Because nothing is more important than the relationship between your staff and the children they serve, we are proud to offer the best online content for youth development professionals.

Our internationally renowned faculty has created nearly 100 innovative videos that will teach your staff how to supervise, lead and nurture healthy relationships with your young participants.
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"Hey Dr. Thurber! I was utterly impressed with Expert Online Training. I continued to show your videos and discuss your philosophies throughout the entire summer, and I witnessed first-hand the effect your work had upon our staff, especially with helping homesick children. On behalf of the entire staff at Camps Firebird and Roosevelt, thank you for all you share..." Read entire testimonial

Jonathan Polster Jonathan Polster
Head Counselor, Camps Firebird & Roosevelt
"We've been using Expert Online Training with much success during our staff orientation. It's terrific to use in combination with everything else because the videos and quizzes keep our staff interested! Actually, our staff let us know last year that it was a great addition to their training, so we've renewed our subscription. I love the fact that you have added new presenters and fresh content to the..." Read entire testimonial

Marran Linsky Marran Linsky
Assistant Director, Fernwood Cove
"We implemented the Leadership Essentials Online Training Program for our staff as a precursor to our pre-camp training. As a result of the dynamic monitoring options Leadership Essentials offers, we had a clear picture of what skills our staff had and which ones required emphasis during our customized on-site training.

Our counselors told us that they felt an elevated sense of professionalism..." Read entire testimonial

Sarah Oplinger Sarah Oplinger
Assistant Director Douglas Ranch Camps
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Online Summer Camp Staff Training

With Expert Online Training, staff training starts today! We are proud to offer three customizable libraries of training materials—videos, flash presentations, quizzes, and handouts—that you can use to jumpstart training. Choose from the following:

Leadership Essentials, designed by child psychologist Dr. Christopher Thurber, features nearly 100 videos that teach critical leadership skills every staff member needs to effectively deal with intense social, behavioral, disciplinary, and supervisory challenges.

Safety Essentials, designed by child psychologist Dr. Christopher Thurber and attorney Jack Erler, is an extended course on child welfare and protection. Completing the course satisfies the requirement in many states and provinces.

Clinical Essentials, designed by Dr. Chris Crean and Dr. Skip Walton, this advanced content library provides practical clinical guides and accessible reference material for nurses, physicians, EMT’s and PA’s who are treating youth in outdoor settings.

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