Category Archives: Sep 04

Collaborative Programming

Every year we sit down as directors and hope to think up the new idea or program; that one program that will knock the kids off their feet with amazement and fun. The problem, though we do not like to admit it, is that one mind can not think of all the great ideas that can lead to a magical summer for others. Here at Camp Kern, we have learned that collaborative programming can be a great asset, especially in … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Columns & Features, Departments, Facilities + Grounds, Issues, Jeff Merhige, Programming, Sep 04, Traditional Programs, Writers | Leave a comment

Steps to Jump Starting Your Brand Marketing

1. Gather your data: What do your campers’ evaluations say about the camp store? 2. Re-examine your inventory: How attractive is your logo, and does it communicate your niche, what merchandise sold and what didn’t, how attractive are the colors, what sizes sold out first, can you track the ages of who bought what? 3. Surf the Web to look at other on-line camp stores: What kinds merchandise are being promoted. What is on clearance. What is sold out? 4. … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Departments, Dr. Susan Langlois, Issues, Sep 04, Technology + Marketing, Writers | Leave a comment

Your Year-Round Resource

There’s no doubt that the world is a lot more complicated than it used to be. But with the compounded complications comes more opportunity than ever. There are more tools, more market possibilities and more innovative ideas at your disposal. The problem is… it’s complicated to track it all down. However, that’s what our job is here at Camp Business — to act as a resource or digest of information that’s readily available for you to tap into. So, for … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Departments, Issues, Sep 04 | Leave a comment

Adaptation to Excellence

The owners and directors of Camp MaroMac have learned by doing over the years, and the number one lesson they’ve learned is adaptation. Since Sid and Esther Marovitch bought the camp in 1968, the changes in children’s camps have been varied and wide-reaching. The trick has always been to carry over the right traditional elements while incorporating the best of the latest programs and activities. MaroMac has achieved that balance, as borne out by its full summers — when it … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Camp Profiles, Columns & Features, Departments, Facilities + Grounds, Issues, Programming, Sep 04 | Leave a comment

ADHD & MAM, Part II

Physicians are becoming more dependent on using psychotropic medications in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Hyperactivity Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). There are many medications presently out on the market and although the Food & Drug Administration has not approved many for use in children, they continue to be prescribed. Related Article: ADHD & MAM, Part 1 Physicians use a combination method of treatment to include medication therapy, relaxation techniques as well as weekly/monthly sessions for follow-up. Once … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Departments, Facilities + Grounds, Issues, Programming, Sep 04 | Leave a comment