We are a youth camp but offer a number of new and exciting activities not associated with traditional camps (zip lines, ropes courses, paintball, horses, etc). We also have a western theme to our buildings but are trying to not look too western. We want to also communicate that we are professional but adventurous & fun.
1) Outdoor Elements: Since we are a camp, showing the outdoors would be a plus. We are located on a river valley which would be nice to have incorporated somehow (but not essential). We also have hills (but NO MOUNTAINS, see note below). Other outdoor concepts could include a tree (we have a large sycamore tree) or sunbursts.
2) Action/Adventure - somehow showing some action would be a plus (a splash if using a river, a sunburst, an arrow with upward motion, etc). This will help emphasize our tagline (Reach Higher).
3) Circle - while not required, we do like the concept of a circle if at all possible.
4) Scale-able - since we are a camp, we use our logo in a variety of applications (clothing, hats, merch, banners, signs around camp, etc). Something simple that has an element we can easily use in multiple applications is a plus (like the exclamation point in SpringHill or the pince cone circle in Pine Cove below).
NOTE ABOUT LANDSCAPE: We are on the east coast so while we have hills, there are no mountains. Visually, we are in a river valley (between 2 hills). Trees would be more in the maple, sycamore, oak range NOT PINE TREES.