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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"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
"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
"We started using Expert Online Training in 2009 and now we can’t go without it! The videos add variety to staff training, rather than having staff listen to me and John over and over again. We feel that the greatest strength of the Leadership Essentials modules is that they "back up" the Camp Director by offering a different voice of expert information. The videos..." Read entire testimonial

Jennifer Deasy Jennifer Deasy
Assistant Director, YMCA Camp Coniston
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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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