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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"DECA and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) are collaborating on this very exciting project [to subscribe to Leadership Essentials] and I believe it will be such an asset to all participating diabetes camps. Thanks for the amazing things you do for all camps and the kids we serve. I look forward to having our American Diabetes Assocation staff use your online counselor training program."

Shana Funk Shana Funk
Youth Initiatives / American Diabetes Assocation
"Since 2011, EOT has been a valued and integral part of our staff training. All prospective counselors-returning and rookie-are required to view four EOT modules prior to our in-person training. By viewing their results from my Director Dashboard, I can focus my onsite training on areas in which staff are struggling. This pre-season assignment also helps us weed out prospective staff who do not take..." Read entire testimonial

Linda Hansen Linda Hansen
Director,Missouri Children’s Burn Camp    
"When attending camp conferences we highlight the speakers who are a "must attend." Dr. Chris Thurber is among a small, elite group who fits that category. Because we cannot bring our entire camp staff to a conference, I was thrilled to see that we could bring Chris' teaching to camp! I am excited to offer Expert Online Training to my returning staff as well as to my new staff. Even though we could..." Read entire testimonial

Barbara Boukater Barbara Boukater
Director of Pace Summer Programs
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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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