Category Archives: Sep/Oct 09

Abracadabra

As counselors know, it’s easy to become so involved in getting campers to archery and making sure they go to the bathroom before bed, they forget to have fun with the campers. The following are ways counselors can totally amaze campers with magic tricks, games and wacky snacks. Start with some spontaneous magic tricks. Don’t worry–you won’t need to cut anyone in half. These tricks are easy, yet have a big impact in impressing campers. The Non-Popping Balloon Blow up … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Twisted

Every camp has its never-fail programs and traditions that campers enjoy every year. Yet what about those so-so activities we keep doing because we have the supplies and can do the planning in our sleep? Sometimes all programs need is twisted thinking. (Are any twisted-thinking camp staff members reading this?) Simply take a look at your programs and ask, “What can we do to add a “twist” to this activity or program? The following are a few examples of ways … Continue reading

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Water Park Chemistry – Test

1. Aquatic Play Features have a unique set of chemical parameters based on high bather loads, environment and hydraulics. a. true b. false 2. Shallow depths and high usage leads to difficulty in maintaining a chlorine residual in wave pools. a. true b. false 3. Ozone is an excellent means of oxidizing chloramines. a. true b. false 4. The use of carbon dioxide gases lowers the pH of pool water. a. true b. false 5. It is not necessary to … Continue reading

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Water Park Chemistry – Answer Key

1. Aquatic Play Features have a unique set of chemical parameters based on high bather loads, environment and hydraulics. a. true b. false 2. Shallow depths and high usage leads to difficulty in maintaining a chlorine residual in wave pools. a. true b. false 3. Ozone is an excellent means of oxidizing chloramines. a. true b. false 4. The use of carbon dioxide gases lowers the pH of pool water. a. true b. false 5. It is not necessary to … Continue reading

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Turning The Tide

The camp season is ending, so here are some steps to make sure a dock is preserved and ready when the summer breezes come around next year. According to Rideau Docks Ltd. in Ontario, it’s possible for camp administrators to winterize a dock on their own, avoiding the expense of paying an outside company to do it. Leave It In Place First, determine whether a dock needs to be put in storage or can be left in place. If it … Continue reading

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