Category Archives: Technology + Marketing

It’s More Than Just Words On A Shirt

A T-shirt makes a great camp souvenir! Photo courtesy of CustomInk

It’s the first day of camp: SUVs and minivans are pulling onto the grounds, and parents are hastily unloading children and luggage. While some campers are excited to return and visit with old pals, others are more hesitant about spending an entire week, or more, away from the comforts of home and familiar faces. This extended time with “strangers” can be scary for a child–especially a first-year camper. As a camp director, counselor, or staff member, you know this often … Continue reading

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The Fight For Innocence

In 1993, I was a young risk-management professional presenting my first child sexual-abuse seminar to a youth organization in theMidwest. The content of the talk was based on the insurance industry’s examination of claims experience, combined with its interpretation of root causes and contributing factors. Little did I know at the time that the information and strategies I presented that day would have little–if any–chance of detecting or preventing abuse. Fast forward 16 years, and the national headlines of child-abuse … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Departments, Issues, Jul/Aug 2012, Technology + Marketing | Leave a comment

Create A Camp Internet Policy

For younger members of a camp counseling staff, the World Wide Web has been an endless, virtual wonderland in which they have spent their entire childhoods. For them, computers are a fun, safe, and familiar technology. They may not realize, however, the Internet is not a protected playground, where they may do whatever they please. In reality, it is just like the real world, where a careless word or action can have serious personal, financial, and professional consequences. It is … Continue reading

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Social Media’s 7 Deadly Sins

As more and more of us make use of social media to network, connect and get our message out there, we are more and more likely to make mistakes. Dare we even say commit “sins”? Shari Donk at www.likeable.com says social media users often fall prey to the Seven Deadly Sins: • Greed • Wrath • Sloth • Gluttony • Lust • Pride • Envy In this blog post, Shari talks about these temptations and how to avoid them: http://bit.ly/HcZVmg.

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Live CampHacker Events

Tune in today — March 6 — for two live video events featuring our friends from CampHacker! At 2 p.m. EST, CampHacker will be part of the Social Media Hangout from the Tri-State Social Media Therapists. The free, 45-minute online session can be found at http://camphacker.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=02ec08b7149f38b04f7be7665&id=6a66e845db&e=bbc46e0bc9. CampHacker will be sharing a couple of their best ideas and will take part in a question-and-asnwer session. You will need a free Google Plus account to be a part of the conversation. Then, … Continue reading

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