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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Working Well With Camper Parents - CampHacker #99
Be the partner that camper's parents deserve this summer
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Way back in the way back - 2013, we talked about Partnering With Parents. Back then, we were living in a world where Social Media coming from camp was still a pretty newish thing and there weren't nearly as many channels of connection between camp and a camper's home.Also, in the last 4-5 years, more and more camp pros have been rolling their eyes at parent emails requesting things like more photos and thinking, "ugh, helicopter parents". In online circles and at conferences more and more, we see camp directors waging war against parents, who at the end of the day simply love their kids and want them to be well while they are away.Friends, it's time to remember that just as much as we're here for the kids, we really are here for their parents too - and not just because they are the ones who click "Register".Think about someone that you love and care about - now think about them deciding to go on a SpaceX flight to Mars. How terrified are you for them!? Why? Because we've never been to space! How will our loved ones eat? What is anti-gravity like? For Pete's sake, where will they go to the bathroom!?Too far? Not really!Parents, especially those who haven't been to camp before, are putting an incr
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