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