Category Archives: Apr 05

Hey! Listen up!

In most cultures, meal times are the highlight social experiences of the day. So how come kids race through meals at so many camps and can’t wait to get out? It’s the horrible acoustics. If it’s so loud you can’t hear yourself think, how can you hold a conversation? Would you go back to a restaurant where you couldn’t hear what your friends were saying? Considering that making friends is one of the most important things we do at camp, … Continue reading

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Aquatic Safety Review, Part 3

Part 1, which ran in the February issue, focused on structures and the pool environment, and Part 2, which ran in the March issue, focused on electrical and mechanical engineering. Related Article: Tracking Rick Comparing these points to your own safety checklist may be a useful way to update your own policies and procedures. As you review both this material and your own checklist, feel free to forward your ideas so we can all be informed as we work toward … Continue reading

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Tracking Rick

Related Article: Aquatic Safety Review, Part 3 Dr. LaRue, who’s an associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance at the University of New England, will begin backpacking northward on the Appalachian Trail, on or about February 27, in Georgia. LaRue plans to hike the entire trail as part of his spring semester sabbatical leave, which is intended to provide additional material for a book comparing and contrasting the 2005 trip with his 1972 trip (when he was … Continue reading

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