Call for Proposals: Camp Staff Training Day - Los Angeles

ACA, Southern California/Hawaii is seeking workshops for Camp Staff Training Day – Los Angeles (May 16, 2015) that help to build the skills, passion and capacity of front-line and management staff to facilitate and support the development of fun, safe and high quality programs.  The target audience for the event is front line camp staff with a small selection of workshops available for supervisors. To submit a proposal, click "Submit Proposal" below.  

Submission deadline:  May 1, 2015

Suggested Topics for Workshops – Counselor Staff:

  • Games – “just for fun” games, teambuilding games, hip pocket activities, ice breakers
  • Songs
  • Supervising campers
  • Discipline techniques for campers
  • Problem solving with campers/dispute resolution
  • Identifying & responding to relational aggression/bullying
  • Inclusion and special needs
  • Field trips – how to supervise and coordinate
  • Bus supervision and programming
  • Creating “whimsy” at camp
  • Fun programming ideas (i.e. special events, treasure hunts, etc…)
  • How to incorporate kids’ input into programming
  • Communication
  • Leadership/leadership styles
  • Leading large groups
  • Skills/activities (i.e. art, dance, nature, cooking, etc...)
  • Rainy day activities

Suggested Topics for Workshops – Supervisors/Leadership Staff:

  • Making the leap from camp staff to camp supervisor
  • Supervising staff
  • Tough conversations with staff
  • Giving staff feedback
  • Working with millennials
  • Working with parents
  • Programming/curriculum ideas
  • Time management
  • Burn out prevention

Questions?  Contact Us!

Harmony Jackson
Camp Staff Training Day – LA Co-Chair

Katie Johnson
American Camp Association
765-342-8456, ext. 341