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The Power of Free Play at Camp

The Power of Free Play at Camp
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    • Flying Ninja Fairies Building a Culture of Play at Camp Camping Coast to Coast
    • The Plan
    • What is Play? Play by Stuart Brown A State Of Being ! Voluntary ! Apparent Purposelessness ! Improvisational Potential ! Pleasurable
    • What is Play? National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play
    • What is Play? National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play Attunement ! Object ! Body
    • What is Play? National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play Social ! Narrative ! Imaginative ! Transformative ! ! !
    • What is Play? National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play Attunement Social ! ! Object Narrative ! ! Body Imaginative ! ! Transformative
    • Some Benefits of Play Stuart Brown Broadens Perceptions ! Increases Happiness ! Increases Social Intelligence ! Improves Health ! Reduces Stress ! Increases Brain Size !
    • 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).  
    • How Children Succeed Paul Tough Grit ! Curiosity ! Perseverance ! Conscientiousness ! Self-regulation ! Optimism !
    • 21st Century Skills Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    • Barriers to Play
    • Barriers to Play Supervision! Parents Perception! Bullying! Older Campers! Time/Scheduling! Staff Understanding
    • What is Play at Camp? Apparently Purposeless ! Camper Driven ! Fun
    • Staff Training
    • Free Play Training! YMCA Camp Collins! Gresham, OR
    • Themed Staff Training Opening! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
    • Open Space Open Space! Friends Camp ! South China, ME
    • Play Training ! YMCA Camp Seymour! Gig Harbor, WA
    • FOTAY
    • Facilities Playful 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
    • 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
    • Fairy Land! Camp Killoqua! Everett, WA
    • Fairy Dust! Camp Killoqua! Everett, WA
    • Reading Adventure Land! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Bernstein Bears Area! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Imagination Playground! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Imagination Playground! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Loose Parts! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Princess Creation Station! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Pirate Creation Station! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Music Maker! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Music Maker! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Kid to Kid Post Office! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Kid to Kid Post Office! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Fairy Tale Costumes! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • One Cape Fits All! National Museum of Play! Rochester, NY
    • Costume Room! Camp Korey! Carnation, WA
    • Costume Room! Camp Korey! Carnation, WA
    • Costume Room! Camp Augusta! Nevada City, CA
    • Costume Room! Camp Stella Maris! Livonia , NY
    • 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
    • Playful 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
    • Creative Cabin Time! Camp Stella Maris! Livonia, NY
    • Auction Prizes! Camp Augusta! Nevada City, CA
    • Toilet Tours! Educo Leadership Adventures! Fort Collins, CO
    • Prospectors All Day! Sanborn Western Camps! Florissant, CO
    • LOTR 2 Day! Sanborn Western Camps! Florissant, CO
    • Arts and Crafts! Vanderkamp Center! Cleveland, NY
    • The Fungeon! Camp Coniston YMCA! Croydon, NH
    • The Fungeon! Camp Coniston YMCA! Croydon, NH
    • Acting Is Play! Camp Coniston YMCA! Croydon, NH
    • Playful Camp Programs
    • Harry Potter Camp! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
    • Quidditch Pitch! YMCA Camp Kern! Oregonia, OH
    • Wild Wild West Rangler Camp! Sherman Lake Outdoor Center! Augusta, MI
    • 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
    • Thank You!
    • Laura Kriegel and Jack Schott! ! ! ! CampingCoastToCoast.org! CampingCoastToCoast@gmail.com! @CampCoast2Coast !