Summer Ops Camp 2014

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Join us at SAM Magazine's 5th annual Summer Ops Camp this
September where you and your team will gain valuable insight
into the mountainous potential of year-round business. 


Summer Ops Camp Questions: E-mail olivia@saminfo.com



Schedule at-a-glance:

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

 
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration at The Lodge at Vail
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Themed Adventure Packages - Experience Adventure Ridge and other activities in new and creative ways that get you thinking about programming and new revenue streams.
"Zip and Sip"; "Bike and Beer"; "Pump and Bump"; "Epic Adventure Challenge." Advance sign up recommended. Email olivia@saminfo.com for full schedule.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM All group classroom sessions at Adventure Ridge.

"Zip, Swing and Climb Your Way to Success: Zipline and Aerial Adventure Park Innovation and Operations"

"Summer Market Intelligence"
 
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Cocktails at Adventure Ridge
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Dinner at Adventure Ridge
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM Featured dinner speaker: Chris Jarnot shares Vail's plans and vision for the future of summer business.
8:00 PM Last call at Cucina, The Lodge at Vail

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

 
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast / Vendor Showcase.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast while you network with fellow operators and talk with summer ops suppliers.
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Ride Gondola 1 to Mid-Vail for morning sessions
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Dollars & Sense: The Financial Opportunities and Costs of Summer Activities
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Small break-out sessions (PODS). Topics include: The Forest Service & Ski Area recreation; Summer Ops Checklist - Transitional Season Success; Marketing to Your Summer Guests; Summer HR Strategies; Keeping Customers Cool - Shade and Water; Summer Ops Hidden Risks; Summer Programming Ideas
10:45 AM Coffee break
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch at Mid-Vail
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Return to Lodge at Vail
2:15 PM Buses depart from The Lodge at Vail promptly at 2:15 for an all camp off-site visit to Glenwood Caverns. This park is a must see.  www.glenwoodcaverns.com
3:15 PM - 5:30 PM Ride the tram up to Glenwood Cavern's park and experience the many activities in their park. Speak with experts on coasters, souvenir photography, safety and inspections.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Cocktails and presentation by the operators of Glenwood Caverns
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Cowboy Dinner at Glenwood Caverns
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Buses back to The Lodge at Vail
8:00 PM Last call at Cucina, The Lodge at Vail

FRiday, SEPTEMBER 5

 
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast / Vendor Showcase.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast while you network with fellow operators and talk with summer ops suppliers.
9:00 AM - 9:30 Ride Gondola 1 to Mid-Vail for morning sessions. Check out the outdoor Demo area on the way.
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM "Risk Management: Summer Ops & Tots"
"Mountain Bike Parks, Big and Small, Built for Success"
10:45 AM Coffee break
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM BBQ / Box lunch at outdoor demo vendor lawn



SUMMER OPS CAMP PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:


> Dollars & Sense: The financial Opportunities and Costs of Summer Activities
> Risk Management: Summer Ops & Tots
> Zip, Swing and Climb Your Way to Success: Zipline and Aerial Adventure Park Innovation and Operations
> Summer Programming Ideas 
> Summer HR Strategies
> Shade and Cooling Options 
> F&B Success in the Summer
> The Forest Service and Ski Area Recreation
> Mountain Bike Parks
> Summertime Marketing
> Operators’ Roundtable
> Transition Season Success / Summer Ops Checklist
> Defining Your Story & Getting the Right Mix
> Outdoor & Indoor Product Demos

And much, much more!
 

All-Inclusive PACKAGES: 

> Two nights of lodging at The Lodge at Vail
> All meals and drink tickets
> Two and a half days of sessions, activities and workshops
> Off-site visit to nearby summer operations
> Tours to Glenwood Caverns, Breckenridge and Winter Park

Airport Transfers: Colorado Mountain Express is offering discounted airport transfers for Summer Ops attendees on Wednesday, September 2 and Friday, September 5. Transfers include the Denver airport (DEN), Eagle-Vail (EGE) and Aspen (ASE). Click HERE to see discounted rates and to make a reservation.  




Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis to ensure a hand's on experience for attendees. 


 

Summer Ops Camp 2013

> 2013 SUMMER OPS WRAP UP
> 2013 SUMMER OPS AGENDA

SUMMER OPS CAMP 2012

> 2012 SUMMER OPS WRAP-UP
> 2012 SUMMER OPS AGENDA

 


2012 Summer Ops video