Knee deep in the foaming surf of a pristine Martha’s Vineyard beach, I had just hooked a monster bluefish when my wife walked into the family room and reminded me that it was my bath night.

Taking to heart my hero’s no sniveling motto, I gamely put down my Phillip Craig mystery and gathered Travis and Marin for the nightly ritual of splashing and negotiation.

Upstairs, both of my charges jumped into the tub with their usual grace, sending a tsunami crashing over the side wetting both the floor and the socks I had once again forgotten to take off. With a smile, I remembered the bluefish I had on the hook downstairs.

As much as I liked to imagine myself fishing on a Vineyard beach or sampling one of my hero’s famous bluefish pate’s, I realized I preferred my own recipe for living. No doubt you feel the same way.

And, because your recipe includes a cup or two of children’s camping, we’ve put together this cookbook of camping recipes cleverly disguised as our Mid-March Buyer’s Guide to help you source new vendors, develop new processes and create the perfect experience for your campers.

Recipes in this edition include camp profiles, ideas for adapting to a new camp environment, ideas for teaching individual sport skills, pool safety check list items, ten strategies to cultivate leadership qualities in your staff and, of course, the buyer’s guide listings.

It’s important to note that all of the companies listed in this year’s guide have paid for the privilege. At Camp Business we believe a buyer’s guide should list those companies who are actively working to service the children’s camp market instead of those simply taking advantage of a free offer.

As always, if you’re looking for products or services for your camp, I encourage you to contact the companies listed in this year’s guide. It’s because of them that we send this magazine to you free-of-charge. Please help us keep it that way.

Have a good month!


Rodney J. Auth


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