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Are you ready to be a 4-H Camp Counselor?. About You. Have you been a counselor before? Have you had camp counselor training? What do you recall? What helped you?. What to expect?. Fears or concerns? What challenges will the kids bring? What will be their strengths? What is your goal?.

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Are you ready to be a 4 h camp counselor

Are you ready to be a 4-HCamp Counselor?


About you
About You

  • Have you been a counselor before?

  • Have you had camp counselor training?

  • What do you recall?

  • What helped you?


What to expect
What to expect?

  • Fears or concerns?

  • What challenges will the kids bring?

  • What will be their strengths?

  • What is your goal?


Concerns
Concerns

  • Bullying

  • Rejection

  • Violence they bring from home

  • Lifestyle and health

  • Limit setting


Understanding children age 9 12
Understanding children age 9-12

  • Break into teams

  • Two games

  • Two teams play first

  • Second two teams play next game


Thank Camp!

You’re Here!


10 volunteers

Nine are campers

One of the 9 is a child in distress

The 10th person is the counselor

Setting: Outside at camp by the horse ring

When the slide changes, start acting.

Need


Scenario
Scenario

  • The counselor is in charge of the horseback riding class. A horse gets away with a nine-year old girl. The horse runs around the ring and you know you need to stop it. Start to act.


10 volunteers

One is a counselor

8 are campers

One plays the role on the next slide.

Ready? Go!

Need


Scenario1
Scenario

  • It is the first day of camp. Your group of 10 kids is excited and one child is homesick and just wants to hang with you. You want to instill group spirit.

  • Begin


10 volunteers

Setting: late at night at camp. All campers are asleep

One volunteer to take the lead for the next slide

Need


Scenario2
Scenario

  • All of the counselors had been planning to meet by the pool at 2:00 a.m. on the last night of camp. You know it is not the right thing to do to leave the campers alone.


Comments
Comments

  • Other scenarios you want to discuss


New learning game
New Learning Game

  • Two teams with 3 per team

  • Need helper section for each team (to help with answers)

  • Game is like Jeopardy

  • Must know some facts about adolescents


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Jeopardy
Jeopardy

Define Impulsivity


Jeopardy1
Jeopardy

Acting without thinking. Don’t know why they did something. Typical of this age.


Jeopardy2
Jeopardy

Are children in the 9-12 age range generally argumentative or not?


Jeopardy3
Jeopardy

Yes! Will argue just to practice arguing.


Jeopardy4
Jeopardy

How do you counteract argumentativeness?


Jeopardy5
Jeopardy

Use open-ended questions. Don’t argue too. Wait until cool down to talk.


Jeopardy6
Jeopardy

Give me an open-ended question


Jeopardy7
Jeopardy

Cannot be answered yes or no--

Tell me about. Tell me more…, what happened next?


Jeopardy8
Jeopardy

Which is more productive in genral for children - competition or cooperation?


Jeopardy9
Jeopardy

Cooperative activities- not pitting one child against another…preserves self-esteem


Jeopardy10
Jeopardy

What is a way to build a team spirit?


Jeopardy11
Jeopardy

Cooperatively-Cooperative game breaks (birthday, height, spaghetti, making something together)


Jeopardy12
Jeopardy

What can happen after a hot day of intense activity in children?


Jeopardy13
Jeopardy

Tiredness, crankiness, sensitivity to others,

disagreements


Jeopardy14
Jeopardy

What is a great way to get children to listen to you in a group?


Jeopardy15
Jeopardy

Involve them in the decisions, Use the word LOOK! Be prepared with the task and materials


Jeopardy16
Jeopardy

What are some signs a child is being bullied?


Jeopardy17
Jeopardy

Child frightened to be alone, unwilling to join in group, feigns illness, scrapes or clothes torn, becomes aggressive


Jeopardy18
Jeopardy

What are some signs of homesickness?


Jeopardy19
Jeopardy

Crying, staying close to a trusted adult, refusing to participate


Jeopardy20
Jeopardy

What to do if you have a bedwetter


Jeopardy21
Jeopardy

Be discreet, don’t ridicule. Bedwetting is a sign child feels inadequate. Help them learn to feel worthwhile. Camp is a great place to overcome these feelings. Allow them to take part in the clean-up/responsibility.

Ask if they need a night light

Limit fluids after dinner


Jeopardy22
Jeopardy

Name some “toxic” elements of children’s environments that camp helps them get away from


Jeopardy23
Jeopardy

Television, video games, junk food,

Loud or inappropriate music


Jeopardy24
Jeopardy

What do you do with a child who wants to be the center of attention, is not viscious but high energy?


Jeopardy25
Jeopardy

Put that energy to work for you! Turn him/her into a leader.


Jeopardy26
Jeopardy

Using the term police officer instead of policeman or firefighter instead of fireman is an example of what?


Jeopardy27
Jeopardy

Gender sensitivity


Jeopardy28
Jeopardy

What is a gender senstive way to say mailman?


Jeopardy29
Jeopardy

Mail Carrier


Jeopardy30
Jeopardy

What is a gender sensitive way to say man hole cover?


Jeopardy31
Jeopardy

Sewer hole cover…just think about the underlying messages when you are not gender sensitive


Jeopardy32
Jeopardy

Why do adolescents engage in risky behavior


Jeopardy33
Jeopardy

Feelings of invincibility, incomplete brain development- can’t project consequences.


Jeopardy34
Jeopardy

How do all people learn best?


Jeopardy35
Jeopardy

Through relationships --with the teacher, with the material, with the environment- through connections and interactions


Jeopardy36
Jeopardy

What health concern is growing by epidemic proportions in the U.S.?


Jeopardy37
Jeopardy

Childhood overweight and obesity


Jeopardy38
Jeopardy

Why do kids age 9-12 seem so argumentative?


Jeopardy39
Jeopardy

They are growing fast cognitively and they begin to question adult authority.


Jeopardy40
Jeopardy

When children can’t sit still and complete a task what can you do instead?


Jeopardy41
Jeopardy

Change the task, go outside, become active then return to the task.


Jeopardy42
Jeopardy

What is Cyber-bullying?


Jeopardy43
Jeopardy

When kids bully kids on the internet posting hurtful things about them or in their name


Jeopardy44
Jeopardy

How do children show their identity- who they are?


Jeopardy45
Jeopardy

Through their appearance, clothing, actions, who they hang out with


Jeopardy46
Jeopardy

About how long is attention span of these campers?


Deal or no deal
Deal or No Deal

15-20 minutes without changing tasks or venues


Jeopardy47
Jeopardy

One more


Jeopardy48
Jeopardy

Correct! Bonus


This is ...

Final

Jeopardy!


Final jeopardy
Final Jeopardy

James Garbarino


Last deal
Last Deal

The researcher who studied children who are violent and shoot in schools amd bullying.


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