Category Archives: Mar/Apr 08

Designing A Camp Program

This past summer I sent out a new curriculum for camps to consider. It included activities for counselors to help campers learn and practice the skills required to make friends. The concepts were well received. I learned which activities were judged the easiest to implement, and which were viewed as too complicated. I was shocked, however, by the most common remark of the camp directors I interviewed: “We can’t tell our counselors to do specific activities.” My first thought was, … Continue reading

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And The Award Goes To …

For a camper, it isn’t the amount of money or the size of the award, but the reason behind it. As a camp coordinator, it’s important to understand the distinction. As a volunteer, I facilitate the sports hour at Camp Med, a licensed day-care program sponsored by the City of South Pasadena, Calif. During the summer, about 80 children, ages 5 to 11, participate. In terms of my background, I have had the privilege to work on the Olympics every … Continue reading

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