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57: Unpacking Camp Pt:2 with Alan Cooper

10/15/2018
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*Trigger Warning* Sensitive topics discussed in this episode. Alan Cooper from AMSkier gives us tips on building a good relationship with your insurance provider. His number one tip: be upfront and be honest. He discusses the top three trends he saw during the 2018 camp season, including staff : staff encounters, staff:camper encounters, and staff/camper: parent encounters and gives advice on how to mitigate these types of situations in the future.

Duration:00:42:38

56: Unpacking Camp Pt: 1

10/7/2018
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Unpack your camp session with Professor Dave & Patti. Our hosts discuss some refection questions, and review the answers that were supplied on the Summer Camp Pros Facebook page. Dave talks about the importance of pausing and shares his tips for making time for himself each day - and what he does to reboot his brain. Patti and Dave also discuss celebrating wins and the importance of taking some vacation this time of year.

Duration:00:41:21

55: An Intro to SummerCampCon

10/1/2018
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Curt joins Patti on the podcast to finally chat about the project he's been working on these past few months. He fills us in on the digital conference - Summer Camp Con (better known as "SCamp Con") coming up in January and discusses his reasons for deciding to take this on, what to expect as an 'attendee' and presenter, and what he's most excited about. Patti says some stuff too. :P For more information about becoming a presenter, sponsor, or to sign up to be notified when registration...

Duration:00:41:58

54: Conference Insider Tips with John Beitner

9/24/2018
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John Beitner from the ACA joins Patti to give some insider tips on attending conferences, whether it’s your first or fifty-first one he has some advice for you. John also shares the secret to ensuring great evaluations as a presenter AND gives some major hints about who the top-secret keynote speakers are for Tri-State (to be announced in Mid-Oct) and fills us in on the exciting keynote at National this year. PLUS Patti finally spills the beans on the big project she's been teasing for a...

Duration:00:20:20

53: Introducing Professor Dave

9/16/2018
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We're making a big announcement! For the second season of Rec Heads & Camp Nerds we've got a big change in store for you. In this episode we get to know Dave Malter, or "Professor Dave" as he goes by. We find out some of his favourite camp memories, his favourite quote(s) AND what relic of camp days gone by that he still holds on to... despite the smell.

Duration:00:10:30

52: Women In Camp Summit

9/9/2018
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We're back with season two of the podcast and brining you something a little different. Patti went solo on this episode and chatted with some of the phenomenal women involved in organizing the Women In Camp Summit.

Duration:00:25:58

51: Eleven Unique Summer Camp Program Ideas

9/2/2018
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In our final episode of our Quick Bites series, Curt walks us through some of his favourite submissions from his round table compilations. These creative program ideas are a great way of rebooting your program offerings for next summer and getting some inspiration for your year round activities.

Duration:00:22:54

50: The Language of Camp

8/26/2018
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Patti muses about the language used both at camp and about camp. She and Curt discuss how confusing it can be that the term camp is used to mean so many different things - not all of it very positive, and how unclear some job titles can be even for those of us in the industry.

Duration:00:21:35

49: Escape Rooms at Summer Camp

8/19/2018
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One of the things Curt “Moose” Jackson is most passionate about is a well-made escape room! In this summer “quick bites” episode he shares his secrets for a great low-cost escape room program.

Duration:00:19:17

48: "But We're Not In It For The Money"

8/12/2018
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Patti uses this Quick Bites episode to rant discuss (...ok, rant!) about camp professionals not only being underpaid for their work - but encouraging that precedent within the industry.

Duration:00:13:49

47: Day Camp On A Budget

8/5/2018
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Curt tells us how to run a day camp program when you have some high fixed costs using basic sports equipment, limited craft supplies, and a lot of creativity.

Duration:00:15:52

46: Camp Director "Go Bag"

7/29/2018
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Have you ever found yourself in a hospital waiting room with an injured camper? Do you have a "go bag" ready if it happens? Patti reveals what goes inside her "go bag", and she has an interesting list of supplies.

Duration:00:18:49

45: Slump Busters pt. 2

7/22/2018
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Curt shares his favorite round table entries for part 2 of Slump Busters which is part of our summer 'quick bites' series.

Duration:00:15:59

44: Slump Busters pt.1

7/15/2018
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It's mid-season, in this episode of our 'quick-bites' summer series Patti gives you some ideas on how to bust the slump your staff might be experiencing.

Duration:00:13:33

43: Staff Recognition pt 2

7/8/2018
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As we continue on with our 'quick bites' series, Curt brings us part 2 of our staff recognition tips and tricks. Listen in for some great ideas on how to make your staff feel appreciated and valued. If you missed it, don't forget to check out pt 1, where Patti shares all of her great ideas.

Duration:00:14:33

42: Staff Recognition pt 1

7/2/2018
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It's summer time! We know you're busy, so we're commin' atcha with some 'quick bites' - short episodes packed with ideas. This week Patti gives some ideas on recognizing your staff.

Duration:00:13:07

41: Campmances

6/24/2018
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What, exactly, is a campmance? Do you allow them at your camp? Our hosts go over how to deal with staff in a relationship, how to prevent drama, and share some past campmance experiences.

Duration:00:37:43

40: Camp Nurses with Paula Lauer

6/18/2018
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Ever wonder what your camp nurse actually wants from you? We get the scoop with Paula Lauer, President of The Association of Camp Nursing. She fills us in on everything from time off, to pay rate, and lets us know which little things are going to make your nurse very happy.

Duration:00:37:53

39: Spice Up Your Hikes

6/11/2018
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Have you ever had participants, campers, or family members complain about being bored on a hike? Our hosts have got 22 suggestions for you to 'spice up' your standard hikes to make them more fun and keep everyone engaged.

Duration:00:39:29

38: The Parent Experience with Mat Whynott

6/3/2018
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Mat Whynott shares how his perspective shifted once he went from camp staff to camp parent.

Duration:00:52:36