Supervision and Management

Wise Use of Time Off

Whether you work at day or overnight camp, you'll need to spend your time off wisely so when you're on duty you're ready for anything. Working at camp takes energy and patience, but if you return to camp exhausted or hung-over, you're likely to burn out quickly. This candid module provides solid advice on managing stress and returning refreshed from time off.
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Putting Camp Jobs on Your Resume: A Primer for Camp Staff

Some youth leaders will make camp their life's work; most will choose other careers. Precious few will be able to communicate the awesome responsibility of caring for other people's children and leading diverse groups toward meaningful goals. Learn how to convince a future employer why camp experience makes you an ideal hire.
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Camps

This classic workshop has been imitated but never replicated. A favorite among camp directors, and sure to promote months of discussion among your senior staff, this workshop draws on Chris's 35+ years of camp experience and 15+ years of consulting to the finest camps in the country. Intended only for camp professionals with a long-term vision of positive transformation.
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Time Management for Professional Educators

You might try to shoehorn a few more things into your schedule, but the world will still rotate relentlessly once every 24 hours. So although we cannot actually manage time, we can manage our lives in a way that takes full advantage of the time we have by protecting our priorities and being mindful of our choices. The perfect workshop for anyone who hasn't had time to read a book or take a course on time management.
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Time Management for Youth Leaders

You might try to shoehorn a few more things into your schedule, but the world will still rotate relentlessly once every 24 hours. So although we cannot actually manage time, we can manage our lives in a way that takes full advantage of the time we have by protecting our priorities and being mindful of our choices. The perfect workshop for anyone who hasn't had time to read a book or take a course on time management.
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Preserving Professional Staff-Camper Boundaries: Essential Concepts

Youth leaders can sometimes enter a grey area in which personal information is over-shared, physical touch becomes inappropriate, and emotional connections creep beyond what’s comfortable. This essential workshop details key responsibilities and boundary-preserving strategies. No youth program should begin the season without explicit coverage of this cornerstone of professionalism.
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Preserving Professional Teacher-Student Boundaries: Essential Concepts

Professional educators can sometimes enter a grey area in which personal information is over-shared, physical touch becomes inappropriate, and emotional connections creep beyond what’s comfortable. This essential workshop details key responsibilities and boundary-preserving strategies. No school should begin the year without explicit coverage of this cornerstone of professionalism.
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Program Perfection: Keys to Running Superior Activity Periods

We all remember the times at camp when we had so much fun we almost peed our pants. What was the magic combination of challenge, enthusiasm, novelty, and achievement that made it all come together so nicely? This workshop compels staff to shed mundane coaching and supervision techniques in favor of innovation and spunk.
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Providing Effective Feedback, Part I: Written Goal Setting and Evaluation

All professional educators deserve honest feedback about their performance. In addition, heads and deans need to document the results of evaluations to fulfill legal requirements and inform next year's hiring. This workshop showcases an intriguing variety of assessment methods. Learn how to set your faculty and staff up for success with concrete goals, achievable benchmarks and measurable outcomes.
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