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Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/summer-2021-debrief We’re on the other side of the Summer of 2021 - Let’s unpack it together. How are you? After a first, or second COVID-summer, many Day Camp Pros are only now coming out of hibernation. It was, to say the least, a tough summer. But have no fear, the Day Camp Pod i…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/multicultural-camp-dcp Just because your marketing materials say you are multicultural, or diverse, doesn’t mean you are. Here’s how Kevin Gordon did it, and how you can, too. Kevin Gordon is a camp owner and director who started Camp Kupugani from scratch, as a multicultural camp e…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/2021-mental-health The perfect, and most important way to wrap up our season together - Thanks for being a friend of camps everywhere Dr. G! 2020 and 2021 have been quite a shock to our camp community. The clinically inclined would call it trauma. Same as a 9/11, a war, or other exp…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mini-not-for-profit-like-for Welcome to the meshugganah motivator himself, Aaron Greenberg! The not-for-profit camping world has had it tough this past year, with nervous funders, shoe-string budgets, furloughed staff and such. But not as much so with the Jewish Camps that work with…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/supporting-trans-campers-staff We can’t keep doing things the way we’ve been doing them if our goal is to keep all of the campers in our care safe. Welcome, Chris Rehs-Dupin! Day Camps have gone through all kinds of changes through the years. In the 1950s and 60s - the talk was prob…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mini-games-games Curt “Moose” Jackson is with Sam to share his best games and best gaming practices. This mini-pod is all about games! Games are the bread and butter of a great camp staff member and you can never have too many favourites. We’re grateful for Curt to join us on this e…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/circle-taco Using circles (…and tacos?) to help our campers be their best this summer. Welcome, Emily Golinsky! Most Day Camps fancy themselves masters in the art of Circle Time, but we doubt that most look at it as an act of restorative justice. To quote a golden Bob Ditter metapho…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mini-camp-training-dave-malter Welcome back to the Podcast, Dave Malter! Andy and the great Professor Dave Malter are here to talk about the complexities that will go into training staff to serve kids that have been living in a pandemic for a WHOLE YEAR now. It’s going to be a diffe…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/frank-brandwein Welcome back, Michael Brandwein! Like a day camp guardian angel, Michael Brandwein has been bestowing wisdom upon us for longer than many of our listeners may roam this earth- How does that make you feel, Michael? The defending champion of Day Camp Pod guests returns…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mini-camp-activities SPONSORED CONTENT - Thanks to Camptivities for their support! Day Camp schedules come in all ways shapes and forms, but most of us have the same goals- to create a wide-ranging and engaging program that kids can enjoy and learn from. Set activities, electives, s…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/liquid-sunshine It’s time to learn to dance in the rain, folks! At day camp we don’t have rainy days, we have Liquid Sunshine, and it’s not raining until we say it is. My brother lives in Seattle, where it rains almost every day, and nobody complains. As we camp directors like to sa…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mini-advocacy-gold Welcome back, Jonathan Gold! Review us on iTunes! Please help us welcome back the man, the myth, the legend, Jonathan Gold to this Day Camp Mini-Pod! Tune in to hear more about: WHY Government advocacy- It’s like an insurance policy- and it’s also a bit pricey. Fo…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/you-can-do-it A Love Letter for Camps Considering Running in 2021 - from Go Camp Pro Review us on iTunes! If you’re able to run camp this summer, we want to make sure you know you can do it. This special Go Camp Pro Podcast is for camps out there who are on the fence about running t…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mike-stillson Meet Mike Stillson - A True Day Camp Maverick! Review us on iTunes! The Camp Industry has some great leaders. We've interviewed a bunch of them, and we’ve got another one for you. Mike Stillson showed tremendous leadership in guiding his organization to open last summe…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mini-marcy-brower A spotlight on a wonderful woman in camping, Marcy Brower Review us on iTunes! There are some amazing people who blaze a trail for change; Marcy and Bob founded and operated Circle M Day Camp in Wheeling Illinois for 45 years, one of the first private camps to hire…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/parks-and-rec-pod The ins and outs of one of the largest groups of day camp providers, Parks & Rec departments! Review us on iTunes! Municipal Parks and Rec. programs might have more day campers across North America each summer than all the private camps in the United States combine…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mini-dave-thoensen A conversation with Andy Pritikin & Dave Thoensen Please help us welcome Dave Thoensen to this Day Camp Mini-Pod! Tune in to hear more about: Private Day Camp BUSINESS practices Fiscal responsibility Last summer: PPE purchasing, staffing, parent communication- you…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/hard-times It’s not all waterslides and s’mores, folks! Here’s how to persevere through the hard times, to get back to the good ones! The world changed for us all in March 2020, with life, and camp, and business becoming more stressful and challenging than ever before. But “what doe…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mini-scott-brody How Scott Brody and The ACA supported camps through the dark days of summer 2020. Andy is joined by his longtime friend, colleague and business partner, Scott Brody, who also happens to be the Board Chair of the American Camp Association, with a concentration the pa…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/traditions-at-day-camp Powerful ways to draw kids into the wonder and magic of your Day Camp. Kids love predictability, kids love silliness, kids love TRADITIONS. Most every camp out there has some kind of traditions that have woven their way into your program or facility- It’s part…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/ppp-era-aca Timely info for American Camps - Jan/Feb 2021 For many camps and small businesses in the United States, the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program was a lifesaver- enabling us to keep our best people employed which we navigated the uncharted waters o…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/preschool-program-2021 They’re the most fun, the most magical, the most squirmy and they’re the future of camp. Here’s how to rock your preschool camp programming! Pre-Schoolers are the little saplings of day camp. Show them and their families a good time, and you have an annuity th…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/dei-at-day-camp-pt2 Here’s part 2 of this important conversation with Dr. Perry and Dr. Ozier. One of the silver linings 2020 has been the awakening of many camp professionals to the glaring lack of diversity in the camp industry. Besides camps that cater to children living in the i…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/dei-at-day-camp-pt1 The Day Camp world is being reborn after the summer of 2020. Let’s rebuild it into a world of diversity, equity and inclusion. One of the silver linings 2020 has been the awakening of many camp professionals to the glaring lack of diversity in the camp industry. …
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/essence-of-camp When you take away all of your camp’s window-dressing, what’s left? Andy and Liz Kimmelman dig into it on this Mini-Pod. Every camp we’ve spoken to that opened during Summer 2020 quickly realized that all the bells and whistles they’ve accumulated over the years were…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mark-transport We’re always doing a bit of a turnaround at camp, so let’s hear from a Day Camp Pro who’s a…well…pro at it! Review us on iTunes! Being successful in the camp industry these days calls for strong, courageous leadership- and on Long Island, Mark Transport has made himse…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/perseverance-in-day-camping We will persist. Kids need camp too much for us to give up. Review us on iTunes! The last 8 months have been emotionally trying for all of us- Whether you opened in 2020, or chose not to open, this has been a rite of passage like none other- with no self-…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/sleepaway-spirit-pt3 “The Mont-sters of Day Camp” are here for our annual episode on harnessing the spirit of overnight camp at your day camp! If YOU have experienced both day camp AND resident camp, agree that a great day camp captures the “Sleepaway Camp” Spirit- This episode, our…
 
Here are some art projects that teens will actually enjoy! Review us on iTunes! On this mini-pod, Sam sits down with Cricket to tell you about some of their favourite art projects that are winners with teens! And since it’s hard to do an audio-only show of crafts, here is a write-up of the crafts! Thanks, Sam and Cricket! - Do you have a suggestion…
 
Find full notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/2021-staff-recruitment-and-retention We’re not exactly sure what the summer of 2021 will look like, but we know we’ll need a great team of staff! Here’s how to get them on board, and keep them around! As we navigate the pandemic waters, the staffing landscape has skewed a bit. Some might…
 
Find more at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/eleanor-eells Celebrating a foundational Camp Professional. Tune in to learn about Eleanor Eells and her legacy in camping in part, through Title XX funding. Review us on iTunes! Eleanor P. Eells was a leader and inspiration within the field of camp throughout her life. She was an active participant in …
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/blog/women-of-gcp-podcast What do you call it when you gather a bunch of female camp and podcasting pros in a room? You call it AWESOME. In today’s special crossover episode, Beth Allison from Camp Code hosts a conversation with several of the women who podcast with Go Camp Pro. Today’s episode …
 
Find show notes and links at - https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/day-camp-from-scratch Post-COVID, the world is going to be in need of more connection than ever. What better way is there to connect than at camp? Here’s how to start your own! Review us on iTunes! If only one out of every six American children attends summer camp programs, there’s a wh…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/day-camp-kitchen Happy Kitchen - Happy Camp. Here are some best practices for camp kitchens of all kinds! Review us on iTunes! Running a food service at your day camp is not typical, and it certainly isn’t in the talent wheelhouse of most camp directors. But for those who can pull i…
 
Find full show notes and links at: https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod/mental-health-2020 Mental Health needs to stay front-of-mind. Now more than ever. Welcome the wonderful Linda Erceg to this episode of The Day Camp Pod! Review us on iTunes! Mental Health has become one of the biggest issues facing camp professionals - and that was before covid-19 c…
 
It can be done. If you’re running an indoor camp during the COVID-19 pandemic, have no fear, the Day Camp Pod and Melanie Zak Curry are here! Review us on iTunes! Tune in to this mini-pod to hear about Melanies’s experience and strategies for running camp inside: INDOOR CAMP SUCCESS STORY- How they made it happen! Militant Staff (paid minimum wage)…
 
Find more at http://daycamppodcast.com When’s the right time to think about reenrollment? How do you know they’re ready to come back? Well, it’s at least time to start thinking about it, so let’s get to it. Review us on iTunes! As Day Camp Professionals, we can come up with the greatest camp programs and initiatives in the world, but it don’t mean …
 
Nothing says financial wake-up call like a global pandemic! Andy welcomes back Jonathan M. Gold to the show to help us grasp the things we need to be thinking about in preparing for a tough financial road ahead. Review us on iTunes! Whether you ran in 2020 or not - we've all got a tough road ahead. We need to be prepared with every scenario, every …
 
Find full show notes at https://gocamp.pro/day-camp-pod What was it like for Day Camps who DIDN’T RUN this summer? Tune in to this episode of The Day Camp Pod with Kelly Schuna and Ben Esposito to find out more! Review us on iTunes! Summer 2020 was challenging for all, especially for those of us who chose to NOT TO OPEN for a traditional summer of …
 
How two camps embraced the eLearning Camp model during the COIVD-19 pandemic. Review us on iTunes! Welcome to another Day Camp Mini-Pod! We’re so glad to be bringing you new content every week on the Day Camp Pod. As a reminder, there will be a full episode every two weeks with some Mini-Pods in-between. A HUGE thanks to our hosts, Sam, Andy and Ti…
 
What was it like for Day Camps who ran this summer? Find out on our first episode of season 3 of the Day Camp Pod! Review us on iTunes! Summer 2020 was a whirlwind for us all, especially for those of us who were able to OPEN our doors to the public. We had to use every ounce of leadership, creativity, perseverance and resilience that we could muste…
 
Crafts that are both in-person and virtual-camp friendly! Thanks, Sam and Diana! Review us on iTunes! As we truly dig-in to one of the weirdest summers of our time, we wanted to equip you with some crafts and program ideas that will help you run the best program you can, whether it’s virtual or in-person. And when it comes to incredible Day Camp Pr…
 
Thanks for the season, Day Camp friends! Here are our favourite episodes and some goals for your next summer! Review us on iTunes! It’s been a wonderfully full second season for the Day Camp Pod! 19 full episodes, 5 mini-pods (2 more on the way, still!) and over 10,000 downloads, we’ve certainly come a long way! On behalf of the team at Go Camp Pro…
 
Camp should be for every child. Here’s how to ensure your Day Camp is inclusive for children of all abilities. A lot of camp professionals operate under the belief that every child deserves a week at summer camp. However, when it comes to the execution of that “every” child, we can sometimes fall short when there is a camper who’s needs we feel lik…
 
A glimpse into how things are going to change in the Day Camp world, post-pandemic. Dr. G is back again! A more logistical follow-up to last mini-pod’s conversation with Dr. G. If you make the decision to run camp in 2020, OR if we’re still here for 2021 (heaven forbid), there’s going to be a lot to think about as we’re preparing to welcome people …
 
LITs, CITs, CILTs, Interns, Future Leaders - whatever you call them, they are the keys to your camp’s future! Here’s how to give them the best day camp experience ever. One of the most difficult parts of directing camp is that it can be hard to really be “in the moment” at camp. After all, it’s our job to have long term vision. If we’re not thinkin…
 
Whether it’s this summer or next, we’re going to have to prepare our staff for the opening of Post-Pandemic Day Camp. Dr. G is here to help! The first summer after the 2020 pandemic is going to be a weird one. Logistics, health procedures, insurance, programming, it will all look different. One thing that we absolutely can’t miss is how we address …
 
Is your staff training as good as it can be? We’ve brought in the Camp Code pros to help you get it there! We’re releasing this episode in April 2020. Aka one of the most unsettling points in our industry’s history. Right now, we don’t know if camp will happen. What we do know is that if (and when) it does, we need our staff to be ready to give kid…
 
How do get virtual training right? Because we may have to be a little “socially distanced” this staff training. A mini-pod from the Day Camp Pod! Hey Day Camp Pod fans! We’ve received a lot of emails this season about wanting more Day Camp Pod goodness. We’ve heard your cries and are here to deliver! We’re going to be experimenting with the “mini-p…
 
Find full show notes, bonus resources and program tips of the week at http://daycamppod.com Did you know that 5/6 kids in the US don’t go to summer camp? Let’s change that ratio and get those kids to your camp. Did that stat blow you away? For us camp folk, it’s almost unbelievable that we are part of the mere 17% of people that really understand t…
 
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