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Top Programming Ideas--A Fresh Start

If you’re tired of playing “Capture the Flag,” and you suspect your campers are too, take this opportunity to formulate a new game plan before the next camp season kicks into high gear. more »

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The Value of No/Low-Prop Initiative Games

The benefits of teambuilding activities such as high-ropes courses have been well-documented. Youth gain valuable skills from being mentally and physically challenged, but what you do when a camp cannot afford to build a course, maintain it, and incu more »

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Common Ground

For the past several years we have been hearing that special needs camps comprise the fastest growing sector in camping in North America. I believe this growth has occurred due to a variety of underlying catalysts. First, advances in care and treatme more »

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Regrouping For Youth

© Can Stock Photo Inc. / serrnovikJust because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Freshen up your day camp or after-school program with these new ideas: Lego BattlesLegos are making a hu more »

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Equine Intelligence

Photos Courtesy of Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)Since horseback-riding programs carry a few inherent risks, these activities should be managed by staff members who have demonstrated and more »

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Rethinking Volunteers

Photos Courtesy Of Mystic Mountain Training CenterTerry was recruited in 2001 to serve as a volunteer camp nurse, and has faithfully returned for 13 summers. Like most volunteers, he also holds a more »

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Retreat For One

Photos Courtesy of Camp LutherhavenLiving in overdrive and well on the road to burnout 20 years ago, I bumped into the idea of personal retreat. This revelation coincided with an unspoken longing. more »

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Harnessing The Power Of Nature

Photos Courtesy Of: Ricardo SierraFew experiences go together as well as wilderness and adventure when kids are involved. It’s virtually a genetic, almost magnetic pull, even when most children and y more »

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A Purposeful Climb

Photos Courtesy Of Jessica SimonEven though I grew up in southern California, water is not my favorite element. I enjoy rafting, but kayaking terrifies me. I’ve tried it once, and I’m willing to try more »

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The Value of No/Low-Prop Initiative Games

Photo Courtesy of Ohio State University ExtensionThe benefits of teambuilding activities such as high-ropes courses have been well-documented. Youth gain valuable skills from being mentally and more »

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Crafty Campers

© Can Stock Photo Inc./mikelane45Let’s face it--almost every young camper has made a Popsicle-stick pencil holder, but there comes a time for them to try their hand at some slightly different (and ea more »

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Separate Outstanding From Adequate

Photos Courtesy of Dru BelliWhen the time comes to hire a new aquatic director for your summer-camp program, or if you are seeking to groom current employees for promotion to an aquatic supervisory more »

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Unscheduled Time

Photos Courtesy of Trail Blazer CampsIf the term “decentralized camping” is Googled, you will find a wealth of papers and books dedicated to the subject, yet you would be hard-pressed to find many cu more »

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ActivitiesBubbly Water Slide We make a ‘water slide’ for the July Fourth weekend … kids love it! The water comes right from the well so it’s freezing cold, but even so, the kids just love it and line more »

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Partnering With Parents

Autism is a complex neurological disorder that affects one in every 88 children throughout North America. There is no cure.Photos Courtesy Of Autism Ontario Kids CampAutism Ontario Kids (AOK) Camp more »

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