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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

On the Road

Have you noticed that a few of us have been out of the office as of late? Maybe it seems we have been elusive and hard to contact? It’s true, we have been out a good deal over the past three weeks. But with good reason! We have been on the road recruiting.

Members of the program crew have visited campuses all over recruiting potential staff members, as well as looking for new campers. We have all been taking turns traveling, rolling with partners or soldiering on alone: Andy, Brandt, Craig, Drew, Jay, Mary and Gami too – all are sharing the load out on the road (that was not meant to rhyme, really).

We have spent time at Butler, UW-Whitewater, Beloit, UW-Madison, UW-La Crosse, Northern Michigan, UM-Duluth, and we will be at Lawrence this week in search of quality staff prospects. We have been speaking to classes that are covering topics related to our mission and programming. We have been hosting events at climbing walls and giving presentations to outing clubs. We have been working booths at Camp and Job Fairs.

For campers, we have spoken to families at restaurants, malls, YMCAs, and in living rooms across the Midwest. Wherever people spend time and gather, we are speaking to them and sharing the message of Camp. We operate under the axiom: all people want to go to or work for Manito-wish, they just don’t know it yet.

The road trips are going to taper off a bit throughout March, so we all should be easier to reach. For those of you in Madison and Chicago, look for us at Canoecopia and the Chicago Kid's Expo, two upcoming events.

This is part of the crew that gathered in Madison on Valentine’s Day to hang out with fellow staff and prospects. They gave up their Valentines Day to hang with Manito-wishers, that's dedication.

This does not looked too staged, does it?

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