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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Do This Now To Set Your Summer Camp Staff Up For Success - CampHacker #108
You may be in the thick of things, but your staff are ready, and they need you.
Hello Camp Pros!Well, it's late April/early May, and you know what that means.EVERYBODY PANIC!No no, only kidding! But likely, it can start to feel like it at this time of year.As we finish stretching to prepare for the sprint that is camp, we can't forget that the race we are about to run is not a solo event, it's a relay!For many of us, our staff are either starting to think about coming, or are starting to trickle up to camp. While it's sometimes stressful when people are adding to the mix of your daily workflow, it's important that we step back and remember that these are the people that will carry out all the marketing and selling you've done since September. Their energy that you had when you were 17 is just waiting to be unleashed and it's important that you take the time to begin to harness that energy and point it in the right direction.Last episode, we covered some broad ways that you can support staff by creating and sustaining a culture that focuses on mental wellness (which was an eye-opening episode and if you haven't listened already, please do!). This time around, we've brought the team and some friends in to talk about some of the practical steps that you should take NOW to help your staff get ready to unleash their awesome this summer.Joining Travis, Dan and Joe to share their best practices and ideas are Ange Atkinson, Camp Director at Camp Lantern Creek and Patti Sampson, Camp Director at Coastal Roots Camp, and host of the Podcast: Rec Heads and Camp NerdsEnjoy!What kinds of things are you doing right now to set your team up for success? Let us know in the comments!Bonus Resources - Because people who read the show notes are the best people.Travis' Bonjoro Link: Dan’s Dan Pink Episode If Slack isn't for you, give Flock a peek!Tool of the Week – Make Yourself a Better Camp DirectorTravis: Oxford At-Hand Note Carrier Dan: The Emergent Task PlannerJoe: Tempered Glass screen covers for phones Ange: Use Facebook Live to add some zest to your marketing smorgasbord! Patti: Gratitude JournalingYour Hosts:Travis Allison, Summer Camp Consultant - CampHacker.TV, Founder at Go Camp ProJoe Richards, Executive Director - Pearce Williams Christian CentreDan Weir, Director of Camping Services - Frost Valley YMCAAnge Atkinson, Camp Director - Camp Lantern CreekPatti Sampson, Camp Director - Coastal Roots Camp, Podcast Host: Rec Heads and Camp NerdsRate and Review the CampHacker Show in iTunes (Thank you!)
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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