PRESENTER: Stuart Jones
COST: ACA members $20; Nonmembers $40
Camp directors often share stories of their young staff failing to consider something which would have made a difference prior to a poor decision (i.e., "What were you thinking?"). This is developmentally typical, yet demands our attention. Come learn a highly effective training tool you can take with you that will have your staff considering each of the four populations they serve (campers, parents, staff and directors) in a powerful context.
Through this webinar, participants will learn to:
- Understand how and why college aged staff struggle with perspective taking and “seeing the big picture.”
- Operationalize a simple staff training tool to maximize accountability and performance at camp.
- Weave the “four quadrants” into the interview process, training, mid-season evaluation, and future summer recruiting.
Stuart Jones is Owner/Director of Outpost Summer Camps and has been continuously involved with ACA since 1994. After 10+ years with Tom Sawyer Camps in Altadena, CA, he moved to San Diego and in 2001 followed a life-long dream by founding Outpost Summer Camps, which served over 1000 campers last summer. Stuart is a frequent speaker and staff trainer at both local and national American Camp Association (ACA) conferences, and works closely with local school districts leading trainings for teachers and support staff on innovative teaching techniques for both classroom and playground environments. Stuart is a parent of four and has a master’s degree in developmental psychology.
Join now and save! If you’ve never been an ACA member before, join for free and receive all the benefits of ACA membership. If you need to renew your membership, we’re glad to help. Go to www.acacamps.org/membership  or call us at 800-428-2267.
Photo courtesy of River Way Ranch Camp, Sanger, CA.