Category Archives: Nov/Dec 03

Risk Management Resource List

Following are companies that are specifically geared to providing insurance and risk management services to camps. Please let us know if you have any questions or are looking for more specific information and we’ll try out best to help. You can contact us directly at (830) 257-1012 or e-mail Also, check out our on-line Buyer’s Guide at… Related Article: Stay Safe The Camp Doctor Inc. PO Box 35454 Richmond, VA 23235 (800) 806-CAMP (2267) Hibbs Hallmark & … Continue reading

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The Power of the Postcard

Successful camp business owners understand the value of building a strong and loyal base of consumers. Most marketing experts will espouse that building relationships with consumers is the most effective and affordable way to ensure a healthy business, but trying to apply that advice to meet the unique needs of a camp business is a challenge. The most obvious strategy that can build strong relationships is to anticipate and offer what campers and their parents need, and when possible, exceed … Continue reading

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Pulp to Paper

Papermaking is one of the easiest and exciting crafts that can be done with all age groups with little trouble or experience. Once you’ve poured and couched your first sheet of handmade paper, you’ll be hooked on this ever-changing art form. Crafting handmade paper is really almost like re-making paper. You don’t start from scratch, but rather pulp papers that you might have lying around. You are going to become a recycle expert before you finish drying your first sheet … Continue reading

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Sure, there are real advantages to remote campsites in serene settings that require a traditional, almost ceremonial journey in the family car or camp bus to get to. A classic wilderness experience is truly unique. It is only one tool — one version of camping that is used to achieve the goal of building strong kids and strong families. But it comes at a cost — economic cost, time, and reduced market size due to customer concerns. The Bright Side … Continue reading

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Action & Interaction

Five years ago, a new camp was added to New Hampshire camps Brookwoods and Deer Run. The camp, Moose River Outpost, was not created as a mere extension of the already-established private camps. Though Moose River shares the Christian foundation and basic mission statement, it is quite distinct, both geographically and by the kids it serves. Making a Difference Moose River is located in the wilds of Maine, far from its sister camps. It’s also an Angel Tree camp, run … Continue reading

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