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Rev Up Recycling

The summons to “go green” is all around us. Camps, though, have been doing this for years–long before it was popular. However, it can be useful to periodically evaluate ways to be even more effective in your efforts by assessing current policies, doing a “trash audit,” and improving communication with both staff members and campers/guests. Review Policies First, review your recycling policy; if one does not exist, develop one. Invite a group of staff members and supporters to either review … Continue reading

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Pleasing And Practical

Today’s aquatic center has the potential to become an important part of a community, to improve the quality of life, and to provide recreation for “children of all ages and abilities.” Especially in today’s economy–when the family budget is already strained–the successful aquatic center is an inexpensive alternative to commercial recreation, and viewed as a pillar of the community, bringing focus to family values, neighborhood pride and wellness. With families traveling fewer and shorter distances, the term “staycation” (a vacation … Continue reading

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Make Aces Out Of Amateurs

What would be better than bragging that the next Paula Creamer or Anthony Kim swung a golf club for the first time at your camp?  OK, so you might not turn out the next PGA superstar, but camps are a great place to introduce the fundamentals and values of golf, such as sportsmanship, honesty and integrity. Camp directors who want to incorporate golf into their programs typically do not know where to start; usual concerns include space, safety and cost.  … Continue reading

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To Salt Or Not To Salt

Although saltwater chlorine generation has been used in the pool industry for some time, it has only recently been making its presence known in commercial recreation. Among its claims: • Clean on-site production of chlorine • No storage of large amounts of chlorine • Bather comfort • Elimination of chloramines • Ease of maintenance. Clean On-Site Production Of Chlorine The most common type of saltwater chlorine generators have enclosed chambers that contain metal plates powered by low-voltage electricity. These “cells” … Continue reading

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