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April 2009

April Summer Camp Reading
In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, April's newsletter focuses on all things green-- nurturing growth within our camp, staff & campers, and ideas for being eco-friendly in our own camps. - Charisse Formanes

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Camp Scholar : The Golf Cart: Behold or Beware? With the increase of golf carts on summer camp grounds, Dr. Chris Thurber amusingly debates the fit of this object against the backdrop of lodges, campfires and canoes. What are your thoughts on this subject? Join the discussion!

Going Green : Planting the Seed for Environmental Responsibility:It doesn't have to take a large budget or a good amount of time to make an immensely positive impact on our environment. All of the "little things" we do adds up! Here are seven tips you can implement at your own camp to be more green. You will be planting the seed within future generations to continue this positive change. - Charisse Formanes

Going Green

Site News

Summer Day Camps Site Doubles Traffic!

Our sleeper site, Summer-DayCamps is growing rapidly! In the first quarter of 2009, has seen twice the amount of traffic it saw in the first quarter of 2008. The site is currently attracting over 125,000 visitors a month (and 415,000 page views)!

If you have a day camp you’re currently advertising on MySummerCamps, but not on, and you’re looking to enroll more campers for this summer, this targeted site is where you want to be. Read more...

To add your camp to, call 877-777-7738.

Nurturing Staff : Essential Staff Training Activities: Now that you have your staff, Dr. Jim Cain suggests four training activities to help foster development in your new and old counselors. Prune your counselors into the best, connected summer camp staff with these team-building AND team-bonding ideas.
More Summer Camp Activities...

Upcoming Events

Eco-Camp April 23, 2009, Allentown, PA at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley. A 1-day “Green” Conference to Learn Eco-Friendly, Energy-Efficient Savings Strategies.

Product Spotlight

Coming Soon! Dedicated Newsletter to Parents

MySummerCamps will soon be launching a new email newsletter targeted to parents with tips about selecting the right camp, packing for camp, and making the most out of their child’s summer camp experience. We’ll be offering opportunities for camps to promote themselves on the newsletter as well, giving you a chance to share your camp’s unique mission with thousands of parents via a timely email during peak recruitment season.

For information about how you can be part of the newsletter,
call us today at 877-777-7738.

One Last Thing

Kermit the Frog knows first hand how difficult it is to be green. He sings about this personal dilemma about his color but, in the end, concludes:

"When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why
Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
And I think it's what I want to be."

Be green! Be happy!
- Charisse Formanes

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