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April 14, 2020

With shelter-in-place orders affecting camps nationwide, many camps have turned to virtual gatherings to keep their camp community engaged and encouraged. But with virtual programming comes a variety of new child safety precautions.

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April 13, 2020

Hello camp friends, and welcome to the second in our short Research 360 series focusing on evaluation during the time of COVID-19. In our first blog we suggested that, like trees, your evaluation systems might contract as you focus on the health... Read More

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April 7, 2020

As camps face stay-at-home orders in most states across the country, now is a great time to rally your camp community with online programming.

April 6, 2020

Staff retention is a significant challenge for many seasonal camps. Although camp managers do their best to achieve high or even equal retention rates of their seasonal staff, it is still very likely that they face both attrition and turnover,... Read More

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March 30, 2020

You have hired your staff, but training does not begin for another few months. For our camp staff to be prepared to work with children on Day 1, their training must begin well before the buses pull into the campsite. Your training will... Read More

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March 30, 2020

Picture this: You notice that a small sapling you planted a while ago is at last large enough that it no longer requires stakes to stay upright. It takes two hands to wrap around its now-sturdy trunk, and the branches, in midsummer, provide shade... Read More

Campers jumping off water trampoline
March 23, 2020

What's the most popular program at American Camp Association camps? Waterfront activities! That's why at RAVE Sports, the most common questions we receive from Camp Directors and Waterfront Directors are related to upgrading waterfront programs... Read More

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March 23, 2020

These camp staff hiring and recruitment tips can help you find staff amid concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19.