Posts Tagged With: camp program

We Went Glamping!

We wanted to try something a little different this summer, so we invited friends & supporters of our camp to a “Glamping” weekend.

In case you’re not familiar with Glamping, here’s a definition:

Glamorous Camping; getting to experience the outdoors without giving up any of the amenities or comforts of home. In other words, fancy camping.

 

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If you look up Glamping on Pinterest, you’ll likely just find a bunch of fancy yurts and fairy lights.
Well that wasn’t an option for us, and we also don’t have a resort style camp… and we weren’t about to go into major construction for this thing, so we worked with what we had and created an event that could be described as “slightly less campy camping”. Or “mildly fancy camping”. FUN!

 

We promoted it as a weekend for ladies 19+ (because we’re in Canada, and we were allowing alcohol) and we ended up with a small but great group of gals. It was a great first shot out of the gate.

Here’s a loose schedule of what we did.

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So… you’re a summer camp director… what do you do the rest of the year?

If I had a nickel… am I right?

If you are fortunate enough to be able to do the job you love full-time, year round then you’ve definitely heard that question more than once, in fact you’ve probably heard it about 1 286 001 times and counting!

Even if your program only runs for 3 or 4 months of the year the other 8 – 9 months aren’t spent kicking back and relaxing, there’s a lot of work to be done during the “off season”.So you're a camp director

Here’s a taste of what the average camp director does from September to May (this timeline is based on a small camp, it will look a bit different for different camps but you get the gist): Continue reading

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