School Specialty Sets Up Tent In The Camping Market

Greenville, Wis.—School Specialty, Inc., a distributor of supplies, furniture, technology products, and supplemental and curriculum solutions to the education marketplace, announced its entrance into the public and private camp sector, working with organizations such as Trinity/HPSI Purchasing Services and the American Camp Association (ACA). These alliances will expand the company’s reach to camp administrators, campers and parents nationwide, and provide them with access to a vast assortment of outdoor recreation equipment, arts and crafts supplies, furniture, office supplies, and learning materials.

The company has formally launched where buyers can research and purchase from a special mix of products camps need the most. Whether it’s outdoor/playground equipment; everyday supplies such as paper goods, cleaning supplies and first aid products; or curriculum-based materials for science, literacy and art instruction, School Specialty aims to support the needs of all campers.

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“Climbing To New Heights” by Jason Colvin in the Jul/Aug. issue inadvertently included incorrect information in a sidebar. The correct information is as follows. Camp Business regrets the error.

Camp Basics:

  • Student to Instructor Ratio: 1:2.  Additional staff is available for step and facilitation of adaptable high-ropes systems.
  • Location: Camp Eden Wood in Eden Prairie, Minn.
  • Cost to Attend Camp: Price range is $27-54 per person (for the ropes course). This activity is also offered as part of True Friends residential disability-camp programs. Team Quest is the climbing and leadership-development program that provides enrichment opportunities for campers from students to corporate teams through experiential learning.
  • Ages: 7 through adults


Gold Medal Appoints New President

Gold Medal Products Co. is pleased to announce it has appointed Greg Miller to assume the role as company president. After serving 24 years as the current president, Dan Kroeger retired from the position. However, as the company transitions, Kroeger will continue in his leadership with Gold Medal as CEO and chairman through 2016.

With an extensive background in manufacturing, sales, marketing, product development and general management, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the future of Gold Medal.

This will mark the fourth president in the company’s 84-year history.




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