This book explores the complexities of the recreational summer camp experience and its reliance on the expertise and emotion work of young people.
Author: Mandi Baker
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book explores the complexities of the recreational summer camp experience and its reliance on the expertise and emotion work of young people. Drawing on post-structural theory, Baker illustrates the discourses, power relations and emotional demands that shape camp counsellor employment experiences and well-being. Through analysis of everyday experiences and interactions, Baker unpicks the power nexus between counsellors, campers, peers and camp management, offering a deeper understanding of camp counsellor employment and the challenges for camp employees and employers. As such, this book raises a call for camp researchers and industry leaders to engage in rethinking how camp counsellor roles are understood, shaped and embodied, and how they might be ethically supported through reflexive management practices. Becoming and Being a Camp Counsellor will be of interest to scholars and students across the fields of leisure, outdoor recreation, youth studies, and sociology.
Become. Entrepreneur. an. Working as a camp counselor helps students develop skills that will help them succeed at school and in future jobs.
Author: Helen Lepp Friesen
Publisher: Weigl Publishers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Camp counsellors fill many roles. Camp counsellors need to be flexible. They will be involved in many tasks. Learn more about the job and the skills required in Camp Counsellor, a title in the Summer Jobs series. Each book in this series explains how to apply for summer jobs, features detailed descriptions of tools and equipment, and provides other information that is sure to engage readers.
Campers who become overly dependent on their camp counselors probably will never reach their full potential. Additional strategies to maximize group ...
Author: Joel F. Meier
Publisher: Waveland Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Through the first seven editions of this enduring text, A. Viola Mitchell shared her knowledge and skills with legions of educators, camp directors, and counselors who participated in the organized camp movement. This classic, highly regarded volume has now been thoroughly updated to provide a 21st-century view of the trends, philosophies, and practices of organized camping. The Eighth Edition retains the overarching emphasis on leadership skills and program activities and ideas, updating their treatment with the latest research on positive youth development and outcomes-based programming. New chapters discuss trends in organized camping, efforts to expand opportunities for camp participation, and strategies to increase physical activity among children and youth. Substantially revised topics include modern behavior management tools and techniques, leadership strategies, problem solving, group processes, and the importance of research and evaluation. Throughout, the authors infuse the discussion with a leave no trace conservation ethic that promotes ways to enjoy the outdoors in a responsible, sustainable manner. The essence of organized camping has remained the same throughout its 150-year history: democratic, group living in the outdoors supported by competent, well-trained leaders. The latest edition of Camp Counseling celebrates that essence in every chapter, illuminated by more than 120 new photographs as well as numerous illustrations and boxed exhibits. Moreover, extensive, annotated resource lists in every chapter provide countless opportunities to explore topics in greater depth.
We had started in mid-August, after the close of the regular camp season, ... our other daughter, was busy being a camp counselor for prekindergarten ...
Author: David Ehrenfeld
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A brilliant writer and gifted "big picture" thinker, David Ehrenfeld is one of America's leading conservation biologists. Becoming Good Ancestors unites in a single, up-to-date framework pieces written over two decades, spanning politics, ecology, and culture, and illuminating the forces in modern society that thwart our efforts to solve today's hard questions about society and the environment. The book focuses on our present-day retreat from reality, our alienation from nature, our unthinking acceptance of new technology and rejection of the old, the loss of our ability to discriminate between events we can control and those we cannot, the denial of non-economic values, and the decline of local communities. If we are aware of what we are losing and why we are losing it, the author notes, all of these patterns are reversible. Through down-to-earth examples, ranging from a family canoe trip in the wilderness to the novels of Jane Austen to Chinese turtle and tiger farms, Ehrenfeld shows how we can use what we learn to move ourselves and our society towards a more stable, less frantic, and far more satisfying life, a life in which we are no longer compelled to damage ourselves and our environment, in which our children have a future, and in which fewer species are endangered and more rivers run clean. In the final chapter, he offers a dramatic view of the possibilities inherent in a fusion of the best elements of conservatism and liberalism. Our society has an inherent sense of what is right, says Ehrenfeld, and the creativity and persistence to make good things happen. It is now time to apply our intelligence, guided by our moral judgment, to the very large problems we all face. This book is an important first step.
Author: Shirley Brackett MatheyPublish On: 2012-05-31
Learning to take ownership of messages means being in touch withfeelings. ... the situation As a camp counselor in my youth, I became frustrated with one ...
Author: Shirley Brackett Mathey
Would you like people to listen and make a positive difference in their relationship with others? We will: Identify listening responses. Separate and practice the listening skills into a understandable process. Recognize appropriate patterns of listening. Develop an appreciation for the appropriate listening response.
How to Survive and Succeed Magnificently at Summer Camp Mark Richman ... how to organize these notes so that they could become effective tools for learning.
Author: Mark Richman
You can Survive and Succeed Magnificently in Summer Camp The Ultimate Camp Counselor Manual will serve as your road map to ease you along the often bumpy, unpaved and pothole-filled highway to successful camp experiences with happy, well-behaved, motivated and safe children. Discover how easy it is to: Build Camper Self-Esteem. Gain the great insight necessary to aid your campers in increasing their self-esteem, so critically important in their personality development. Motivate them. Through a unique combination of creative ideas and methods, as well as by using rewards, incentives, lots of humor and some traditional techniques, your campers will become highly motivated to enjoy each day of summer. Help to Build a Superior Set of Values. Learn that every activity, event and situation can provide a magnificent teaching opportunity for the improvement of basic values including sportsmanship, friendship, kindness, integrity, honesty, courage and humility, to name just a few. Discipline Them. Help to teach the campers methods of handling their negative behavior impulses. Mr. Richman shares with you his enormously successful 33 years of camping and teaching experience in the field of discipline. His unique style is punctuated by kindness, firmness and solid human relations strategies.
Monday April 1 [Day 574] Blah, I applied to become like a camp counsellor for a summer Engineering camp, just for high school girls interested in becoming ...
Author: K. J. Ebden
Are you graduating high school? Thinking of applying to an X-year program? Already in the middle of obtaining a degree or diploma? Do you want to learn more about what can go on in the "university daze"?This book is aimed at young minds in need of a little silliness, a little feedback, and maybe even a little wisdom in taking the journey into the world of university. Learning from others' mistakes is priceless, but don't worry, this book is not. (No illegal, illicit, or unauthorized activities were performed in the making of this book. Really. All that stuff was made up. Fiction.) So, good luck, good reading, and good health... You might need it.
Communication: Interpersonal communications among counselors, camp- • Hands-on learning Watchers the week that help the kids become a unit. ers,and parents ...
Author: Jill Moffitt
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Category: Health & Fitness
Day Camp Programming and Administration: Core Skills and Practiceswill help you create and operate safe and effective day camps for children, even if you work in a recreation or fitness center. You’ll learn all you need to know to plan, operate, and evaluate your camp. The accompanying CD-ROM supplies numerous printable worksheets to help you, and the book guides you step by step in creating successful camps.
Later, some of them will become camp counselors just like their parents did twenty years earlier. Who knows? You may be able to see the grandchildren of ...
Author: Eric Murphy
Publisher: WestBow Press
“Been there, done that.” As Eric Murphy often says, “Now, it’s time to teach young adults how to go there and do that!” The author has faced numerous difficult situations yet moved forward with a smile on his face despite different individuals telling him that some goals were impossible—only to see God bless and provide again and again, time after time. You will be encouraged as you read how to deal with the loss of a key staff member or the death of a wife. Practical, how-to-do-it instructions are given on how to train young staff members, with a focus on mentoring. You will discover that God can use you in whatever task he has given you to do. O Mighty Warrior will teach you to not only believe in yourself but also to trust in our mighty God, who will give you the power and strength to serve.
Parents become teachers, camp counselors, and feeders of their adult children who have boomeranged home to wait out the quarantine. Dating morphs into walks ...
Author: Carol Tosone
Publisher: Springer Nature
This contributed volume reflects on the collective wisdom and ongoing efforts of the social work profession that has been in the forefront of the global pandemic of COVID-19. The contributors are seasoned social work academics, practitioners, administrators, and researchers. Working on the frontlines with patients and families, these social workers have garnered experiences and insights, and also have developed innovative ways to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on the psychosocial well-being of their clients and themselves. The 36 reflections, experiences, and insights in this curated collection address the behavioral, mental health, socioeconomic, and other repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic that have impacted their client base, most of whom are vulnerable populations: Repurposed, Reassigned, Redeployed Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence: How COVID-19 Shifts the Focus COVID-19 and Moral Distress/Moral Anguish Therapeutic Support for Healthcare Workers in Acute Care: Our Voice Shared Trauma and Harm Reduction in the Time of COVID-19 Wholeheartedness in the Treatment of Shared Trauma: Special Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic The Role of Ecosocial Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Natural World Black Lives, Mass Incarceration, and the Perpetuity of Trauma in the Era of COVID-19: The Road to Abolition Social Work Teaching Social Work Practice in the Shared Trauma of a Global Pandemic The COVID-19 Self-Care Survival Guide: A Framework for Clinicians to Categorize and Utilize Self-Care Strategies and Practices Shared Trauma, Shared Resilience During a Pandemic: Social Work in the Time of COVID-19 is an early and essential work on the impact of the pandemic on the social work field with useful practice wisdom for a broad audience. It can be assigned in masters-level social work practice and elective courses on trauma, as well as inform both neophyte and experienced practitioners. It also would appeal to the general public interested in the work of social workers during a pandemic.
A recognized parenting expert, Audrey Monke distills what she's learned from thousands of interactions with campers, camp counselors, and parents, and from her research in positive psychology, to offer intentional strategies parents can use ...
Author: Audrey Monke
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Audrey "Sunshine" Monke, mother of five and camp owner-director, shares nine powerful parenting techniques-inspired by the research-based practices of summer camp-to help kids thrive and families become closer. Research has proven that kids are happier and gain essential social and emotional skills at camp. A recognized parenting expert, Audrey Monke distills what she's learned from thousands of interactions with campers, camp counselors, and parents, and from her research in positive psychology, to offer intentional strategies parents can use to foster the benefits of camp at home. Our screen-obsessed, competitive society makes it harder than ever to raise happy, thriving kids. But there are tried-and-true methods that can help. Instead of rearing a generation of children who are overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and who struggle to become independent, responsible adults, parents can create a culture that promotes the growth of important character traits and the social skills kids need for meaningful, successful lives. Thousands of parents attest to the "magical" benefits of summer camp for their kids, noting their children return more joyful, positive, confident, and resilient after just a few weeks. But you can learn exactly what it takes to promote these benefits at home. Complete with specific ideas to implement the most effective summer camp secrets, Happy Campers is a one of a kind resource for raising happy, socially intelligent, successful kids.
... behaviour support worker; • honorary assistant psychologist; • honorary research assistant; • befriender; • camp counsellor/play leader; ...
Author: Steven Mayers
Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: Everything You Need to Know?brings together all the information you need to pursue a career in this competitive field. This essential guide includes up-to-date information and guidance about a career in clinical psychology and gaining a place on clinical psychology training in the UK. It answers the questions all aspiring psychologists need to know, such as: What is clinical psychology? What is it like to train and work as a clinical psychologist? How to make the most of your work and research experience. How to prepare for clinical psychology applications and interviews. Is clinical psychology the right career for me? By cutting through all the jargon, and providing detailed interviews with trained and trainee clinical psychologists,?Becoming a Clinical Psychologist?will provide psychology graduates or undergrads considering a career in this area with all the tools they need.?
... through one of the university pro- grams, as a camp counselor for a week during the summer. I participated in the program for two consecutive years, ...
Author: Jack Mierop
Let us create the lives we were born to live - it's our time. Belief systems are individual and subjective. Without understanding their origins, we become stuck in patterns and cycles; there is difficulty moving forward. Becoming . . . acts as a mirror, a guide for those who could use some help figuring out why we find it so difficult to remove ourselves from the negative situations life throws our way. Through the exploration of self-perception and the factors that influence the way we live and behave, we can rise above fixed patterns and transform the self. Employing common-sense wisdom in an engaging read, Mierop maps out ways to avoid the encumbrances with which negative experiences and self-doubt often imprison us.
... but you mentioned you'd been a camp counsellor?” “Yeah. One summer.” “Think back to that experience. I bet that those kids found a lot of ways to mess ...
Author: Hugh R. Alley
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
Becoming a Supervisor tells the story of Trevor who works as one of the production team in a small company that makes toy boats. He is thrust into the role of supervisor unexpectedly when his general manager reacts to his constant suggestions of how things could be better. When the GM becomes ill, Trevor struggles to take up the slack for several months until a new GM arrives. The core of the book follows Trevor’s growth under the coaching of Julie, his new GM. As Trevor deals with one challenge after another, Julie guides him on a journey to learn the core skills needed by all front-line leaders. The reader takes away four key ideas: (1) Front-line leadership skills are not too complicated to learn. (2) These skills are something that they can develop in themselves, regardless of what their organization does. (3) Tools and skills are there to help solve real business problems; implementing the tools is not a strategy. (4) In your role as supervisor (directing or responsible for others) you have to look after the mission of the company AND look after your people – doing only one is not an option. Essentially, this book is intended to give hope to a new supervisor or team lead. They will finish the book knowing that the skills they need can be learned and aren’t that difficult to acquire. It is designed to introduce the central skills that any supervisor has to be able to master at least with a basic working competency: instructing, leading, and making improvements in their own area. It introduces some of the more widely used tools that a new supervisor may need. More importantly, it ties these tools and skills to solving particular problems. Readers will understand that the tools are not important for their own sake, but only to the extent that the tools serve the larger objective of the organization. This book is designed to give the reader an entertaining and hopeful story about the very difficult transition from worker to supervisor, from being one of the crew to directing the crew. It is an emotionally tough transition, and the idea that someone could see a model of how it can work out will be helpful to folks new in a leadership role. Finally, the book provides a reference to other sources of information that will let the reader extend their learning about each of the tools or skills referenced in the contents.