Camper and Staff Anxiety: The New Normal
Dates:
4/26/2019 9:30 AM - 4/26/2019 12:30 PM
Cost:
$75.00
Availability:
This session has openings. Registration for this session will end on 4/18/2019.
Description
In just a few short years the level of stress and anxiety among young people in the US has skyrocketed. In a survey conducted recently by the Healthy Camps Committee of ACA, of which Bob was a member, camp directors from around the country indicated overwhelmingly that, among staff, anxiety was their number one concern; and among campers, after homesickness, anxiety was also the number one concern. Come listen to the fascinating reasons behind the epidemic of anxiety we are experiencing in our young people at camp and learn what you can do about it with parents, camper and staff. It might just help you keep some campers, win over some parents and retain some staff!
Specifically, in this session you will learn:
Four critical contributors to high stress and anxiety among young people today
The failures of many interventions among young people with anxiety
A critical and practical approach to anxiety in youngsters
Specific practices for managing one’s own anxiety
Strategies and exercises to use with staff to help them manage their stress and anxiety Handouts for this meeting are in the process of being developed

All three parts of the Bob Ditter Professional Series will take place at 5 S Wabash Ave, 18th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603.
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