Physical and Emotional Safety

Waterfront Safety Design

Prevent accidents and promote safe practices by implementing these ten waterfront enhancements before next summer. Using video clips for inspiration, participants will be challenged to work different angles of the safe waterfront equation, including construction, instruction, supervision and maintenance. Refine your practices for staff training and lost bather drills and discuss the merits applicable laws and standards.
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Designing and Implementing Your Substance Use Policy

Ready to move past a don't ask; don't tell stance on substance use? Already know that publishing your policy in the staff training manual isn't enough? Then you're ready to join other enlightened camp directors who've chosen to take a proactive stance by intentionally crafting a realistic, enforceable policy with necessary staff buy-in.
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But It’s Tradition! Transforming Hazing into Healthy Bonding

The paradox of hazing--which may be happening right under your nose--is that it creates superficial bonding while eroding genuine social connections. Tragically, hazing endangers youth leaders and creates deep rifts in any leadership team. By distinguishing hazing from healthy tradition, this workshop promotes authentic feelings of group membership. An excellent choice for returning and senior staff.
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