ACA, Southeastern New Director Orientation

NDO is a special course for seasonal or new camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, or persons that have been in other administrative positions and are considering directing a camp. NDO is designed to be offered at the section or regional level. The NDO course helps directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program. The course covers five critical areas: camp management leadership, risk management, camper behavior, staff training, and staff supervision.

Gan Israel - Pickle & Camper Management

CGI Staff Training: Pickle & Camper Management (2 Hour)

This 2-hour training is full of practical "What to say" and "What to do" so you can come to camp prepared to give your bunk the best. Part 1) Introducing the Pickle: How to make waiting for the bus in 103 degrees the best part of camp. Part 2) CPR of behavioral management: Consistent, Prompt, Reasonable.  Participants will be able to:

Gan Israel - Head Counselor Training

Head Counselor Training (1.5 hours) 

Your job is unique. You have to lead, yet be part of the group. Learn what to do and what to say to display the 4 essential HC leadership skills: Accessible, Approachable, Teamwork, and Clear Communication.  Participants will be able to:

Gan Israel - Director Leadership Online Training

Director Leadership Training (1.5 hours)

Learn the words that effective directors use to gain cooperation, teamwork, and accountability. Improve your staff's adherence to rules and procedures. Develop a system for giving and receiving negative feedback that leads to problems solved.   Participants will be able to:

CATCH Online Training

CATCH KIDS CLUB This online course takes you through the entire CATCH Kids Club (CKC) program and provides information on how to get this after-school version of CATCH up and running in your community. Modules cover everything from how to use the materials, as well as video demonstrations on how to work with the kids in your program. The CATCH Kids Club online course also contains a module that covers how to identify special needs children and adapt physical activities specifically for them.

The Business of Leadership: An Interview with Adam Bryant

Journalist Adam Bryant has spent two decades wearing multiple reporting and editing hats at The New York Times. Concentrating on the business world and what CEOs have to teach us about sound leadership and maintaining a positive corporate culture, Bryant launched his twice weekly column Corner Office in 2009, followed by his book The Corner Office; Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed in 2012, and his most recent Quick and Nimble; Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation in 2014.

Revolutionary Leadership

When a new acquaintance asks, "What do you do for a living?" and I answer that I'm a camp director and shape lives in positive ways through summer camp, I often get a quizzical response. "Is that a real job?" "What does a summer camp director do the rest of the year?" I expect most of you have had similar experiences.

Tackle Your Camp Counselor Job with an Internship Mindset

The young women and men who join us as camp counselors are interested in occupations that range from elementary and high school education to the medical field, the environmental sciences, and more. And as it happens, a camp counselor enjoys experiences that complement many areas of study and the pursuit of a myriad of future career paths.

Top Training Techniques: Fast & Effective Ways to Increase Staff Learning & Performance

Michael Brandwein imageThe number one best-selling author in camp training has packed this session with terrific activities and training methods that are easy to use and can be plugged into your existing training right away. Save many hours of time by using these highly acclaimed, practical techniques. Increase staff attention, participation, and retention.

Webinar participants will learn how to:

Webinar - Top Training Techniques: Fast & Effective Ways to Increase Staff Learning & Performance

The number one best-selling author in camp training has packed this session with terrific activities and training methods that are easy to use and can be plugged into your existing training right away. Save many hours of time by using these highly acclaimed, practical techniques. Increase staff attention, participation, and retention.

Webinar participants will learn how to:

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