CampHacker Podcast - CampHacker
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In-depth discussion for full-time, year-round summer camp directors and leaders. Featuring discussions about marketing, staff training, hiring and working with camp parents (and much more!)
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Building Community With Your Local Community - CampHacker #98
It's not just about being a good neighbour!(you should still be a good neighbour)
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First things first, if you don't draw campers from a community in close proximity to your site, DON'T TUNE OUT! If you were about to tune out but didn't due to the capital letters (you're welcome), this show may actually be perfect for you!No matter how far your "draw" is for campers, it's absolutely critical that camps have a good relationship with their neighbours and local communities. If you have close residences (especially on a lake), it's important to recognize the fact that you're a noisy, bell-ringing, song-sining (screaming) place. If your camp is a little more secluded, you may be facing the challenge that, despite your strong camper numbers, people don't even know you exist!It's safe to say, you aren't the conventional neighbour, but that can be your biggest advantage. From dropping mailers on the docks of lake neighbours, to sponsoring local sports teams, to offering free meals for families in need, there is so much good that your camp can do, while doing some good for your organization.CampHackers Travis, Joe and Dan are joined by Marc Cooper from Camp Tamarack and AWARD WINNING Jalisa Danhof from Camp Newaygo to bring to you an absolute TON of ways to be the best neighbour you can be for your community.What are y
Rated 5 out of
Look forward to each new podcast. Provides a wealth of ideas and resource info.
I wish I had found this podcast sooner.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of
I could listen for hours!
I'm an intern for a year-round camp, most of my job now consists of listening to these podcasts for new, fresh ideas for our summer camp. I HIGHLY recommend these to all camp professionals. It's so important to share ideas and build our camp community!
Date published: 2015-02-25