Five Useful Tips for Durable Summer Camp Furniture

Posted by Janet Voigt on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 02:11 PM
The weather might not agree but the calendar says it is time to start planning for summer.  Summer camp administrators and leaders have been busy attending national and regional conferences like the American Camp Association and Christian Camping & Conference Association to learn how to maximize camp attendance and programming.

We have put together a few tips for facility operations and development that focus on furniture as a transformative part of camp operations.

Outdoor Furniture for Your camps.

 

1. Turn Outdoor Space into a Classroom, Theater, Worship or Eating Space.

 
 
Outdoor space is a hallmark of summer camps but is often underused or used as a dedicated nature-scape. There are simple ways to turn green space into multi-use space.
 
  • Thermoplastic coated metal furniture like benches and picnic tables are weather-proof ways to invite the classroom and meals outside.
  • Options like Molded Plastic Stacking Chairs are not all-year weather hardy but they can withstand summer sessions left outdoors and can convert any area into a theater, worship center or classroom. 
  • Solid wood Adirondack Furniture is still a classic for outdoor, heavy-duty seating that will stand the test of time.

Camp Piankatank Furnished by Furniture Concepts2. Summer Camp Bedroom Furniture is Designed to Save Space.

A unique feature of summer camps is that there is an expectation that the facilities will be organized to accommodate a maximum number of sleepers in as efficient a space as possible.
  • That is why bunk beds are such a natural fit for camps, conference and retreat centers – they sleep two people in essentially the same space as a single bed.
  • Both metal and solid wood bunk bed options are popular for camps who want durable, long-lasting sleep surfaces that are easy to maintain.
  • Frequently, ladder-end beds or integrated, vertical ladders are used to keep floor space free.
  • Storage for campers’ personal items is also very efficient with the use of items like underbed storage chests or tall, divided cabinets that allow campers to neatly store their stuff while not overwhelming sleeping rooms with bulky furniture.

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Topics: Tough Stuff, durable furniture, Metal Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Camp & Retreat Furniture, Multiple-use Facility, Stacking & Folding Chairs & Tables, Summer Camp Furniture

Outdoor Space Options for Summer Camps

Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

It’s a shame to waste sunshine and blue skies. Fortunately, summer camps can take advantage of great weather by either creating great outdoor activity spaces or moving certain routines outside. Here are some indoor camp activities that could be moved outside when the weather is wonderful.

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Topics: Summer Camp Furniture

Three Benefits of Camp Bunk Beds

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 08:00 AM
No matter what kind of summer camp you run, it’s always important to consider what type of beds you’ll need for your campers. Bunkbeds are a popular style of bed for summer camps, and for good reason. Here are three benefits that make bunkbeds a great fit for summer camps.

Save on Space

This benefit is huge for any administrator trying to figure out how to include as many campers as possible. Bunkbeds cut the total amount of space needed for bedding in half. Ladder end bunk beds also save you from having to invest in separate ladders. That freed up space allows you to potentially double your overall admittance.

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Topics: Summer Camp Furniture

Three Small Summer Camp Furniture Investments That Can Pay Off Big

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

It can be tricky to balance needs for new furniture and budget concerns. Summer camp administrators have to deal with this issue every year in order to keep their camps up to snuff for discerning parents.

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Creative Storage Options for Camp Bunk Beds

Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Deciding on the right floor plan for a summer camp can be very tricky. Summer camp professionals need to balance how many beds they can fit into a space while still leaving enough room for other summer camp furniture, such as storage options. However, beds can often win out, because campers are directly tied to income while cabinets can’t really help you pay the bills.

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Topics: Summer Camp Furniture

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