Call for Proposals: Camp Staff Training Day - San Diego

ACA, Southern California/Hawaii is seeking workshops for Camp Staff Training Day – San Diego (May 31, 2014) 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:  March 26, 2014.

Submission deadline:  March 26, 2014

Suggested Topics for Workshops – Counselor Staff:

  • Games – “just for fun” games, teambuilding games, hip pocket activities, ice breakers
  • Songs
  • Discipline techniques for campers
  • Communication
  • Building physical and emotional safety for campers
  • Developmental characteristics of children & youth
  • Identifying & responding to relational aggression/bullying
  • Inclusion and special needs
  • Day to day risk management
  • Program planning techniques (i.e. creating an intentional program, lesson planning, theming, etc...)
  • Health & wellness activities
  • Nature & environment activities & planning
  • Science and STEAM programming
  • Fun programming ideas (i.e. special events, treasure hunts, etc…)
  • Skills/activities (i.e. art, dance, nature, cooking, etc...)

Suggested Topics for Workshops – Supervisors/Leadership Staff:

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

Questions?  Contact Us!

Charina Cain Layman
Camp Staff Training Day – San Diego Chair

Lindsay Matteson
Camp Staff Training Day – San Diego Program Chair