February 2007 Newsletter

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

  • News You Can Use

    Summer Camp Disc Golf
    Disc golf, also called — D-Golf, Frisbee® Golf or Frolf — is easy to set up, maintain, and modify according to every camp’s need. It’s played like real golf but with a set of discs replacing clubs and balls --- writes Stephen Winbaum

    Day Camp Staff Supervision Techniques
    Many supervisors pride themselves on their open-door policy, but what does that really mean to staff? They must come to the open door. Staff may be reluctant to approach you with a problem or may not even know they need assistance in some respects. So in addition to being available and approachable, make time during the day to informally interact with staffers — writes Camp Scholar Greg Cronin, CCD.

    Staff Training Can Add Flavor to Your Menu
    Kitchen staff training can encompass many general areas, and camps can set up camp-specific training programs applicable to the needs of the facility. Each camp director and/or food service director needs to establish and maintain a camp-specific training manual . . . writes ACA food expert Viki Kappel Spain.

    Upcoming Events

    ACA - New England Conference
    Celebrating 85 Years! The ACA New England Conference is an educational opportunity designed specifically for the camp professional. The conference will hold more than 60 sessions devoted to the 14 essential areas of camp management – March 23 to March 24.

    ACA - Tri-State Camp Conference - 25th Year
    The Tri-State Camp Conference, in its 25th year, continues to be the largest conference of camp professionals in the nation. Nearly 4,000 summer camp professionals gather to network, participate in over 200 program sessions and visit the 250-booth exhibit hall . . . March 28 to March 31.

    Product Spotlight

    Circuitree Solutions
    CircuiTree Solutions, a technology division of Kanakuk Kamps, is offering its family of software management tools to the wider camp market for the first time. CircuiTree incorporates 12 years of operating experience and over 50 years of programming expertise in a suite of products to manage your camp’s day-to-day challenges. In addition to the standard camp management functions like real-time online registration, mass e-mailing and data exports, and extensive reporting capability, CircuiTree provides numerous powerful features.

    One Last Thing

    The Beat of Summer Camp Drums
    Drumming is more than team-building – an opportunity to let go of social constraints that campers, staff, and administrators bundle up inside – it's a return to a primal spirit – the recollection of a rhythm that springs from deep inside . . . writes Stephen Winbaum.

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