Category Archives: Jul/Aug 02

Staff Conscious

Summer is here and the plans have been made, events organized and staff hired. The only thing left to do is deliver the program with the best team possible. How do you do that? With a few simple rules to follow a camp director might find it easier to manage the team and get the most out of them… 1. Be a master at separating personal from professional. 2. Tell everyone the rules to the game. 3. Be honest and … Continue reading

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Now that’s right neighborly!

It was supposed to be easy. A couple of screws, a couple of bolts, and voila ­- a brand new, four-seat swing set, ready and waiting for my daughter’s enjoyment. If the picture on the box was accurate, this was going to be the best fourth birthday present ever. Not only did this baby have room for the whole Auth clan and a guest, it also held the possibility of eliminating daily arguments over whose turn it was to swing, … Continue reading

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Cascading Along

CAMP SNAPSHOT Lutherwood Camp & Retreat Center Bellingham, Wash. www.lutherwood.org One-week, on-site sessions: $260-$300 Half-week, on-site sessions: $145 Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP): $270-$400 Two-week boat-building program: $800 Day camp: $80 Ages: First grade through high school Let’s face it… The Pacific Northwest is a great location for a summer camp, complete with foaming fresh and salt whitewater, enormous timber, dizzying elevation changes and a plethora of lakefronts. In real estate, location is everything, but not necessarily for camps. Programming, staff … Continue reading

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Get Your Motors Running

Have you ever experienced the exhilaration of trying a new sport skill and getting it right on your first try? Maybe it was your first attempt at springing a handstand in gymnastics, a forward-pike dive from the 3-meter board, or connecting with your titanium three-wood for a 200-plus-yard drive with a slight fade. As you read these athletic feats do you think, “I could never execute those skills on the first try (even in my dreams)?” Most of us don’t … Continue reading

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Rock ‘N Roll

In-line skating is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the United States. Why? Because in-line is a fun, low-impact, life-long activity that is great physical exercise for the whole family. Schools are beginning to teach in-line through the Skate in School Program provided by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Roller Blade. Recreation programs are also beginning to include in-line skating as part of their program activities offered to kids and adults. Yes, adults … Continue reading

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