Resources to grow your camp and change more lives
Because it’s brag-worthy
Telling your camp’s story online – an article I wrote for CampHacker.com.
4 things you can do from March to June to boost your camp’s enrollment. – an article I wrote for Go Camp Pro.
3) Making materials available publicly (mailing them to churches to be put out, putting them in libraries, at the mall, etc)
6) Traditional print advertising – Are traditional print marketing platforms still worth it?
7) Paid Online Advertising – check out this article which demystifies online advertising, and shares our successes and failures with easy things you can do to pay for advertising online better. I break down the pros and cons of Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, and traditional banner advertising.
8) Creating online outposts (facebook, twitter, pinterest, facebook discussion groups, etc).
(I’m sure I missed some awesome way to market. Contact me and let me know!)
The Summer Camp Retention Tool – learn what each camper is worth to your camp monetarily, and the power of increased summer camp retention rates.
3 easy things a non-profit summer camp can do to earn more money and have a broader impact, and article I wrote for Go Camp Pro.
Rediscovering the “Why?” of your summer camp
Creating a summer camp that avoids becoming stagnant.
How I learned offering more choice at summer camp was so important.
On “Kids Today,” how Teenagers Saved the Human Race, and What We’re Doing About it
“I’m a dude,” he said. Lessons from a Transgender Summer Camper.
360 Degree Feedback – a different take on evaluations.
Sending fewer kids home, and sending those who can’t stay home with love.
4 important phone calls your camp might not be making – an article I wrote for Go Camp Pro.
The 5 Silver Bullets to Stopping Bullying
Step 1 – Transcending Supervision, and Striving for Engagement
Step 2 – The Benefits of Mixed-Aged Interactions
Helping kids realize they are good using Growth Mindset Language
Training staff in what really matters
I’ve written 2 articles for CampHacker.TV on Staff Training. Check them out!
Getting Staff to buy-in to your mission, and buy in to each other
Framing Expectations and Building Empathy between Staff Members
A CampHacker article I wrote about how getting out of the office during summer camp changed everything can be found here.
Why your staff doesn’t approach you, and one staff training activity you can do to help them do so. – an article I wrote for Go Camp Pro.