This course is designed especially for front-line camp counselors, to bring attention to the counselor's role in providing campers with a safe and healthy camp experience. No matter what role a counselor has at camp, he or she will be working with and around children. And while it may be exciting to teach crafts, swimming, or tiddlywinks, the bottom line for the parents who brought their children to camp and for your camp director is the safety and health of the campers. Parents rely on camp staff to perform their job to a certain standard, and campers need staff to be prepared. Camp staff have a responsibility to conduct activities and supervise groups of campers in a manner that maintains, if not improves, the health of each individual.
By the end of this course learners will understand their role in:
- Preventing “Staff Infection”– How to maintain their personal health and act as a role model for campers
- Keeping Your Beauties from Becoming Beasts– How to help campers maintain their health and when to intervene
- Being a Risk Manager– A counselor's “Duty to Act” and what that means.