Category Archives: Sep/Oct 03

Surveys, Step by Step

Staying on the cutting edge of the camp business is more than just staying in touch with current trends in the industry. Knowing your business also depends on what you know about your customers — what they like and don’t like and what they want and don’t want from your camp. Keeping camper satisfaction high and offering campers new activities before they even ask for them can go a long way to maintaining and even boosting your camp enrollment. Big … Continue reading

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Adventures in Oz

I’ve met hundreds of camp counselors, yet one young woman stands out as the best counselor I’ve ever known. You may know her, too. In fact, she stars in the best camp staff training video ever made: The Wizard of Oz. Yes, Dorothy Gale. And you’re not in Kansas anymore. You can see her so clearly, can’t you? As I describe why I think she’s such a great camp counselor, play those vivid scenes back in your mind’s eye. (Better … Continue reading

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Kids In The Kitchen

Great hotels have long known that offering cooking programs for kids to participate in commercial kitchen production can be exciting and offer variety to their activities. Adapting your camp kitchen to offer various kids’ chef programs can be a great source of new activities to offer your campers using a facility that is already there. Following a few simple safety rules and basic organization can pay off in nurturing a lifelong love of good food and good nutrition. Preparation Pepper … Continue reading

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