June 2006 Newsletter

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In This Issue
  • Protect Your Campers
  • 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

    Snapshots of Katrina
    Mrs. Greenwald's Community Problem Solvers from Highland Park, IL are making a big difference in Alba, Alabama, where Hurricane Katrina devastated lives, and destroyed property and homes.

    Camp Cancellation Insurance
    On occasion a camper gets injured or sick shortly before camp. This can create an awkward situation wherein the family wants to be reimbursed and you the Camp Director could be left with an empty bunk. Find out how you can protect yourself and your campers at no cost to you ...

    The Digital Umbilical
    (1) Technology — in so far as we're talking about innovative gear — can be very useful; and (2) It is not technology per se, but electronics (as Alexander Graham Bell cautioned) that may sustain or detract from a camp's mission, and (3) Inventions have always seduced people with promises of a better life; writes Christopher Thurber, co-author of the bestselling Summer Camp Handbook.

    Thinking about Barbaro
    Having grown up on a thoroughbred farm I know a bit about race horse families so I’ve been thinking about Barbaro. Thinking about the pain and fear of a catastrophically injured animal; a brilliant racing career severed in its prime, thinking about the anguish and sorrow of the Jackson family, Barbaro’s owners – writes Camp Scholar Stephen Fine.

    Upcoming Events

    ACA - SoCal - Camp Staff Training Day
    You hired them; let the ACA help train them! Program Highlights include: Teambuilding Activities, The Role of a Counselor, Working with Campers with ADD/ADHD, and many more staff training highlights.

    NOLS Wilderness First Aid - ACA - SoCal
    Read about the National Outdoor Leadership school – ACA Southern California / Hawaii . . .

    Product Spotlight

    Custom Silicone Wristbands
    Reminderband’s custom silicone wristbands are built to the highest quality specifications and are produced from 100% industrial strength polished silicone. Custom wristbands are ideal for camp memorabilia as they are easy to customize to each group or situation as well as having your camp name and year on the band. With free double-sided bands, multiple sayings, free custom artwork, and multiple phrases our bands will be a definite hit with campers and camp staff alike.

    Our fast and reliable delivery allows you to order your bands with confidence as our priority shipping guarantees you will receive your order in six business days or less from when your payment is verified and most of our other orders arrive within 7 - 10 business days. This will let you order bands for each group of campers as they come in, as well as getting your orders to you when you need them.

    With a minimum order of only 20 bands of the same size, color and phrase and no set up or mold fees, Reminderband™ can cater to any size group. We have excellent pricing breakdowns and for only $1.95 a band for 80 bands or less it is something that is defiantly affordable for all campers.

    One Last Thing

    The Summer Camp Finals
    With the camp year drawing near, owners and directors will be involved in a lot of serious discussions about the elusive mix between counselors and campers. For many camps, this mix will determine the difference between a great year and a so-so one.

    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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