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Honor and Nominate a Camp Administrator Today!

February 13, 2023

“My job is to make people dream. Of course, there’s a lot of technical stuff behind the scenes and a lot of hard work behind it. But I get to watch people see the result of that hard work and feel that wonder and feel that discovery, all the time.” –David Copperfield

 To the outside world, camp looks a lot like magic.  Camp has the ability to amaze, excite, and transform its audience with unforgettable experiences.  It sparks imagination, connects people in wonderment, and changes beliefs of what is possible.  Properly done, camp convinces the audience to come back again and again and promote the experience to future generations.

Camp Administrators – The Magicians Behind the Curtain

Like any terrific production, there are experts behind the scenes who work tirelessly to deliver this unique experience.  The camp administrators are the experts that coordinate the performers, stagehands, resources, illumination, environment, and audience engagement.   They are the glue connecting all parts of the camp program, delivering all the right things at the right time to your camp audience.

In my experience, camp administrators are also the custodians of the camp’s vision and values.  They don’t only make the experience possible and amazing for the next season, they also preserve the experience and the magic for following generations.

Signs of the stealthy magicians at work include:

  • Special trips so that a young camper can learn to swim, whitewater raft, or waterski
  • Helping a shy camper make new friends and become an active part of the camp community
  • The surprise appearance of July 4th popsicles, just as their parents once enjoyed
  • New games to be played, adventures to treasure, or exciting mysteries to be solved
  • Unique events to engage alumni to give their time or donations back to camp

The Importance of the Camp Admin Hall of Fame

We at CampBrain would like to use this opportunity to honor these magicians behind the curtain.  Our software is designed to empower these magicians to do what they do so well.

Every year we put together a campaign for camps to nominate their admins to be honored in our Hall of Fame.  We are accepting nominations from February 2nd -March 3rd, 2023.

Each inductee will be honored with an engraved award and a charitable contribution to their favorite campership fund.

We hope these camp admins inspire the future generations of magical geniuses behind the curtain.

Love your Software and your Admin,

Lee Biear

Lee Biear, Senior Marketing Strategist, is a passionate promoter of camp.  She believes that every child should get to go to camp and it takes village to make it happen.  She has worked in the camp industry for over 10 years and understands the special care it takes to be a Camp Admin.

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