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A Painfully Awesome Experience

by Andrada Morar| July 29, 2011

“How could somebody describe summer camp as being scary?!” This was the question I have asked myself when I read the first e-mail that David Gallagher sent to the European participants for Camp Ketchum. The ideas I initially had about Camp, which was held in Quebec, Canada, were all about having fun: meeting new colleagues […]

The Changing Communications World

by Peter Fleischer| July 27, 2011

One of the great things about Camp Ketchum is how the teachers end up learning as much as the students. In a grand experiment, 70-plus campers were divided into teams, thrown a business challenge, and asked to present creative solutions in entirely new ways. The results, produced in less than 24 hours, were simply astonishing. Their courage, […]

Camp Ketchum: Knowledge, Passion, Friendship

by Isaac Mark| July 26, 2011

Camp Ketchum – Ketchum’s camp experience that took place last week and brought colleagues together from around the world to help us develop as leaders — was simply an amazing experience. The opportunity to meet and partner with so many different diverse team members from across the globe is extremely empowering. We all got a […]

Camp Ketchum: In Over Our Heads

by Robert Burnside| July 25, 2011

Take 77 campers plus 22 counselors and put them up in the Canadian mountains for five days. First, have the counselors teach the campers the latest strategy and best practices for delivering best-in-class public relations expertise. Everyone stays up late and drinks a lot. Next, bring in one of your agency’s largest clients to challenge the campers with a […]

The 'Break Through' Five

by Karen Strauss| July 24, 2011

One of the “Campers” last night at Camp Ketchum, my company’s learning boot camp, shared a revelation with me. In the compressed and sometimes tense 24 hours that she and her teammates had to digest, analyze, debate, strategize and ultimately craft a solution for an important client, she began to doubt the process I’d been […]

The World Meets at Camp Ketchum

by Rachel Wallins| July 23, 2011

As I walked outside for a breather — that on Mont Tremblant’s hottest day in 15 years was quite frankly more like trying to breathe through the heat than “fresh mountain air” – I happened upon four Campers with Camp Ketchum hoodies wrapped around their waists talking excitedly about the client challenge they had just […]