22 Tips For the Last Month Before Camp
Sayonara season 6!
Well friends, the summer is fast approaching (stop, breathe, breathe again) and that means it's time for the CampHacker Podcast to break for the season.
We know, we're sad too.
That being said, you know that we'd never leave you in a lurch. Especially not at this time of year. As our parting gift to you to keep you cool until we meet again in the fall, we have the whole team together to fill the last few pages of your spring journal with our top tips for this time of year. We hope that this episode gives you what you need right now whether it's a reassuring helping hand, or a fire under your rear. Either way, Dan, Joe, Gab and Travis brought their A-game for this one.
Here are the CampHacker's Top 22 Tips for The Last Month of Camp:
Learn The Value of Good Enough
Delegate Like It’s Your JOB (Playlists: Upbeat, Reflective, Conversational;
Take a few minutes in the morning to clean your head (10 Deep breaths), The Headspace app
Ready to Go smoothie packs
5 Minutes per day with your S.O. (maybe have some questions you ask each other) - get them on your schedule
During Training: put things that they MUST remember in a different font/colour
Put Your Bills on Autopayment
The Productivity Planner - Questions “What is the One Most Important Task of the Day?”
Gab’s 1 Minute, Five Minute or 15 Minute Question Rule. 1 Minute Questions get asked and answered now, the others get scheduled
Stop using the excuse of not having enough time - instead talk about your priorities
Do Something that Makes You Happy every day! Get Silly with your staff and/or campers
Do stuff that gives you joy - Joe - scroll saw name tags
Listen to Great books - keep feeding your brain
Facebook Newsfeed Eradicator - Google Chrome extension
https://unroll.me/ - get random newsletters out of your email newsletter
Compliment people - express gratitude (to people who work for you and those you work for)
Believe in yourself, believe that it all is going to go well.
Have a confidant (outside of your camp, not your spouse)
Let campers and staff see your hobbies
Let it Go
Tool of the Week – Make Yourself a Better Camp Director
Travis - TextExpander
Dan - No-Drama Discipline by Dr Tina Bryson
Gab - Do This, Not That! - Best Practices for a Brilliant and Engaging Staff Training
Joe - North Face Kaban Transit - Awesome Camp Director Backpack
- Travis Allison, Summer Camp Consultant - CampHacker.TV
- Dan Weir, Director of Camping Services - Frost Valley YMCA
- Gabrielle Raill, Camp Director - Camp Ouareau
- Joe Richards, Executive Director - Pearce Williams Christian Centre