Fall is my favorite time of year, with the darker mornings, the crisper air, and the nighttime that comes earlier. Fall is also about the start of something new – setting new goals for the “school year” and, for me, reorganizing my life to ready the new Tips on Trips and Camps season.
With school in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about Summer 2017 – not only for parents, but for me, too! As a Tips on Trips Advisor, fall is the time to start planning. This means getting ready for the Annual Tips on Trips and Camps meeting held over a 3-day period at the end of October.
These three days are when we advisors gear up for the new season! We hear from teen trip directors about what’s new in their programming for the coming summer. My colleagues and I exchange information about the camps and programs we visited during the past summer. We share our on-site reports, so that we can benefit from each others’ visits. Finally, we receive loads of evaluations from families whose children participated in all types of adventures this past summer.
For much of the three days while directors are presenting their new and exciting summer programs, I sit in awe wishing I could attend some of these programs myself! Needless to say, I return to my hometown of Los Angeles energized, with exciting and the most up-to-date information to share with families! I say it again, “fall is my favorite time of year!”