October 2007 Newsletter

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

  • News You Can Use

    Summer Camp or Conference Center
    Summer camps that operate outside of the traditional season take on new lives as conference/retreat centers for an increased demographic. Summer campers are replaced by corporate, religious, and education groups, for several days to a week – writes Stephen Winbaum.

    Internet Search Tips
    There are dozens of shortcuts and tips that are useful and easy to learn. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with your favorite search engine's advanced features. It's time well-spent and will return many benefits in the future – writes President and CEO, Evan Heltay.

    The Dark Side of Parental Devotion
    The basic camp principle works: get kids out of the classroom, away from their parents and out of the spotlight, and they will grow. When parents remark about how tall and tan and strong their children look upon returning from camp they are also seeing new maturity and ease – reflects Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee.

    WebCams at Summer Camp - An Investigation
    I’ve been advocating that a camp’s adoption of any electronic technology should be congruent with its mission. New technologies can be seductive, but unless their introduction helps promote the camp’s outcomes, they are unnecessary –comments Camp Scholar, Dr. Christopher Thurber.

    Upcoming Events

    WAIC Conference 2007
    November 7-11, 2007 – Riding into the Future – Take the kids, take your staff. A unique Western Association of Independent Camps Conference where education, networking and camaraderie meld, making memories for a lifetime.

    Association for Experiential Education – 2007 Annual International Conference
    November 8-11, 2007 – Join more than 1000 experiential educators from around the world in unsurpassed networking and professional development . . . unparalleled professional development and renewal.

    ACA Keystone Regional Conference
    November 11-12, 2007 – "Capital Ideas, Capitol Connections" – This is where you'll find the important stuff about ACA accredited camps in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

    Product Spotlight

    Put an end to lost clothing this summer with quality labeling products from Label Land.

    For over a decade Label Land has been supplying Campers with quality, personalized, Iron/Sew – On Labels, Permanent Stickers and bag tags.

    We are more than just a seller of labels. Label Land goes out of its way to bring the highest level of service.

    We are always looking for Creative Partnerships to service campers with our quality products.

    Learn more about what we can do for you at

    One Last Thing

    Summer Camp Drama 101
    The story line begins with Scene One: summer campers arrive on the first day of camp. In a summer camp movie, there is action that precedes the first scene. Campers arrive from their unique families and school years. This preceding action is often called 'background' and merges into the friendship and bonding between campers and counselors – writes Stephen Winbaum.

    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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