Category Archives: May/Jun 06

Making the Move

Transitioning from Summer Day Camp To Sleep Away Camp It’s often said, “kids are growing up much faster these days.” Or “kids adjust to being away from home at a much earlier age these days.” Or, “kids are chomping at the bit to be able to participate in life experiences seemingly more suitable or appropriate for older children these days.” So, what exactly is the matter with kids these days? Anxious Moments How is it even the most seemingly independent … Continue reading

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“It’s the Story, Stupid”

When summer is over, some of your campers will ask their parents to sign them up again for next year’s session. And some of them won’t. What’s the difference? Some parents tell all of the friends about your camps, and others don’t. Why? It’s easy if it’s because the kids just didn’t like your camp, or their parents were put-off by your staff being unprofessional or your bathrooms being filthy. But if not that, what? Did you see any of … Continue reading

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Preventing Injuries

Everything had gone smoothly this past summer. The campers were going to return home unscathed and the staff was taking a collective deep breath — until a parent showed up early to pick up his child. The parent knocked on his child’s cabin door without getting a response. Finally, after knocking harder and harder, he opened the door and entered. Inside, he tripped over shoes and towels and almost landed face-first on the wooden planks. The cabin was a mess! … Continue reading

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