Checking in with Campers—A Great Method for Learning What’s Up at Camp provides an overview of an easy-to-implement, step-by-step group process designed for camp supervisory staff (e.g., head counselors, unit directors, division leaders) for meetings with cabins or groups of campers. The “check-in” is specifically devised to develop trust with members of a particular camper group, as well as obtain essential “kid-friendly” information from the campers about their feelings and attitudes towards camp. It is a highly effective meeting format to which kids respond extremely well that also yields invaluable information about what’s going on in the any camper group.
Among the topics covered:
• Names, where you’re from, and the number of years at camp
• Three things you like about camp this year
• Three changes or improvements
• The “one-to-five” hand/first voting method
• One-to-ten: rate each counselor