Category Archives: Jan/Feb 03

Winter Break

All summer long, my son worked on his “homework”, practiced carrying a book bag around the house and peppered anybody who would listen with questions about the bus, recess and all things school-related. When the fateful day finally arrived and he stepped on the bus for the first time, the joy on his face was unmistakable. He had made it… Kindergarten. But, like a balloon that has been hanging around the house for too long, his enthusiasm for school and … Continue reading

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Preparing Parents

Parents’ expectations and requirements for a summer program go far beyond the monetary investment when considering a resident or day camp for their children. In our uncertain contemporary society parents’ primary concern is focused upon trust, health, safety and security, which they are relinquishing to the camp personnel who will supervise their children away from home. Parents want pertinent information concerning all of the aspects of the prospective camp’s functions, whether it’s available by direct communication with the director, in … Continue reading

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Reaching Out

Keeping in touch with counselors is important to get a feel of how many returning staff a camp will have. But it is also fun to keep in touch with the people that you have spent an awesome summer with. A good way to keep in touch is by mass e-mailing. This is when you send out e-mails to the entire staff discussing either upcoming camp activities and plans for the summer or just to update the counselors about your … Continue reading

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Recipe Resources

Camp Business magazine is dedicated to bringing you the very best tools to help you in all aspects of your operation. In this issue Camp Business introduces Scott Gilbert, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Certified Executive Chef and a member of the American Academy of Chefs. Chef Gilbert has managed five-star foodservice in fine hotels and catering operations in Michigan, Florida, Texas, New York and New Hampshire. Chef Gilbert will offer suggestions to such topics as recipe … Continue reading

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On the Waterfront

There are two basic rules to follow when managing camp waterfront programs: • Rule number one: Have Fun! • Rule number two: Play Safe! The information below is designed to serve as a primer for those charged with the responsibility for managing camp waterfront programs. Where possible, specific resources have been provided for further information. The camp waterfront director or manager has an awesome responsibility, whether the camp is classified as a residential or day camp facility. Knowledge and experience … Continue reading

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