Community Final Paper

  Over the course of this class, many unexpected learning opportunities have arisen. Many of these learning opportunities surrounded the theme of community, including themes of organizations and specific community structures that I have … [Continue reading]

How to prepare for tent camping

Some of you are camping buffs, but others might be newer to the idea of tent camping.  There's also the possibility that you personally love the outdoors, but you're planning a camping trip with friends or family who aren't as excited about the … [Continue reading]

Day Hike List: What you need to bring

Going on a day hike can be a ton of fun, and can also be a great introduction to hiking for people who aren't quite sure they want to become hiking die-hards.  A day hike list, that has everything you might want or need, is an incredibly helpful tool … [Continue reading]

Capture the Flag Variations

Capture the Flag is one of the games most identified as belonging at camp.  Many campers look forward to playing some variation as the high point of their time at camp. Camps are also one of the few places capture the flag can actually be played on … [Continue reading]

Camping Cooking Gear: 8 Essential Kitchen Supplies

Cooking over a fire is a different type of process than cooking in the comfort of your kitchen.  Not only is it more challenging to do, you always want to take as few kitchen supplies with you camping as possible, which means you have limited tools. … [Continue reading]

Gear You Need for Winter Camping

Camping anytime other than the middle of the summer can be a challenge, and one of the main difficulties is the potential temperature drops.  Even a late spring camping trip can be ruined because of cold weather.  To prevent this problem, several … [Continue reading]

Networking | Just Do It!

The word "networking" has taken on multiple meanings over the years, some of them negative.  In this case, the word is meant to include the process of connecting with similar organizations to yours, or organizations that can help you in your mission. … [Continue reading]

Is ethical management possible for Christian non-profits?

The conversation around business ethics is generally stuffy, dull, and fairly incomprehensible.  And when it's not, the conversation is just so basic we learn nothing at all.  For those of us who clearly fit the role of non-profit managers, we know … [Continue reading]

Telling Your Story | sharing your mission

As many of you know, I have changed my career track a bit in the past year.  I have gone from full-time work in Christian camp ministry to full-time work in a creative online endeavor...which is how this site has become so intricately connected to … [Continue reading]

Five Tips to Increase Camp Signups – Without Spending Any Money

By Peggy Chang of Activity Hero Science classes and art lessons and soccer camps, oh my! Activity providers across the country are essential for providing enriching programs for the over 11 million Americans that attend camps and the 8.4 million … [Continue reading]