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MV Sport Is Powered By The Sun

MV Sport/Weatherproof, a supplier of custom decorated apparel based in Bay Shore, NY, announced that it is installing a large solar panel system that will generate most of the company’s electrical needs.

Nearly 5,000 photovoltaic cells will convert the sun’s rays into over 1.4-million kilowatt hours of electricity in one year. According to Josh Peyser, MV Sport/Weatherproof’s president, solar power will generate more than 90 percent of MV Sport’s annual power usage.

“MV Sport/Weatherproof is making a multi-million dollar investment in sustainable, clean solar power. The environmental impact will be significant—a reduction of 2-million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions,” Peyser says. To put that in perspective, the clean energy generated is the equivalent of recycling 40-million soda cans or planting 150,000 trees or saving 105,000 gallons of gasoline.

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Waves Carry Ocean Cure Message

Hats off to Ocean Cure—a non-profit organization that offers medically fragile and at-risk youth and adults a safe way to experience the ocean and take part in activities they may not try otherwise. Kevin Murphy, one of the founders of the organization, says the whole idea started more than six years ago after he volunteered to assist in a similar project for one day. That day, he says, left him in awe and inspired him to pass it on to others. Ocean Cure has since grown to empower wounded veterans, hearing impaired, autistic and other individuals to try ocean-related activities. For more information, visit www.oceancureinc.com.

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Word On The Web

Rachel Chadwin @rachelchadwin

@campbusiness thanks for the mention. Love reading your tweets, blogs, and other fun facts.

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Ephraim Shapiro posted on Camp Business’s timeline

“What a nice surprise to see us (Camp Simcha / Camp Simcha Special) in print on page 10 of the current issue of Camp Business. #Chai Lifeline”

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Bend Your Mind With A New Activity Book

Find Something To Do!, Jim Cain’s latest book for camp counselors, facilitators, teachers and trainers, is now available. The 224-page book is jam-packed with more than 140 no-prop games and activities. From painless icebreakers and opening activities to teambuilding, trust, puzzles, games, stunts, reviewing techniques, closing activities and a special bonus section with some of the author’s favorite games of all times, this book has it all! For more information, visit www.kendallhunt.com, or call (800) 228-0810.

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Calendar

March

7-9 Mid States Camping Conference, St. Charles, Ill.—Pheasant Run Resort

12-15 Tri-State Camp Conference, Atlantic City, N.J.—Atlantic City Convention Center; www.tristatecampconference.com

22-23 ACA New England, Manchester, N.H.– www.ACANewEngland.org

April

9-12 Southern Calif./Hawaii Spring Leadership Conference, Palm Springs, Calif.—Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel; www.acacamp.org/sc/springconference/

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