Oh Boy, Now There’s Two of Us!

I want to take this opportunity to welcome Patti Sampson to SummerCampPro.com as a writer and collaborator. Patti is a seasoned camp professional based in Canada. She also runs her own blog, The Camp Nerd. Check it out when you get the chance. She has some really neat posts. You may have already seen her handy work on this site with the quiz What Should Your Summer Camp Themed Halloween Costume Be? and the post 5 Reasons to Work at a Camp for People with Disabilities.


Patti and I seem to be on the same page when it comes to camp. We both have experience in day and resident camping, we have a similar sense of humor (always important), and we’re both camp nerds. Patti is my camp Wonder Twin. What’s more, Patti has specific camp experience that I don’t. She has worked with underprivileged youth, music and science camps, and camps for individuals with disabilities. While I have worked with underprivileged youth and outdoor science programs, I have not worked at a music camp or with individuals with disabilities in a camp environment.


On our road to WORLD DOMINATION!…


…ahem…let me try that again…

On our road to creating a selection of new and/or improved, unique and entertaining tools, trainings and opportunities for camp and recreation professionals, we have decided to start off with…


With two of us creating content for this blog, the posts will be coming more frequently. For fans of The Camp Nerd, do not worry, it’s not going anywhere. Patti will still be running her site as well. Patti also suggested that we do some entertaining quizzes and polls for when camp pros need to take a break. I thought that was a great idea.


Because who doesn’t love a fun, camp-inspired t-shirt or hoodie? Each week there will be a new t-shirt available for 7 days.


We have a couple of very cool projects that we are really excited about but aren’t quite ready to share, yet. The first is being launched in January and we’ll release info on it sometime in December.

Well, I think that’s about it. Patti, do you have anything to add?

patti-2Yes, I do. Thanks, Curt.

Hello new friends!

I’ll start by saying a great big thank you to Curt for the warm welcome and for being patient with all of my horrendous “drawings” of t-shirt ideas. But he’s been turning them into masterpieces and coming up with so many other great ideas. I’m so excited to get to share them with you guys.

I love collaborating and have participated in Curt’s roundtables a number of times, and I’m such a fan of the resources he’s provided the camping community that it made perfect sense for us to work on some projects together.

One of the many things that Curt and I have agreed on is that we want to encourage other camp and recreation professionals to celebrate the fun and silliness of camp as we all work hard crunching numbers, meeting deadlines, and filling sessions. I can’t think of a better way to do that than by wearing a fun, camp themed t-shirt and by taking a quick break from the grind to read a fun post or take a crazy camp-themed quiz?

We also have some other projects in the works that will hopefully strengthen the camping and recreation community and allow us all to share more useful resources. I CAN’T WAIT to tell you about it…. although, I’ll have to wait, because we’re not quite ready yet.

So keep your eyes peeled for lots of fun and useful stuff, and if you want to reach me to say hi or just to chat, feel free to hop on over to my blog or shoot me an email at [email protected].