Summer Camp Staff Training

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'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.'

Niki Papak
Camp Director
Banner Day Camp


My passion is training your staff!  I specialize in half and full day staff trainings that are fully customized, experiential, fun, and most importantly practical.  From frontline staff to your administration and leadership, I have developed content that is meaningful and memorable for your staff which creates the best experience for your campers.  Here are some of the topics I have covered:

  • Decision Making and Risk Management

  • Special Needs Programming

  • Mainstreaming Programs

  • Energy, Enthusiasm & Creativity

  • Working with Difficult Campers

  • Counseling Skills

  • Time Management

  • Patience

  • Communication Skills

  • Camper Behavior Management

  • Counseling Skills

  • Problem Solving & Conflict Management

  • Bullying & Teasing

  • Diversity

  • Dealing with Sensitive Topics

  • Homesickness

  • Understanding Behavior

  • Goal Setting

  • Supervision & Leadership

  • Leadership Training for Managers & Supervisors

  • Professional Development

  • Time Management

  • Training for Trainers

  • Developing Staff Training

Camp Consulting


“I have partnered with, and worked alongside Scott as both a trainer and consultant.  His knowledge and energy for all things camp and the work we do is spot on.  As a presenter he is engaging both the seasoned camp veteran to the first timers.  As a staff trainer and program consultant I have found his approach refreshing and engaging.  I would say his strength is providing those memorable tidbits to all levels of staff to make the hard work we do better.  From helping camp counselors with tool for engagement and connection to operational suggestions and an outside eye for Executives and Owners. I would highly recommend Scott."

Bill Hinton
Executive Director
YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin


For the past 15 years I have been helping and advising camps on everything from leadership to facilities.  I specialize in developing staff training schedules & curriculum, program design, specifically for new and rapidly growing programs, and leadership development & organizational management.

Call me!  I'd love to talk about you and your organization!

  • Effecting Positive Change

  • Progessive Programming

  • Teen Programming

  • Getting & Keeping Young Campers

  • Character Development

  • Facility Development

  • Program Observation & Evaluation

  • ACA Standards

  • Developing Policies & Procedures

  • Evaluations

  • Marketing

Scott is wonderfully energetic and has his pulse on young people today, which gives him a keen insight into how to reach and motivate them. That’s truly what I think of him!
— Bob Ditter, M.Ed., L.C.S.W., Camp Consultant

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