Day camp program resources and experienced leadership development training workshops.
Camp Concepts has many years of experience working in the day camp industry. Founder and Executive Director Steve Haines was a middle school teacher for almost 25 years in independent schools, and also served at the George School Day Camp for 22 years (1992-2014), where he was the director of the day camp for 14 years. Steve continues to create and infuse new programs and elements into Camp Concepts camp programs including mechanisms for developing staff training.
Here are a few of the resources that are available to you for reasonable fees:
CIT/JC Training Manual
The training manual consists of workshop titles geared specifically for a camp setting. The manual contains 7 CIT specific workshops and 6 JC workshops. These workshops can be easily facilitated by any senior staff leader.
A Sample of the workshop titles included:
Transitioning from camper to CIT
Dealing with a Job
Positive & Negative Discipline
The Fallible Leader
Marketing Yourself for a Job
The great thing about these workshops is that they can easily be shaped to fit into your individual camp culture. Whether you are just beginning a CIT/JC program or just want to breathe new life into your existing program, this manual can be a tremendous resource for you.
Counselor Resource Book
This is a collection of resource materials to assist any experience level counselor. It contains samples of what a counselor might say when calling home to introduce themselves to a parent or camper to what they might write on a postcard home. It contains information on what it means to be a professional to an opening day checklist of important counselor reminders. Since counselors are on the front lines on a daily basis it is important that camp leadership provides ample resources to help prepare them for a variety of circumstances and situations. Also included are easy to read articles on dealing with children with ADD/ADHD, Tips for Counselors, Understanding what Adolescents Really Want, etc. This is a great collection of materials that can help prepare your counselors to do their job professionally.
Proven Camp Games
This is the hottest item we have! As Physical Educators, Steve & Steve have spent their careers teaching games. Bringing in new games to your camp can revolutionize your program! This resource is a collection of over 100 games, complete with instructions on how to play the game and what equipment is needed. Whether you are a day camp, overnight camp, sports camp or specialty camp, this resource book of games can be an incredible resource for your camp.
With his many years of experience, Steve Haines has developed a number of leadership development training workshops. Geared primarily for Middle School age students, these workshops can be easily adapted to fit camp settings as well. Many of these workshop titles have successfully been used in camp staff training seminars too! These workshops are experiential workshops (actively involving students in games/activities and interactive discussions) to maximize effectiveness and maintain the interest of the audience.
Available workshop topics include:
- Team Building
- Growing Student Leadership Characteristics
- Role Models
- Team Building Through Games
- Risk Taking! How to Get the Most Out of Yourself
For more information on these topics, fees and availability, please contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.