When and How to Introduce Major Change at Camp - CampHacker #115

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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.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

TIME TO FACE THE STRANGE

Is it stuck in your head yet? Gotchya!

Change. A 6 letter word that can start a revolution.

Change. The nemesis of the phrase “we’ve always done it like that”.

Change. One of the hardest things about being a full-time camp professional.

Change. Absolutely necessary.

The moment we stop changing as an industry, organization, or camp, is the moment we die. We, as an industry have such a great opportunity to learn, grow and evolve to better serve our campers. Just look at the Summer Camp Professionals group on Facebook, where daily, over 16,000 camp pros are able to ask, answer and interact to help their organizations improve.

Now that we’ve convinced you to change…how do you do it? What if it doesn’t work? What happens if it upsets an alumni or donor? What happens if the staff don’t buy-in, or worse, protests!?

These are all things that we should be on the lookout for when instituting major changes at camp. To help you be the change-maker that you were meant to be, we’ve got the whole CampHacker team on board for this episode.

Join Gab, Dan, Joe and Travis to hear more about:

How to deicide when something needs to change

What are the stakes of not changing?

How to communicate that change to your on- and off-site camp community

Some stories about Joe, Gab and Dan’s biggest lessons learned when it comes to change

Much, much more!

Tool of the Week – Make Yourself a Better Camp Director

Travis: DataStory - by Nancy Duarte

Gabz: Hybride Face Watch

Joe: Adios Email - Imagine, what would happen if you only checked email three times a day?

Dan: DailyCost app

Your Hosts:

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

Gabrielle Raill, Camp Director - Camp Ouareau

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

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

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