Because nothing is more important than the relationship between your staff and the children they serve, we offer the finest 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.
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"They've got Dr. Phil, we've got Dr. Chris! – (Thurber that is.) Chris has always wanted staff at his YMCA camp to have a head-start on training while their enthusiasm is really high...before they even get to camp. And he's sharing the result with other camps as a subscription service that lets you pick which online video training modules you want to require your staff..." Read entire testimonial

Gary Forster Gary Forster
Gary Forster, LLC
"Dear Dr. Thurber, I am a new camp counselor at Camp Rockmont, and I have been watching your video modules as part of my pre-arrival training. I wanted to say thank you for your work and for all the details you placed in these videos. I think they really helped me figure out exactly the kind of counselor I want to be this summer! Keep up the good work."

Aaron Wells Aaron Wells
Camp Rockmont
"One of the strengths of Leadership Essentials is the ability to use the videos as part of staff training before our first day of staff training at camp. All of the staff are required to watch specific videos and take the online quizzes to verify that they understand the principles being taught. This gives us a head start before new hires arrive at camp for our pre-camp..." Read entire testimonial

George & Paula DeTellis George & Paula DeTellis
Directors, Camp Woodhaven
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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.

Leadership Essentials, 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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