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Staff Development

Upcoming Town Halls for All Staff (all times are EST):
TBD

Previous Town Hall Recordings (click on the date to view recording)
Monday, March 15  7pm
Monday, February 8 7pm
Monday, February 8 11am
Tuesday, December 1 10:30am

We are pleased to offer these additional optional March learning opportunities

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Building Your Staff Toolbox with Neil Tuesday, March 30, 7pm (ET)

Join us for an incredible series led by our very  own  Neil Weintraub, LCSW (Mainside Division Head). This series  invites you to think about how our personal and professional goals align with camp and will provide us with a chance to begin to prepare for the summer and get to know one another. We will consider camper behavior from an inclusion model and start to develop strategies that will benefit all campers. We will discuss what makes neurologically diverse kids different and what special challenges kids with learning disabilities will face. Finally, we will talk about specific strategies for what counselors should actually do on the ground this summer.

Click on the past meets to view recording 

February 23     How Humans respond to Trauma
March 2             
Let’s Be Honest: Why Would You Want to Spend Eight Weeks with Cranky, Screaming Kids?  – To view the Jamboard click here
March 9             Teamwork & Communication: The Key to Maintaining Your Sanity During the Summer – To view the Jamboard click here
March 16           What Do We Mean By “Normal” Anyway? Neurodiversity at Camp & Universal Design – To view the Jamboard click here
March 23           What It’s Like to Be “Different” at Camp (Part one)
March 30           What It’s Like to Be “Different” at Camp (Part two)

Camp and the Garden of Eden with Bradley

Camp and the Garden of Eden with Bradley March 3, 2021
Camp and the Garden of Eden with Bradley March 10, 2021

This four-part workshop series will focus on this well known story from the beginning of the Book of Genesis in the Bible.

We will look at this familiar story with new eyes and ask how this story might relate to Camp?

We will incorporate a variety of perspectives and methodologies including art, text study (Jewish, contemporary and more), story telling, child development, music and more to explore connections to the following topics:
-Taking Risks
-Exploring Boundaries
-Role Clarification
-Gaining Independence
-Leaving Home
-And much, much more

No background or experience  necessary. While all four sessions are not required, we do want to encourage people to try to attend all four sessions.