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This might be the easiest resolution you could make in 2012: Get out and visit a summer camp.
If you are a parent of a potential summer camper, there is no substitute for the information you can glean about a summer camp during a camp visit. Sure, you can read the glossy brochure, watch the videos, and visit the website. You will digest a lot of information. You might even feel like you’ve done your homework. You haven’t.
Go for a visit. Walk the trails, sit in the chapel, put your hand in the water along the shoreline – and talk to the staff.
This afternoon I had the good fortune to visit a friend and fellow camp professional, Dave Bell, and YMCA Camp Colman outside of Seattle, Washington. It was a needed reminder about the importance of taking the time to connect with the people and places that will become important in our children’s lives. Camp Colman is beautiful, but Dave and his staff make it magical.
When you are looking for that special place this summer for your new camper, look for good people first. When you find that, the rest will fall in place.
We’ll see you at Camp!
For more information on Nathan’s camp programs, YMCA Camp Conrad Weiser and Bynden Wood, visit www.smymca.org.
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If you’re a camping professional, or someone passionate about camping, I think you will enjoy this book. More than 20 authors have contribued 37 articles on the relevance of camping in today’s world, the positive impact it has on children, the future of teambuilding, camping, outdoor education and much more.
To download the free PDF, visit the Summer Camp Theme Guy website at www.nathanscottbrant.com.
- Nathan Brant Summer Camp Source FORGET THE EXPERTS: PART 1
- Mike Davria www.CampLeadership.org DON’T BE A DINOSAUR
- Jim Cain www.teamworkandteamplay.com NEXT
- Adam Issadore Path To Rhythm Group Drumming FAMILY
- Mike Ohl www.gotcamp.org CAMP IS LIKE . . .
- Sue Casine YMCA Camp Foskett DIFFERENT AND FUN
- Pete Rondello, Sr. YMCA Camp Manito-Wish TRANSFORMATION
- Jason Smith YMCA Camp Kitaki TELL YOUR STORY
- Jill Tipograph www.EverythingSummer.com TODAY’S TEENS: GENERATION ME
- Peter McGregor Peter McGregor THE COMMUNITY CULTURE OF CAMPFIRE
- Aaron Cantor Aaron Cantor 80 HOURS
- Matt Tuckey Matt Tuckey TECH ADDICT
- Randall Grayson www.visionrealization.com WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD
- Randall Grayson www.visionrealization.com YOUR VALUE PROPOSITION
- Randall Grayson www.visionrealization.com WHO ARE YOU?
- Rick Garland Rick Garland THE CALL OF THE JUNIOR COUNSELOR
- David Seddon David Seddon IT’S A SMALL WORLD
- Dave Hennessey YMCA Camp Tuckahoe 257 FRIENDS
- Dave Bell www.CampLeadership.org 10 RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CAMP DIRECTOR
- Nathan Brant Nathan Scott Brant CELLS
- Mike Ohl www.gotcamp.org OVERDELIVER
- Brent Birchler Brent Birchler CAMP VALUES
- Jill Tipograph www.EverythingSummer.com TEEN VOLUNTEERISM
- Shawn Moriarty www.asinglefootstep.com LOOKING FORWARD: ADVENTURE & ROPES
- Randall Grayson www.visionrealization.com STOP MARKETING!
- Matt Ralph Summer Camp Culture SOMETIMES WE WANNA GO
- Dan Weir Dan Loves Camp BULLYING
- Randall Grayson www.visionrealization.com WHY RETURN RATES DON’T MATTER
- Scott Arizala The Camp Counselor KIDS WITH DIFFERENT NEEDS
- Smith & Chenoweth Camp Augusta THE ART OF WORLD BUILDING
- Dan Weir Dan Weir TECHNOLOGY
- Randall Grayson www.visionrealization.com LEADERSHIP BENCHMARKS
- Shawn Moriarty www.asinglefootstep.com RENEWAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
- Jason Smith YMCA Camp Kitaki FOCAL POINT
- Travis Jon Allison Camp Hacker A NERDY KID
- Jill Tipograph www.EverythingSummer.com CAMP PEOPLE
- Nathan Brant Summer Camp Theme Guy FORGET THE EXPERTS: PART 2
Be sure to visit Nathan’s camp, The South Mountain YMCA Camps, at www.smymca.org.