During the Alberta Camping Association Annual Conference Gabrielle Raill, Director of Camp Ouareau, shared the very helpful session on staff training called "How to train a chicken, a dinosaur and a super hero to be great summer camp counselors." She has kindly provided us with a copy of her presentation.
As an added bonus, Gabrielle also provided us with notes from another staff training session called "Do this, not that! Best practices for a brilliant and engaging staff training" This document is designed as a “directors tool box” of staff training resources. Check it out, it is chalked full of ready to use sessions, video, how to’s, with links to everything you'll need and more!
Cool links Camp Directors might like:
Here are some more links you might find interesting and/or helpful:
My latest camp code podcast: Camp Code is FREE podcast hosted by Ruby Compton, Beth Allison and Gabrielle Raill focused solely on staff training!
2 camp friends: A web series where my great (& hilarious) camp friend Émilie Trudeau and I discuss life topics while attempting to make something
TedX Talk: I felt very honoured to be invited to talk at a TedX conference this year, you can check out my talk on “What does it mean to be smart?”.
About Gabrielle Raill
Gabrielle Raill has combined her passion for education, as well as her experience as the director of Camp Ouareau, an all girls summer camp, to develop a wide range of educational and developmental programs. She has consulted with several organizations such as The International Camping Fellowship, Concordia University, and NASA, providing expertise on creating positive community dynamics, geared toward setting up frameworks that support creative learning and diverse thinking. Since completing her B.A. in Human Relations at Concordia University, Gabrielle has become a world traveller, sharing these values and programs with an internationally diverse audience, including a recent TEDx talk about 'What it means to be smart'. She also has a mild obsession with dinosaurs, cause, you know, dinosaurs are really cool.