On-Site Training

Site: Sawtooth Camp

Dates: 6/17/2022 - 6/19/2022

Age Level: Adult, Ages 16+

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.  On-Site training includes spiritual development, behavior management, learning skills, instructional skills, and program ideas.  Come and become familiar with Sawtooth camp and the facilities that your camp staff team will utilize this summer!

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 Sawtooth Camp directly 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 will take a close look at this year's curriculum, Creation Speaks, 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 roles 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.  
  • Please note that campers under the age of 18 are allowed to drive to camp only with the written permission of parents and are not allowed to have any passengers under the age of 18.
  • For directions to Sawtooth Camp camp, CLICK HERE
  • Please complete your On-Line Disclosure (and Background Check if 18+) prior to your arrival. 
  • You may want to bring warmer clothes for a little colder evenings and mornings during the early season! You'll need warm sleeping bags, towels and toiletries and a completed medical form, if you did not complete it online.  
  • A notebook and pen may be handy during the training sessions.
Mailing address:
Sawtooth Camp 
PO Box 68 
Fairfield, ID 83327

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and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon