So I spent last week at the American Camping Association’s Tri-State Convention in Atlantic City, NJ.  It was simply amazing!  I got to sit and listen to some of the biggest names in American camping (guys like Chris Thurber and Mike Brandwein) talk about subjects like homesickness, bullying, staff training, and camp budgeting.  These may not seem like head turning topics to most people, but as a camp professional (who thinks about these things a lot) I was literally on the edge of my seat taking tons of notes!  Another great thing was that I got to do this with my wife, Annie, which was really fun.  My mom and dad kept our son, Will, and spoiled him like crazy!

I also got to ride a mechanical bull at the conference.

Not many people know this, but I was actually born in Texas.

Happy Camping!

Director Dan