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In this CampHacker newsletter: The Most Important Camp Lesson and 10 Things Every Camp Should Be Doing On Facebook. Plus the podcast: Why Go To Camp Fairs?

CampHacker Newsletter - 8/2/11

Hello <<First Name>>,

Good Day and Welcome to Our Newsletter: It is a busy time of year for Camp Directors.  We have been working hard preparing sessions for camp conferences and gathering some great interviews for the CampHacker Podcast. We hope you enjoy the CampHacker newsletter and that you'll let us know what you would like us to cover when the next issue comes out in 2 weeks.

Beth & Travis Allison
Walking Maverick Consulting

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Building Bridges at Camp

Our Most Important Camp Lesson

Community is INTENTIONAL


You should think about it in every aspect of every program that you offer during summer camp and in all contact you have with your campers and staff outside of the summer months.

This is a difficult task. We hope we can make it easier for you. Here is one of the best things we ever developed at camp... (

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10 Things Every Camp Should Do on Facebook

Use Facebook for efficient online marketing:

There are a few simple things that summer camps can do to make the most of marketing themselves on their Facebook Fan Page.  

  1. Include a Welcome video - preferably from the campers

  2. Allow Fans to sign up for your newsletter directly on your Page

  3. Post and tag alumni photos weekly

  4. Ask a question twice a week

  5. ... 


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Why "Hacker"?

Aren't Hackers bad?: 

"Hacking means exploring the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness.", says famous hacker Richard Stallman. Wikipedia 

defines hacker as a computer expert with detailed knowledge of "

cleverly circumventing limits


Circumventing limits

... that's practically 

our middle name


Why Camp Fairs?

CampHacker 8:

 Are they worth your time? Each of us has had a different experience with camp fairs. In this episode of the CampHacker Podcast, we hear about each of our hosts' preferences. Guest host Paul Sheridan's camp (Four Winds * Westward Ho) uses slideshows as their in-person marketing tool.

Listen to CampHacker Episode 8.

CampHacker Podcasts

Camp Director Discussions Twice a Month: 

We produce a free audio show for summer camp leaders every two weeks. Our discussion focuses on one topic specific to the camping industry each show.

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Awesome Camps!

Summer Camp Consulting Services:

Walking Maverick

 can help you create great camp communities (staff development, marketing strategy or build up your campers), 

please contact us

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