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Staff Training

Staff Training

Our 6-day intensive staff training week is a critical part of Camp Cooper. We set the tone for the summer and learn how to create a fun and positive atmosphere, how to run creative activities and how to ensure the campers are safe.

Staff training is fully residential and by the end of the 6 day period, staff will have made firm friends with each other and will be confident in being an epic Camp Cooper Counsellor.

Sessions during staff training will include:

  • An introduction to Camp Cooper
  • How to be a Superhero Counselor
  • How to inspire creativity
  • Learning campfire & dining hall songs
  • The importance of praise / positive feedback
  • How to deal with challenging behaviour
  • How to deal with homesickness
  • Elective activity planning
  • Site tour
  • Teambuilding / icebreaker games
  • Managing risks and safety
  • Cabin activity planning
  • Daily schedule