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Building camp driven play at summer camp starts with staff. Staff need to understand why play, the tools to create a playful environment, the skills to manage that environment, practice, and ...

Building camp driven play at summer camp starts with staff. Staff need to understand why play, the tools to create a playful environment, the skills to manage that environment, practice, and permission.

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    • Flying Ninja Fairies Building a Culture of Play at Camp Camping Coast to Coast
    • Laura Kriegel! Age 4! Rochester, NY
    • Jack Schott! Age 3! Buffalo, NY
    • All About The Staff
    • What Staff Need Understanding ! Tools ! Skills ! Practice ! Permission !
    • Play by Stuart Brown What is Play? A State Of Being ! Voluntary ! Apparent Purposelessness ! Improvisational Potential ! Pleasurable
    • Play = Happiness
    • Stuart Brown Broadens Perceptions ! Increases Social Intelligence ! Improves Health ! Reduces Stress ! Increases Brain Size ! ! Some Benefits of Play
    • Benefits of Imaginative Play Language Skills   Imagination and play in the electronic age Singer, D.G.& Singer, J.L. (2005). Self Expression  Play in Child Development and Psychotherapy Russ, S.W. (2004) Self Regulation Make-Believe play:  Wellspring for development of self-regulation.  Berk, L. E., Mann, T.D., & Ogan, A.T. (2006).  !Empathy Children, play, and development (3rd ed.) Hughes, F.P. (1999).  Problem Solving Children, play, and development (3rd ed.) Hughes, F.P. (1999).  Creativity The house of make believe: Children's play and the developing imagination Singer, D. G. & Singer, J. L. (1990).  
    • Self-Determination Theory Richard Ryan: University of Rochester
    • Relatedness ! Competence ! Autonomy ! ! !
    • Barriers to Play
    • Barriers to Play Supervision! Bullying! Time/Scheduling! Parents Perception! Older Campers! Staff Understanding
    • What is Play at Camp? Apparently Purposeless ! Camper Driven ! Fun
    • Tools Facilities ! Activities ! Program Structure
    • Facilities Facilities
    • Fort Pawnee! YMCA Camp Kitaki! Louisville, NE
    • Fort Pawnee! YMCA Camp Kitaki! Louisville, NE
    • Fort Pawnee! YMCA Camp Kitaki! Louisville, NE
    • Fort Pawnee! YMCA Camp Kitaki! Louisville, NE
    • Fort Pawnee! YMCA Camp Kitaki! Louisville, NE
    • Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • Natural Play Area! YMCA Camp Seymour! Gig Harbor, WA
    • The Mound! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
    • The Mound! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
    • Water Oasis! YMCA Camp Day Croix! Hudson, WI
    • Water Oasis! YMCA Camp Day Croix! Hudson, WI
    • Water Oasis! YMCA Camp Day Croix! Hudson, WI
    • Explorer Village! Camp Gray! Reedsburg, WI
    • Play Area! YMCA Camp Jewell! Colebrook, CT
    • Play Area! YMCA Camp Jewell! Colebrook, CT
    • Play Area! YMCA Camp Jewell! Colebrook, CT
    • Giant Labyrinth ! Camp Augusta! Nevada City, CA
    • Game Area! Camp Augusta! Nevada City, CA
    • Activities
    • Super Crazy Adventure Time! Camp Gray! Reedsburg, WI
    • Super Crazy Adventure Time! Camp Gray! Reedsburg, WI
    • Super Crazy Adventure Time! Camp Gray! Reedsburg, WI
    • Super Crazy Adventure Time! Camp Gray! Reedsburg, WI
    • Toilet Tours! Educo Leadership Adventures! Fort Collins, CO
    • Prospectors All Day! Sanborn Western Camps! Florissant, CO
    • LOTR 2 Day! Sanborn Western Camps! Florissant, CO
    • Program ! Structure
    • Harry Potter Camp! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
    • Quidditch Pitch! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
    • LARP Quest Camp! Sherman Lake Outdoor Center! Augusta, MI
    • Renisance Adventures! Denver, CO
    • Beam Camp! Strafford, NH
    • Beam Camp! Strafford, NH
    • Beam Camp! Strafford, NH
    • Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • questing gnome Questing Gnome! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • Skills
    • Skills Framing
    • Skills Connection
    • Skills Redirection
    • Skills Intervention
    • Skills Transition
    • SkillsFraming ! Connecting ! Redirecting ! Intervening ! Transitioning !
    • Practice
    • Free Play Training! YMCA Camp Collins! Gresham, OR
    • Themed Staff Training Opening! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
    • Play Training ! YMCA Camp Seymour! Gig Harbor, WA
    • Permission
    • Thank You!
    • Laura Kriegel and Jack Schott! ! CampingCoastToCoast.org! ! CampingCoastToCoast@gmail.com! ! @CampCoast2Coast!