Category Archives: Nov 04

2005 Structure Report

Camp Business sent out surveys to companies who provide camps with a variety of different structures for use as cabins, temporary shelter, recreation, arts and crafts, performing arts, outdoor adventure‚Ķ the list goes on. Companies were asked to provide products and prices, sizes, typical uses, length of construction time, mobility, ease of build, amenities offered, most appropriate climates, the lifespan of the structure and support and warranty information. Given the product scope of many of the builders, the options and … Continue reading

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Totally Tubular

CAMP SNAPSHOT New Jersey Surf Camps at Ocean Outfitters Wildwood Crest, N.J. www.newjerseysurfcamps.com Sessions offered: Five-day surf camp, $250; four-day, $220; three-day, $180; two-day, $130; one-day, $65 Ages: All, starting at seven years old You might say that Jeff Walden is a 21st Century Renaissance man, at least in the hybrid world of day camp instruction and the best sports ever created — surfing and skiing. Couple that to a passion to educate and improve his sports, and the Renaissance … Continue reading

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Facility Homework

So you you’re going to build a new facility for your camp business and you think that the next step is to contact an architect… That would seem like a logical next step, but you might be a lot happier with your finished product and its price tag if you insert one critical step before you contact an architect. If you want ensure that this facility done right, here is your homework assignment: Write a case statement that describes the … Continue reading

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2004 Structure Report

Camp Business sent out surveys to companies who provide camps with a variety of different structures for use as cabins, temporary shelter, recreation, arts and crafts, performing arts, outdoor adventure‚Ķ the list goes on. Companies were asked to provide products and prices, sizes, typical uses, length of construction time, mobility, ease of build, amenities offered, most appropriate climates, the lifespan of the structure and support and warranty information. Here we’ve published some of the key information to get you started … Continue reading

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Game Day

It is the community feel that distinguishes camps from one another. Each one is unique and made up of traditions, games, ceremonies or even camp jargon that kids remember and pass on to other campers. One aspect of programming that some camps use is the all-camp Big Game or special event activity, which also works well for day camps. Big Games are different from the traditional activity programming that is offered to children. Campers are usually divided into smaller groups … Continue reading

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