Camp Is for the Camper: A Counselor's Guide to Youth Development
Camp is for the Camper is designed to help assist camp counselors in working more effectively with their campers. Covers many important topics for new and returning counselors. Chapters include: A Unique Opportunity (responsibility as a role model, camp as a positive force in youth development, arrival, the first day/night), Today's Campers (social trends, parent interaction, age and developmental characteristics), Working with Individual Campers (reinforcing positive behaviors, courtesies of group living, understanding behavior clues, homesickness, bed-wetting, ADD/ADHD), Working with Groups (setting the tone for group development, cycles of group activity planning, group building, inappropriate group behavior, peer pressure, etc.), and How to Measure Your Success. Produced in cooperation with the American Camp Association.
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