The Essence of Camp

The Essence of Camp

Season 1, Episode 17

On this episode, Jack Schott is joined by Andy Pritikin. They’re talking the nitty gritty of taking initiative and being an “old head” in the camp industry. Andy talks about the differences of camps (day, overnight, specialty) and creative ways to get ahead in your professional career.

If you’re looking for a podcast that gets you thinking and giving new perspective, this is the pod for you.

Producer EmJ’s takeaways:

  1. Camps are going to come in all shapes and sizes. When you think about your camp, what is the essence of your camp and how can you do that really well?

  2. Take initiative for what you want and what experiences you want to have. Whether that’s a conference outing or learning more about your neighboring camp, take the initiative to get it done. It will show.

  3. This is a Klee fan club episode.

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Our Guest

Andy PritikinAndy Pritikin

Andy Pritikin is the Owner, Director and Founder of Liberty Lake Day Camp. He has served as the American Camp Association NY/NJ  President, Professional Development Chair, and the Chair of the Tri-State Camp Conference- the largest annual gathering of Camp professionals in the world. For the over 25 years, Andy has been serving on ACA national and regional committees, presenting at conferences across the world, and appearing regularly on TV, in print media, hosting his own podcast, and throughout the internet as one of the leaders of summer camp industry. At the local level, Andy is founder and past president of the New Jersey Camps Government Affairs Project, an organization created to protect the interests of all New Jersey Camps, and an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. Andy is also the co-founder and Producer of the NJ Renaissance Faire, the largest festival of its kind in New Jersey.

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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