Posts Tagged ‘Resources’

Camp Nursing – Circles of Care

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Catherine Ross

Mary Casey Camp Nursing Circles of CareCamp Nursing-Circles of Care is a popular and useful resource for camp nurses across the country.

Written by experienced camp nurse and award-winning author, Mary Casey BScN PHN, Camp Nursing-Circles of Care gives an overview of the multi-facetted job of a camp nurse. Spiral-bound for convenient reference, the book includes fifty pages of Treatment Guidelines, the accepted procedures for illness and accidents. The content and the principles presented are applicable to all camps.

Order from: www.volumesdirect.com or contact Mary Casey at CampNursingbyMCasey@gmail.com.

Valuable Resource for Camp Nurses

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Catherine Ross

Mary Casey Camp Nursing Circles of CareA first time camp healthcare staff member writes, “Camp Nursing: Circles of Care has not only been helpful this year, but will continue to be a resource to me in years to come.”

Written by experienced camp nurse and award-winning author, Mary Casey (BScN PHN), Camp Nursing: Circles of Care gives an overview of the multifaceted job of a camp nurse.

Spiral-bound for convenient reference, the book includes fifty pages of Treatment Guidelines, the accepted procedures for illness and accidents.

The content and the principles presented are applicable to all camps.

You can order your copy from online from VolumesDirect.com, or directly from Mary by email at CampNursingbyMCasey@gmail.com.

Award Winning Camp Nurses’ Book Available

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Mike Stewart

 

The Cabin Path

Posted on December 10, 2012 by CCA Communications Committee

The Cabin Path: Leadership Lessons Learned at Camp inspires camp directors and counsellors to think more consciously about the leadership lessons learned every day on the job at camp.

Through stories, analysis and contributions from a variety of camp staff, Jay Gilbert, in a personal style, describes how camp teaches young people to be the best leaders they can be.  It covers the entire camp experience from a broad perspective including sections on: Introduction and the Camp Environment; The Counsellor and Camp Staff; Support, Community and Appreciation, and Tactics and Everyday Responsibilities.

The book is written for camp directors to remind them of their role in creating the next generation of leaders and for camp counsellors as they strive to make their next summer even better than the last.

During its April 2012 launch, The Cabin Path set the record for units sold by a local author in the Chapters/Indigo store where the launch took place. “This is the book that can help us all take professional development to the next level,” said  Scott Arizala, Founder/CEO of The Camp Counsellor and author of S’more than Camp.

Visit CabinPath.ca for information on purchasing The Cabin Path.

Jay Gilbert is also available to train your camp staff.  He works with camp staff to ensure that all are on track to reaching their potential as individuals and as team members while delivering exceptional camping experiences to their customers – the campers! Using his dynamic and energizing presentation style, Jay captivates his audience and pushes them to discover a variety of “AHA!” moments and key lessons.

You can reach Jay by e-mail.

Homesick And Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help A Child Grow

Posted on October 23, 2012 by CCA Communications Committee

In an age when it’s the rare child who walks to school on his own, the thought of sending “little ones” off to sleep-away camp can be overwhelming—for the child and the parents.  But parents’ first instinct—to shelter their offspring above all else—is actually depriving kids of the major developmental milestones that occur through letting them go—and watching them come back transformed.

In Homesick and Happy, renowned child psychologist, Michael Thompson, PhD, shares a strong argument for, and a vital guide to this brief loosening of ties.  A great champion of summer camp, he explains how camp ushers  children into a thrilling world offering an environment that most homes cannot: an electronics-free zone, a multigenerational community, meaningful daily rituals like group meals and cabin clean-up, and a place where time simply slows down.  In the buggy woods, icy swims, campfire sing-alongs, and daring adventures children have emotionally significant and character-building experiences; they often grow in ways that surprise even themselves; they make lifelong memories and cherished friends. Thompson shows how children who are away from their parents can be both homesick and happy, scared and successful, anxious and exuberant.  When kids go to camp—for a week, a month, or the whole summer—they can experience some of the greatest maturation of their lives, and return more independent, strong, and healthy.

Homesick and Happy is available through Amazon.com .