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The Camp Counselor


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Camp Counselor works with summer camps training their staff, designing programs, guiding administrators, writing curriculum and a whole lot more! Consultant and Trainer, Scott Arizala, specializes in energetic, fun and professional workshops on a range of topics.

  • Summer Camp Staff Training & Training Events
  • Mid-Summer Consultation
  • Administrative & Leadership Counseling
  • General Camp Consulting
  • Conferences, Workshops & Other Professional Events

 

Scott Arizala, founder and CEO, has been involved with camps and youth development for over thirty years as a camper, counselor, administrator, teacher and consultant. As a professional speaker and educator, he has given keynotes, workshops, seminars and educational sessions at numerous professional conferences, training events, and organizations.


Mission Statement

The Camp Counselor is dedicated to creating the best summer camp experience for all children. Through consultation, training and counseling, The Camp Counselor provides support, education, and direction for all camp professionals, programs and staff.

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Staff Training & Camp Consulting


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Staff Training & Camp Consulting


 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Staff Trainer

Scott is the leading expert, trainer and consultant in summer camp, working with hundreds of youth programs and thousands of staff & administrators across the country. He is the Owner of Camp Tall Tree, a resident camp for kids with unique challenges, the Executive Director of Dragonfly Forest, a camp for kids with serious illnesses and the Camp Director for Camp Kesem, a national organization for kids whose parents have cancer.  He is a pioneering contributor to Expert Online Training, is the award-winning author of the best-selling book, S’more Than Camp, and is the developer of the online staff training resource The Camp Counselor Insider.


Summer Training & Development

Specializing in half-day and full day events, Scott will bring the training to you, your camp, or to a camp in your area.
Popular Topics:

  • Communication Skills
  • Camper Behavior Management
  • Counseling Skills
  • Problem Solving & Conflict Management
  • Bullying & Teasing
  • Diversity
  • Dealing with Sensitive Topics
  • Homesickness
  • Decision Making and Risk Management
  • Special Needs Programming
  • Mainstreaming Programs

 

Mid-Summer Slump – The Energy Crisis Trainings

Bring Scott in for a day or more in the middle of your camp program. It's time to refocus and reenergize with one-on-one meetings, small group work, on the ground problem solving, and much more.
Popular Topics:

  • Energy, Enthusiasm & Creativity
  • Working with Difficult Campers
  • Counseling Skills
  • Time Management
  • Patience
  • Understanding Behavior

 


Have you seen The Scott Arizala Show?  Over 25 episodes of advice and training for free!  Click here

Have you seen The Scott Arizala Show?  Over 25 episodes of advice and training for free!  Click here

Administrative & Leadership Counseling

  • Goal Setting
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • Leadership Training for Managers & Supervisors
  • Professional Development
  • Time Management
  • Training for Trainers
  • Developing Staff Training

Camp Consulting

  • Program Observation & Evaluation
  • ACA Standards
  • Developing Policies & Procedures
  • Evaluations
  • Marketing
  • Effecting Positive Change
  • Progessive Programming
  • Teen Programming
  • Getting & Keeping Young Campers
  • Character Development
  • Facility Development

 

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The Camp Counselor Insider


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Camp Counselor Insider


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Staff Training Resources & Community

The Camp Counselor Insider features 7 distinct sections loaded with content and staff training resources. The Training Center is full of outlined workshops ready for staff training. These workshops include facilitators notes and guides, debrief questions, related activities, handouts, resources, and more. The Training Center also has more than 20 of my favorite training activities written up in easy-to-follow handouts. Handout Gallery has over 40 handouts from educational sessions and special events I have done over the last 10 years. Office Hours section is the place to go to connect directly with me via chat or a video chat. Articles & Publications provides copies of all of my published and unpublished articles and interviews. A Video Gallery has over 40 videos of past keynotes, educational sessions, special events, plus Insider-only video tips.  An Audio Gallery which currently has MP3's of Season 1 of The Scott Arizala Show.  An finally, Ask Curlz, which is a counselor to counselor advice column written by a long time counselor and leader at both of my camps.

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Smore Than Camp


 

 

 

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Smore Than Camp


 

 

 

S'more Than Camp
by Scott Arizala

In S'More Than Camp, Scott Arizala lays the foundation for best practices when working with campers. From his years of experience as a camp person and in the trenches as a youth development professional, he shares the fundamental concepts and key skills to understanding the experience of summer camp and working with kids. He offers insights into working with groups, leadership skills, communication strategies, and so much more. S'More Than Camp is the road map for everyone that aspires to give kids all they deserve.


"Scott Arizala writes in a hip, upbeat, catchy way that will be a hit with your staff - easy to read and right on target! His anecdotes and humor make the learning memorable. I only wish I'd written it!" - Bob Ditter, M.Ed., L.C.S.W., Consultant, & Author

Visit the S'more than Camp website

 

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My Camps


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My Camps


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Our Mission

Camp Tall Tree provides a traditional summer camp experience for children with unique challenges. Our program focuses on personal development through positive and fun experiences in a natural environment.

Our Philosophy

We Dream Big. We Stand Tall.

At Camp Tall Tree we believe that every child should have access to the fun and community that Summer Camp provides.


Dragonfly Forest is a residential summer camp program for kids with serious illnesses and disorders.  We believe that every kid should have their place to soar.

We have sessions for campers with Autism, 22q Deletion Syndrome, Sickle Cell Disease, Hemophilia, and Persistent Asthma.

Our camp is specifically designed for children with Autism and Medical Needs, and allows them to safely enjoy the activities of a “traditional” camp. Campers are empowered to do things they never dreamed they could do.