Philosophy and Misc

All of the resources are FULL and INCLUSIVE; they are designed to be used without any or much additional help.  You may download the audio files that accompany some resources here, but be aware that they are between 30 and 60 megabytes each!  Help applying this information and more is also available.





Philosophy and Miscellaneous

Wish, Wonder, and Surprise (184K)


5 Pages

Creators of any ilk entreat Wish, open to Wonder, and are readily tickled by Surprise.  Learn what they are, how they are experienced in normal life by children and adults, how children experience them at camp, what is different about Wish, Wonder, and Surprise at camp, and how to enrich daily family life with Wish, Wonder, and Surprise.   

The Heart of Camping (115K)


4 Pages

This piece addresses the nature and importance of a camp that focuses on the heart, as well as how to find such a camp.  It includes why heart is important and quotes for reflection as well.

Three words (20K)


2 pages

These three words changed my life and the life of my camp.  Invest 5 minutes and see how they might change yours as well.

Over 450 pages of text
Over 500 presentation slides
Digital audio files for all presentations - about 10 hours
3 resources on evaluation
17 resources on organizational effectiveness
7 resources on camper development
6 resources on camp activities

All specifically addressing the camp audience
The equivalent of five book-length texts

Bob Ditter, M.Ed., LCSW, Camp Consultant
"This is a great and important book for the camp industry.  Any camp professional truly interested in delivering what they say they deliver -- quality experiences for children -- or making changes in their camp that increasingly make them "better" needs to read this book.  People tell me I've changed the industry over the past 20 years.  True or not, this book is the next level.  You can publicly say I said so."  In reference to the culture resource.  See Ditter's full message on the cd.

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