Professional Development for CampPros - CampHacker #75

Finding the right tools to continually improve your skills

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I believe that we all know that our own professional development is crucial to our camps' success.  It is, in a very demanding world, sometimes hard to prioritize.

Our discussion for this show centres around how we find NEW sources of professional education.  Where do we look, outside the summer camp world to grow our biggest skills?

It was so nice to have Ange Atkinson from Camp Lantern Creek back on with us.  You can listen to Ange's first episode Planning Great Programs, too!

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Helping All Camps Get Better - CampHacker #74

Helping the Industry Succeed - How can we use our resources and our knowledge to help all camps get better?

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Summer camps need to be collaborative. Now, it's not that they aren't already - look no farther than the incredible Camp Pros Group on Facebook, and you'll see a ton of fantastic people sharing their best practices with each other.

It goes a bit farther though. We need to look into how we are serving our nearby neighbours in the summer camp world before they even need it. Some camps do it via staff exchanges, mini-conferences, "mastermind groups" or even by joining policy committees to support the industry in their area. This kind of face-to-face support not only helps each other out, but it builds relationships and extends our personal support networks. 

Even more, we have to look at our no-so-best practices, and be willing to share the times when we've fell on our faces, and thereby learned the most. It takes guts to trust those people with our vulnerable stories and it takes integrity for us to receive those stories empathically, take the learning, and maintain confidentiality. 

We hope you enjoy this podcast and that it inspires you to look at how well you are sharing with your summer camp neighbours. 

Have a thought? Let us know in the comments below!

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