Diversity & Difference - The Scott Arizala Show

Celebrating the Differences in all Camp People

Thanks to Scott for sharing some of his great experiences in helping people be more inclusive at camp!

If you can't see the video in your email go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHa0L2eJZsc

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 the 5 summer camps of Cairn 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.

Redirection - The Scott Arizala Show

Changing Bad Camper Behaviours

In the tool box of the best camp counsellor skills Redirection is one the best tools, yet really is not specifically taught.   In today's video Scott talks us through how to develop this technique. 

Trouble seeing the video? Watch: http://youtu.be/N6_-Qo2GrRw

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 the 5 summer camps of Cairn 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.

Learning from Toyota - Engineering a Kaizen/Lean Summer Camp [presentation]

What can summer camps learn from The Toyota Way?

Laura, Jack & Travis in Miami at ACA National 2014

Laura, Jack & Travis in Miami at ACA National 2014

It was so exciting to get to present with CampHackers Laura & Jack at the ACA National conference in January and I'm excited to announce that we will be doing it again at ACA MidStates this week!

Jack was kind enough to be part of our What Can Summer Camps Learn from Toyota? podcast about a year and a half ago and we've been keeping the discussion going from there.   

The "Toyota Way" (or what has become known as "lean" thinking) focusses on reducing all waste (time, money, people resources, etc.).  This seemed like a great idea for summer camps who are always looking to do more with less. 

One of my favourite parts of the presentation is that Laura makes huge sketchnotes for everyone as we go.  Check these out (apologies to Laura - the stitching software is a bit off):

Our Intros and some of the big concepts (including a Value Stream Map)

Our Intros and some of the big concepts (including a Value Stream Map)


Noticing - The Scott Arizala Show

Paying attention as a summer camp staff member

We are so excited to have the Scott Arizala show back!  Season II begins today.   Click here to watch last year's shows.

We're are starting this season with another essential skill for camp staff - Noticing.

Watch the episode below.

Trouble seeing the video? Watch: http://youtu.be/PEFimSt1TFw

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 the 5 summer camps of Cairn 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.

Podcast: Last Minute Marketing Miracles - CampHacker #66

At this time of the year the feeling of panic is rising: Will we get enough kids for this summer?

This week's podcast is FULL of great ideas to help you get more campers for this coming season.

Podcast: Listen for free (and ON THE GO) in iTunes or the Stitcher App

Find our Tools of the Week and links to our co-hosts info here: Last Minute Marketing Miracles - CampHacker #66