Keeping campers is much easier than finding new ones
One of the great tricks of being a good camp director is finding ways to keep campers coming back year after year.
I have heard a number of directors, when I talked to them at conferences, who have said that they feel like they need to add something new and exciting to their program every year. I know from my own experience that it was never the programs that I remembered each winter when I was at school but it was my counsellors and the other kids that I went to school with - many of whom are still friends today.
Dan, Joe, and Gab share great, easy to implement ideas from their very successful camps.
How to you make sure that as many campers as possible will return year after year? Please leave us a comment!
Tool of the Week – Make yourself a better Camp Director
Travis: Strobist Ducktape Keyfob
Joe: Google Ad Words Grant
(US - http://www.google.com/grants/) (Canada - http://www.google.ca/intl/en/grants/)
Dan: ACA’s 2013 Emerging Issues Results
Gab: Wireless speaker Bluetooth speaker - Philips Sound Shooter
- Travis Allison, Summer Camp Consultant - CampHacker.org
- Joe Richards, Executive Director - Pearce Williams Christian Centre
- Dan Weir, Director of Camping Services - Frost Valley YMCA
- Gabrielle Raill, Camp Director - Camp Ouareau