Category Archives: Dr. Susan Langlois

What’s In Store

Wouldn’t you like to put any worries that you might have about next season’s camp enrollment in your rearview mirror? Making your camp “the” place where campers want to be can be easily achieved if you employ some simple but effective marketing management strategies. The Reality of Perception So, how can you cultivate the perception that your camp’s popularity is soaring and that to secure a space in next year’s camp means completing an application ASAP to avoid being put … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Departments, Dr. Susan Langlois, Issues, Mar 05, Technology + Marketing, Writers | Leave a comment

Lock it Up

Whether you are considering a major renovation or brand new facility for your camp business, you will thank yourself later if you research how your locker and restrooms can best meet your campers’ and staff members’ needs. When you think about it, the importance of instilling confidence that your camp business is professionally run is communicated through what people see. Just about everyone who visits or stays at your camp will use one of your restrooms. Whether it is a … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Departments, Dr. Susan Langlois, Facilities + Grounds, Feb 05, Issues, Writers | Leave a comment

Trip Tight

Are you a camp owner who wants to jumpstart your camp experience with adventure programming but hesitate because you worry that you’ll be sued if a camper gets hurt? The camper demand for adventure programming is increasing each year. Rock climbing, kayaking, backpacking, scuba diving are activities that attract campers who want to experience the exhilaration of taking a risk and accomplishing a feat that they thought might be out of their reach. An overnight kayaking trip can provide the … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Departments, Dr. Susan Langlois, Facilities + Grounds, Issues, Jan 05, Writers | Leave a comment

Making Fitness Fun

Here are few ideas to get children more involved and keep their attention in a fitness program… • Have campers burn a music workout CD. • Set up a circuit training system with alternate activities between each strength training exercise. Alternate activities could be running a lap, riding an exercise bike for two minutes, throwing balls at a target, etc. • Have them answer trivia questions before moving to the next strength training station. Keep a tally of how many … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Dec 04, Departments, Dr. Susan Langlois, Issues, Programming, Writers | Leave a comment

Facility Homework

So you you’re going to build a new facility for your camp business and you think that the next step is to contact an architect… That would seem like a logical next step, but you might be a lot happier with your finished product and its price tag if you insert one critical step before you contact an architect. If you want ensure that this facility done right, here is your homework assignment: Write a case statement that describes the … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Departments, Dr. Susan Langlois, Facilities + Grounds, Issues, Nov 04, Writers | Leave a comment