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Dec 20, 2022

Hiring staff for summer camp can be a constant struggle. New thoughts and strategies should be considered.

Phil and Greg (formally of the Mayhew program) sit down to discuss their thoughts on;

- Creating a culture that encourages staff retention

- Training staff

- Staff hiring pitfalls

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Dec 13, 2022

How do you end your program, training or workshop?

The Training Team (Phil, Rich, Chris and Lisa) discuss how they end a program or workshop with a group.

Saying goodbye, closing activities and when to reflect with the group.

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Dec 6, 2022

What do you do at the very start of your program, training or workshop?

In this episode members of our training team (Phil, Rich, Chris and Lisa) discuss how they begin a program or workshop with a group.

Activities that set the tone, strategies to connect with the group early on and coping with awkward silences.


Nov 29, 2022

Play brings us joy and is an essential component of experiential learning.
In this episode Phil discusses the 4 primary neurochemicals that elicit happiness; Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin, as well as activities that you can use with your participants to help participants experience them.

Nov 22, 2022

If you were not limited by time, what problem solving activity would you like to lead?

Today's featured activity with no time constraints - The Pond Traverse

The traverse is an activity featured in High 5's Edge of Leadership summer program that really embodies the concept of problem solving.

Phil is joined by Anne...