August 28, 2012 | In This Issue:
It's User Group Season | Apply for Environmental Grants | NSLA Conference

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What Every Camp Must Know About User Groups
User Groups It's user group season at many camps! Contracting with user groups can be an excellent shoulder-season business for your camp — and a terrific way to share the beauty of your facility with your community. However, it's important that camps understand the legal and risk management issues related to renting out your facility and services.
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Apply for Environmental Grants
National Environmental Education Foundation The National Environmental Education Foundation and partners recently launched the America's Great Outdoors: Connecting Youth to the Outdoors 2012 Grants. Nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and tribal groups that partner with the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management are encouraged to apply for grants, which range from $2,500 to $20,000. Applications are due September 19, 2012.
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National Summer Learning Association Conference
National Summer Learning Association Learn hands-on science and math activities, get ready for Common Core State Standards, and find out how to recruit staff and improve your summer learning program at the National Summer Learning Association's Summer Changes Everything national conference. The October event also includes a pre-conference training: "Cycle of Summer Program Improvement: Building Your Program on Lessons Learned."
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