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Pin It! 7 Ways To Use Pinterest For Camp

Make use of Pinterest, the online bulletin board.
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If you think Pinterest–the social media offering that brings the web to life via virtual corkboards customized with “pins” (graphics, illustrations, and images pulled straight from the web)–is just another way to waste minutes in a day, you are partially correct. Make use of Pinterest, the online bulletin board. Like Twitter, Pinterest allows users to follow others as well as follow specific boards of interest. And like Facebook, a simple click is all it takes to like a pin. But … Continue reading

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The Who, What and How Guide to Twitter

Since there are more tasks to complete in a day than there are minutes, making the most of the time you do have becomes increasingly important. Multi-tasking has become so commonplace in the office, so why shouldn’t social media do more as well? Whether your tweets reach thousands of followers or you just signed up for an @ user name, use these suggestions to guide your Twitter time. Who: Using the List Feature Watching Twitter conversations rapidly scroll by is … Continue reading

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Do you fill your camp beds every year?

Some camps fill every year.  Does yours? 
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This is a particularly important question to many of us at this time of year. We are checking the numbers. We are looking at retention compared to first-timers. We are sending out our last-minute pushes and promotions. We are, in fact, asking the question, “Will our camp fill”? If your answer is yes, then “good-on-ya” as my friends from Australia say. Keep up the good work. Filling camp is just the start. Keeping people safe, connected, and coming back is the key. If … Continue reading

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The Girls Of Summer

Lessons learned at camp can help girls figure out the girl-boy dynamic.

Somewhere after learning cursive on fat-lined green paper but before our first tubes of Bonne Belle lip gloss, my 10-year-old girlfriends and I discovered that boys had mystically changed into something called BOYS. Lessons learned at camp can help girls figure out the girl-boy dynamic. Realizing that our frog-chasing, tree-climbing counterparts were interested in more than making us scream at amphibians made us curious to know how these creatures fit into our lives between Barbie dolls and bicycles. Problem was, … Continue reading

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Listening: The Lost Art

There is an adage that says, “God gave us two eyes and two ears but only one mouth so we would look and listen twice as much as we talk.” Looking and listening are closely related and support each other, but I think listening should rank as number one on the charts of skills many of us can improve. I would categorize listening as a lost art, but one that many of us would benefit from if we could re-discover it. … Continue reading

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