Curt leads us on a fantastic journey of applying Disney teachings to camps. Learn what surprise and delight vs extinction mean in terms of managing teams and how everyone and everyTHING should be walking the talk.
Curt and Patti discuss the types of camps available and try to answer the question "is camp for everyone?". By examining programs, staff hiring, and representation, our hosts come to a conclusion, listen in to see if you agree.
Worried about your campers getting bored? Our hosts share their lists of backpocket games to keep participants occupied during transition times or down times that will keep them engaged and entertained.
Are you someone who's worked a bunch of weird or dumb jobs in order to keep working at your camp or recreation job? Curt and Patti totally are! They share all of the jobs they've had in order to keep working in the industry - and what they've learned from some of them.
Eric "Shendy" Shendelman, owner of Shendy's Swim Centre and current president of the Ontario Camp Association, shares his passion for pool and water safety, some tips for your lifeguards and we all share our choice of tattoos we'd get for free stuff.
It’s hiring season! You’re either up to your eyeballs in staff applications, or crying for just a few great folks to apply – there isn’t usually a lot of in-between. Our hosts have some thoughts on everything from where to find staff, to how to make them feel comfortable during the interview and what to do once the interview is over.
Make sure your campers have an extra special experience this summer by adding some whimsy to your program. Our hosts list 100 things (or close enough) you can do to add whimsy to your camp AND they play a fun game of word association with their suggestions.
A day camp that travels from community to community, state to state...with a climbing wall? Sounds pretty spectacular to us! Patti and Curt chat with Raymond Varner, owner and director of Camp Ruwà and he tells them all about his new traveling Christian day camp.
Curt has not only attended a number of conferences over the years, but he’s presented at some of them, too. Patti’s never been to one of the big camping conferences so she has a bunch of questions. Curt shares his tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your conference experience.