Mental Health at Camp for Frontline Staff

Mental Health at Camp for Frontline Staff Course will prepare frontline staff to support campers and themselves around Mental Health and Well-Being at Camp. It is a 90+ minute self-paced online course with short video clips, assignments, and quizzes. The content provides a framework for frontline staff to understand their role at camp in support of the campers. It also provides some specific tools for having supportive conversations with campers struggling. Finally, it includes a section on self-care for staff at camp. A PDF of the slides and a worksheet are available to the camp's director to support any follow-up they may want to do at camp.

  1. Learn a framework for understanding "mental health" within the context of camp
  2. Learn how to prepare the camp program to support staff and camper well-being (mental health)
  3. Learn a tool for intervening with staff and campers who are struggling or suffering at camp
Dave Brown, LCSW


$299/camp for up to 300 staff. Please email for larger groups:

Presenter Bio(s)

Dave Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California and has been a full time, year-round camp director since 2010. Over the past 20 years, he has worked directly with children and families in a variety of roles and settings, including treatment centers, schools, nonprofits and summer camps. He offers training and consultation for youth-serving organizations such as camps, schools and nonprofits, and has a small telehealth private practice from his home in the Bay Area.  Learn more at

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