Category Archives: Mar/Apr 03

On A Mission

Have you ever had a camp staff that couldn’t wait for camp to start, where everyone was willing to pitch in to do whatever it took to make the camp a success? Hopefully, every camp director will have this experience and many times over, where it is all about meeting the campers’ needs and working as a team to accomplish it. If this sounds like an ideal but unrealistic goal, this article might help you envision how a devoted and … Continue reading

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Over the last decade, corporations large and small, local and national, have sponsored sports teams, charitable events, and other exposure-oriented activities. In our current economic state of survival mode and cost-cutting it is crucial for camp administrators to find ways of saving money while still offering top-notch programming. Camp sponsorship can quite possibly be the solution to enhancing camp offerings in a time of cost cutting. Sponsorship is the vehicle through which camps can receive money or material items in … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure

My parents drove up to our home here in Kerrville, Texas, from Houston, a mere three hours or so away via Interstate 10. During the weekend visit the talk turned to camp, because I’m Camp Business magazine’s editor, have children who will be of camp age in a few years and attended camp myself for five years many years ago. My mom likes to embarrass me with the tale of my first year at camp, complete with Yours Truly bolting … Continue reading

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Fitting In

When campers start thinking about going to camp, there are probably several thoughts that go through their heads. They could be thinking about the new friends they will make, or the old friendships that they will strengthen. They might think about cool counselors, having campfires, sleeping under the stars and playing fun evening activities. Either way, chances are that campers probably think about what they will do at camp throughout day, especially as they get closer to actually leaving for … Continue reading

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World Fusion

The United States’ increasingly diverse population is affecting how we eat and plan menus. For example, Hispanic and Asian cuisines — representing the fastest growing ethnic groups — are becoming a greater part of our social fabric. Related Article: Teriyaki Style Chicken Rice Bowl (Recipe) Planning your menus to embrace this trend will reward you with campers who either consciously or unconsciously view your foodservice as keeping up with our changing population. Spicy Variety Diverse foods and ingredients are more … Continue reading

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