Camps have an incredible impact on the lives of young people.
But we don’t have to tell you that. The fact that you are on this page says that you are already invested in impacting children and youth through camping experiences.
What if that impact could be increased through equipping your staff to recognize and respond to some of the core difficulties young people bring with them to camp? Many camps are finding themselves uncertain and overwhelmed in the face of young people with mental health challenges and other difficulties that threaten to steal the joy of a week of camp.
For over 10 years we have also been training volunteers and youth workers to come alongside young people in the midst of difficult issues with competence, confidence and compassion. Over the past 8 years we have also been training staff at christian camps, equipping them with understanding and practical tools for walking alongside vulnerable young people. Our General Staff Training Package comes in two parts:
The Foundations session equips your staff to create an environment that allows campers to experience belonging and significance, the essential building blocks for relationships of impact.
*This session is a necessary base for the skill-building content.
Skill-Building sessions are customized to address the issues your camp identifies as being core challenges for their staff. The practical skills-based training equips camp staff with appropriate responses that keep in mind the limitations of a camp relationship, while addressing some of the unique opportunities for communicating hope and truth that come through camp.
Our Senior Leadership Training Package focuses on equipping and resourcing your senior leaders to support junior leaders, handle challenging camp situations, and foster a healthy camp culture.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Camp Qwanoes Executive Director
Having someone from Lifeteams help with some of our staff training sessions is always a highlight and extremely valuable part of our summer preparation. Everyone always loves their sessions - they are practicval, insightful and led in an engaging and encouraing way.
Lifeteams is a great addition to our summer camp staff training. Not only do they provide a fresh outside voice for our staff, but their expertise in working with youth means their content is real and applicable. They provide easy-to-understand techniques and examples for our staff to approach a variety of situations and conversations we know they will experience with campers. Their instructors communicate clearly and personally encourage our staff in the work they are doing. We will welcome them back again.
Camp Leadership Committee
The leadership was very happy and impressed with the teachings from Lifeteams. We were also grateful that they came to us at our training location up in the rainy woods without any technological aids. We want them to come up every year!
Daybreak Point Bible Camp/Anvil Island
When you have the chance to bring Lifeteams in to do training, you take it—and you move mountains to make sure all your staff are in attendance because there really isn't anything quite like Lifeteams in our country. These people are professional teachers, they are born to inspire, they are on the absolute cutting edge of what is becoming a more and more complex youth culture in Canada. I'm bad at math but if you put 150 summer volunteers in a room for three hours with 2 Lifeteams trainers, it's a golden formula.