Category Archives: Nov/Dec 08

This-N-That

News, Letters & Events Praise From The Industry Dear Editor, Hope this finds you well. I recently came across a copy of Camp Business and wanted to send a note to let you know how much I enjoyed the content. I have served as a summer camp program director with the Central Ohio Diabetes Association for 15 years and wish I’d have discovered your magazine sooner! Regards, Beth Morrow ——————————————————————————————————– Greetings from Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute, Our subscription to … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Issues, Nov/Dec 08 | Leave a comment

Tis The Season

Out of nowhere it seems, fall has fallen and winter–not official for six more weeks–is breathing down our necks. What happened to the warm temps? Where are the leaves? Is it really time to buy a turkey? Wow! But that’s the norm for this time of year in our business and, I suspect, the same is true of your camp or conference center. Somehow, the simultaneous task of running your day-to-day business while planning for next year manages to gobble … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Issues, Nov/Dec 08 | Leave a comment

Manual Or Robotic?

Over the past year, the importance of proper water chemistry and various pool system components have been discussed. These topics are vital for the health of the pool environment. Of equal importance is the condition of the pool surface. Pool surface materials vary within the commercial pool arena. Marcite (plaster), paint, tile (ceramic) and heavy vinyl are all surfaces used at public pool facilities. The condition of these surfaces is influenced by rain, wind, dust storms, leaves, algae, fungi and … Continue reading

Posted in Aquatics, Camp Business, Issues, Nov/Dec 08 | Leave a comment

e-Learning Comes Of Age

The Camp Across The Lake This past summer, the staff at Camp Inthedark trickled in–most without a clue about playing games, leading children, managing difficult behavior or becoming youth development professionals. The director tried valiantly to cram dozens of counseling skills, scores of rules, hundreds of accreditation standards and even a few camp songs into five short days. While the camp seemed to run well, it did not provide an optimal experience for the boys and girls who attended. There … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Dr. Chris Thurber, Issues, Nov/Dec 08, Staff Training | Leave a comment

What’s The Problem Now?

Camp Is Connection Relationships form the heart of the camp experience. Dynamic programs, beautiful settings and lofty missions have little value without sterling leadership (staff/camper relationships) and warm friendships (camper/camper relationships). For this reason, a well-trained staff that promotes camper connections is the lifeblood sustaining your camp. In turn, having happy campers in healthy relationships augments retention rates, enrollment and parental satisfaction, all of which strengthen the overall business and pleasure of running a camp. Today’s Training Angles Contemporary approaches … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Dr. Chris Thurber, Issues, Nov/Dec 08, Staff Training | Leave a comment