Camp Is for the Camper: A Counselor's Guide to Youth Development

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American Camp Association, 2007 - Business & Economics - 69 pages
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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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About This Book
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Todays Campers
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Working with Individual Campers
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Connie Coutellier is a trainer, consultant, and author. She is a national field executive for Camp Fire USA and was the national president and director of professional development for the American Camp Association. Shes written several books on camp counseling and has over 15 years of experience as a camp director and over 25 years of experience in youth development and outdoor program administration training and development. Connie has served as a consultant for both the development of the Basic Camp Management book and the curriculum for the ACA camp director courses.

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