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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!
Being successful in the camp industry these days calls for strong, courageous leadership- and on Long Island, Mark Transport has made himself known amongst his camp peers, local and state government, and in the media.
In this episode, we cover:
- Mark’s camp origin story, from dentist to resident camp to day camp
- Sleepaway Camp Spirit
- Transitioning school kids into camp kids
- Being a Turnaround Expert
- Not seeing the problems
- Change is essential
- Mark’s Experience Running Camp Summer 2020
- Using the Media
- Talking in front of the camera
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Day Camp Tip of the Week
Andy: A tip from Joanna Warren Smith - teach your staff to answer the phone intentionally - ex. “Liberty Lake, this is Andy speaking!”
Sam: Use kernels of corn instead of live bait for fishing programs.
Mark: 1. Your camp is evaluated by how nice your bathroom is
2. Directors- GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY- do frontline work, builds morale
- Andy Pritikin, Owner/Director - Liberty Lake Day Camp
- Tiffany Gratton-McDuffie, Executive Director - Purposeful Play
- Sam Thompson, Recreation Supervisor - Crystal Lake Park District
- Mark Transport, Owner/Director - Crestwood Country Day Camp
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