Category Archives: Camp Profiles

A Focused Group

Camps have the ability to shape the youth of the country through leading by example. Staff training at camps is a critical component in a solid program. At Pali Overnight Adventures in Running Springs, Calif., “the deeper the foundations, the stronger the focus” is this year’s motto for the staff-training series. The philosophy is that everyone on staff–both old and new–goes through training. The veterans are refreshed on key messages before moving on to any new technical skills. “You can … Continue reading

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Echockotee Dives In To Aquatics Camp

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Site Scout, a new series that highlights programs and facilities, and provides a behind-the-scenes glance at camps across the country! Whether it is an overnight, specialty or day camp, learn what makes us all tick, and keeps us dedicated to providing facilities for the next generation of campers. To be considered for a chance in the spotlight, submit your name, the name of your camp and a brief description to editor@northstarpubs.com The Aquatics Camp at Camp … Continue reading

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Character To The Core

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Site Scout, a new series that highlights programs and facilities, and provides a behind-the-scenes glance at camps across the country! Whether an overnight, specialty or day camp, learn what makes us all tick, and keeps us dedicated to providing facilities for the next generation of campers. To be considered for a chance in the spotlight, submit your name, the name of your camp and a brief description to editor@northstarpubs.com At Camp Crosley in Northern Indiana, the … Continue reading

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Strength in Diversity

How River Way Ranch Camp has successfully developed a diverse and well-rounded slate of camp and conference offerings. Like a river, River Way Ranch Camp has run its course here and there over varying terrain. The camp, like most rivers, does not meander aimlessly, but with purpose. In its 39 years of operation River Way has gone through various phases and has offered, and still offers, a number of unique programs. Through those years, River Way has used its experience … Continue reading

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Sports Plus

Camp Snapshot US Sports Camps San Rafael, Calif. www.ussportscamps.com Number of camps: 480 Sports offered: Tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey, softball, baseball, swimming, running, crew, ice hockey, etc. Typical session length: Five or six days Average cost per session: $600 resident-camp fee Tennis anyone? That’s the question a group of people, including a tennis shoe merchant, asked themselves amid the 1970s tennis boom. It started as Tennis America, a small business that operated multi-site tennis camps, then … Continue reading

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