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
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Voluntary
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Apparent Purposelessness
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Improvisational Potential...
What is Play?
National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play
What is Play?

National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play

Attunement
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Object
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Body
What is Play?
National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play

Social
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Narrative
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Imaginative
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Transformative
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What is Play?
National Institute of Play: 7 Patterns of Play

Attunement

Social

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Object

Narrative

!

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Body

Ima...
Some Benefits of Play
Stuart Brown

Broadens Perceptions
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Increases Happiness
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Increases Social Intelligence
!

Improve...
Benefits of Imaginative Play
Language Skills

 		 Imagination and play in the electronic age
	 	 Singer, D.G.& Singer, J.L....
How Children Succeed
Paul Tough

Grit
!

Curiosity
!

Perseverance
!

Conscientiousness
!

Self-regulation
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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!
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CampingCoastToCoast.org!
CampingCoastToCoast@gmail.com!
@CampCoast2Coast
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Flying Ninja Fairies... Creating a Culture of Play at Camp MACC
Flying Ninja Fairies... Creating a Culture of Play at Camp MACC
Flying Ninja Fairies... Creating a Culture of Play at Camp MACC
Flying Ninja Fairies... Creating a Culture of Play at Camp MACC
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Flying Ninja Fairies... Creating a Culture of Play at Camp MACC

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