Leadership Training (Idaho)

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Site: Wallowa Lake Camp

Dates: 4/21/2023 - 4/23/2023

Age Level: Ages 16 and up

Cost: No fee; donations for food are gladly accepted

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This training event is for all program camp staff members including deans, counselors and resource people.  This training includes spiritual development, behavior management, learning skills, instructional skills, and program ideas.  

Whether you are an experienced camp leader or just getting started, this is the training for you and should not be missed.  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.

Counselors will enjoy an engaging track designed to help them 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.

Deans, chaplains, healthcare providers, and other leaders will take a close look at this year's curriculum, What's in a Name?, from Chalice Press, working with the camp schedule, best practices in working with staff and campers, and integrating faith experiences throughout the day to support the camp's mission.  

All leaders will share large group sessions to better understand the mission of Camp and Retreat Ministries, as well as how to prepare for success at camp while being ready for the unexpected.  Together we will also learn about everyone's role in keeping camp safe and how to practice Safe Sanctuaries and Child Protection Policies in the camp setting.

  • The training will start on Friday evening. A soup/salad/sandwich buffet will be provided from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for travelers to have when they arrive.  Sunday lunch will be the last meal provided.  The event will end Saturday at 3:30pm for leaders and Sunday after lunch for counselors.
  • Please note that campers under the age of 18 are allowed to drive to this training only with the written permission of parents and are not allowed to have any passengers under the age of 18.
  • The location for this training is Meridian UMC.
  • Please complete your On-Line Disclosure (and Background Check if 18+) prior to your arrival.  You will then receive an email to complete the health form online.  It is important that you complete this before you arrive for the training.  Bring a completed paper health form if you did not complete it online.  
  • Please indicate during registration if you will need overnight accommodation and someone will contact you.
  • A notebook and pen will be handy for the training sessions.

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and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon