Category Archives: Editor’s Note

Teeter-Totter Effect

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Balance! That’s my word for the year, or maybe for the next decade. In other words, where is the balance between building character and risking harm; between overcoming challenges and feeling defeated, or, even between having fun and skinning knees? Perhaps it’s the fear of uncertainty—or harm—that paralyzes our efforts and causes us to swing the pendulum drastically in the other direction. Championing risk and safety always has two opposing sides to every discussion—risks vs. opportunities. So, when activities like youth survival or aviation … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Columns & Features, Editor's Note, Insider Access, Issues, Sept/Oct 2014 | Leave a comment

Creating A More Joyful Journey

As a passionate advocate for camp, I feel strongly that what sets our industry apart is the ability to share with one another our challenges, obstacles, solutions and best practices. We are a uniquely supportive community—one that is made up of individuals that seek out opportunities to connect and share new ideas. While I am no longer a full-time camp professional, I have the privilege of working with camp professionals around the country as they consider the ways in which … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Editor's Note, May/June 2014 | Leave a comment

Colleagues In Camping–Guest Editor’s Note

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Like you, I have a deep passion for camping and I find inspiration in hearing from members of the camp community on what works best, what could be improved, and sometimes—most beneficially—what did not work at all. My camp story began in 1986 in Williamsport, Penn., as a Little League baseball camper. My experience that summer and the 8 years that followed forever shaped me as a person and a leader in camping. While attending that camp, I learned much … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Columns & Features, Editor's Note, Issues, Jan/Feb 2014 | Leave a comment

The Difference Diversity Makes–Guest Editor

When I was nine years old, my mother accepted a summer job as a camp counselor. Since she would be working full-time, my sister and I were allowed to attend the summer camp for free! My sister and I were very excited to have the opportunity to participate in all of the activities. We learned how to swim, make friendship bracelets, and even performed dance routines. We made life-long friends that I am still in contact with today. The camp … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Editor's Note, Issues, Nov/Dec 2013, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Difference Diversity Makes

When I was nine years old, my mother accepted a summer job as a camp counselor. Since she would be working full-time, my sister and I were allowed to attend the summer camp for free! My sister and I were very excited to have the opportunity to participate in all of the activities. We learned how to swim, make friendship bracelets, and even performed dance routines. We made life-long friends that I am still in contact with today. The camp … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Columns & Features, Editor's Note, Issues, Nov/Dec 2013 | Leave a comment