4-H Camp Volunteer Leader Training. Four Top Priorities Expectations of a Leader Cabin Leader Roles & Responsibilities Ages & Stages of Development Behavior Management Child Protection Project Sessions Care of Campers. I. Four Top Priorities Safety Health Education FUN!.
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ruin a camp more than a serious injury or death.
How do we keep over 300 kids safe at camp?
Agents and leaders who are observant and make keeping campers safe their top priority!
Can a camper get sick while at 4-H Camp?
Think of all the stresses their bodies are under:
So, how do we help keep campers healthy?
What do youth learn at 4-H Camp?
You, as leaders, will be teaching every moment you are with campers.
The three ways you are constantly teaching are:
By ExampleBy ExampleBy Example
Campers look up to you. Be certain you are setting a good example
Get to bed, get up, clothes, medicine, hygiene, cabin clean-up
Teen Leaders will teach project sessions
Get acquainted, team building, cooperation, work together
Set good examples, discipline fairly, help campers
Campfire, special programs, opening/closing ceremonies
Do your share, care, communicate
rules as the campers. Set a good example.
if you can assist with activities.
You had previously signed up to work in the pool area, now due to inclement weather the pool is closed. Campers are gathered to do inside activities at various locations throughout camp. What should you do and why?
environment, campers that would
normally be confident can become
unsure and clingy.
the cabin will go a long way for campers having a
positive experience at camp.
and learn their names.
non-prescription drugs (aspirin, Tylenol®)
are turned in to the camp nurse by
agents for safe keeping and dispensation.
do a little extra to keep camper
involved in activities.
need the most love and attention
are often the least loveable.
You notice a camper coming back from the concession stand with a large amount of candy. Later you notice that the camper skips lunch, what should you do?
sure to ask how campers are doing.
A camper appears to be very unhappy and wants to call home. You know that the camp rule is to only call in an emergency and with an agent’s approval. What would you do?
On the first day, you encounter a child who doesn’t seem to have made any friends. After you talk with the child, he/she begins following you around. What should you do?
of the violation.
REMEMBER, you cannot use physical force!
However, you CAN:
1. Confront the perpetrator
2. Separate the perpetrator
3. Isolate the perpetrator
4. (last but not least) REMOVE!
1. “BE NICE
2. “DON’T BREAK RULE # 1”
A group of campers is punching and shoving at flag raising. You stood in their midst, hoping they would stop, but it made no difference in their actions.
What would you do?
Each leader and staff should read and sign the following forms before attending 4-H Camp:
As you are walking through camp, you encounter an adult you do not recognize. When you say, “Hello,” the adult says he/she is looking for their child. What should you do?
leave a cabin, if it is occupied when a fire
In the event of a thunderstorm….
A camper has had an accident in his/her bed, during the night, and the sheets are soiled.
What should you do?
Leaders for additional