Evaluating Your Camp Staff Orientation during Orientation

You did it! You’ve checked all the boxes and hired a full team of staff for the summer — counselors, lifeguards, ropes experts, and everything in between. As spring fully begins its transition into summer, there’s one more major item on the checklist before the campers arrive: staff orientation. As camp professionals, we all know the importance of this critical period of time. It builds community, sets expectations, and teaches staff many of the skills and strategies they’ll use to be successful throughout the summer.

Evidence-Informed Guidance for Summer Camp Staff Training

This webinar will provide camp professionals with promising, evidence-based practices for summer staff training. Camp professionals can level up their trainings by learning more about comprehensive, research-informed evidence of promising practices in their staff training approaches. This webinar can help camp administrators make decisions about training their staff.

Webinar - Evidence-Informed Guidance for Summer Camp Staff Training

This webinar will provide camp professionals with promising, evidence-based practices for summer staff training. 

New Director Orientation – Blended/Facilitated Cohort B

All sessions begin at 4:00pm Eastern/3:00pm Central/2:00pm Mountain/1:00pm Pacific

Target Audience: Seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions.

New Director Orientation – Blended/Facilitated Cohort C

All sessions begin at 8:00pm Eastern/7:00pm Central/6:00pm Mountain/5:00pm Pacific

Target Audience: Seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions.

New Director Orientation (NDO) Blended/Facilitated - Cohort A

All sessions begin at 7:00pm Eastern/6:00pm Central/5:00pm Mountain/4:00pm Pacific

Target Audience: Seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions.

New Director Orientation (NDO) Online Course - Asynchronous

ACA’ New Director Orientation (NDO) is designed to give you a solid foundation in the competencies and responsibilities necessary to your work as a camp director.  The course has been arranged so you can work at your pace and with the freedom to explore the sections in the order you choose.

This course covers five critical areas to help directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders. The core areas covered include:

It's Not Fair! - Things Kids Are Dealing With in a COVID-19 Camp World

Following several months of decreased interpersonal opportunities and increasing anxiety, we should expect many of our campers to struggle upon "reentry." Whether they are able to express it verbally or they show it through behavior, campers will be looking to staff for extra reassurance, support and social scaffolding as they re-learn peer interaction skills, explore new group dynamics, and adjust to changes in structure, safety measures and summer camp as they have known it.

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