit that makes day camp such a magical place. When Rebecca’s grandparents Irwin and Mildred Rhodes founded Deerkill (Dutch for “deer stream”) in 1958, they wanted to create a community where children would be happy to explore their curiosity, develop new skills, form lifelong friendships, and, of course, have fun.

Now, 6 decades and 3 generations later, Deerkill Day Camp is still owned and directed by the Rhodes family and it is still that special place. Rebecca shares that their program is a really nice mix of both traditional and modern twists. They still have all sports that people would play at camp 20 years ago with an addition of new programs like movie-making, cooking programs and yoga. There is never a dull moment, you always have something exciting to do!

“Deerkill Day Camp is a nice mix of sports, arts and nature, an amazing opportunity to be totally unplugged, get away from all devices and be physically active getting in touch with outdoors.” – shares Rebecca.

To learn more about why so many families have turned to Deerkill Day Camp for their summer fun, visit them on their website. There you can find there virtual tours, videos and dates and rates. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Gerald D’Ambra: Founder of ‘NJ on Air’

HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sits down with the founder of NJ on Air, Gerald D’Ambra.

Gerald’s newest venture in his successful media-based career is NJ on Air, a streaming TV channel for New Jersey. They produce original shows and partner with local producers around, covering topics in entertainment, talk, and news, all focused on the Garden State – including Hip New Jersey’s series, HipTV!

In the early stages, Gerald was looking for sample shows and turned to his wife, Jessica D’Ambra for assistance. Even though she had no television background, Jessica flourished – hosting two food-based shows and even getting the opportunity to partner with beloved Jersey-based bakery, Carlo’s Bakery.

NJ on Air’s vision is to become the destination for live and local New Jersey television programming, while providing a platform for the community, non-profits, and businesses to reach a unique NJ audience. Gerald hopes the platform will raise awareness about the different aspects of our state, while bringing people together to inform and entertain, saying “We try to diversify not only the regions but the type of programming we are doing to really reach so many different people across the state.”

NJ on Air is not Gerald’s first foray in media, he is a long-time TV news Anchor, Reporter, Producer, Executive Producer and Publisher. He’s worked at multiple TV stations and newspapers in the New York and Philadelphia markets, and companies like ABC, News 12, DIY Network, HGTV and has appeared on CNN and the Weather Channel.

Visit www.njonair.com to see original, creative, NJ-based content.

TENCEL™ by Lenzing and 3×1 on The New York Denim Days Festival

The New York Denim Days Festival is happening on September 22nd and 23rd, and the excitement is spreading! #HipNJ chatted with Tricia Carey of TENCEL™ by Lenzing and Patrick Gorny of 3×1 about their part in the event!

“With our product, we really like to focus on soft, sustainable clothing that also drapes well on the body,” Gorny states. “TENCEL™ is the perfect fiber for that.”

Carey expressed her excitement for the upcoming Denim Days New York. “We’re so happy that 3×1 is a part of the event, and a part of TENCEL™ Denim.”

3×1 offers TENCEL™ fabrics for both men and women. “The reason why we really love it is because of the stretch,” Gorny says. “When a wearer buys this product, they feel unbelievable in it.”

For more information on New York Denim Days and to purchase tickets, visit Denim-Days.com.