August 2007 Newsletter

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  • 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

    Boy Kisses Fish
    Hopefully, every child or teenager has had their own summer epiphany, a moment so special that it will stand the test of time. Summer camp websites load up on pictures to celebrate these special moments, but a child's memory is the most accurate camera with the clearest reproduction — writes Stephen Winbaum.

    Sing, Dance and Play
    If you watch the “great” activity leaders, the best teachers, the amazing presenters and educators, they all have a few things in common. They use simple techniques that you can identify, practice and eventually learn that will help you and your staff be more successful . . . writes Camp Scholar Scott Arizala.

    A Primer on Adventure Education in the Camp Setting
    Life is more intense in the midst of an adventure education experience. Consequently, participants may set transfer goals that are correspondingly intense and inflated. When they return to the “real world,” the emotional accomplishment of those goals may seem less realistic if not impossible — observes Eric Nei in an insightful ACA article.

    Upcoming Events

    The Go Abroad Fair 2007
    The Go Abroad Fair showcases opportunities for Canadian youth to "take on the world" through study abroad, work and volunteer opportunities, cultural programs and overseas adventure travel – September 15 through 18 – Toronto & Vancouver.

    The 10th Annual SCOPE Golf Invitational
    September 24, 2007 – at the beautiful Glen Head Country Club, in Glen Head, LI., "It’s a great way to kick off a new S.C.O.P.E. year and to reconnect with friends and colleagues" writes President Andy Siegel in his May, 2007 Update.

    World Youth & Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) 2007
    Dynamic, diverse and cosmopolitan and with an expected large local turn out -- Istanbul is a fitting location for the world’s premier youth, student and educational travel event – October 3- 5, 2007.

    Product Spotlight

    Get ready for one of the newest and most innovative programs for outdoor recreation camps and school programs with the launch of a new discount purchasing program for summer camps, outdoor recreation and school programs.

    Upside Over is an outdoor gear company specializing in providing the widest selection in kids technical outdoor gear and clothing.

    Our highly trained and experienced gear consultants are available to help you decide what items best fit your program at a reasonable price.

    One Last Thing

    Son of a Camp Doctor
    Being three, and the camp doctor's son, meant that I wasn't a registered camper. I had come along with my father and family and didn't have to be anywhere at any time, which is just the way I liked it, being three, what was the rush? – Stephen Winbaum remembers about his summer as a camp doctor’s son.

    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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