Day Camp Special Events - Day Camp Pod #4

Go Big And Campers Won’t Want To Go Home

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Camp is full of WOW moments. From drop off to pick-up, we do our best to inject that WOW into every part of the day. However, we, as camp pros, know where we can dial it up to 11.

Special Event Day. Evening Program. Special Afternoon. Whatever you call it, what you do in this 1-7 hour time block can really make that camp session memorable.

Joining our triumphant trio, Andy, Ehren and Sam is the man, the legend, Curt “Moose” Jackson from summercamppro.com to share his insights from pages and pages AND PAGES of blogs and roundtables from him, and other camp pros. Tune in to hear about:

  • How easy it can be to program for 300+ kids

  • How to start the magic of a special day as soon as kids step on the bus

  • The best prizes to give for special event days (psst. the best prizes don’t cost money!)

  • Getting the whole staff team involved

  • How to do ALL of this and not break the bank

You better believe that this episode is chalked FULL of nuggets. Have a pen and paper handy, because you’ll need it!

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  • Andy: Look-a-Like Contest

  • Sam: Everyday Heroes!

  • Ehren: Diorama Delusion

  • Moose:  Hide the Smurf! - Stump the Counsellors

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Bonus Content - Because you read the show notes, and you’re awesome.

Sam’s FULL ON SPECIAL EVENT LAYOUTS!!! (Thanks, Sam!)

Photos from Crystal Lake’s Special Events (Seriously, Sam, you rock!)

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