School’s out, the sun is high and the glorious free-fall days of another carefree American summer are upon us. Which means only one thing: it’s time for summer camp!! Tonight is our big Salute Your Jorts! Brokelyn Summer Camp party at the wonderful Crown Victoria in Williamsburg and it’s going to be a great one. We’ve got 30 raffle prizes to give out (including a new bike!), an open bar for the first hour, a cheap boozy bug juice all night, loads of games, crafts and other campy fun. It’s going to be a big one, so before you go, make sure you’re up on camp protocols, schedules and activities by reading these tips:
Our party entrance is on the Wythe side of Crown Victoria (corner of S. 2nd), in the fence with all the rad graffiti on it. It’s a short walk from the Bedford L station. Entry is $3, or $5 with two raffle tickets (you can buy more raffle tickets inside).
-The party officially starts at 7pm, but get there early! You can come in as early as 6:15 so you’re not stuck in a glut at the door when the open bar starts at 7pm.
WHAT TO WEAR?
-Don’t forget that our style committee will be roaming the party handing out prizes for best camp outfits. Check Caroline’s guide on how to assemble the perfect camp outfit: think jorts, ringer tees, tube socks and hi-tops.
-Still don’t have an outfit? Dusty Rose Vintage will be on hand selling vintage summer duds.
THE OPEN BAR
is lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery and will go from 7pm until 8pm. We will probably run out before 8pm because beer is delicious so please get in early to take advantage of it and don’t get upset if there’s none left. Instead, try a special $4 bug juice cocktail the bar is whipping up.
THE RAFFLE PRIZES
Holy heck what a list! We’ll be raffling off prizes all night on the hour, culminating with the grand prize of a BRAND NEW BIKE from Ride Brooklyn at midnight. Make sure to check the schedule so you know when your prize will be announced (yes, you have to be there to claim it!); camp counselors will be blowing their whistles to announce raffle times too.
Brooklyn Brainery: $50 gift certificate
Brooklyn Winery: $50 gift certificate
Sugarbuilt edible art basket
Rucola Restaurant: $50 gift certificate
Bike Smith $60 tune-up
The Brooklyn Kitchen: $75 gift certificate
A BBQ gift basket
Uncommon Goods: Brooklyn goods gift basket
Talde: $50 gift certificate (2 winners!)
3rd Ward: $100 gift certificate
ici Restaurant: $100 gift certificate
Brooklyn Brew Shop brew kit + recipe book (2 winners!)
Twenty Tees girls summer swag bag (small)
Twenty Tees girls summer swag bag (medium)
4 tickets to Guac Rock + Nachos NY tote, tattoos and T shirt
Gowanus Print Lab: Intro to screen printing course
Crest Hardware: $75 gift certificate, tote and coffee mug
Calexico: $100 gift certificate
Hotel 718: 2 night staycation at new boutique hotel
s3Single Social Sports Leagues: Summer kickball membership (2 winners!)
s3Single Social Sports Leagues: Summer softball membership (2 winners!)
Brooklyn Boulders: Passes to 2 ropes courses
Chocolate Room summer sweets basket
BioLite Camp Stove
Brooklyn Chemistry photo session ($250 value)
Brooklyn Outfitters: $200 gift certificate
Grand prize — a shiny new Linus roadster bike from Ride Brooklyn! (boys’ or girls’ bike, depending on who wins)
-Arts and Farts and Crafts: Join counselors Alison and Marti as they show you how to make friendship bracelets, smores hats, face painting and more!
-Photo booth: Show off your best camp face for our talented camp photog Sarah Bibi, who will be capturing tons of what will surely be your next profile picture. The best photo wins a $30 worth of vintage clothing from Dusty Rose Vintage!
-Time to Tye Dye: Pimp out your camp wardrobe with a freshly tye-dyed Brokelyn shirt! We’ll give you a bag to take it home in so it can dry too.
-Games! The bar comes equipped with bocce, ladderball and ping-pong. Who will hold the camp title at the end of the night?
-The Crown Victoria mess hall will be making pulled pork sandwiches, sausages and veggie sausages, for only $3 each!
-The CoolHaus ice cream truck will be slinging their tasty frozen delights outside the gate all night long.
-S’mores! Come roast some s’mores over a BioLight stove with a real s’mores master. We’ll have both the classic and vegan s’mores (dark chocolate, Sweet & Sara marshmallows). They’re free! (Although a $1-2 suggested donation would help us defray some costs).
-All summer jamz, all night long, from Fresh Prince and Mungo Jerry to LFO and King Tuff (and of course, Bruuuuuuuce).
Encouraged at all times. You don’t even have to sneak out of your bunk to do it.
#BrokelynCamp. Use it, we’re RT whores!
And all that said, don’t forget to have a great time. We have a big RSVP list so we’re going to try to accomodate as many people as possible but please be patient! This is the biggest party Brokelyn has thrown yet and we will do everything we can to make it such an amazing experience you’ll want to send postcards to mom and dad saying how you’re never going home.