Staff Orientation: Day Six
This morning our staff started their day reviewing real camp scenarios and how to handle them. We know that practicing responses to challenging situations and turning potential struggles into opportunities for growth is one of the best parts of Camp.
Our Specialists spent time this morning on our high-ropes course. They had the opportunity to work with a partner and climb Jacob’s Ladder, walk across a suspended log, and zip down the zip line. They enjoyed the opportunity to build their confidence and exercise their courage muscles (while also giving our Adventure staff important time to practice their skills) so that they can help campers do the same when they’re here.
Bradley, our Executive Director, led a session about Wellness for our staff. We know that one of the keys to a great camp experience is hiring an awesome staff and then investing in them during this week, our staff training week, and then continuing to provide opportunities for growth throughout the summer. The entire staff spent an hour brainstorming a variety of ways they wanted to focus on making sure they were taking care of themselves over the course of the summer.
Our staff moved into their permanent cabins this afternoon and worked on planning their schedules for the summer. They came up with fun, inclusive activities that will help our campers build independence, confidence, relationships, and creativity.
This evening many of our hard-working staff headed out for their staff day Staff Day Off. After six days of orientation training, they deserve some rest and relaxation before the campers get here in just three days!