Category Archives: Jul/Aug 03

Bonanza

“Some folks is wolves, and some’s bears… I’s a bear…” –Hoss Cartwright I’m not sure what the above quote means, exactly, but the nice thing about it is both its simplicity and complexity. Huh? Complexity? From Hoss Cartwright? If you’re actually asking, “Simplicity? From Hoss Cartwright?” please get off your bunk, find a counselor and ask him to return this magazine to the director. Thank you. Anyway, the complexity of the statement is that it can be taken many ways … Continue reading

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Climbing & Traversing

For more information about companies providing further outdoor adventure, following is a list of active participants in the camp business. Related Article: High Adventure, High Opportunity 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. Brewer’s Ledge Inc. 34 Brookley Road Boston, MA 02130 (800) 707-9616 (617) 983-5244 (617) 983-5261 (fax) www.treadwall.com Climbing wall panels, … Continue reading

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High Adventure, High Opportunity

The popularity of climbing walls and ropes courses has been huge in the past couple of decades and continues to be a distinctive feature to most camps and conference centers in recreation. Most camps I’ve visited have some form of a high ropes course and most have some sort of a climbing tower or wall. Using these unique, fun and challenging activities for program reasons are easy to defend in regard to the benefit to the self esteem of the … Continue reading

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2003 Skatepark Report

“Whoa! No way, dude!” At least that was our reaction as we began to compile the results from our latest product survey for skateparks. After all was said and done we compiled information from 15 companies who provide a wide array of skatepark systems, from permanent concrete parks to portable, modular systems. There’s even a company (Whitefish) that makes templates that can, in turn, be built by the user, and one polled that builds primarily BMX, mountain board and other … Continue reading

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Where To Start

A good foundation for creating an emergency plan can be found at www.ready.gov, the new initiative launched by the Department of Homeland Security. FEMA also has a self-training course available at www.training.fema.gov. Related Article: Just In Case The Web site highlights the various processes, such as setting up a contact outside the area — like a relative or friend — as a backup, having a three day supply of food and water, prescriptions, a radio and batteries to stay informed … Continue reading

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