Welcoming New Campers

WHAT’S NEXT? We’ve got more resources for you CAMPER INTAKE SHOULD BE INFORMATIVE AND FUN – 5 QUICK TIPS How can you use the intake process to help you have inclusion success?   Be sensitive and respectful with families while assessing if the program can meet the needs of the potential participant.  When possible, have in-person…

Staff Training

WHAT’S NEXT? We’ve got more resources for you TRAINING AND MENTORING YOUR STAFF – 5 QUICK TIPS Working with staff is all about building open and safe communication, with conversations about expectations, teamwork, preparation, reflection, and (receiving and offering) positive reinforcement.    Spend time with your staff exploring personal feelings and even misconceptions about difference,   During…

Challenging Behaviors: How Do You Problem Solve?

WHAT’S NEXT? We’ve got more resources for you CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS – 5 QUICK TIPS How to be a detective when problem solving behavioral issues? Recognize behaviors that are learned and reinforced over a lifetime of experience, no matter how young a child. Always see the participant and not the behavior problem. Research the participant’s day…

De-escalation Case study 2

WHAT’S NEXT? We’ve got more resources for you DE-ESCALATION CASE STUDY 2 – 5 QUICK TIPS De-escalating challenging moments is complicated but possible (and successful) with proper training and technique building.  When a situation with a participant moves beyond your control, focus on de-escalating the situation using these 3 concepts, changing your mindset, positive communication,…