Category Archives: Nov/Dec 03

2003 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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The Joy of Both Gender Camping!

We had just finished the first session at camp and everything was running smoothly. Great weather, great staff and the campers seemed to be actually listening to what we had to say! Out on the field a set of tents was set up as a returning group cleaned them out after a rugged three-day hike. I wandered over to the tents to check in with the staff from this particular trip. It was a co-ed hike made up of the … Continue reading

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Staff of the Year, 2003

The best of those who make camp tick year after year, as nominated by their peers, employers and employees. Most camp directors agree that it’s not a camp’s philosophy that makes camp great. It’s the counselors, administrators, directors and other support staff holding the camp’s mission in unity and excellence that makes it great. We received a number of nominations for 2003 Staff of the Year, and chose the following group who were honored for their hard work, and that … Continue reading

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Staff of the Century – Connie Reeves, 1901-2003

First Lady Meet Connie Reeves, a Lone Star camp legend who lived up to the legend. While Texans may be accused of being a wee bit overzealous about their history, even the proudest of New Englanders would admit that Texas legends are legendary. What’s truly rare is the Texas legend who lived in our time, before our time and beyond our time, while fully living up to the legend that grew around them. Connie Reeves was just such a person. … Continue reading

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Stay Safe

People are attracted to camp for great reasons‚Ķ To meet people, make friends, participate in activities that they might not have available at home, and to feel more confident about meeting new challenges. Related Article: Risk Management Resource List Camp directors work hard to make the pursuit of these experiences possible for their campers. It is a formidable task with many responsibilities to provide not only the exciting activities but to meet each camper’s basic needs of food, shelter, medical … Continue reading

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