Make the Most of Your Camp Staff Training
We CANNOT stress enough the importance of well-thought out, well-planned, and exceptionally intentional leadership training. As camping professionals, we need to think through every minute of every day of training and use each one to our advantage - whether it’s making the most of a learning session, a time of community building or ensuring our staff is well-rested and ready to go when the campers finally arrive. As always, we want to be intentional with everything we do.
A Best Practice for Leadership Training:
It is vitally important to learn the names of your staff. It is an important step in making your staff, especially new ones, feel like they are appreciated and being cared for. Do whatever you have to do to learn their names ahead of time: create a cheat sheet, study your staff bios, practice with other staff. Repetition is the key. Be sure to introduce your staff in engaging and personal ways.