Category Archives: Columns & Features

Hayward Featured on ‘Designing Spaces’

ELIZABETH, NJ —Hayward Pool Products is ready for its close-up.  Hayward OmniLogic will be featured on the August 13 episode of the home improvement television show “Designing Spaces” for its special focus on backyard automation designed to make pool-owning easier.  The “Talk Backyard Automation” show will highlight the technological advancements represented by OmniLogic, which is considered the simplest, most intuitive pool controller on the market today. With a simple touch and click app, pool owners can manage water chemistry, water features, … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments

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Children can sometimes be annoying. With that bold truism on the table, here is a logical question for Camp Business readers: What can be done about that? To punish or reprimand comes rather too naturally, as was evident during my recent trip to an amusement park. To teach is better—indeed to teach is the true meaning of disciplining. And although it’s not always easy, both the parent and the annoying child in question will feel better in the end.  While … Continue reading

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Easy is Easy – Systems that Get Things Done

Get creative with organizational systems.
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Quick. Name something at your camp that you have to remind people to do on a daily basis. I bet you can name at least three. And I bet it drives you batty. What did you come up with? Sanitize hands? Return cups to the dining hall? Clean up the craft shop? Gather tennis balls from the woods after a period? We can all think of procedures that require frequent reminders. And we all know what a pain it is … Continue reading

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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

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August List

Treat yourself to experiences that move you at a soul level.
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Your Summer (List) Starts Today We’re all familiar with the idea of a bucket list, an individual collection of activities, experiences and accomplishments most of us hope to enjoy before, well, we kick the bucket. The diversity of bucket list items mirrors the variety of lives we lead as humans, but the one commonality all bucket lists share is that they’re created with an eye toward the life that’s yet to come, the ‘someday’ in life when we have the … Continue reading

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