Our hosts chat with millennial master (literally, she has her M.A. in youth development with a focus on millennial audiences), Lanet Hane about her work with companies and camps in supporting the millennial workforce and bridging the gap between generations through her business, Workforce Satisfaction Solutions (WSS).
And she offers some five star advice, folks!
Technology at camp has been a bit of a hot button issue within the camping industry over the last few years. Patti and Curt discuss the two camps people usually fall in, and some ways to make technology work for and in your programs, and their disdain for 3 hour lineups to register for a recreation program.
Patti and Curt suggest a bunch of activities you can do with kids, whether you’re in the snow or the sun, and reinforce the notion that growing up in Southern California versus the East Coast of Canada make for two VERY different sets of expectations when it comes to winter activities. They also share a lot of stories, unrelated to the topic, but totally on brand!
Curt and Patti speak with recreational gymnastic powerhouse Ali Stoffels about her role in creating programs and resources to help her industry grow, and how to apply that to other recreational sports.
Halloween season is upon us and Curt and Patti share some of their ideas for ways to celebrate in your community, from haunted houses to trunk or treat and a whole lot in between. They give some ideas for getting teenagers involved including an outdoor movie night, and some tips on creating an inclusive program for people with disabilities.
We talk with Melanie Dash, program director of Camp No Limits about the logistics of running a camp for campers with limb loss and their families in multiple states. We also talk about Dr. Pepper and Long Island Iced Tea.
In this debut episode we talk about things camp pros should do after camp as a wrap up of the summer and things recreation pros should do as they ramp up their school year programs. We also talk about who would make better camp counselors (Luke vs Rey and Batman vs Superman).