Category Archives: Mar/Apr 06

Quick-Reference – Maintenance Tips

Related Article: Turf Time Maintenance Tips 1. On fields (like football/soccer) where you have enough space, try to move the field over or turn it 180 degrees to try to spread out the high-wear areas. If it’s a combination game and practice field ask the teams to move the practices around as much as possible to spread the wear out. Most teams have a habit of practicing in the same spot all day. Do it as much as time and … Continue reading

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Turf Time

Professional sports teams have certain luxuries that others don’t. In the NFL, teams will often resort to re-sodding when a field starts to wear down. Related Article: Quick Reference, Maintenance Tips Some will even truck the sod in from points a thousand miles away to get what they need. Unfortunately, for most camps, we don’t have that luxury. Despite the luxuries, NFL groundskeepers still have to be on top of their game, so to speak. Though re-sodding is not unusual, … Continue reading

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SOAP Strategy — A Closer Look

Most traditional learn to swim programs fall short in their efforts to teach both children and adults who suffer from fear of water. The problem is simple, but the solution remains complex. Related Article: Fear Detergent Until a person successfully comes to terms about their fear, confronts it and then is given the resources to overcome that fear, learning to swim will be almost impossible. An aqua phobic or any other person who feels an unusual amount of anxiety when … Continue reading

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Fear Detergent

SOAP (Strategies to Overcoming Aquatic Phobias) and Water is for those afraid to go near or in water. It offers dry-land counseling and teaches strategies to overcome aquatic phobias for all ages in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. Related Article: SOAP Strategy, A Closer Look The course content, approach and supportive environment provides emotional, mental and physical learning skills for those who are fearful or uncomfortable in or around the water. In addition, individuals are gradually introduced and exposed to … Continue reading

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Craft Potpourri

The art of making smelly crafts. Spend any time around kids at camp and you’ll notice some… well… smells. There’s the smell of pancakes in the morning and smoke around the campfire. Let’s not forget the smell of a camper’s suitcase where he stored an entire week of dirty socks. How about incorporating some “good” smells during your craft programs? Using spices, dried flowers and concentrated oils while crafting helps children experience a variety of odors. Odors much more pleasant … Continue reading

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