Clear Expectations - The Scott Arizala Show

Communicate well with your summer camp staff

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Clarity in your expectations does not mean say it louder, which is how a lot of adults do it.

Scott walks us through his system for making sure kids (and staff) understand what you are looking for in their behaviour and treatment of others.   By taking it step by step you can lead them to "ultimate clarity".

(Trouble seeing the video? Watch: http://youtu.be/6PACiT42Z8w)

About Scott Arizala

Scott is one of the leading experts and premier trainers on kids, staff and the experience of summer camp. He earned his B.A. from Ithaca College, with a double major in Psychology and Sociology with a concentration in Gender Studies. He has been involved with camps and youth development for over twenty years as a camper, counselor, administrator, teacher and consultant.

About Travis Allison

Travis is a former Executive Director of the 5 summer camps of Cairn who now works as an online marketing strategy advisor who specializes in the private school and summer camp industries.  

Travis produces the CampHacker podcasts and blog, the Scott Arizala show, and manages the Summer Camp Professionals group on Facebook.

A Big CampHacker Thank You!

We are so grateful to our Scott Arizala Show sponsors.  We hope you'll check them out and consider them for your camps this summer.

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Patience - The Scott Arizala Show

How do you practice patience skills at your summer camp?

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In this week's episode of The Scott Arizala Show we talked about any essential skill for any summer camp leader: Patience.  Scott talked about his own experience losing patience with a staff member, how he resolved the situation and then gives us some ideas of ways we can train our camp counsellors to be more patient.

About Scott Arizala

Scott is one of the leading experts and premier trainers on kids, staff and the experience of summer camp. He earned his B.A. from Ithaca College, with a double major in Psychology and Sociology with a concentration in Gender Studies. He has been involved with camps and youth development for over twenty years as a camper, counselor, administrator, teacher and consultant.

About Travis Allison

Travis is a former Executive Director of 5 summer camps who now works as an online marketing strategy advisor who specializes in the private school and summer camp industries.  

Travis produces the CampHacker podcasts and blog, the Scott Arizala show, and manages the Summer Camp Professionals group on Facebook.

A Big CampHacker Thank You!

We are so grateful to our Scott Arizala Show sponsors.  We hope you'll check them out and consider them for your camps this summer.

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Difficult Management Conversations - The Scott Arizala Show

Working Well With Summer Camp Leaders

The Scott Arizala Show for summer camp leaders

In this, our first episode of The Scott Arizala Show, Travis and Scott discuss how to make have good meaningful conversations as camp directors and leaders.

Have you been in a situation with your campers or counsellors and you just needed a framework to process the information with them? A way to think things through to feel confident in your solution? Watch this episode as Scott takes us through his process.

About Scott Arizala

Scott is one of the leading experts and premier trainers on kids, staff and the experience of summer camp. He earned his B.A. from Ithaca College, with a double major in Psychology and Sociology with a concentration in Gender Studies. He has been involved with camps and youth development for over twenty years as a camper, counselor, administrator, teacher and consultant.

About Travis Allison

Travis is a former Executive Director of 5 summer camps who now works as an online marketing strategy advisor who specializes in the private school and summer camp industries.  

Travis produces the CampHacker podcasts and blog, the Scott Arizala show, and manages the Summer Camp Professionals group on Facebook.

A Big CampHacker Thank You!

We are so grateful to our Scott Arizala Show sponsors.  We hope you'll check them out and consider them for your camps this summer.

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