Category Archives: Nov/Dec 07

Put Your Camp Store To Work

Almost everyone thinks it would be fun to “run a store” for awhile. The store manager orders some merchandise, stacks it in nice piles, and starts selling. But at the end of the summer, the money coming in is less than the money spent. That’s the story of 90 percent of the new businesses in this country, and probably an equal number of camps. Wouldn’t you rather be part of the 10 percent? There are many reasons to have a … Continue reading

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Is A Dining Service Right For Your Camp?

Fifteen-year-old Ian Martin was asked to give a presentation about his camp experience to a group of potential campers. The directors anticipated that he would talk about the high-ropes courses, swimming pool and new friends, but his first words were, “The camp food is awesome. You always know you will eat well at camp.” Ian’s comments emphasize the importance of having a high-quality dining experience and food program at your camp. Camps must decide if they can deliver the best … Continue reading

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