Counselors' Contribution to the Camp Community
Every summer thousands of camp staff have the unique opportunity to make a contribution to the life of a child...in fact, in the growth and development of many children. Counselors' Contribution to the Camp Community provides an overview of that unique role. The DVD offers special ideas for each age group and details the key factors involved in being a role model in an outdoor environment. The DVD reviews the gamut, from the first day when counselors are setting the tone for the campers' experience and building a sense of belonging to the time the children wave goodbye and head home, counselors will be the most important person in the lives of the young campers.
Among the topics covered:
Your role in the camp environment: responsibilities and expectations
The campers are coming! - building a sense of belonging
The first day sets the tone
Camp is an intense living experience: handling stress and resolving problems
Being a role model to campers and a partner to parents
Developmental characteristics of children
About the Actor
Connie Coutellier an international trainer, consultant, and author. She is a national field executive for Camp Fire USA and a past national president and director of professional development for the American Camp Association. A list of the books she has written includes Camp Is for the Camper, Day Camp from Day One, Management of Risks and Emergencies, and The Outdoor Book. She has more than 15 years of experience as a day and resident camp director in four camps in the USA and one in Malaysia, and over 30years of experience in youth development and outdoor program administration training
and development. She has written online training courses, assisted in the writing of the ACA Outdoor Living Skills books, and served as a consultant for both the development of the ACA s Basic Camp Management book and the curriculum for the ACA and the International Camping Fellowship camp director courses.
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