I wanted to say thank you for the work you did putting together this issue. It arrived yesterday and I have already searched for two of the products advertised (the big water slide looks amazing!), have used a quote from the decision making article three times already, and picked up a couple of really good programming ideas we will be using this summer. Thanks for putting it all together, and thanks for sending us the resource in the first place!


Eric Musselman


Fraser Lake Camp


Profitable Ideas Revealed

Cincinnati, Ohio--Gold Medal Products Co. is unveiling its 67th edition of their catalog in early 2011. This guide includes the most recent advancements that will help improve ease of use and attract new customers with a variety of machines and supplies for popcorn, Sno-Kones, caramel corn and other gourmet flavors, cotton candy, nachos, pretzels, hot dogs, and so much more. For more information, call (800) 543-0862 or visit


Tandy Releases Instructional Videos

Fort Worth, Texas--Tandy Leather Factory introduces more than 50 free instructional video programs on doing leather craft on their website. Most of the programs involve basic techniques by George Hurst, a well-known leathercrafter, author, teacher and 1991 recipient of the Al Stohlman Award for Excellence in Leathercraft. Also included is a program on Making Leather Masks by leather artist Charlie Davenport. To view these programs, visit and click on Instructional Video’s.


U.S. Olympian Announces Wrestling Camp Dates

State College, Penn.--Ken Chertow Wrestling, a wrestling camp system, will begin the 22nd year of camps on May 29. There will be camps in 19 states this summer. The camp is owned and operated by Ken Chertow, a three-time NCAA All-American at Penn State University and United States Olympian. For more information about a camp location, call Tom Tyler at (814) 466-3466, or reach him via e-mail at or phone.


Word On The Web

Diet Dishing


Thank you for an excellent article (Jan/Feb, “There’s No Such Thing As A Special Diet”).

In a world where everyone is publishing "Top 5 Steps for ..." and "The Best 10 Ways to ...," it can be hard to come by truly good information. I found each of the tips to be very helpful. Food allergies and intolerances are often seen as burdens, but these tips show that they can be an occasion for creativity, opportunity and variety.

I'll be sharing this with some of my colleagues, and I'm sure they'll share it with many of our YMCA and summer camp partners.

Thank you!

John Oliver

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The special-diet intern they had last summer was awesome! I had some of the best camp food ever, and even got some ideas for new snacks for myself! I was so grateful to Camp For All for making accommodations for me, even as a counselor.





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