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April 2008 Newsletter
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Go Green Summer Camp Reading
Our contributors may not offer international expertise on climate change, green house gases, polar meltdowns, etc. Instead, they provide practical solutions, small steps, for the summer camp community to implement towards a larger problem – writes Stephen Winbaum in a GREEN introduction to all-green newsletter.
Summer Camp Meets Earth Day
The skyrocketing growth of Environmental Camps, Farming Camps, Wilderness Camps, Mountaineering Camps, and other adventure-based programs is an indication of the renewed interest in living with nature in a deep and rewarding fashion – writes Stephen Winbaum of
Five Things to Do to Get More Natural
I believe camps have a genuine opportunity and responsibility to be catalysts for tens of thousands of kids, but we often miss it. Most of us are in more than the child and youth development business, we are in the outdoor child and youth development business! . . . writes outdoor educator Jim Parry in an ACA article.
Environmental Tips and Savings: Summer Camp Owners and Directors
Summer camp owners and directors can become the last refuge for outdoor educators, and environmental stewards, by utilizing non-paper products and going digital with internet marketing and databasing – writes Stephen Winbaum of
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Upcoming Events
ACA CampWest Camping Conference 2008
April 2 to April 5, Las Vegas, NV – Building Connections: Creating Camps That Make a Difference – CampWest is the premier Camping Conference west of the Rockies. Featuring special seminars by Arthur Lui,’s Senior Web Developer, on Online Marketing for Summer Camps and “Leadership Essentials”. Drop by and visit with us at Booth 512.
ACA Mid States Camping Conference 2008
April 10-12, 2008, Pheasant Run Conference Center & Resort – St. Charles, Illinois (Suburban Chicago). The Mid States Conference strives to provide thought-provoking presenters and wonderful opportunities to connect with peers in an affordable setting. Featuring a special seminar on Online Marketing for Summer Camps by Evan Heltay, President of
OCA Training Conference 2008
May 10, 2008, Toronto, ON – This Spring Saturday Conference will include sessions on: Facebook, challenging behaviours, large group activities, backpocket games, special needs, and more. Plus two special presentations of Christopher Thurber's "Leadership Essentials", by Hagai Maidenberg and Arthur Lui, CTO and Senior Web Developer of
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One Last Thing
Beyond Green Hype: Effective Conservation at Summer Camp
I cringe when so many of my camp director friends use golf carts and even cars (!) to navigate camp. Not only does walking save energy, it also sets a great physical fitness example for campers and staff to follow –– writes Camp Scholar, Dr. Christopher Thurber.
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