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Do you have a favorite letter from a parent thanking your camp for making their child’s summer special? Send it to us and we’ll give you all the bragging rights that come with an audience of 10,000 Camp Business readers!

To: Tom Sawyer Camps

Altadena, Calif.

“I just want to let you know how excited my son is about coming to camp this summer. I asked him if there is anything he would like to be different at camp this year and he said, ‘No mom, I want it to be exactly the same as last year because it was awesome.’ Thank you for making such special memories for my son.”

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Registration Up Six Percent in 2010

San Diego, Calif.–The Active Network, Inc. announces that online registrations it processed for youth camps across the United States increased six percent over last year. The findings are the result of online registrations processed in 2009 and 2010 from January through May through Active Network’s CampRegister division, a provider of online registration and camp management software.

In addition to an increase in the online registrations it processed for youth camps over the previous year, Active Network’s key findings from the transactions it reviewed included the following:

• Over 54 percent of camps in 2010 experienced growth in online registration over 2009.

• Although the cost to attend camp in 2009 saw a decrease due to one-time discounts during the recession, the average cost to attend camp for one week in 2010 is identical to 2008.

• Small- and large-sized youth camps experienced similar growth on average.

• May continues to be the most popular month to register online for youth camps accounting for approximately 16 percent of annual online registrations.

For more information, visit www.ActiveNetwork.com.

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Easton Foundation Lends A Hand In Youth Sports

Los Angeles–The Easton Foundations announces that over the last year it has funded over $4.8 million in grants and programs for archery, youth baseball, softball, and cycling, as well as education and medical research. Each year the foundation gives out grants which benefit archery and/or bow hunting.

Grant requests of less than $25,000 from qualified 501(c)3 organizations may be eligible to receive funding. Grants that exceed $25,000, or applicants that are not qualified 501(c)3 organizations may also receive funding. For more information, contact Caren Sawyer at (818) 901-0127 ext. 104 or via email at csawyer@esdf.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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A Programming Idea?

Liberty Lake Day Camp in Bordentown, NJ will host a Robin Hood-themed Renaissance Faire. The family-friendly festival will feature a wide variety of entertainment, food, and activities, including jousting, sword fighting, miniature golf, and boat rides–along with shopping at the Vendors’ Village for crafts, trinkets, and period clothing. For more information, call (888) 846-8222, or visit www.libertylakedaycamp.com. .

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Calendar

November

15-17 ACA Heart of the South, Gallant, Ala.—Camp Sumatanga; www.acaheartofthesouth.org.

16-18 ACA Great Rivers, Ashland, Neb.—Camp Carol Joy Holling and Conference Center; www.acagreatrivers.org.

2011

January

11-13 Texoma, SWCC – The Natural Gift of Camp, Hunt, TX–Mo Ranch Camp and Conference Center; www.acatexoma.org/swcc.php

February

8-11 ACA National Conference, San Diego, Calif.—Bayfront Hilton; www.acacamps.org.

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