Category Archives: Mar/Apr 03

Camp, Camp & More Camp

CAMP SNAPSHOT Triple C Camp Charlottesville, Va. www.tripleccamp.com Ages: K-10th grade K-6: $190 per week Horse-back riding specialty (grades 4-6): $230 Teen Scene (grades 6-8): $210 per week Leadership program (grades 9-10): $210 per week (Triple C Camp offers $20 per week discounts for campers who sign up for six or more weeks) The best camps have a pervasive electricity about them — a high-voltage feeling that emanates from the director to the counselors and, most importantly, to the campers. … Continue reading

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Reevaluating the Camp, Part 1

So the interviews are done, the proposal has been accepted and the start date has been set! You arrive on your first day and introduce yourself to the staff that you have not met through the interview process. They show you to your office and you read the welcome cards from other members of the organization (if you’re lucky to get some). Now what? Related Article: Reevaluating the Camp, Part 2 Taking over a new operation or reevaluating your current … Continue reading

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Preparing Campers — A Checklist

Preparing campers for their next camp experience is all about anticipation. Anticipate their needs, questions and concerns as the camp season draws nearer. Make sure everyone’s on board, and has put themselves in the campers’ shoes — from the owner to the director and all of the staff. New campers hope that when they embark upon a day or resident camp adventure that they will experience reciprocal friendship from their peers. Returning campers will be looking forward to being with … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Identity

Corporations jealously protect and defend their image and identity. They make sure their logo is clean and meticulously handled by vendors who will render it in various media, whether it’s signage, an Internet banner ad or t-shirts. Why should camps approach their image any differently? After all, the image is a reflection of the mission, and the mission is something that camps work diligently at developing. Besides, think of all the items that receive the simplest form of graphic communication … Continue reading

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Good Clean Fun

This isn’t the soapmaking that your grandmother or great grandmother did. In the good old days, a day of the month was reserved for making soap. It started early in the morning with the woman rendering (heating and straining) all the fat and grease drippings she’d been saving. Then she would put all the fat into a large pot over an open fire and slowly add the lye. The pot would be stirred constantly and remain heated all day until … Continue reading

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