Successful summer camps start with first-class training sessions for counselors. With so many different personalities and traits among the children, challenges and obstacles are bound to appear. Counselors need guidance and effective tactics to feel empowered in their roles.
Jill Vetstein, founder and owner of Nurturing Parents and Teachers, has been involved with camps and youth development for over thirty years as a camper, counselor, head counselor, therapist, teacher and consultant. Jill trains summer camps through energetic, fun and professional workshops. She has spoken at Professional Conferences such as The American Camp Association New England, she also comes to individual camps for personal workshops.
Jill offers workshops on many topics for both overnight and day camps. Please contact Jill if your interested in any of these topics or have other ones you are looking for.
- How to talk to parents
- How to talk to campers so they will listen
- Positive Discipline vs. Negative Punishment
- Bully Prevention
- Understanding campers, their quirks and all
- Creating a fun, safe environment for all learning styles
- Integration for Special Needs
- Empowering Counselors
- Daycare vs. Day camp
These workshops are perfect for pre camp training sessions, and summer staff meetings.
Jill also offers a Prevent Bullying at Camp DVD Presentation, which gives you the tools needed to train your staff to create a camp that is fun, positive and safe!