Category Archives: Traditional Programs

Game Day

It is the community feel that distinguishes camps from one another. Each one is unique and made up of traditions, games, ceremonies or even camp jargon that kids remember and pass on to other campers. One aspect of programming that some camps use is the all-camp Big Game or special event activity, which also works well for day camps. Big Games are different from the traditional activity programming that is offered to children. Campers are usually divided into smaller groups … Continue reading

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Building for the Future

The best feeling in the world, besides knowing you have made a difference in a child’s life, is bulldozers clearing a site for the construction of your new building, which will also affect children’s lives for the better! Camp directors love to build! It is a permanent reminder of our time at the helm of the camp and a feeling of accomplishment when you see something you have worked for be created. But what a long process! The entire journey … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Columns & Features, Departments, Facilities + Grounds, Issues, Jeff Merhige, Oct 04, Traditional Programs, Writers | Leave a comment

Collaborative Programming

Every year we sit down as directors and hope to think up the new idea or program; that one program that will knock the kids off their feet with amazement and fun. The problem, though we do not like to admit it, is that one mind can not think of all the great ideas that can lead to a magical summer for others. Here at Camp Kern, we have learned that collaborative programming can be a great asset, especially in … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Columns & Features, Departments, Facilities + Grounds, Issues, Jeff Merhige, Programming, Sep 04, Traditional Programs, Writers | Leave a comment

Hi-Ho Silver…

Traditional Programs Each summer we try and create new and better programs to excite the ideas and imaginations of our campers. High adventure seems to take on three types in the camping industry: out-trips, high challenge construction, or straight-forward adventure programming. Adventure, however each camp defines and uses it, is at the heart of what campers are looking for! To our parents and kids this is why they come to summer camp… to try new things, grow as a person, … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Columns & Features, Departments, Issues, Jeff Merhige, Jul/Aug 04, Programming, Traditional Programs, Writers | Leave a comment

Collaborative Programming

Every year we sit down as directors and hope to think up the new idea or program; that one program that will knock the kids off their feet with amazement and fun. The problem, though we do not like to admit it, is that one mind can not think of all the great ideas that can lead to a magical summer for others. Here at Camp Kern, we have learned that collaborative programming can be a great asset, especially in … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Columns & Features, Departments, Issues, Jeff Merhige, May/Jun 04, Programming, Traditional Programs, Writers | Leave a comment