Category Archives: Sep/Oct 02

Puzzle Pieces

When I was graduating from grade school, I was asked to give a speech on behalf of my class. Casting around for a topic, I remembered an old story my father told me. It goes something like this… There was a little boy who wanted to play ball with his father. He asked his Dad, “Can we go out and play ball?” His father, who was busy at the time, said, “Tell you what, put together this puzzle and, when … Continue reading

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Rubber Stamping isn’t just for Paper!

Rubber stamping may bring to mind creating an image on paper, but with the new generation of permanent watercolor dye inks almost any surface can be stamped. To include rubber stamping in your arts and crafts program, you need to consider that the initial investment of rubber stamps and inkpads, but both supplies have a long life if you take the time to clean the stamps and pads after use. To clean stamps you need to dilute some all-purpose cleaner … Continue reading

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Brought to You by…

Over the last decade, corporations large and small, local and national, have sponsored sports teams, charitable events, and other exposure-oriented activities. In our current economic state of survival mode and cost-cutting it is crucial for camp administrators to find ways of saving money while still offering top-notch programming. Camp sponsorship can quite possibly be the solution to enhancing camp offerings in a time of cost cutting. Sponsorship is the vehicle through which camps can receive money or material items in … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Camp

As most are at the end of the camp season, I feel compelled to comment about keeping the camp spirit alive. It is understandable that the level of spirit can drop near the middle or end of summer. Counselors become tired, and plans for the fall come into mind. When it gets to this point, a reminder may need to be made about keeping the camp spirit alive. So, here’s my advice for counselors and directors… Smell the Roses First, … Continue reading

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Bull’s Eye

Despite the woes of those NASDAQ darlings who ran with the bulls in the ’90s and went belly-up shortly thereafter, the Web is still an important component of our market economy, especially in the camp business. Just about any camp director will tell you how the Internet has radically altered their search for campers and staff. Camping is replete with stories of time and dollars saved through the myriad of on-line tools available to even the most computer-illiterate among us. … Continue reading

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