Category Archives: Jan/Feb 04

The Bruins’ Summer Crew

Holding up UCLA’s century-plus history of athletic tradition and excellence is no small task. Just ask UCLA’s coaches. But things don’t really change in the off-season, as UCLA runs a slew of sports camps all summer long. Fortunately for the coaches, much of the responsibility for a winning program is passed to Gavin Crew, director of camps and clinics at UCLA Sports Camps. Given UCLA’s reputation for churning out national champions and world-class athletes, Crew is faced with the daunting … Continue reading

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Top Programming Ideas 2004

Each camp year brings with it the usual struggle to not only maintain quality programming, but to tweak and revitalize it year after year. Even the seemingly small stuff can make a big difference. It’s those little dashes of creative changes that can provide greater camper retention. So we asked camp and program directors and experts from all over, representing just about every camp experience, for their input on camp programming. Our contributors were kind enough to offer their perspectives … Continue reading

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Smart Money

A camp comes into some money. They don’t have a long-range plan based on operating goals, so the director goes to the staff and asks, “What do we need?” If the staff has been working hard to fill the camp and programs to capacity through their long, long hours in difficult working conditions, you could certainly entertain a suggestion to “improve working conditions” by adding facilities that primarily make the lives of the staff easier. Things like new or expanded … Continue reading

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The Oasis

Back in The Day, as the kids say now, some friends and I would make our way to a place near Austin called The Oasis, which is a restaurant overlooking Lake Travis. I can recall eating there maybe once or twice, as we would usually skirt off to a crushed limestone trail and end up below The Oasis on a series of cliffs that rise to varying heights above the green water. Perhaps time has clouded my memory and exaggerated … Continue reading

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The Next Step

For more information about companies providing further outdoor adventure and creative climbing walls and activities, following is a list of active participants in the camp business. Related Article: Adventure Challenges Alpine Towers International Inc./Cornerstone Designs Inc. PO Box 59 Jonas Ridge, NC 28641 (800) 706-0064 (828) 733-0953 (828) 733-3505 (fax) www.cornerstonedesignsinc.com, www.alpinetowers.com Climbing walls, towers, zip lines and other challenge course products and equipment. Grip-It Adventures 9331 Philadelphia Road, Warehouse D Baltimore, MD 21237 PO Box 5003 Lutherville, MD 21094 … Continue reading

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