How to Keep Admin Tasks From Taking Over Your Life – Part 3

Whats your biggest headache

[This is the final post in a 3-part blog series to offer suggestions to survey respondents who said “daily administrative tasks are taking over my life!” If you’re just joining us, see Part 1 and Part 2.]

3 Tools of Highly Effective Directors: The Cloud 

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How to Keep Admin Tasks From Taking Over Your Life – Part 1

Whats your biggest headacheRecently, we asked camp and class directors about their top challenges. Out of the 2600 respondents, an overwhelming 67% chose “daily administrative tasks are taking over my life!” This post is the first in a 3-part blog series to offer suggestions that can help.]

Do You Have Any of These Problems?

Nobody likes repetitive, time-consuming tasks, workflow bottlenecks, errors or miscommunication. They steal your time and focus from your mission. There’s enough to do without having to deal with issues like these:

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9+ Reasons to Join the New Let’s Talk Camp Blog Roundup

Gina 3Hi! My name is Gina Calvert. I’m the Senior Content Writer at ACTIVE Camps and I’ve been blogging here for a couple of years.

As a former assistant camp director and parent of 4, I’m familiar with the world of camps and kids. As an employee at an international software company, I understand the time challenges of balancing career with life. And as a partner in a non-profit, I know firsthand the difficulties of being at the helm of a small organization where you’re trying to do it all, wishing you could focus solely on your mission, but having a boatload of business tasks to handle.

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University Camp Challenge #4 – Potential Risks

sports injury.compressed[If you’re just joining us, please visit our introduction to the ACTIVE C.A.M.P. Initiative series and Challenge #1: Compliance, Challenge #2: Accounting & Finance, and Challenge #3: Marketing & Branding.]

The moment a child walks onto your campus and says goodbye to mom and dad, you are given a supreme responsibility – the well-being of each and every camper in your program. You’ll protect them at all costs, but you know that even when you do everything right, sometimes, things can go wrong.

Ankles sprain. Kids fall. Teenagers break rules. And it’s those moments – the moments you can’t predict – that you need to be the most prepared for. That’s why the “P” in the ACTIVE C.A.M.P. Initiative is Potential Risk.

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University Camp Challenge #3 – Marketing and Branding

cheerleaders[If you’re just joining us, please visit our introduction to the ACTIVE C.A.M.P. Initiative seriesChallenge #1: Compliance and Challenge #2: Accounting & Finance]

You might call our answer to this challenge the ACTIVE C.A.M.P. Guide to Racking Up Registrations.

As a sports camp director, you’re at the steering wheel of a fast-moving organization. All your hard work to plan a high-quality camp doesn’t matter if your spots aren’t filled. You want to hit the court, field or pool in the spring, geared up for a summer of full sessions.

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University Camp Challenge #2: Accounting & Finance

accounting[If you’re just joining us, please visit our introduction to the ACTIVE C.A.M.P. University Camp series and Challenge #1: Compliance.]

The “A” in our University C.A.M.P. Initiative represents the heart of every organization’s operations: Accounting and Finance.

It’s easy for camp directors to invest time in their playbooks, but not quite so much fun to work on “the books.” And yet, we all know that accounting and finance are vital to not only the revenue stream that supports your camp now and allows for successful camps in the future, but they’re also tremendous areas of potential risk.

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University Camp Challenge #1: Compliance

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[If you’re just joining us, please visit our introduction to the ACTIVE C.A.M.P. University Camp series.]

Compliance is one of the top concerns for camp directors. Recruitment of student athletes must meet specific standards in order to comply with NCAA regulations and maintain both the athletes’ eligibility and the university’s reputation.

That puts a lot of pressure on camp directors who really just want to teach kids how to play the game. A study of NCAA violations in the news reveals that many compliance issues are unintentional and may not even involve actual wrongdoing. In some cases, universities and camp programs are incurring penalties simply for failing to have the right safeguards in place.

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Creating an Elite University Camp Program

Across the country, kids are pouring outside and onto the fields decked out in their official summertime uniform of t-shirts and shorts, swimsuits and tennis shoes, helmets and pads.

They’ve got clubs. They’ve got cleats. They’ve been waiting for this all year – sports camp at your university.

They’re ready. Are you ready for them?

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