Category Archives: Sep/Oct 10

Rev Up Recycling

The summons to “go green” is all around us. Camps, though, have been doing this for years–long before it was popular. However, it can be useful to periodically evaluate ways to be even more effective in your efforts by assessing current policies, doing a “trash audit,” and improving communication with both staff members and campers/guests. Review Policies First, review your recycling policy; if one does not exist, develop one. Invite a group of staff members and supporters to either review … Continue reading

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Make Aces Out Of Amateurs

What would be better than bragging that the next Paula Creamer or Anthony Kim swung a golf club for the first time at your camp?  OK, so you might not turn out the next PGA superstar, but camps are a great place to introduce the fundamentals and values of golf, such as sportsmanship, honesty and integrity. Camp directors who want to incorporate golf into their programs typically do not know where to start; usual concerns include space, safety and cost.  … Continue reading

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Sharing The Spotlight

My 3-year-old daughters have happily (and not so happily) schlepped to their older siblings’ sporting events, plays, award ceremonies, piano recitals, class picnics, sleepovers, birthday parties and on and on since birth. And, while all this activity has turned them into worldly little girls (and social dynamos), it has also meant that they’ve had to sacrifice some of their play time for travel time. So, when the opportunity arose to take them to Memphis Kiddie Park–an amusement park where children … Continue reading

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