Check out this months Connecticut Camping Association Newsletter.
Announcement by Maine Summer Camps and Junior Maine Guide Program
The Art of Outdoor Living (AOL) has made it to the printer! We have had a team of volunteers, plus writers and designers working on this project for almost a year! This will be the first time the AOL will have been updated since 1977!
The new book will be 284 pages in length and will be spiral bound. The total cost of this project will be over $20,000. A very generous grant from the Maine Timberland Charitable Trust has funded most of this project. Because of their grant we will be donating a free copy to all Maine libraries, local high school outing clubs, and Maine camps that request a copy. We will also make the book available to individuals and organizations that wish to purchase a copy. The cost will be $30 plus shipping. Due to the cost of the printing we will not be ordering too many extra copies. So, if you think you'd like to order a copy of the soon to be best seller, "The Art of Outdoor Living", you should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org right away! Once the printing is done we will invoice anyone who has pre-ordered the book.
Upcoming NH Camps Event
May 24 - Meet in Greet in Nashua
at Not Your Average Joe's
221 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Steve Maguire: A summer staff workshop hosted by Rhode Island Association of Camps (RIAC)
Join us for an engaging and amazing workshop with Steve Maguire!
Steve will be presenting two different sessions hosted by RIAC at Camp Fuller in Wakefield, RI. The afternoon session is from 3-5pm and is only for RIAC Member camps and is geared towards staff with staff supervision responsibilities. This will be a smaller group that will get some great pointers and guidance on how to not only supervise but inspire staff to be their best and give our campers their best! The fee for this workshop includes pizza dinner. When registering look for the add on items.
The evening session is from 6-9pm open to any camps and is geared towards counselors. The workshop will focus on front line tools to give campers an amazing experience. Steve covers the following topics with your staff...goal setting, effective communication with kids, staff and parents, tone and body language interpretation, how to work with difficult campers/staff, team dynamics, team building, safety, customer service, excellent teaching pedagogy, the magic of working at camp.
Steve is an engaging and energizing speaker that will keep the staff moving and engaged and get them fully fired up to have the best summers of their camper's lives!
Our Fall meeting will be Wednesday, September 13th at Camp Dudley at Kiniya in Colchester. This will be a chance to talk about the summer and also see the great new dining hall at Kiniya.
The Vermont Department of Health (DOH) continues to work on the Licensed Children’s Camp Rule. The current version is with the Secretary of Human Services. They anticipate it being released back to the DOH and then they will post it on their website for a 45 day review period. Any camps that have been in contact with the DOH will get notified via email whine it is up for review. There is likely to be a hearing sometime the first week of August if things stay on track. Stay tuned for emails from the VCA to learn how you can help when the time comes.
Have a great summer enjoying the beauty of the Green Mountain State. Make sure to stop and smell the flowers and have a Creemee every now and then.