Arriving at camp with some knowledge under their belts can help counselors build confidence and can make the transition to camp as seamless as possible.
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Tons of Activities to Engage Campers
When we think of kids at camp, we picture them walking arm-in-arm, huddling around a campfire, or participating in camp-wide events like color wars and sing-alongs.
osh successfully ran his day camp last summer, and as he thinks about the challenging combination of summer camp 2021 and COVID, he knows that many of the lessons he learned will be useful to his peers in the camp industry.
Pam Cobb has been the director and owner of Camp Runoia for 34 summers. Situated on a sandy-bottomed lake in Maine, Runoia is an all-girls camp that teaches girls resilience and independence.
As the co-owner and director of Camp Manitou, an all-boys camp in Central Maine, Jon Deren’s experience during summer 2020 was equal parts rewarding and challenging.
’ve been reflecting recently on the shared experience we’ve endured since March. Working to find my own center through this disorienting time, I’ve landed on a couple guiding principles that have helped me to stay grounded.
When the pandemic sent everyone into lockdown in early 2020, our Client Success Team made 885 calls to our clients to understand the summer camp and COVID-19 decisions.
Many camp directors and owners are curious about residential camps that chose to remain open during the 2020 camp season, particularly those that did so without any positive COVID-19 tests.
As a summer camp leader, you’ve always leaned on, and learned from your peers. Sometimes you’re looking for advice about ways to support campers in new ways.
As a camp director, you hone your skills in many ways. You learn from your experiences as campers and counselors and then replicate meaningful experiences for the next generation of campers.
For John Tilley, summer camp is life. He first worked in camp as a Junior Counselor 31 years ago, and as director of YMCA Camp Coniston he’s been responsible for creating unforgettable camp experiences for tens of thousands of kids over the past 21 years.
For campers, every summer has its own unforgettable memories, however there are two in particular that are pivotal: the last summer before kids age out as campers and the summer when they are trained to be on staff.