CampHack: Ouareau's Frisbee Golf Course

Beth and I lead a 2-day summer camp senior staff training for the leadership team at Camp Ouareau last week.  Ouareau is a bi-lingual girls camp north of Montreal.

It was a great program that introduced our new staff supervision model: T.I.M.E and S.P.A.C.E. with Grace.

While we were there I filmed a CampHacks video featuring their inexpensive disk golf course.

Linchpins at Summer Camp (video) - Seth Godin

Seth Godin's summer camp interview from Tri-State 2011

We need our summer camp staff to be willing and able to be indispensible in their jobs - creative, energetic and steadfast.    At the Tri-State Camp Conference Travis had a chance to talk with best selling author Seth Godin about how we can inspire the Linchpin mentality.

Being a CampHacker Podcast Co-Host

Many people have asked us about joining the conversation as a CampHacker Summer Camp Podcast co-host.   We are always eager to have a new voice or two on the show.     Watch our "Being a Co-Host" video and let us know if you are interested.  We record every other Tuesday, usually at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Free Range Kids at Summer Camp

I had an amazing opportunity to have a chat with Lenore Skenazy from the Free-Range Kids book and blog.  We talked about her experience being "America's Worst Mom" (not my words - Lenore has proved she's an awesome mom to me) and what that has taught her about parents.

Lenore has some great stuff to say near the end about how summer camps can better speak to parents about getting their child to have an amazing summer camp experience.