December 2006 Newsletter

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  • News You Can Use
  • Upcoming Events
  • Product Spotlight
  • One Last Thing

  • News You Can Use

    Summer Camp Resolutions – 2007
    Five summer camp resolutions to put into effect for 2007. January 1st to July 4th provide six months to implement strategies and accomplish goals — Easier said than done. But, the first step in realizing a goal is to have one — by Stephen Winbaum, Communications Coordinator for

    Do Ask, Do Tell — Summer Camp Directors’ Internet Questions for Staff
    First, without informing new and returning staff about this season’s policies, you’ll have no fair grounds for dismissing them for violations. Second, without explicit training on your policy, you’ll have no good reason to expect compliance. And third, without reinforcing the importance of leadership by example, your staff may continue believing that what they do online doesn’t matter . . . a Camp Scholar excerpt by Dr. Christopher Thurber.

    Give Your Staff the Marketing Edge
    It is imperative that your staff members know how they are being described and pictured. This adds definition to your expectations of them while it also helps them understand their importance to the camp experience. At the same time, seeing the emphasis you place on staff can be very complimentary to them — writes camp marketing expert Steve Cony.

    Camp Forum Invitation
    Once you join and start posting messages in the Camp Forum, all the incoming visitors to our online directory can read your internet communiqués. It's another FREE opportunity to promote your camps, and your unique individual messages.

    Upcoming Events

    CCCA - Tennessee/Kentucky - Annual Sectional
    PROFILES IN CAMPS AND RETREATS TODAY is the theme for the annual meeting of the Tennessee/Kentucky Section of the Christian Camps and Conference Association on January 22-24, 2007. This year the meeting will be held at Cedine Bible Camp Retreat and Conference Center.

    ACA - Southwest Camp Conference
    January 9-11, 2007 — SWCC attendees will experience educational sessions with dynamic speakers, will see the latest and greatest products and services available and, will network with hundreds of professionals from not only ACA, CCCA and the YMCA but also many other professionals from throughout the industry.

    Student & Youth Travel Association - 2007 Summit
    The theme of this year’s event is "Ho'o Maka Ho" which means "A New Beginning" in Hawaiian. The Travel Summit will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from January 17 - 20, 2007 at the Sheraton Waikiki.

    ACA, Upstate New York Camp Conference - 007: License to Thrill
    Networking, professional growth, and fun all under one roof! Nationally known speakers, ACA instructors and trainers, and the opportunity to share with your peers.

    Product Spotlight

    Bunkline Camp Outfitters
    EXPERIENCE BUNKLINE ... We are definitely the way to go for graphics, printing, staff clothing, printed and embroidered apparel, giveaways, awards and promotional products. For 20 years, Bunkline, an ACA member, has developed great relationships with camps and other businesses to create an experience of truth and honesty. Graphic design and originality guarantee creative results; our large purchasing power means we provide the best prices and quick turn around. Contact Bunkline for a quote on whatever you need.

    Explore our Camp Outfitter Program for summer camp products; we interact with many camps to provide families with essential summer products. Our large inventory includes extra items that appeal to private and non-profit camps throughout the United States. Bunkline Camp Outfitter is a sponsor and active member of the Tri-State Camp Conference held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    One Last Thing

    Summer Camp Breakdancing
    Summer camp industry professionals are inundated with the so-called essential areas of camp management. But could it be that the ONE essential element to define summer camp is — inspiration! — A true story of a breakdancer who overcame all the odds. PLUS video.

    Protect Your Campers
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