MySummerCamps.com
May 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 Explorers
    Under the guidance of master trippers, campers achieve a closer relationship to nature than if they had dallied near the shore. They stray afar, paddling, portaging muddy trails, then pushing farther across water — writes Stephen Winbaum in a summer canoe chronicle.

    Deciding to be Dangerous
    For decades, camp has been a place where adolescents have been actively taught how to engage with real life: the unpredictability of nature, the fickle interaction of peers, the challenge of trying a totally new activity, and the frustration of not finishing first in a competition; writes John Ashmen, MySummerCamps.com’s newest Camp Scholar.

    Camp Un-Traditions
    Modesty has no place in marketing. Your brochures, Web site, video, direct mail, etc., are the vehicles that allow you to speak enthusiastically about all that you do for campers. You cannot expect people to first admire your modesty, then take over and build your sales message for you . . . writes summer camp marketing expert – Steve Cony.


    Upcoming Events

    Risk Management Conference for Outdoor Education in Canada
    Presented by Algonquin College at Wilderness Tours Resort, Ottawa Valley, ON – May 28 and 29 — 2007. . . Educators, school administrators, educational associations, industry experts, and service providers are coming together to discuss critical issues facing every outdoor education program in Canada.

    Ontario Camping Association - Skills Weekend
    The 2007 OCA Skills Weekend promises to be a fun and educational event at Camp Manitou, McKellar, Ontario — June 8 to Sunday, June 10 — Great keynote speakers and workshops . . . Plus camp fires, great food, and the opportunity to meet up with old camp friends.


    Product Spotlight


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    One Last Thing

    Are There "Bears" at Your Camp?
    Perhaps the parents of today’s cyber-generation underestimate their children’s resilience and ability to deal with everyday adversities. Camp directors often describe today’s parents as micro-managers or sometimes “helicopter parents” because they are hovering over their children and monitoring their every move — comments Camp Scholar, Dr. Stephen Fine.


    Protect Your Campers
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    Camp Directors can direct their campers to CampProtector.com, 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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