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Episodes

36: Facilitating difficult conversations with Ruby Compton

5/22/2018
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Our hosts chat with Ruby Compton about collaboration, having important conversations, fan girl stickers, her ah-ha moments, and her exciting new endeavors.

Duration:00:49:36

35: Bringing the Magic of Disney to Camp

5/13/2018
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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.

Duration:01:11:08

33: Is Camp for Everyone?

4/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:36:21

Epic Camp wide Games with Trailhead Games

4/22/2018
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Austin and Matthew of Trailhead Games talk about all the components that go into creating their unforgettable, one of a kind experiences for your campers.

Duration:00:57:42

31: Engaging Alumni with Jeff Bradshaw

4/16/2018
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Wondering how to create an alumni program, and keep them engaged? Jeff Bradshaw of Camp Wenonah will give you dozens of great ideas and tips.

Duration:00:50:27

30: Time Fillers (a.k.a. Boredom Busters)

4/8/2018
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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.

Duration:01:03:54

29: Pranks at Camp - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

4/2/2018
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Curt and Patti discuss their feelings on pranks at camp, the times they were involved with pranks, and, as always, their random questions to each other.

Duration:00:40:37

28: The Business of Camp with Stephane Richard

3/26/2018
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We speak with Stephane about data collection, surveys and the 4 Pillars.

Duration:01:05:14

27: All the Crazy Non-Camp and Recreation Jobs We've Had

3/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:58:40

26: Putting Your Campers in Charge with Allison Vining

3/12/2018
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Ever wondered what it would be like to run a camp where the campers call the shots? Allison East Vining is here to tell us her vision for this exact scenario.

Duration:00:40:04

25: Ideas for Community Easter Events

3/5/2018
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Looking for some new ideas for your Easter event or after school program. Patti and Curt offer a number of ideas including a variety of egg hunts, some craft ideas, game ideas and more.

Duration:01:02:02

24: Pool and Water Safety with Eric "Shendy" Shendleman

2/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:58:09

23: Recruiting and Interviewing Staff

2/18/2018
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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.

Duration:01:19:06

22: Marketing Camp and Recreation Programs with Travis Allison

2/12/2018
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Travis Allison gives us some marketing wisdom but he goes beyond that to discuss his true passion. And, this episode marks the introduction of The Lightning Round.

Duration:00:49:13

21: Adding Whimsy to Your Camp

2/5/2018
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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.

Duration:01:04:06

20: Running a Mobile Day Camp with Raymond Varner

1/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:59:06

19: Making the Most of Conferences and Trainings

1/21/2018
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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.

Duration:01:04:30

18: Community Wide Games & Competitions

1/15/2018
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Curt and Patti chat about all the BIG games and competitions you can run in your community. They're not only great community builders but can also work as excellent fundraisers!

Duration:00:59:17

17: Hiring International Camp Staff with Mike Fried of CCUSA

1/8/2018
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Do you hire international staff for your summer camp or are you thinking about it? Patti and Curt speak with Mike Fried of Camp Counselors USA about the benefits of hiring international staff.

Duration:00:46:37

16: Goal Setting with Patti Sampson

1/1/2018
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Patti takes us through her goal setting workshop that she does with her staff and gives us a bunch of extra productivity tips and tricks to take into the new year.

Duration:00:53:44

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