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“Dear Chris: Once again I am so very thankful for the opportunity to attend your fabulous presentations. Not only did you inspire me to take stock in my innate talents, but your work also inspired insights, resolutions and future plans for camp. Your succinct, easy-going style is so entertaining, approachable and packed with fantastic information. You are an immensely valuable resource in this industry. I credit you with the best training work with my staff. And, as my husband said, ‘He is a stud! So smart and in-shape!’ He aspires. As do I.”

Rachel Bredemus Director, Camp Birchwood

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Topics in this category include managing staff, providing constructive feedback, and running effective meetings.


Topics in this category include situational leadership, emotional intelligence, and problem-solving.

Youth Development

Topics in this category include program activity skills, social development, and cross-cultural agility.

Mental Health

Topics in this category include camper mental health, suicidality, self-harm, and evaluation of your camp’s health center.


Topics in this category include safe touch & safe talk,  bullying prevention, hazing, and evaluation of your aquatics program.

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