SCP 39: S.T.E.M. Programming with Tara Laidlaw

December 10th, 2019

Curt and Chris interview Tara Laidlaw this week about adding STEM into camping. Tara has immense knowledge of STEM learning and a crazy amount of great advice for camps looking to do this. This week’s episode is a great listen for not only the “What-to-dos” or the “How-to-dos”, but also the “Why-you-shoulds”!

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SCP 38: Movie Themes

December 2nd, 2019

Looking for new theme ideas for 2020? Take a listen to this episode for some great themes that the guys share from upcoming movies. These are the movies that all the campers will be talking about already, so why not bring the movies to life and create some awesome days around them! Super cool ideas like a Trolls theme that is music and crazy hair, a Dr Doolittle theme where the staff dress up as talking animals, or a Jumanji theme all around puzzles and adventures. Get some cinematastic ideas for your camp next summer!

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SCP 37: Tips for Hosting Retreats with Andy McClung

November 25th, 2019

Chris and Curt have a great chat with Andy McClung from about his retreat center. Andy shares some great tips and tricks about how he's able to fill every weekend of his retreat center. This episode is a great listen for those camps wanting to expand into the retreat season or those camps that already do, but need to improve on it!

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SCP 36: Our Favorite STEM Activities

November 19th, 2019

The guys discuss STEM learning this week and how you can implement that into your Camp! They share some great ideas like catapults, egg drop, bridge building, zoology, roller coasters, solar ovens, and so much more. STEM would make an awesome addition to your camp program or even a great way to get schools and groups to come out for a retreat!

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SCP 35: Scavaganza with Jenn Ward and Amanda Borbee

November 11th, 2019

Chris and Curt talk with Jenn and Amanda all about Scavaganza! Scavaganza is where you combine Scavenger Hunt Awesomeness with Extravaganza Fun! This is a great activity you can do with your campers, or staff, or even a bunch a camp professionals like Jenn and Amanda did at the ACA Tri-State Conference. Listen in for some great tips and tricks they have learned to run your own Scavaganza!

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SCP 34: Things We’d Like to See Happen in the Summer Camp Industry

November 5th, 2019

Curt and Chris discuss some great ideas of things we would love to see happen in the camping industry. So if there is anyone out there that has some skills to do some of this stuff, you’ll have at least 2 customers! From more podcasting, to online courses, to meet-ups, to apps...there are some awesome ideas for some possible camp entrepreneurs.

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SCP 33: The Exciting World of Pali Adventure Camp with Stephen “Snacks” Smigielski

October 28th, 2019

Curt, minus a sick Chris, talks with Snacks this week about some of the incredible amount of programming that Pali Adventure Camp offers. They have literally a little bit of everything! Magic, Stunts, High Adventure, Circus, Comedy, Street Art, Aviation, and so much more! Learn how they came up with some of these crazy cool programs and why these specialties are so popular with the campers!

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SCP 32: Ideas for your Superhero Theme

October 22nd, 2019

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...two guys behind a mic?! Er...I mean...Here they are to save the Day!!!! Well not really, but our dynamic duo do have some Super ideas for a superhero theme! From decorations to crafts to games to even the inclusion of villains. If your camp does themes, then this is one for the comic books!

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SCP 31: Planning for Inclement Weather with Cricket Snearing

October 14th, 2019

The guys chat with Cricket Snearing about how to best plan for inclement weather. Cricket has been in camping for a long time and has some great info on how to best plan! Bet you didn’t know that buying some big 'ol Ziploc bags is a great start, or that a mirror schedule is a great way to keep all staff on the same page! Learn from this great Camp Pro exactly how you can be prepped for when the bad weather does show up!

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SCP 30: Anytime Activities

October 9th, 2019

Chris and Curt discuss random small programming at camp. This is stuff that doesn’t require daily set up or staff supervision. Great ideas for some fun anytime activities that can help fill up time or keep campers busy while waiting for something else. Listen now to prep for next summer!

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