Sleepaway Spirit, Pandemic Camp, Turnarounds & the Media - with Mark Transport - Day Camp Pod #44


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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!

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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
    • Facility
    • 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





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