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Episodes

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

8/12/2018
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Patti uses this Quick Bites episode to 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

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