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"Safety Third"

Chilling facts on food & ice handling that every facility should know

"Safety third" was a pithy phrase that Mike Rowe used to make us laugh on the TV show, "Dirty Jobs". Food safety for our camp and retreat guests, however, is no laughing matter! As the Food Service Coordinator of Sunstream Retreat Center, my top priority is procuring, receiving, storing, preparing and serving a top quality product that has been safeguarded throughout the entire process.

Several other Sunstream staff and I recently completed our national ServSafe Manager Certification,

and I thought I would share some chilling facts (literally) about the cooler sid...     Continue Reading | Leave Comment

on April 16, posted in Meeting Planner Notes

Summer Internship at Lake Williamson

We're looking for the right person to join the Eagle Crest team!

Summer Internship at Lake Williamson

It is with pride and the deepest sense of gratitude that I can confidently say Eagle Crest Adventures is counted as one of the best Adventure Challenge programs in the United States. This has always been my goal, and it is confirmed through feedback from the thousands of guests we serve each year, many who have experienced other programs. What has surprised me most is when individuals from as far away as New Hampshire, Florida, and Texas contact me and say that Eagle Crest Adventures is being talked about at their regional conferences and in their universities.

Each summer Eagle Crest Adventures provides internships to one or two individuals. Most of these interns have aspirations to work fulltime in conference and camp services. Many have a des...     Continue Reading | Leave Comment

Written by Jeffery Gosnell, on March 13, posted in Meeting Planner Notes, Summer Camp

Kaizen ( 改善 )

The Japanese philosophy of "Good Change"

Kaizen ( 改善 )

An integral part of Eagle Crest Adventures is the Japanese word "Kaizen" (pronounced Kӯ-zen). The basic definition of Kaizen simply means "good change." However, in the Japanese business community the word denotes the philosophy of "continual improvement."

At the core of Kaizen is the idea that anything we do—no matter how good we do it—can be improved upon. Conversely, Kaizen implies that stagnation is an ingredient for future decline....     Continue Reading | Leave Comment

Written by Jeffery Gosnell, on March 12, posted in Meeting Planner Notes, Goals & Objectives, Team Building, Value Adding Elements

Retreats Aren't Just for Youth Groups

Ideas for men's retreats

Retreats Aren't Just for Youth Groups

This week we have been talking about how retreats aren't just for kids.  It's easy to get wrapped up in just planning events for the youth.  But there may be other groups in your church that need a little spiritual lift as well. Tuesday we talked about activity ideas for women's retreats. Today, I would like to talk about ideas for men's retreats.

Men love to get away and spend time either fishing, eating, sitting and talking around a campfire, or just a go old story telling time. A good way to do this is to take them on a weekend ...     Continue Reading | Leave Comment

Written by Paul Weber, on August 01, posted in Meeting Planner Notes, Activities & Recreation, Value Adding Elements

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