The California 4-H Camping Advisory Committee, comprised of a representative group of 4-H members, adult volunteers, and county and state 4-H Youth Development Program staff, is developing a series of webinars to assist in the planning and delivery of a safe and supportive camping environment.
Camp administrators, staff, advisors, and both adults and youth in leadership roles in a camp setting will benefit from this vital and helpful information. Let's make your summer camp the best it's ever been!
Webinar #1: Managing Camping Behavior: Set for Success and Dealing with Difficulties (Recording, 1:05:54)
This webinar helps camp administrators teach staff to set positive "group rules" and outlines what to do if behavior problems occur. Topics covered: Building a Positive Environment at Camp, Importance of Chaperone/Teen Training, and When Things Go Wrong, What to Do Next.
Webinar #2: Content for Youth Staff Training (Recorded Dec. 2015, 52:32)
This webinar, originally presented in December 2015, is specifically geared towards adult Camp Directors and 4-H Staff. It provides tips and reminders about important subjects to cover while planning for camp and training youth staff. Topics covered: Creating a Welcoming Environment, Structuring Camp, Social/Emotional Well-Being, and more!
Webinar # 3: Program Design & Development (Recorded November 2016, 58:55)
This webinar discusses camp organizational design, selecting activities for camp, developmental needs, and scheduling models. The webinar was hosted by Connie Coutellier, Independent Camp Consultant; Olivia Brock, Youth Camp Staff; and John Borba, 4-H Youth Development Advisor.