Archive for January, 2015

Second Annual Hi-Hills Professional Development Day January 16, 2015

The holidays are a time when families and friends gather around for delicious food, laughter and good fun. The Hi-Hills staff is quite similar in the sense that it becomes a family over the summer when creating a fun-filled atmosphere for all Hi-Hills families (and of course there’s always great food compliments of Chef Anthony). One of the best parts of being a Hi-Hills staff member is that we, as a whole, continue our support for one another throughout the entire year.

On January 3, Hi-Hills Day Camp hosted its second annual Professional Development Day for all summer staff members. The day was filled with fun activities and informative information to help create an even better summer for campers. We reviewed our survey results from campers, parents and staff. This was a great way to recognize the hard work of our staff, as well as to discuss specifics we could improve to make next summer that much more successful. After discussing ideas for new themes and dress-up days for 2015, as well as reviewing the #BeBetter movement and upcoming Hi-Hills events such as camp fairs and open houses, we broke for lunch and prepared for the always-impressive American Camp Association members to join us. The American Camp Association discussed how to establish solid group dynamics, how to lead an elective activity and how to be an effective activity leader—all areas of the camp that can be applied to every age group and make for an even stronger staff.

Last year’s goal for the staff was communication. This year the goal is consistency. There are many different aspects of the Hi-Hills Day Camp that we want our camp families to enjoy. In order to provide the best customer service, flexibility and convenience for our families, we strive to stay consistent with our product and hope it continues to help develop the camp and our campers as individuals.

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We are extremely appreciative of our campers and families, because without you all Hi-Hills would not be what it is today. In order to continue being the go-to camp for the best summer ever, we will pursue our goal of consistency by providing our staff with extra training and learning opportunities throughout the year. We at Hi-Hills wish you a very healthy and happy New Year. If you have not registered yet, please visit our sign-up and/or camp dates pages for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon!