Great Nature Programs at Summer Camp - CampHacker #53

Curing Nature Deficit Disorder with Summer Camp

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What are your strongest memories of nature when you were a child?   For me it’s building forts and playing in the woods with my best friend (and now business partner) Trefor and his brother Chris.   

Some of my favourite moments growing up at Camp Kintail are also of playing in the woods but it wasn’t until I was a counsellor and we had a woman named Sue leading the nature program that I was blown away by what nature had to teach me.

In this week’s show Ruby (welcome back, Ruby!), Joe and I talk about our magical moments in nature at camp, what activities and programs we believe to be most effective and even how to incorporate nature as the setting for you summer camp staff training.

Resources for Nature Programs

Ruby was kind enough to send us that list of book resources that she loves. Please check them out!

Tool of the Week – Make yourself a better Camp Director

  • Travis: Net Promotor Score survey.   Need to include a “ask you child these questions about his/her camp experience” page BEFORE you send the survey

  • Joe: Ultra Light guitar case Fort

  • Ruby: Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature

  • Harold:  Nature Oriented Activities - A Leader’s Guide
  • Your Hosts: 

    Thanks for the evening, friends.