Tag Archive for: camp staff

Just in time for summer: A new camper-counselor relationship questionnaire

Rubin, R. O., Johnson, S. K., Christensen, K. M., & Rhodes, J. (2022). Development and initial validation of a camper-counselor relationship scale. Applied Developmental Science.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2022.2056462 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Research on summer camps has consistently found evidence that campers develop skills that positively contribute to their development (such as self-esteem, independence, teamwork, […]

Role modeling social-emotional learning skills for campers

Owens, M. H., & Browne, L. P. (2021). Camp Counselor as a Role Model for Social-Emotional Learning Skills in Camp. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 13(1), 8-22. https://doi.org/10.18666/JOREL-2021-V13-I1-10543 Summarized by Ariel Ervin   Notes of Interest:  Camp programs are an excellent way of fostering relationships and learning life skills.   Although campers tend to learn activity-based skills […]

Camp staff can call national hotline when emergencies strike

By Laurie Browne, youthtoday.org Camps and other youth programs are fun, dynamic and fast-paced places, which is part of the reason youth thrive in these settings. But these and other features of typical camps can also be a recipe for disaster, despite our best risk management efforts. The American Camp Association’s Camp Crisis Hotline is a free, confidential, year-round […]