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.
"It is an absolute pleasure working with Scott Arizala. He is an expert in the youth development and camping world. He understands the issues and challenges counselors face at the ground level and can relate with camp staff in ways very few speakers can. His sessions always have amazing energy, funny and incredible content and takeaways for our staff."
"Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our staff orientation. He is a dynamic leader and our staff are better prepared for the challenges and joys of working at camp after his training sessions. Scott sets himself apart by personalizing training sessions to our camp's specific goals and needs. We always look forward to his summer visit and are grateful for our relationship with Scott."
Banner Day Camp
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.
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
Stomping Ground is an inclusive community practicing radical empathy and re-imagining a world where more is possible. We engage at an unprecedented level to keep campers safe, both physically and emotionally.