April 2007 Newsletter

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In This Issue
  • Must Do
  • News You Can Use
  • Upcoming Events
  • Product Spotlight
  • One Last Thing

  • Must Do

    Criminal Background Check a Must!
    No camp director should avoid performing a criminal background check on their staff or volunteers this season due to time or price. To make sure every camp is able to afford this, we have lowered our price to help camp directors protect themselves and their campers.

    News You Can Use

    Fragmented Summer Camp
    No amount of supervision will blunt the essential unstructured nature of youth. Adolescence is a fragmented period in life when teens learn to depend on each other, rather than upon figures above them – comments Stephen Winbaum.

    Reading Minds … and other interesting tips!
    There are tons of other great steps or skills to practice if you want to be a better listener. When it comes to training summer camp staff, the trick is that you have to make it memorable, easy, and not overwhelming to their brains . . . writes Camp Scholar Scott Arizala.

    When and Where Are You Reading This?
    In today’s hectic environment, people desire short messages. It is important to keep it simple, sticking to a carefully crafted story about your camp with a single core value proposition that can remain memorable – writes summer camp marketing expert, Steven Cony.

    Upcoming Events

    OCA Spring Training Conference – May 12, Toronto, Ontario
    At camp we have a unique opportunity each minute of each day to make a positive difference in the life of a camper. It doesn’t take much – a word, a gesture, a moment of time.

    ACA - Upstate NY - Summer Staff Training - Kickoff Day 2007- May 26
    Camp Talooli, Pennellville, NY - A great opportunity for camp staff to meet and learn with over 100 staff from camps across the state . . . Keynote & Workshop – Michael Brandwein.

    Product Spotlight

    Give Your Campers a Great Deal on Protective Gear, and Get Free Protective Gear for Your Camp

    XSportsProtective is a specialty retailer of protective gear for action sports including skateboarding, snowboarding, in-line skating, mountain biking, BMX, water sports and mountain boarding.

    For a limited time, XSportsProtective is offering 15% off to all campers and Camps who purchase helmets, kneepads, wrist guards, and more from Simply use promotional code MYCAMP07 at checkout.

    To get free gear for your camp, contact XSportsProtective and we’ll set up a special promotional code just for your campers. Then, when your campers order from XSportsProtective and use your promotional code, your Camp will receive $2 in store credit for each order placed. Call 800-930-4084 or email us at [email protected] to register today and start earning free gear for your camp.

    One Last Thing

    Summer Camp Sounds
    People carry thousands of songs for their personal listening pleasure in their back pocket . . . but passing around a guitar at a campfire with friends is where music remains pure. Words are forgotten, notes are missed, but everyone present is part of a long musical tradition that dates far beyond recorded time.

    Protect Your Campers
    Mediaplayer helps parents protect their investment by providing cancellation insurance in case their child cannot attend camp. Camp Directors who traditionally would lose that child's tuition are protected as well.

    Camp Directors can direct their campers to, signing up is simple and inexpensive.

    To learn more about how you can protect your camp and campers call us toll-free at 877-777-7738

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