Site: Camp Latgawa
Site: Camp Magruder
Site: Suttle Lake Camp
Site: Wallowa Lake Camp
Dates: 4/1/2022 - 4/3/2022
Age Level: Ages 16 and up
Cost: Donations accepted
This leadership training (to be held at Suttle Lake Camp) is for all staff who will be serving at Camp Latgawa, Camp Magruder, Suttle Lake Camp, or Wallowa Lake Camp this summer. Leadership staff at Sawtooth Camp are also encouraged and welcome to attend; there will be an On-Site Training at Sawtooth Camp April 22-24, 2022. Church leaders and others are welcome to participate too, as many of the workshops offered would benefit Christian leaders working in a variety of settings.
This is a critical training for all camp leaders. If you are unable to make this training, please contact the site where you will be serving so that these important topics can be covered well in advance of camp.
This training event has a unique track for counselors (Friday evening – Sunday afternoon), as well as workshops for deans, chaplains, healthcare providers, and other leaders (Friday evening – Saturday afternoon). In large group sessions we will all explore core pieces of Camp and Retreat Ministry to better understand our mission and everyone's roles in keeping camp safe, as well as how to practice Safe Sanctuaries and Child Protection Policies in the camp setting. A full schedule (subject to change) will be released soon.
Topics will include group dynamics and how to redirect them, curriculum preparations, cultural awareness, ways to communicate, spiritual formation, trauma informed care and more.
Engaging sessions specifically designed to help counselors prepare for cabin life and working with campers. Skill sessions will include establishing a community of respect, knowing camp rules, camp worship and prayer, how to get campers excited and how to settle them down, listening, working with small groups, seizing faith moments through the day, and more.