Making Kids Comfortable at Summer Camp
We all know about First Impressions. We work hard to make sure our website has a great, fresh design, that our Welcome letter really shows off WHY we do what we do, and that camp gives off a good impression from the moment families turn on to our lane.
Are we as conscientious as that with the children that come to our camp? Do we insist our staff make them feel safe and comfortable as soon as they arrive? Do we begin our relationships with them by providing them tools to be more comfortable at camp.
If you have trouble viewing the video watch it on YouTube: First Five Minute Skills
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.
3Adventures - international summer camp staff
Camp TV - summer camp video producers