November 2006 Newsletter

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

  • News You Can Use

    Trillions and Trillions Served
    Everyone who's interested in summer camps can find and share information, learn about trends, news, and important events. It's more than an industry. It's a scene, a zone, a happening. It's a place to belong. It's a compelling force that keeps us coming back.

    The Heart of Camping
    Camps with a heart focus will talk about how they impart their values, and quite specifically how they go about fostering their mission. They will often speak to the importance of their mission for children, perhaps in the context of wider society. You’ll find messages from the heart, as opposed to just from the perspective of mind or body . . . a Camp Scholar excerpt by Dr. Randall Grayson.

    Theme Esteem
    A theme line gives people a short-form, easily memorized explanation of what makes your camp different and thus desirable. In a market where we all admit that word of mouth is a critical factor, a theme line is more likely to find its way into parent-to-parent conversations than a long mission statement — writes camp marketing expert Steve Cony.

    Upcoming Events

    American Camping Association - Southeastern - Basic Camp Director Course
    Saturday, December 2 - Wednesday, December 6: The Basic Camp Director Course provides the basics and more for camp directors with fewer than six years of experience or for seasoned program directors and site managers.

    Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Salmen Scout Reservation- Mississippi/Louisiana
    Saturday, December 2 to December 3, 2006: Upon successful completion of the Leave No Trace Trainer course each participant will have a heightened awareness of the importance of sound outdoor ethics, an improved skill set for participating in outdoor recreation, and the knowledge and techniques.

    Product Spotlight

    Bunkline Camp Outfitters
    EXPERIENCE BUNKLINE ... We are definitely the way to go for graphics, printing, staff clothing, printed and embroidered apparel, giveaways, awards and promotional products. For 20 years, Bunkline, an ACA member, has developed great relationships with camps and other businesses to create an experience of truth and honesty. Graphic design and originality guarantee creative results; our large purchasing power means we provide the best prices and quick turn around. Contact Bunkline for a quote on whatever you need.

    Explore our Camp Outfitter Program for summer camp products; we interact with many camps to provide families with essential summer products. Our large inventory includes extra items that appeal to private and non-profit camps throughout the United States. Bunkline Camp Outfitter is a sponsor and active member of the Tri-State Camp Conference held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    One Last Thing

    A Day in the Life of Three Special Needs Camps
    “We want to have a camp with a full range of children and adults who can come,” says Paul Freeman of Camp Caglewood. He continues — “Children with disabilities, mainstream children, LD children, and children with terminal illnesses. We want all of these different populations to be integrated so that they can learn from each other — to help build a better society.”

    Protect Your Campers
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