I love other people’s ideas. Sometimes they are good ideas and I can steal them outright. Other times they are not so good and they make me start plotting better ones. Either way, I like using other people’s ideas to make camp great.
We spent this week in Orlando with 1,000 other camp directors, and we’ve learned a lot of things. Don’t get me wrong. We’ve been in camping a long time. I would cautiously suggest that we’re experts in what we do; we certainly work hard to be at the top of our profession. But we come to these sorts of conferences every year because we’re just like our campers. We are made to be challenged, grow and succeed. That is why a great professional conference can be a little bit of an adventure. We love having adventures in our mountains, but this week we’re having quite an adventure indoors.
Julia Child said, “You will never know everything about anything, especially something you love.” We love camp.