Travis Allison on Overcoming Family Communication Fatigue

Travis Allison on Overcoming Family Communication Fatigue

Season 2, Episode 16

TLDR: This episode is with Jack Schott and Travis Allison talking about how redundant communication with parents and caretakers can lead to burnout. They share tools to combat that. 

Thank goodness this isn't another email! On this episode Jack is talking with Travis Allison, the Co-Founder and Marketing Consultant of Go Camp Pro podcasts. They dive into the burnout that is pushing people to leave the industry, the craving for connection but lacking the energy, and why maybe its communication and reinventing the wheel that is driving people to burnout faster and faster. (You know, when you're sending the same sentence over and over to families via email.)

Travis and Jack cover a variety of topics ranging from The West Wing to camp people and their fear of "business-y things". Get ready for part one of two, then go check out Jack and EmJ on their cross over episode of the CampHacker Pod, "Preparing For a Massive Demographic Change at Camp"!

If you're looking for a deeper dive into communication and practical tools to make it easier, this is the pod for you.

Producer EmJ's Takeaways:

  1. Create a "copy and paste" system for your reoccurring camp communication responses!
  2. A sense of trust can be built through a system of emails from your staff within the first 30 days of a camper registering. If camps are built upon the foundation of connection, shouldn't that be seen in your communication too?
  3. Go beyond email for communication. Send videos and texts, remember you're teaching people how to be successful at your camp. 

Don't reinvent the wheel.

Join TSCS Membership to gain access to great resources and templates that will simplify your work. Trust us, we're going a million miles an hour over here. Beep beep.


Show Notes

Our Guest


Travis Allison

Travis Allison hates mushy fruit but loves jam.

It’s not just fruit that Travis thinks about in great detail.   His creative and conscientious persona has made him a keynote speaker at conferences across the US and Canada.

Travis also believes it's his job to inspire recreation leaders across the world to be so great that parents INSIST their children have a summer camp experience. 



Episode Info

This episode is hosted by Jack Schott.

The Summer Camp Society Podcast is edited and produced by EmJ Juszczyk.

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