Accessibility, Approachability and Communication Skills Essential for Summer Camp Counsellors
Those three talents, along with team work and the ability to delegate make up Scott's most important summer camp staff skills. Watch as he takes us through his approach to developing those skills.
One of my favourite points Scott brings up in this discussion is: Speed. When you, as a camp director are On The Move - hurrying constantly from one activity to another, one meeting to another - are you really being Approachable and Accessible?
If you have trouble viewing the video watch it on YouTube: Essential Leadership Skills
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 5 summer camps 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.
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