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The First Annual Camp Romper Was The Perfect Family Day


Remember back in our day, growing up with the simple fun of playing outside with your friends in the summer, going to the skating rink on a Friday night after school, or heading to the park for an impromptu playground session with your family? But these days, there's no denying that it can sometimes feel like our kids require some form of technology in order to be entertained.

Here at Romper, we found ourselves missing that pure, good old fashioned fun we use to have as kids, which is why we were so happy to host our first annual Camp Romper on Sunday, September 22 in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

Rooted in the wholesome fun of summer camp, the event welcomed families with kids of all ages to enjoy live music, tasty treats, crafts, games, and of course tons of exciting activations presented by our sponsors. Every detail of the day was designed with families in mind, and our crowd of attendees played and danced the day away to celebrate the end of summer. Keep scrolling to get an insider look at the day's festivities, then be sure to set a reminder in your phone for next year's Camp Romper. Just like summer camp, it can't come soon enough!

First Up: A Yoga Session For The Whole Family

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Guests arrived early to enjoy yoga for the whole family courtesy of Athleta Girl! Colleen Saidman Yee led the kid-friendly yoga practice and DJ Natasha Diggs played an empowering girl power soundtrack to accompany the class. Lucky guests walked away with a complimentary yoga mat and bag!

This Milk And Cereal Slide Was Pure Fun

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Parents and kids alike celebrated life’s purest moments in the DairyPure® Mess Hall, complete with carnival games, a photo op-worthy milk slide, and a milk truck serving up cereal, cookies, and mini doughnuts.

All Your Favorite Camp Games Made An Appearance

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Limbo lines, hula hoops, and parachutes, oh my! The sunny afternoon's schedule was packed with nonstop entertainment that kept everybody in attendance moving and grooving.

This Kid-Friendly Maze Was The Sweetest

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Popsicle® was on site with a custom colorful maze that even the youngest attendees could enjoy. Plus, there were plenty of cold, sweet Popsicle® Fruit Pops as a special fruity treat at the end!

Even Diaper Duty Got An Upgrade

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Because we believe that diaper duty should never spoil your fun: Pampers changed up the changing experience for all caregivers in attendance by fully equipping each restroom with changing stations, Pampers products, and mini-moments of pampering to help everyone love the change.

The Event's Main Stage Kept The Fun Going All Day

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With a jazz performance by Black Tie Brass, plus equally energentic sets from Rock n Roll for Kids and Women Who Rock, the musicians taking the stage kept the mood up for hours on end.

You Could Make A Custom T-Shirt

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You can sit with us! H&M helped families customize T-shirts with fun screen printed affirmations for your little ones. And for guests who were ready to empty out those dressers, H&M was also collecting unwanted garments on-site to be reworn, reused, or recycled via their Garment Collection Program.

And There Were So Many Fun Crafts

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Between face painting with The Cheeky Chipmunk and friendship bracelet making stations with The Neon Tea Party, there was certainly no shortage of crafty outlets for all the artists in attendance.

This post is sponsored by Athleta Girl, DairyPure®, Popsicle® Fruit Pops, Pampers, and H&M Kids.