Solving the Day Camp Dilemma: How to Get Program Specialists & Staff to Actually Work Together for Program Excellence and World Peace

Solve this common problem now: Day camp group counselors and staff bring their campers to an activity taught by a specialist but often treat this as a “rest break.” No more staff sitting on the sidelines! This technique-packed session demonstrates Michael’s unique, practical, easy-to-implement methods and training materials to dramatically boost collaboration for maximum program impact. Improve your program immediately by bringing out the best from all leaders.  Through this webinar, participants will learn:

  1. Exactly what to say to specialists to train them to be more effective leaders of staff right away,
  2. How to raise the expectations of staff in a positive way so they contribute more fully to the program, even when a specialist is present, and
  3. How to improve programs by increasing the collaboration between activity leaders and staff.
Michael Brandwein, educator/author/speaker


ACA members $35; Nonmembers $70

Presenter Bio(s)

Michael Brandwein ( has presented in all fifty states and on six continents. He is the number one best-selling author in the camp field with five books on training and leading staff. A frequent national and regional keynoter and trainer for staffs of individual camps, Michael has presented three Emmy® award-winning TV programs on working with children. A former ACA national board and executive committee member, Michael has won two national awards from ACA. He chairs the 1st annual National Day Camp Conference at ACA Mid States in Chicago, April 10, 2014. He and his wife have two sons.