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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"Chris, I have to tell you that I am so very impressed with Leadership Essentials. Every vignette was well crafted and well acted, and should speak to any serious camp counselor. Congratulations on taking staff training into the next century! We're signing up!"

Jason Sebell Jason Sebell
Camps Kenwood & Evergreen
"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
"Diabetes camps help people affected by diabetes lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives through good diabetes management. The Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) provides leadership and education to better enable diabetes camps to fulfill this purpose. We are very excited to partner with Dr. Chris Thurber and the American Diabetes Association, in bringing Leadership..." Read entire testimonial

Lorne Abramson Lorne Abramson
Diabetes Education & Camping Association
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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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