It is hard to get
young people committed to go to camp. Believe me, I know you
do just as much work -- getting your group (s) together -
registered -- transported - and then home, as we do putting
the program together.
ARE SOME TIPS:
1) READ the
brochure. Be familiar with each program and where it will be
held. Be able to point to the program appropriate for each
age level when talking with youth.
2) POST the brochures. Put one brochure near your office, or
Sunday school room, or youth room. Set up a bulletin board
display with a sign up sheet below. Now you are ready . . .
. . .
3) ASK THEM TO GO! Say, "I really want you to go." Talk to
everyone personally, but talk to the leaders first. Ask
4) SIGN THEM UP. The brochure is for standing by and
pointing at while you ask people to sign up. It doesn't sign
them up. You sign them up!!!! Ask, "Can I sign you up?" Then
do it right then and there in your own handwriting.
GIVE THEM A BROCHURE. You still need to collect the deposit
and the registration form with their parent's signature on
it. Give them a brochure even if they tell you they already
got one. (Sometimes it takes two or three tries to actually
get the brochure filled in.) Remember that even if you've
got their name on the list they still need to register
before they can go.
6) SET A DEADLINE. Remember you need money and a signature!
I suggest the family pay the deposit themselves. The groups
who pay the initial deposit as a congregational subsidy
sometimes end up with a serious drop-out problem. The
FINANCIALLY COMMITTED will help to promote.
7) SET AN EARLY DEADLINE for your deposit and registration
forms to be in. Work up to that deadline and SEND THEM IN
the day after the deadline!! (You can always add to the
group later. You want your deadline to mean deadline.)
It's as easy as can be. ASK, DEADLINE, FINANCIAL COMMITMENT,
Good luck and God Bless. See you at camp!
P.S. God loves everyone equally, but the registrar loves
people who follow the registration information more than
those who don't. BE LOVED A LOT.