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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"I must say that Leadership Essentials was a very productive and positive step forward for our staff. Our staff immediately applied many of the tools they learned from the video training modules. Many commented on the essential application of the homesickness prevention strategies. As both a camp director and cabin counselor I must commend your team on a timely, relevant, and appropriate presentation..." Read entire testimonial

Bobby Wiseman Bobby Wiseman
Director, Camp Hemotion
"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
"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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