SCP 142: 17 Phrases You Should Never Say to Your Staff

November 24th, 2021

The trio look at a very interesting article about phrases great leaders never say. Listen in this week to see if you happen to say any of these phrases and why you should stop.

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9 Staff Supervision Tips

November 11th, 2021

We all can be better directors. This week’s episode focuses on how we can better supervise the staff we are in charge of!

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SCP 140: Activity Mash-Ups

November 3rd, 2021

If one great idea from the Scamp-Life trio is awesome, then what is two great ideas mashed up into one activity? I’ll tell you, it’s pure brilliance!!! (Well, pretty close at least.) This week, the group combines fun programming at camp into fresh, new programs! Check it out for great games and activities for kids, or unique staff training ideas, or even something incredibly dangerous that Chris is doing! If you have your own camp’s version of a mash-up, be sure to share it with us for a possible sequel to this episode!

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SCP 139: Starting a Summer Camp with Laura Kriegel

October 29th, 2021

The crew welcomes Laura Kriegel of Camp Stomping Ground to the show. Laura talks about the start and evolution of Camp Stomping Ground, from renting a camp to buying their own property...and some of the odder things like pulling the plug to drain the lake. What?!

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SCP 138: Being a Conference Presenter

October 21st, 2021

If you’ve never presented at a conference before and are wanting to get some great tips, or you’re a seasoned pro who just wants a few extra ideas, then this episode is for you. Kelie, Curt, and Chris talk about things they do while presenting, or things they wish presenters would do at classes they attend. As we are quickly nearing conference season, this episode will help you prep to be the best presenter you can be!

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SCP 137: Unique Meals at Camp

October 14th, 2021

If your camp has a Food Service Director, or if you’re the one in charge of figuring out meal times, then this is the episode for you…them…whoever makes decisions about food! The group talks all about unique meals from various foods to eat to even mealtime programming! Be sure you don’t listen to this episode on an empty stomach though, because you’re gonna get hungry!

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SCP 136: These Are a Few of Our Favorite Books

October 7th, 2021

The ScampLife Trio discuss their favorite camp books this week! By listening to this episode, you will have a list of 21 great reads to get you through this winter and well-prepped for next summer.

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SCP 135: New Ideas for Next Summer

September 29th, 2021

It seems like summer camp just ended! That means it the perfect time to start planning for next summer! After a couple years of craziness, the trio has some great ideas to help you make Summer 2022 amazing! Before you start prepping your budget for the coming year, listen to this episode for some stuff you may want to add to it! (some of the ideas won’t cost you a dime!!!)

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SCP 134: Red Flags to Watch For During Your Job Search

September 23rd, 2021

You know em, You’ve seen em! Red Flags! The trio this week talks about some red flags to look out for when accepting a job at a camp as well as some red flags to look out for when hiring someone at your camp! Our 3 hosts go over some of the flags they ignored and ended up learning from. If you’re currently on the lookout for a new camping job, or maybe you’re looking to hire, be sure to listen to this episode for some possible red flags you need to be aware of!

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SCP 133: Fall/Winter Retreat Ideas

September 9th, 2021

If you are a camp that does programming/activities year-round, this episode will be a good help on some retreat ideas for you! The group talks about different events they have done (or seen done at other camps) that have been successful! 

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