Scott Arizala is one of the world’s premier camp staff trainers and is CEO of The Camp Counselor. He earned his BA from Ithaca College, completing a double major in Psychology and Sociology with a concentration in Gender Studies. Scott has been involved with camps and youth development for over twenty years as a camper, counselor, administrator, teacher and consultant.
Scott grew up at Camp Al-Gon-Quian in Northern Michigan where he spent 18 summers ascending from the youngest camper to the director. He went on to direct traditional resident camps and day camps and is currently the Camp Director for Dragonfly Forest, a resident camp for children with serious illnesses and disorders and Camp Kesem, a national organization that delivers camp for kids whose parents have cancer.
As a professional speaker and educator, Scott has delivered numerous keynotes and educational sessions at professional conferences, training events, and camps. Each summer, Scott shares his skills with hundreds of camps and thousands of staff and administrators.
He has published articles in trade journals and on various industry websites. Scott is author of S’more Than Camp, a vanguard book on summer camp and youth development.