Category Archives: Jan 05

Top Programming Ideas 2005

From the sublime to the subtle, it’s all here this year in our annual Programming Ideas feature. We had more than we could print this year, so we’ll keep publishing ideas throughout the year. Our hope is that you’ll glean something practical to use that will help round out your programming or add that something extra to help with retention and recruitment. Our contributors, representing a broad spectrum of experience, were kind enough to offer their perspectives and ideas. If … Continue reading

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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

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Craft Connection

This may be hard to believe, but long ago, in a distant galaxy, children actually played outside, building forts and getting dirty while riding bikes through mud puddles. Most astonishing was that these children got together spontaneously and were unsupervised! No structured play dates, no parents warning, “Be careful… you’ll get hurt!” As a camp director back in those “good old days”, I’d spend hours with kids, making all sorts of messy crafts. We mixed up bucketfuls of slimy, sticky … Continue reading

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Jimmy Crack Corn

Months ago I decided to adopt this month’s column title, Jimmy Crack Corn, as a personal credo. It would signify the new relaxed me, someone unfazed by life’s little irritations — Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care. Heck, at times Jimmy had a virtual corn-cracking factory, and I still didn’t care. But there were and are times I find myself getting irked at even the slightest attempt to crack corn. It’s really tough to find that balance, and really … Continue reading

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Roll Tide

CAMP SNAPSHOT Camp Laney Mentone, Ala. www.camplaney.com Sessions: Four summer sessions, two weeks each Cost: $1,695 Age: 8-14 years Gender: Boys What do coaches do during the off-season? Many take a much-deserved vacation, some slow down just to take a break, and others continue to work with kids. The latter was true for Alabama’s Hall of Fame Coach Malcolm Laney, who began a camp for boys in 1959 atop Lookout Mountain. The 126-acre quiet forest setting became an ideal piece … Continue reading

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