Being your authentic self

I hear a lot from camp directors how many of their campers feel like they can only be their authentic self at camp. I know from my own camp experience too that there is something special about camp that lets you be closer to who you really are than the persona you have to hold up at school. Camp directors hold so dearly the idea that their campers can be so real at camp, yet I often see those same...

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My Night at Camp Champions

Last week I had the extreme pleasure of spending the night at Camp Champions, a traditional overnight camp located on Lake LBJ in the Texas hill country. Given that I am a life-long lover of camp, I was really looking forward to being back out at camp. Here are a few things I learned while I was there. Attitude is everything: There are a few words I can think of to describe the energy and attitude at Camp Champions: encouraging, loving, grateful....

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Growing your camp is possible with social media

Many camps tell me they aren't interested in social media consulting because they aren't looking to grow their enrollment. While this is a great problem to have, I'm disappointed to hear about camps that aren't interested in growing past their current state. Of course, it is normal for camps to be comfortable with their current size, and it's true that growing a camp past its capacity can be time-intensive and expensive (more staff, more buildings, etc.) But what I want...

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