Category Archives: Nov/Dec 01

Effective Evaluation

When your staff members see that evaluation is on your agenda for a staff meeting, are they ready to roll up their sleeves and immerse themselves in the process of improving the camp experience or do they look at an evaluation as an imperfect, subjective, time-consuming and even punitive process? Many staff members do not enjoy the evaluation phase of the planning process and some view it as just a waste of time. This negative perception of evaluation can often … Continue reading

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Coping with COPPA

Have you joined the latest summer camp trend of having a website with interactive features such as chat rooms, message boards, e-commerce, and content written by campers? Well, it’s important to realize that along with the benefits of these features comes the responsibility of complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Many camps, even those with the best of intentions that vigorously guard the privacy of their campers, have been unknowingly violating COPPA. In order to comply with … Continue reading

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Choices, Choices, Choices

Camp Cobbossee’s athletic menu is certainly well-rounded. In fact, it’s down right extensive, with such variety as tennis, basketball, ice hockey, street hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, team handball and water sports galore. Related Article: The Centennial Camp All this choice could present quite a difficulty for the camper, and for the camp, whose job it is to organize the program and encourage participation. One way Cobbossee deals with this is to allow the campers more choice in their scheduling as … Continue reading

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The Centennial Camp

CAMP SNAPSHOT Camp Cobbosse Winthrop, Maine www.campcobbosse.com Cost per 51-day session: $6,950 Cost per half session: $4,100 Ages: 7-15, boys athletic camp It is sometimes hard to imagine a New England summer camp in the late ’50s. It conjures sepia-toned, idyllic images of lakes, mountains and kids running through unspoiled campgrounds and swimming in pristine water. Related Article: Choices, Choices, Choices You can get a glimpse of what it must have been like in your mind’s eye, but it’s hazy … Continue reading

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