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Book Explores The Impact Of Camp

Hello Mother, Hello Father: Celebrating Summer Camp by Daniella K. Garran recognizes the tremendous influence camps have had on millions of Americans in the past century and a half. This nostalgic look depicts camp life in over 300 warm and engaging images. Summer camp traditions, such as campfires, camp songs, and many more are presented. Highlighted are activities that make each camp unique. Dozens of photographs from a variety of camps illustrate campers and counselors engaged in the myriad of activities offered. Short, reflective essays from past and present campers, counselors, and directors reflect on the importance of summer camp and its lifelong impact. For more information, visit www.schifferbooks.com .

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For A Sweet Campfire Treat

Apple Crisp

Apples, peeled and sliced

3/4 cup butter

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1-1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup quick oats

1 tablespoon cinnamon

Fill Dutch oven halfway with apples. Combine brown sugar, flour, oats, and cinnamon. Cut butter into mixture. Spread mixture over apples. Cover and cook about 45 minutes or until apples are soft

From Love The Outdoors blog. For more ideas, visit www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/dessert_recipes.htm.

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Keep Kids Active and Creative

101 KIDS ACTIVITIES THAT ARE THE BESTEST, FUNNEST EVER! [Page Street Publishing, June 2014, $19.99], has 101 fun ideas for keeping children of all ages busy with activities using common, everyday household items. Who knew that the kitchen junk drawer would offer a chance to stretch a child's imagination and have a ball while they’re at it?

With outdoor and indoor activities and tips easily adjustable according to a child’s age, this book will provide hours and hours of never-ending fun. Chapters include Boredom Busters, Games, Crafts, and Simple Science, with instructions and pictures for things to make and do such as:

  • Baggie Maze

  • Bird Zip Line

  • Bouncing Balloon

  • Catapult Competitions

  • Spray Bottle Freeze Tag

  • Tissue Box Monster Shoes

  • Melted Crayon Fabric Art

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Wibit Creates Digital Guestbook

Making people happy is one of Wibit´s core values. With products in more than 60 countries worldwide it is not easy to get all the reactions and feedback from the end users for whom the products are designed. In order to see some of this happiness the Wibit Community has been created: a collection of pictures, videos and comments about the beloved playgrounds on the water.

The new marketing tool collects keywords via hashtag (#) from different social networks and brings them together in the Wibit Community. Scrolling down on the social page, 1,000 posts can be seen, liked and shared again with new ones coming in every day. For more information, visit www.wibitcommunity.com .

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Disney Book Encourages Kids To Go Green!

EDDA USA announces a new book is available from Disney’s Mickey & Friends Collection, Go Green! A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle , which encourages children and families to learn about the concept of sustainability and the changes they can make in their own daily lives.

Jam-packed with fun facts, tips and unique green activities, Go Green! takes readers through detailed green practices that include: understanding your ecological footprints; the three R’s of sustainability (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle); creating seasonal crafts; the importance of eating locally; how to grow your own organic garden; and so much more.

It is available for purchase in Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and Target stores across the U.S. and Canada as well as on Amazon and other major online retailers.

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Calendar

November

17-19 ACA Great Rivers Fall Conference, Ashland, Neb.—Carol Joy Holling Camp & Retreat Center

18-20 ACA Keystone Regional, Macungie, Penn.—Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Equine Intelligence

Equine Intelligence

Training Staff To Work With Special-Needs Campers

Training Staff To Work With Special-Needs Campers

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