Category Archives: Mar/Apr 02

Giving Programming a Chance

It would be so nice if people were not generally resistant to change, no matter what it was. Even the creation of new programs is a form of change. It is important to introduce a new program correctly and efficiently, or you run the risk of the camp community rejecting the program before it has a chance to get off the ground. Strategic planning plays an important role. If you have done your homework properly then you have an idea … Continue reading

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Icebreakers

Breaking the ice. I had not really thought about this phrase until I sat down to write this article. It makes senseā€¦ Ice is cold and hard to break, much like the tension and awkward feeling in a room with many strangers who do not know each other. As a camp counselor or director, it is important to know how to break the ice and get things started. There are the traditional games that help us do this, commonly called … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

CAMP SNAPSHOT Timber-lee Christian Center, Classic Camp East Troy, Wis. $310-$370, one-week sessions Ages: 3rd grade through high school More than 60,000 stream through Timber-lee Christian Center’s rolling hills to partake in various resident camps, day camps and retreats. To handle this type of volume and the sheer number of programs ongoing at any one time, you have to be strong. That’s why the name Timber-lee was chosen for this diverse camp setting. Though you might not be able to … Continue reading

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