Bag of Tricks: Tools and Resources for Helping All Kids Succeed at Camp

Every provider needs a portable Bag of Tricks they can dig into during unexpected wait times, when activities don’t go as planned or when a youth needs extra support. This webinar will give ideas of items to include in your own Bag of Tricks to be prepared to conquer some of the challenges encountered on any given day. Directors will be able to take these practical ideas immediately back to camp and share with counselors and program staff to create a more successful experience for all campers.

Through this webinar, participants will:

  1. Recognize how items in a Bag of Tricks support children and youth during difficult times of day.
  2. Identify five items to include in a Bag of Tricks.
  3. Evaluate different types of supports to determine which would work best in particular settings. 


Kathryn King, MSRA


ACA members $35; Nonmembers $70

Presenter Bio(s)

Kathryn King has over 25 years of experience working with youth in a variety of settings including:  day and resident camps, after-school, sports, and teen leadership programs. For the past ten years her focus has been providing coaching, training, and technical assistance to out-of-school-time professionals in inclusive programs. Kathryn has a Master’s of Science in Recreation Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published articles in several publications including Camping Magazine, Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, and Discovery Magazine. Kathryn is an Education and Training Specialist with Kids Included Together, an organization which provides professional development opportunities to out-of-school-time professionals to ensure that children with and without disabilities are being fully, meaningfully included in programs. Kathryn has presented at several regional and national conferences and recently returned from training youth program staff in South Korea.