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Publisher’s Note -- Culture Shift

You can see how part of this re-thinking process might include valuing getting outdoors and slowing down over constant competition. more »

Columns

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Remaining Relevant

The young people have hundreds if not thousands of Facebook and Twitter “friends,” but often few real connections. more »

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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 »

Programming

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Spend Wisely

We know it’s a financial commitment to make the leap to a camp-management software solution. With several providers on the market, how do you know which one is most practical for your camp? more »

Technology + Marketing

Shipped Off To Camp

The challenges of running an outdoor recreation facility keep even the most competent manager on his or her toes. A camp adventure on the high seas. more »

Aquatics

Everyone loves being on the water! Make sure all of your staff are trained in aquatic safety.

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Camp Aquatic Safety

Whether the camp has a pool or a lake, most staff members will say the water is a favorite place for campers. After campers have been running around in the sun most of the day, the local watering hole is a great place to cool off. It’s also one of t more »

Aquatics

Take time for proper planning before implementing a new waterfront activity.

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Wading Through Possibilities

Your supervisor has just asked you to implement a new activity for the camp’s aquatic program. Excitement starts to build as you have been looking forward to this project for a long time. Will you bring in new sailboats? Maybe start a whitewater ka more »

Aquatics

One way to grow a camp aquatics staff is to implement a training course for older campers.

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Just Add Water

Any camp director can hire staff members and then provide lifeguard-, boating-, and swim-instruction certification prior to the start of the summer season. However, there are certain drawbacks to staffing a waterfront with newly certified staff membe more »

Aquatics

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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The Aquatic Art

Photos Courtesy of Camps Awosting and ChinquekaFormerly, the term “aquatic” in organized camping meant teaching swimming and boating—period. Rowing, canoeing, and swim classifications included “begin more »

Aquatics

On Guard

The possibility of a missing swimmer or drowning victim is one of the most stomach-churning thoughts of a camp administrator. Consequently, it is vitally important for lifeguards to have the proper more »

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Just Add Water

Any camp director can hire staff members and then provide lifeguard-, boating-, and swim-instruction certification prior to the start of the summer season. However, there are certain drawbacks to more »

Aquatics

Wading Through Possibilities

Your supervisor has just asked you to implement a new activity for the camp’s aquatic program. Excitement starts to build as you have been looking forward to this project for a long time. Take time f more »

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Camp Aquatic Safety

Whether the camp has a pool or a lake, most staff members will say the water is a favorite place for campers. After campers have been running around in the sun most of the day, the local watering more »

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Choosing What Matters Most

Aquatic activities have always been a large part of my life. I was one of those kids that learned how to swim before I walked. Growing up, the worst days of summer were those when I had the dreaded more »

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Ready, Set, Slide!

What do 214 feet of pure, liquid awesomeness feel like when it’s 105 degrees outside and you’re zooming downhill with your arms stretched out like Superman, being sprayed by a hundred streaming water more »

Aquatics

Make A Programming Splash

Dip in the pool at your park or camp becoming old hat? Inflatables eliciting ho-hums instead of squeals of delight? And the relay race is on!Why not make a big splash with a little friendly more »

Columns

Be A Good Neighbor

Imagine the sounds of a peaceful lake in the mountains on a summer morning--the birds chirping, fish jumping out of the water for a bite to eat and splashing back in, and the spinning of a reel as more »

Aquatics

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