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Camp Staff Training Day (CSTD) - San Diego
Camp Staff Training Day has become the go to resource for quality, locally relevant staff development - all for an incredibly low price! Join us for our 4th year in San Diego developing camp counselors and filling their hip pockets with all the best tricks of the trade. Featuring keynote presenter Michelle Cummings! Learn more.
June 8, 2013, 8:00am-4:00pm
The Salvation Army Kroc Center (map)
6845 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
|Before May 3
|After May 3|
|Group Rate (10 participants or more)||$25||$30|
|ACA Member Individual||$30||$35|
|Half Day (afternoon only)||$14||$16|
Early bird registration deadline: May 3, 2013
Registration deadline: May 31, 2013
Registration price includes lunch for all registration types except "half day". Half day participants should check in for registration at 12pm. To register, click the link above or call (800) 428-2267.
REFUND POLICY: No refunds for cancellations unless written request is postmarked by
May 17, 2013; 50% of registration fee will be retained for processing. All payments must be received by the event date.
Camp Staff Training Day has become the go to resource for quality, locally relevant staff development - all for an incredibly low price! Get your staff ready for the summer with education designed to equip counselors with the skills they'll need to experience success working with kids - like behavior management and communication - balanced with fun stuff to keep kids engaged -like arts & crafts and games. Join us for our 4th year in San Diego developing camp counselors and filling their hip pockets with all the best tricks of the trade!
Who Should Attend
Front line summer counselor staff and their supervisors.
Michelle Cummings is the Big Wheel and creator of her business, Training Wheels Inc. Training Wheels is a known leader in the portable, adventure equipment industry and prides itself on creating quality, affordable activities, books and trainings for those seeking experiential resources. Michelle has created a wide variety of facilitation, debriefing and reviewing activities that have collectively changed the way experiential educators and trainers do their work.
Michelle has facilitated for a range of programs from therapeutic populations, corporate and school groups to train the trainer programs for professionals. She has authored three books:
A Teachable Moment: A Facilitator's Guide to Activities for Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing and Reflection; Bouldering Games for Kids: An Educational Guide for Traverse Walls; and Playing With a Full Deck: 52 Team Activities Using a Deck of Cards. Michelle grew up on a farm in Norton, Kansas and currently lives in Littleton, Colorado with her husband Paul and two sons Dawson and Dylan.
“I feel like I am better rounded after the training, very prepared.” • “Always a great time with ACA,
I learn so much.” • “Very informative.” • “I have more 'tricks' to put in my tool bag.” • “I learned a lot of new techniques with the kids, like behavior.” • “Great experience!” • “It was great to hear different strategies for dealing with kids and making it fun.” • “I learned good skills to deal with bullying.”
“I loved learning new and practical games.” • “I'm pumped!” • “I've been trained by the best!”
- Games – “just for fun” games, teambuilding games, hip pocket activities, ice breakers
- 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
- And More!
PLUS - Special Supervisor's Track
Workshop topics subject to change.
This means that Camp Staff Training Day has been successfully vetted according to recognized criteria and that YOU can get up to 6 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) by participating in the program. For more information about how to get documentation of the CECs that you've earned, go to: Manage My CECs.
For more information about Educational Endorsement or to attend more events/online trainings that are endorsed, visit www.ACAcamps.org/pdc/educational-endorsement-program.
|8:00am-8:30am||Registration for Full Day Participants|
|8:30am-10:30am||Opening & Keynote Presentation, Michelle Cummings|
|12:00pm-12:30pm||Registration for Half Day Participants|
|3:00pm-4:00pm||Closing with Michelle Cummings|
Schedule subject to change.