Category Archives: Mar/Apr 02

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Wouldn’t it be great if your captains set a positive tone in practice, anticipated problems before the team’s morale sunk, and didn’t have to be asked to pick up the balls and cones, or be reminded about leaving times for away games? Identification If you invest time in your practices to develop leadership skills in all of your players, you could discover the energy you need to attend clinics, organize a great fundraiser, or reacquaint yourself with your health club. … Continue reading

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That Was Then, This Is Now

Bob Dylan sang, “The Times They Are A-Changin’”. Yes, these are unprecedented and extraordinary times, which the camping industry must face. The challenges of terrorism on September 11 and the subsequent bioterrorism threat (be it real or imagined) will have a pervasive effect on organized camping in 2002. Camp owners and directors must deal with the reality of, “That was then and this is now” in the ongoing preparation for the 2002 camping season. Even though the events seem ever-distant, … Continue reading

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First Tracks

Our snowboards whispered softly as we rode quickly down the ridgeline heading for our last run of the night. With a quick look to make sure no ski patrollers were in sight, we leaped our boards off the ridge and plunged into the darkness of the aptly named Firecracker -– a medium width, black diamond run with a steep headwall and fun run-out that ends at my father-in-law’s town house. Our boards landed with that satisfying whump as we sunk … Continue reading

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Beyond Promotion

There’s good news and bad news for camps searching for products to put their logos on as giveaways or for the camp store. There are about half a million products to choose from, and the ability to imprint a simple, single-color logo to a photographic rendition. There’s the good news and bad news all wrapped up into one statement. Fortunately, there are a lot of companies out there to help. Sure, most want to sell camps products, and lots of … Continue reading

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Profiles in Courage

The movement experience at camp in the form of games and sports often provides wonderful physical and social experiences for the campers and staff. The teaching aspects of these experiences, while always present, often times go unrecognized. One area of teaching movement and games that is very important is the promotion of sensible courage by participants. Without getting into philosophical discussions on the nature of courage, let’s define the relevant terms. To paraphrase Mortimer Adler, courage can be seen in … Continue reading

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