May 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

    Paperless Summer Camp
    “Parents get up at 5:00 am and put on a monkey suit, commute downtown, work all day, and get home at 9:00 or 10:00 pm. The last thing that they want to do is fill out a batch of forms from camp” — says Nigel Watson, the good-humored co-director of Independent Lake Camp (ILC).

    Online Marketing with
    Hundreds of thousands of tweens and teen are logging on to online communities each day. How can you utilize the power of online communities such as to create a buzz around your camp. Link to your alumni and reach their friends. To find out how, read on ...

    Mission Impossible
    By Greg Cronin, C.C.D. - Quality orientation programs teach "skills" and "how-to's" simultaneously. As each aspect of the camp experience is dissected, staff learn what is necessary to accomplish each specialty area's goals through interactive workshops.

    Letting Go - Parents' Toughest Challenge
    A generation ago, parents put us on the bus for eight weeks with a kiss and a hug and that was that. We’d get the occasional letter, and a phone call on birthdays, but there was none of the hovering that we, the parents of today, engage in – writes Camp Scholar Joanne Kates

    Upcoming Events

    CAA East Coast / West Coast Outdoor Leadership Lab
    The Christian Adventure Association is sponsoring two Outdoor Leadership Labs (OLL). Courses offered include climbing and rappelling, mountain biking, advanced group facilitation, challenge course facilitation, and more.

    ACA - Heart of the South - Alabama Spring Training
    Camp Coleman, near Birmingham, is hosting a spring training event for Alabama camps. May 19-21st. Tentative sessions are — Life Guarding, Small Craft Safety - Canoeing, Basic Water Rescue, Rifles, Games and Icebreakers, Kitchen Standards, Maintenance Standards, Pool Standards, Archery and Nature.

    Product Spotlight

    Big Screen Out-door Movies
    Now you can bring Outdoor Movies and Big Screen Entertainment TO YOUR CAMP! You can put on Outdoor Movie Nights, Video Game Tournaments, Music Video Parties, On Screen Computer Visual Presentations and much much more... Not only will this enhance your camp experience, you can also use these screens for Fundraising and Publicity efforts all year round. These screens are compact and portable and made to set up in minutes. Don't be fooled by their light weight and easy set up. These screens provide you with a Professional Cinematic Presentation with durable and high quality screens that will last for years and will make a big impression on your audience. To order contact VXP at 800-544-6898
             The Vision Experience

    One Last Thing

    Your Camp, On-Air!
    Recently, has been featured on prominent television networks — CNN, MSNBC, CTV and OMNI. And we expect more media invitations in the future.

    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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