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August 7, 2012
Songs are some of the best traditions at camp! Whether you sing at meal time, bedtime, campfire, or between activities, your campers enjoy having something that unites them as a group. And they love teaching camp songs to their parents and... Read More
July 31, 2012
As a counselor, you make sure to have a positive attitude, and you encourage campers to see the bright side of life. You realize that camp is more fun when everyone is happy — but did you know that by promoting positivity, you’re also helping... Read More
July 23, 2012
We all know we don’t operate at our best all the time. So what do we need to understand in order to manage that risk, especially at this time of year in the summer camp season?
Remember where our counselors are developmentally.
July 23, 2012
As a licensed clinical social worker, camp consultant, and regular Camping Magazine contributor, Bob Ditter has been helping children, youth, and camp professionals — including counselors! — for many years.
In his Pocket Guide books, Bob... Read More
July 16, 2012
Whether this is your first and only week at camp, or you’ve already been there for a few weeks, it’s important to make healthy choices to keep you running on all cylinders!
Fuel your body with what it needs to make it through... Read More
July 9, 2012
We hear so much about 21st century competencies such as creativity, collaboration, and communication. I have my own 21st century list of desired “Cs”. Here is my wish list:
July 2, 2012
I have never liked lengthy documents — especially when it is clear something can be said using fewer words. I have always been particularly fond of bullets and even more enamored if it can be done in three, or fewer, bullets! Personally, I have... Read More
June 26, 2012
A couple months ago, I spoke with Susie Lupert, the new executive director of ACA, New York and New Jersey, about the importance of customer service. Although customer service may be seen as traditional business nomenclature, the concept is just... Read More