PRESENTER: Stephanie Compton
COST: ACA members: $20, Non-Members: $40
Camp administrators rely on seasonal staff for leadership and support, but do you really know what makes them tick? From wanting trust and freedom to valuing the mistakes the director makes, this session will provide an insight into the young people who keep coming back year after year and how to keep them in leadership roles.
By the end of this webinar, participants will:
- Learn strategies to better support their seasoned program staff members,
- Understand elements are necessary to maintain healthy working relationships with employees amidst the unique challenges of a camp setting, and
- Formulate an action plan for achieving buy-in from return staff.
Stephanie Compton is the Summer Camp Program Director at Green River Preserve in Cedar Mountain, NC. Her camp experience includes teaching experiential education at Nature’s Classroom Atop Lookout Mountain and working at YMCA Camp Widjwagan in Nashville, TN in a variety of positions in both day and overnight camp. Stephanie can be found leading workshops at conferences and online at Nature is the Best Teacher. Staff orientation is Stephanie’s favorite part of any season when she particularly enjoys sharing traditions, leading songs, solving problems, and teaching others. She believes camp is the most powerful professional development tool in the world.
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Photo courtesy of Victory Junction, Randleman, NC.