June 2007 Newsletter

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In This Issue
  • 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

    Summer Camp - People Places and Things
    Summer camp people are campers, parents, camp owners and directors, counselors and CITs, activity staff, kitchen staff, nurses, doctors, bus drivers, and many others in the supporting cast . . . writes Stephen Winbaum of

    Helping Weight Challenged Kids
    Think of all the kids sitting around with so much potential, kids who are protected, babied, even rewarded junk food. With the right conditions, fun challenges and passionate coaches, kids are capable of anything — writes Dina Lieberman of Mobilize Youth.

    The Hub of the Modern Household?
    As parents it’s hard for us to wrest our kids away from the computer. We struggle to set various kinds of limits on their computer time (how much time, where the computer is in the house etc.), but the underlying truth is that it’s generally a losing battle . . . comments Camp Scholar – Joanne Kates.

    Can't Touch This — Intangible Assets
    Someone coined the phrase “knowledge is power.” Knowledge is also an intangible asset. Some refer to knowledge as the ultimate competitive advantage for a business, because the knowledge of the organization and the individuals who are the organization cannot be duplicated — writes Ed Schirick, camp insurance specialist.

    Upcoming Events

    Leave No Trace Trainer Course – Sierra Nevada – Emigrant Wilderness
    In a spectacular setting, participants will receive in depth background on the Leave No Trace principles and guidance. June 30 to July 1 – Stanislaus National Forest, Pinecrest, CA.

    Wilderness First Aid
    Wilderness First Aid is a two-day, 18 hour class designed for trip leaders, camp counselors, and outdoor enthusiasts. No previous experience is required.
    July 7 to 8 – Alexandria, VA.

    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

    Summer Time Well Spent
    At camp, children develop skills in the arts of compromise and effective communication. Learning to deal with frustration and challenges are important skills that will help them succeed as adults . . . writes Anne Morawetz, Director of Camp Ponacka for Boys.

    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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