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.
Watch This First

Meet Our Faculty

"Chris works at camp with children and staff most of the summer, so I know the material in Leadership Essentials is field-tested, practical, and effective. This guy walks the walk. I also love how the video training modules combine Chris's expertise as a psychologist, parent, and camp professional with just the right touch of humor. I can think of no better way to prepare any day or resident camp staff..." Read entire testimonial

Gene Clark Gene Clark
YMCA Camp Belknap
"Far more than any other orientation we have conducted in the past, the implementation of set a tone of professionalism and raised the level of expectation, which I am delighted to say our staff rose to. Our staff was diligent in their responsibilities and attentive to the children. Your content, having been developed and refined through years of your direct professional experience..." Read entire testimonial

Andrea Zapcic Andrea Zapcic
Director, City of Rahway, Department of Parks & Recreation
"Just watched your new modules and we really like them! We're excited to share them with our staff this spring and we're fully confident that our new and returning staff will be that much better equipped when they get to camp, thanks to all the training you provide on EOT. It's wonderful to think about the ripple effect of your training on our staff..." Read entire testimonial

Sarah Horner Fish Sarah Horner Fish
Executive Director, Tom Sawyer Camps
Live Traffic Feed

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.

Camp Associations