Separate Container Suggestion

This is the first time I have seen your magazine—and what a good way to get kids involved in recycling, the environment and their love of the outdoors. I really enjoyed the articles.

In “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle,” (CB Nov/Dec 2010), I love your ideas, especially about “dressing up” the recycling containers by the camp groups. I would add “always place a garbage container next to the recycling container.” When people have garbage and a pop can, chances are they will put the garbage in the proper container. Otherwise, they will put both into the same container, whichever is nearest to them.

Our city parks coordinator wanted me to look at your magazine because it has so many good ideas. He is so right.

Thanks for doing this for the kids.

Cindy DeRuyter

Recycling Coordinator

City of Andover

Andover, Minn.


Growing With The Program

Mark and Rhonda,

I write both as an employee and as a grandparent of a delighted camper.

Coming to Rolling River was one of the healthiest and best choices I could have made. When one sends a child to camp, you can only hope for the best. However, after seeing your operation from the inside, I know that this is the best! The care and attention given to each and every camper is extraordinary.

Bobby has had the best summer of his life. From being a Mariner who wanted to leave after four weeks, to his ascension to Navigator and wanting more ... he has grown and matured thanks to you and the … program.

Thank you for making this summer special for both of us!

Merrie Coron

(Submitted by Marissa Goodman, Business Development Supervisor for Rolling River Day Camp, East Rockaway, N.Y.)


Triarco Catalog Available

Plymouth, Minn.--Triarco Arts & Crafts announces its 2011 catalog is now available. It offers an array of products for all your camp needs. The company will honor competitors’ coupons, sale flyers, and pricing/contract agreements that are not bid-related. For more information, call (800) 328-3360, or visit


Relive The Memories

You are probably in the planning stages of camp, so don't forget to add Camp Memory Books to the list. It’s like a yearbook for summer camps and it’s a great way to remind campers of their experience and to keep them coming back year after year. Now you can save up to 10 percent, or receive free special cover printing valued at $335. Call (800) 247-1526 and mention promo code Camp11.


Tomlinson Industries Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Cleveland, Ohio--Tomlinson Industries announces they will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2011. In 1911, Tomlinson Steam Specialty Co. (TSSC) was founded by A. E. Tomlinson, representing a line of steam valves. Today, the company consists of three product divisions--The No-Drip Faucet Division, Modular Dispensing Systems and The Foodservice Products Division.


Is Your Water-Ski Program Safe?

Waterskiing and wakeboarding have become more and more popular at summer camps across the nation. Unfortunately, as the popularity of these activities rise, so does the number of accidents. Boating deaths have risen 78 percent in the last 3 years.

Eric Tackett, president of WaterskiWorks and Ski Staff, offers an on-site safety training company that deals specifically with summer camp waterski programs. He is one of only a handful of instructors in the U.S. that maintains a USA Waterski Certified Summer Camp Course Conductor license. He has been training camp instructors for 12 years.

Training dates are filling up fast, so call (972) 762-0171, or visit today.




10-12 Mid-States Conference, St. Charles, Ill.;

15-18 ACA Tri-State Conference, Atlantic City, N.J.—Atlantic City Convention Center;

25-26 ACA New England Conference, Manchester, N.H.—The Radisson Manchester;


12-15 Southern Calif/Hawaii Spring Leadership Conference, Palm Springs, Calif.;

Bryan BuchkoComment