Debriefing Your Summer Season - Day Camp Pod #19

Bring up the bad, bring up the good, make next summer better.

No matter what time of year it is, if you haven’t intentionally looked back on your past summer season, you need to.

There’s nothing worse than a problem that keeps coming up, summer after summer. You say to yourself, “didn’t we talk about this!?”. Well, did you?

This type of review can be something that can be looked on lightly, or dismissed for putting more effort into marketing for the following season. However, in your marketing, you’re promising this this upcoming summer is going to be the best one yet, right? Well then what better way to commit to improving your program than to hash it out while it’s fresh in your mind?

Whether it’s a CPR (Complete Program Review), Glitch List Review, Better Board, summer reports, or Go Camp Pro’s Back on TRACK review, a tried and true system for making the bad good and the good better, is essential for making things better for the future of your program.

For hashing out the best review systems, Andy and Sam are joined by Will Pierce from Pierce County Day Camps and Howie Grossinger from Camp Robinhood. Tune in to hear more about:

  • Ready to use systems for debriefing your summer in October and November

  • The do’s and don’ts when it comes to running the debrief meetings effectively

  • How to leverage the knowledge of staff of every level through meetings and reports

  • How to take what comes up in the feedback and keep people accountable for the changes that need to be made

  • And more!

How do you effectively debrief your summer? Let us know in the comments! And, if you have any questions, send us an email at

Day Camp Program Tip of the Week!

Andy: Giant Slide

Sam: Electric Current Contest

Howie:  Running the campers around site to give high 5’s to all staff (ESPECIALLY the office & maintenance staff)

Will: Colour Run




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