Creating Your Own Support Network - CampHacker #117

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By Travis Allison, CampHacker from Travis, and Beth Allison. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Because you’re not in this alone.

It wouldn’t be the revelation of the century if we said that being a full-time Camp Pro can be incredibly lonely.

Most of us work in small (or solo) teams, we usually are the only person in our part of the hierarchy, we manage many people (and their emotions) and we work incredibly hard.

If we don’t think about building our support networks intentionally, camp can be an incredibly exhausting industry to be a part of the long term.

This time of year (if you’re reading this in November/December), is the perfect time to start building and cultivating your support network. To give you some inspiration and insurance that you’re not in this alone, we brought the whole gang! Gab, Travis, Dan and Joe are here to share their stories and tips all surrounding the topic of building a support network.

Tune in to this episode to hear about:

How to intentionally cultivate a support network both in and out of the camping industry

Building connections at camp conferences

Asking for help and collaboration opportunities with people in your network

Practical tips and tools for being staying mentally healthy and avoiding burnout

Are there any tools or systems that you love? Please share them in the comments section!

Tool of the Week – Make Yourself a Better Camp Director

Gab: Class Dojo

Travis: Umonzi Aluminum Phone Stand

Joe: Shtil Combi Unit

Dan: White Fragility

Your Hosts:

Travis Allison, Summer Camp Consultant - CampHacker.TV, Founder at Go Camp Pro

Joe Richards, Executive Director - Pearce Williams Summer Camp & Retreat Facility

Dan Weir, Sr. Director - Youth Development, Summer Camp, & Strategic Initiatives - YMCA of Long Island

Gabrielle Raill, Camp Director - Camp Ouareau

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