Intra-Camp Communication - Day Camp Pod #6

Michael Brandwein Thinks You Can Meet Better

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We get it, your day camp is busy. You’ve got busses coming in, going out, kids going left and right, meals to cook and knees to un-scrape. The last thing you want to do is book time for a meeting with your staff.

And you know what? If your meetings are only about going to be about giving information, or telling the staff where they need to improve, then we wouldn’t want to be there either!

Say it with us, “WE CAN BE BETTER”.

Not only can we make our meetings better this summer, but if we want our camp to be a place where everyone is on the same page, the Day Camp Pod is here to help you completely revamp how people talk and listen to each other at your camp.

Joining Andy, Ehren and Sam is the one, the only Michael Brandwein! Michael has literally written the book on leadership, camp management, staff training and equipping all levels of staff with skills to make the camper experience the best it can be.

We are so grateful to Michael for taking the time to share his best info-giving practices to the entire camp world. You do not want to miss what he has to say. Thank you, Michael!

Tune in to this episode to find out about:

  • What’s the whole point of meeting, if not just giving information?

  • What can you do to make your meetings more intentional?

  • How do you model your meetings to not only give information, but teach and lead by example?

  • What tech/non-tech solutions do you do to keep everyone in the know in the day to day?

  • How can you incorporate things like rituals, teachable moments, segments and theatrics to make your meetings (and information) memorable?

You can do it! We can’t wait to hear about the awesome things that you are going to do when it comes to communication this summer. What are you going to do? What do you already do? Let us know in the comments below!



  • Andy: Tug-of-war in a new medium, every year (mud, pudding, jello!?)

  • Sam: Funyak, Power Paddlers, Corcls - Kid-friendly Kayaks.

  • Ehren: Music Clump - Scattergories, but with songs!





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