Flying Ninja Fairies... Creating a Culture of Play at Camp MACC

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  • 1. Flying Ninja Fairies Building a Culture of Play at Camp Camping Coast to Coast
  • 2. The Plan
  • 3. What is Play? Play by Stuart Brown A State Of Being ! Voluntary ! Apparent Purposelessness ! Improvisational Potential ! Pleasurable
  • 4. What is Play? National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play
  • 5. What is Play? National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play Attunement ! Object ! Body
  • 6. What is Play? National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play Social ! Narrative ! Imaginative ! Transformative ! ! !
  • 7. What is Play? National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play Attunement Social ! ! Object Narrative ! ! Body Imaginative ! ! Transformative
  • 8. Some Benefits of Play Stuart Brown Broadens Perceptions ! Increases Happiness ! Increases Social Intelligence ! Improves Health ! Reduces Stress ! Increases Brain Size !
  • 9. 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).  
  • 10. How Children Succeed Paul Tough Grit ! Curiosity ! Perseverance ! Conscientiousness ! Self-regulation ! Optimism !
  • 11. 21st Century Skills Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  • 12. Barriers to Play
  • 13. Barriers to Play Supervision! Parents Perception! Bullying! Older Campers! Time/Scheduling! Staff Understanding
  • 14. What is Play at Camp? Apparently Purposeless ! Camper Driven ! Fun
  • 15. Staff Training
  • 16. Free Play Training! YMCA Camp Collins! Gresham, OR
  • 17. Themed Staff Training Opening! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
  • 18. Open Space Open Space! Friends Camp ! South China, ME
  • 19. Play Training ! YMCA Camp Seymour! Gig Harbor, WA
  • 20. FOTAY
  • 21. Facilities Playful Facilities
  • 22. Fort Pawnee! YMCA Camp Kitaki! Louisville, NE
  • 23. Fort Pawnee! YMCA Camp Kitaki! Louisville, NE
  • 24. Fort Pawnee! YMCA Camp Kitaki! Louisville, NE
  • 25. Fort Pawnee! YMCA Camp Kitaki! Louisville, NE
  • 26. Fort Pawnee! YMCA Camp Kitaki! Louisville, NE
  • 27. Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 28. Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 29. Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 30. Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 31. Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 32. Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 33. Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 34. Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 35. Natural Play Area! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 36. Natural Play Area! YMCA Camp Seymour! Gig Harbor, WA
  • 37. Natural Play Area! YMCA Camp Seymour! Gig Harbor, WA
  • 38. The Mound! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
  • 39. The Mound! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
  • 40. Water Oasis! YMCA Camp Day Croix! Hudson, WI
  • 41. Water Oasis! YMCA Camp Day Croix! Hudson, WI
  • 42. Water Oasis! YMCA Camp Day Croix! Hudson, WI
  • 43. Explorer Village! Camp Gray! Reedsburg, WI
  • 44. Fairy Land! Camp Killoqua! Everett, WA
  • 45. Fairy Dust! Camp Killoqua! Everett, WA
  • 46. Reading Adventure Land! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 47. Bernstein Bears Area! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 48. Imagination Playground! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 49. Imagination Playground! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 50. Loose Parts! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 51. Princess Creation Station! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 52. Pirate Creation Station! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 53. Music Maker! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 54. Music Maker! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 55. Kid to Kid Post Office! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 56. Kid to Kid Post Office! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 57. Fairy Tale Costumes! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 58. One Cape Fits All! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
  • 59. Costume Room! Camp Korey! Carnation, WA
  • 60. Costume Room! Camp Korey! Carnation, WA
  • 61. Costume Room! Camp Augusta! Nevada City, CA
  • 62. Costume Room! Camp Stella Maris! Livonia , NY
  • 63. Play Area! YMCA Camp Jewell! Colebrook, CT
  • 64. Play Area! YMCA Camp Jewell! Colebrook, CT
  • 65. Play Area! YMCA Camp Jewell! Colebrook, CT
  • 66. Giant Labyrinth ! Camp Augusta! Nevada City, CA
  • 67. Game Area! Camp Augusta! Nevada City, CA
  • 68. Playful Activities
  • 69. Super Crazy Adventure Time! Camp Gray! Reedsburg, WI
  • 70. Super Crazy Adventure Time! Camp Gray! Reedsburg, WI
  • 71. Super Crazy Adventure Time! Camp Gray! Reedsburg, WI
  • 72. Super Crazy Adventure Time! Camp Gray! Reedsburg, WI
  • 73. Creative Cabin Time! Camp Stella Maris! Livonia, NY
  • 74. Auction Prizes! Camp Augusta! Nevada City, CA
  • 75. Toilet Tours! Educo Leadership Adventures! Fort Collins, CO
  • 76. Prospectors All Day! Sanborn Western Camps! Florissant, CO
  • 77. LOTR 2 Day! Sanborn Western Camps! Florissant, CO
  • 78. Arts and Crafts! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 79. The Fungeon! Camp Coniston YMCA! Croydon, NH
  • 80. The Fungeon! Camp Coniston YMCA! Croydon, NH
  • 81. Acting Is Play! Camp Coniston YMCA! Croydon, NH
  • 82. Playful Camp Programs
  • 83. Harry Potter Camp! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
  • 84. Quidditch Pitch! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
  • 85. Wild Wild West Rangler Camp! Sherman Lake Outdoor Center! Augusta, MI
  • 86. LARP Quest Camp! Sherman Lake Outdoor Center! Augusta, MI
  • 87. Renisance Adventures! Denver, CO
  • 88. Beam Camp! Strafford, NH
  • 89. Beam Camp! Strafford, NH
  • 90. Beam Camp! Strafford, NH
  • 91. Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 92. questing gnome Questing Gnome! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
  • 93. Thank You!
  • 94. Laura Kriegel and Jack Schott! ! ! ! CampingCoastToCoast.org! CampingCoastToCoast@gmail.com! @CampCoast2Coast !