Category Archives: Mar 01

Take Charge

Whenever you say yes to a new job in camping you inherit the good and bad of a camp’s three main components — staff, facility and traditions. Each one of these three components can make or break a new director. All camps have a story and how you add your chapter to that camp’s history book can go many ways, and a lot of that depends on the situation and the condition of the camp when you come on board. … Continue reading

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Cues Cues Cues

Coaching cues are short phrases or collections of words that help us remember what is going on or where we should focus our attention. Related Article: Predicting Success In Sports I present a number of coaching cues in our live programs. Cues can be used to help players remember, understand and evaluate what is going on in active environments where notes are not taken, used or easily accessible. Take AIM on Time is one of my coaching and teaching cues … Continue reading

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Predicting Success in Sports

Coaches across all age groups tend to focus their attention on their top performers. Many favorable decisions are made about their players based on the expectations that their top performers will climb right up the ladder to the big show, even the professional ranks. Predictions of stardom are made with near certainty. Related Article: Cues, Cues, Cues In a conversation with Graham Ramsay, Maryland soccer leader, he told me of a youngster in England. This lad, at age 12, was … Continue reading

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Camp Partnerships — Byte by Byte

Camp Snapshot Boundary Waters Computer Camp http://munch.vr.cc.mn.us/ Ely, Minn. Cost per session: $575 Ages: 10-16 Doom is the name of the game a lot of the kids who go to Boundary Waters Computer Camp in Ely, Minn., like to play. But partnership is really the name of the game that underlies the success of this small computer camp. The partnership comes in many forms, from the symbiotic relationship the camp has with Vermilion College, where it holds its sessions, to … Continue reading

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Developing The Dream Team

Wouldn’t it be great if recruiting the perfect staff were this easy? Wanted: an energetic, caring, creative, open-minded, dependable, and organized person who enjoys teaching children everything we offer from archery to golf. Please submit your application to Camp Utopia with three truthful, glowing references by January 1. Many camp administrators engage in extensive and intensive staff recruiting, hoping to attract the best and the brightest. But another area worthy of this same investment is the staff development process. Fine-tuning … Continue reading

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