Below are the book and several articles written by Wynne, the president of Lodgepole by Callippe Solutions.


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Whyman, W. This educational book teaches the system of property management, which is a combined effort by all departments. The eleven chapters describe the nuts and bolts for managing a property, beginning with the mission and ending with the risk management.

It is a comprehensive, educational book for facility staff, and equally important, board members, management, and owners charged with the complex and challenging task of managing and maintaining properties.

Outdoor Site and Facility Management: Tools for Creating Memorable Places will help you to provide the safe environment and positive atmosphere so important to creating memorable experiences for your participants.

A bound-in CD-ROM provides 48 editable forms and checklists that you can customize in the management and organization of your property, editable job descriptions, and a combined, comprehensive list of 600 books, articles, and online resources to easily find specialized information and local contacts. 232 pp.


1. Place: Integrating Program and Property
2. Participants: A Welcoming Invitation
3. People: Your Greatest Asset
4. Land: Surveying Your Options
5. Grounds: Creating Your Setting
6. Natural Resources: Inspiration, Education, and Stewardship
7. Facilities: Your Visible Identity
8. Time: Making the Most of It
9. Finances: Constructing Your Future
10. Records: At Your Fingertips
11. Risk: Managing to Be Prepared

On the publisher's web site below, there are 1) Three online book excerpts and 2) extensive book outline. Order the book through the Internet:
US: Human Kinetics (publisher) or Amazon or ACA bookstore
Canada: Human Kinetics (publisher) or Amazon

What people are saying about the book

A practical resource for a variety of camp types, Outdoor Site and Facility Management: Tools for Creating Memorable Places offers creative, effective strategies for the complex task of maintaining and managing ministry property for long-term success. Since all properties are different, it also offers guidance about making decisions best suited to a specific camp or conference center.

Wynne, president of CCCA business member Callippe Solutions, LLC, discusses integrating property and program, considering participants’ needs, finding and working with appropriate staff and volunteers, understanding property rights, using natural resources wisely and managing risk. She also details how to create a safe, positive atmosphere by focusing on such property aspects as landscaping, timely maintenance and inspections, fencing, utilities, cleaning and transportation infrastructure.

To help camp leaders keep organized, a chapter is devoted to time management and savvy planning priorities. Whyman also addresses budgeting and keeping effectual property records. Described by a YMCA camping leader as “like a college degree in camp property management,” the nuts-and-bolts book is filled with helpful techniques, examples, forms and lists. In addition, an included CD-ROM provides editable job descriptions, a list of helpful resources for specific concerns, and dozens of forms and checklists for maintenance, inspections, finances, feedback, planning and staffing. CCCA

“Like a College Degree in Camp Property Management” – Historic YMCA Camp Dudley’s Fred Guffey writes: “I’ve found the book Outdoor Site and Facility Management to be of great use.   Managing ongoing maintenance needs was particularly useful. There are good points about sustainable practices and dedicating funds to ‘greening-up’ the facility.  The chapter on record keeping helped me better visualize how I might make future presentations for upgrading facilities to our board of directors and potential donors, and backing them up with hard data.  The CD-ROM contains 48 good samples, checklists, and forms.  The Appendix contains job descriptions which clearly help when doing hiring interviews to ensure that potential new staff really get a ‘feel’ for what’s involved with camp maintenance.  YMCA-USA Camping Update

I am very pleased with the purchase that I made for our summer camp facilities staff. We now have 3 books so that everyone on the staff can have access to one of the books. B. Koster Tanglewood Camp reviewed on Amazon.

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Sheets, A., Thoensen, D. The Business Side of Camp. 2014. American Camp Association. W. Whyman was Subject Matter Expert: several quotes and references. 380 pages. Available in ACA bookstore.

The Business of Camp is for camp owners, directors, and executives of camps of all types and sizes—whether you are new to the camp business or have many years of experience. This book will help you deal efficiently with the business of camp so that you can spend more time doing what you love. This thorough resource contains information on setting up a new business, staffing, laws and regulations affecting camps, sites and facilities, technology, marketing, financial management, health and safety, food service, and much more.


Church Mutual Franchino, V. 2012. Repair/remodeling plans keep camps operating smoothly. Risk Reporter for Camps and Conference Centers. A quarterly publication by Church Mutual Insurance Company. Fall issue. (1.2 Mb). The feature article includes interviews with W. Whyman (Lodgepole by Callippe Solutions), J. Oates (Kaleidoscope Inc), and R. Stryker (Camp Facilities Consulting).
InSite cover Whyman, W. 2011. The Board Room. The Balance Scorecard: A simple tool can increase the organization's productivity. InSite, CCCA, May/June. 27.
branches Whyman, W. 2011. Happy Trails for Happy Campers: A Program for Trail Maintenance. Branches Online, PCCCA April.
CCCA cover Neiberger-Miller, A. 2009. Dirty jobs: Handling unexpected and messy maintenance tasks. InSite, CCCA. March/April. 32-33. Several quotes by Wynne and reference to Wynne's book, "Outdoor Site and Facility Management."
canada camps mag cover Whyman, W. 2009. Manage time spent on facility management: Setting priorities and asking staff for feedback are just two of the steps camps can take to improve their site and facilities. Canada Camps Magazine. Winter. 26-27.

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Whyman, W. 2007. New Lenses on Site and Facility Management. Perspectives, International Association of Conference Center Administrators (IACCA). Issue 5 (Jan). [241 k, pdf]. Also available at the IACCA website

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Camping Magazine, American Camp Association


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