Category Archives: Sep/Oct 06

Unexpected Funnies

It was the top of the eighth inning and my beloved Indians were struggling to put the finishing touches on a victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, when out of the blue a little blackbird swooped down from the heavens and landed on second base. The crowd – who hadn’t had much to cheer about all night – started laughing and pointing at the bird, eventually getting worked up and starting a “bird, bird, bird” chant. The … Continue reading

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Summer’s End

The end of summer is really just the beginning of the next one. Or, in other words, the best time to prepare for next year’s season is before the memories and lessons of the current one disappear forever. Hopefully, all camper evaluations are in and accounted for, parent evaluations are probably still trickling in (and will continue for the next few weeks and months) and, if you’re really ahead of the technology curve, the results of your online evaluations have … Continue reading

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The Three Knows: Part Two

Last issue, we talked about the Three Knows for Marketing, and how these three elements are important to developing compelling and effective materials for your camp. We also discussed the concept of Holistic Branding — everything you do should contribute to creating an impression and the right one. The Three Knows, combined with Holistic Branding, give your marketing a one-two punch: A keen message and strong marketing materials, designed to work together, will resonate better with your audience than slip-shod … Continue reading

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Camp Rocks & Trumpet of the Swan (Lyrics & Chords)

Related Article: Camp Songwriting 101 Camp Rocks © Camp Brébeuf 2005 Written by Jason Taylor, Nicky Glazier and Beti Stefanec C G F C I’m going to go to camp this summer where I can be free C G F C Imagine all the friends I’ll make just by being me C G F C I’ll climb up the high ropes getting closer to the sun C G F C Reaching brand new heights and having so much fun C … Continue reading

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Camp Songwriting 101

So, you want to write a fun, exciting, catchy and cool camp song eh! Well, you’ve picked the right article. Welcome to camp songwriting 101. My name is Professor Jason Taylor and I will be your host today for this informative session. Please turn to page 23 of your songwriting manual. Ummm, actually I’m not a professor. But I am a songwriter. And if you stick around I’ll share some of the tricks of the trade. Related Article: Camp Rocks … Continue reading

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