There is so much that goes into planning a great camp session. From recruiting campers to training your camp staff, you have a lot on your hands! That’s the beauty of camp. It’s constantly busy, you are multitasking, you lose sleep – and that’s even before the season begins! So before we can decide whether we’re going to sing “Yeah, Toast” or “Boom Chicka Boom” at campfire, we as camp leaders have a few things that we need to do before we can officially hit ‘go’ on the camp session and welcome our beloved campers back to camp.
Here are some “how-to” guides for making your camp session the best it can be. We believe that the best guides are built with connecting theory to practice. These guides include references to monumental theories such as “Form, Norm, Storm, Perform”, but they also include real-world, real-camp examples. From developing a counselor-in-training program to leading an effective counselor training, everything you need is below.