Training and Planning Resources for 4-H Camping Programs

Online Training Course for Teen 4-H Camp Counselors, CITs, and Teen Leaders

We are excited to offer this series of online learning modules produced by Expert Online Training as a supplement to local 4-H camp counselor and teen leadership training. These videos and accompanying handouts will help transform your  4-H camp counselors, CITs, and other teens that have leadership roles working with younger 4-Hers into youth development professionals.
Listed below are the course module topics categorized in the areas of Leadership, Youth Development and Play, and Mental Health and Behavior.
Regional 4-H Program Specialists and County Youth Staff interested in registering their youth leaders in the online course can contact Jacki Luckstead for details and more information.

  • Classic Problem Solving—Using options and evaluation to reach group consensus
  • Cracking Kids’ Secret Code—Listening sensitively to forge understanding
  • Get the Best and Forget the Rest—Nurturing positive youth behavior
  • Rules Were Made to Be Positive—Creating expectations campers want to live up to
  • Stop Yelling Get the HINT—Seven simple ways to engage cooperation
  • We Squashed It! (Conflict Resolution)—Collaborative problem solving for high-conflict situations

Youth Development and Play

  • Becoming a Youth Development Professional—Making the transition from ME to KIDS
  • Effective Debriefing Tools and Techniques—Learn to play and play to learn
  • Hello Games—Invite, include, and inquire
  • Move It Like You Mean It—Using body language to enhance communication
  • Playing with a Full Deck—Exciting low-prop games for groups
  • Rainy Day Games—All weather fun

Mental Health and Behavior

  • Bullies and Targets, Part I--Prevention
  • Homesickness at Day & Resident Camps, Part I—Best practices for youth leaders
  • Homesickness at Day & Resident Camps, Part II—Supportive conversation demonstration
  • Skillful Discipline, Part I—Creative behavior management and alternatives to punishment

Training Resources
Planning and Evaluation Resources
Checklist of Best Practices for Camp Facilities and Operations
Checklist of Best Practices for Camping Programs
Risk Management

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