Category Archives: Feb 01

PRM — Prevention, Recognition and Management

Since water and pool safety is such a huge issue for camps that provide aquatic recreation for their campers it’s important to understand that the primary responsibilities of management and lifeguards are: A. To Prevent incidents; B. To Recognize incidents or their potential; C. To Manage incidents or their potential. Prevention In order to prevent incidents, management and staff should develop a series of prevention strategies to include the development and appropriate posting of rules and regulations, and the enforcement … Continue reading

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Get with the Program

How many times have you heard, “But this is not how we did it last year!” There are ways to honor the past and still move forward with the future in camping. One such idea is the creation of program guidebooks. In education, a teacher’s entire day is based on lesson plans. The lesson plans are created based on the guidelines set forth in the curriculum guide. Here in Ann Arbor we decided to institute the same idea in our … Continue reading

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The Game Plan

Editor’s Note: Dr. Stockton has dedicated his life to teaching kids the fundamentals of baseball, and over the years he has identified the key components of successful teaching. In sports, the teacher is called the coach, which is a very appropriate word for what Dr. Stockton and others like him do. Whether it’s a soccer day camp, a weeklong basketball camp, or even a multi-sport traditional camp, the following coaching fundamentals are mostly universal. The following coaching fundamentals are approached … Continue reading

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Pros in Teaching

The Learning Camp is uniquely equipped to create an academic environment that truly acts as a “bridge to the school year,” as owner Ann Cathcart puts it. And it’s not the textbooks, supplies and adventure component that sets its program apart, it’s the staff, plain and simple. Related Article: Rocky Mountain High Learning Led by Cathcart’s husband and camp director, Tom Macht, who has an impressive educational resume, the staff is comprised of professional educators who are extremely enthusiastic about … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain High Learning

Camp Snapshot The Learning Camp www.learningcamp.com Vail, Colo. Cost per three-week session: $2,600 Cost per 10-day session: $1,800 Ages: 7-14 Say “Vail” and you immediately envision knee-deep powder snow in the alpine setting of its gargantuan Back Bowls. It’s one of those rare settings where everyday people rub elbows with the rich and famous. Releated Article: Pros In Teaching But down the valley, near Edwards, Colo., something more enriching and adventurous is happening at The Learning Camp. The Learning Camp’s … Continue reading

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