Category Archives: May/Jun 02

Pali in Cali

CAMP SNAPSHOT Pali Outdoor Adventures Lake Arrowhead, Calif. www.paliadventures.com One-week residential: $1,000 Three-week specialty: $3,000 Ages: 9-16 California is teaming with attractions that lure the population in droves, especially kids. Despite this atmosphere, a new camp has arrived on the scene that’s establishing itself as a go-to destination for kids from Southern California and beyond. How Pali Outdoor Adventures, a camp embarking on its third year, is able to do this is the result of the creative free thinking of … Continue reading

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College/Camp Connection

Many communities are fortunate to have a college or university campus in their own neighborhood. College campuses are very often an untapped resource for camp programming. For a fresh perspective, you might consider looking at camp as an effective tool for linking a college and the community, which creates positive results for the college, college students, and young campers in the local community. College and university campuses offer camp administrators the opportunity to utilize state of the art technologies, updated … Continue reading

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The Right Foot

I can remember that day when I got up early, packed my car with clothes, sandals, books, a few pictures, and said my good-byes for the summer. As I drove into the camp drive, my stomach had that simultaneously scared and excited feeling. It’s hard to go away to camp for the summer. It’s even harder when you don’t know anyone at a camp you’re about to devote your summer to. It’s not just campers who get butterflies before camp. … Continue reading

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The Buddy System

How do you motivate a camper? Well, you really can’t. Every human being has the choice to give a 100 percent effort… or to give something less than 100 percent. The challenge for any staff member is to tap each camper’s intrinsic desire to make the choice to give 100 percent intensity and to enjoy feeling successful. Avoid The Donkey Approach A common but unfortunate approach that many staff members have used to get reluctant campers involved is what sport … Continue reading

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The Art of Arts & Crafts

Advice on creating and maintaining a dynamic arts and crafts program. Related Article: Project Sampling Crafting an arts and crafts program for your camp may not be brain surgery, but the subtle precision and patience of a surgeon is often needed for a healthy program to take root. A well-organized plan of action, a cache of ideas and finding the resources that spark the ideas are the key components of a successful and dynamic arts and crafts program. Start at … Continue reading

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