Camp Training
Certification, Training and Professional Development
4Points Guides

Matt May

805-320-7602 matt@4pointsguides.com https://4pointsguides.com/

4points Paramedic and EMT Instructors are outdoor professionals ready to train your staff in CPR, First Aid, Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder. We are:*Authorized Guides for the National Park Service* American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructors* SOLO Schools authorized providers for Wilderness Medical Training (WFA/WFR)* Proud members of the American Camping Association *Members of ISEEN--The Independent Schools Experiential Education Network.

ACA New Director Orientation

Erin Flores

765-342-8456 efloresA@ACAcamps.org https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/new-director-orientation

The ACA New Director Orientation (NDO) is a course for seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions. The course includes an overview of all the aspects of the director's job with the primary focus on the summer operation.

ACA Online Training

Erin Flores

765-342-8456 eflores@ACAcamps.org https://www.acacamps.org/events-education/online-learning/create-your-own-online-staff-training-packages

ACA’s virtual learning portfolio includes online courses, recorded webinars, and staff certificates of added qualifications (in-depth online competency-based courses). You can customize learning for your staff on our platform. This is an incredible deal.

Adventure Experiences

Brandon Burt

936-594-2945 bailey@advexp.com http://www.advexp.com

Adventure Experiences, LLC is a full service challenge course and zip line company committed to excellence in training, expertise in construction, comprehensive inspections, and supplying the best equipment in the industry. If you have any challenge course or zip line needs, please feel free to visit our website at www.advexp.com or contact us at: P: 800-595-2945 E: info@advexp.com

Alpine Towers International

Kara Ridenhour

828-733-0953 programservices@alpinetowers.com http://www.alpinetowers.com

BUILDING EXPERIENCES SINCE 1989! For more than 3 decades, Alpine Towers has been delivering the best in Adventure Course Design and Technology. We create facilities that Educate, Inspire and Empower every user with experiences that will last a lifetime. Driven by true craftsmanship, we design, build, service and equip world class experiential learning and recreational environments. We are a comprehensive, full-service challenge course provider.

Challenge Towers

Andrew Miller

828-265-0602 info@challengetowers.com http://www.challengetowers.com

Challenge Towers was born from the idea that challenge changes lives. Twenty years working with camps across the country and that idea still rings true. Challenge Towers offers industry leading ropes course and zip line design, installation, and support along with top notch ACCT accredited inspections and trainings. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals.

Challenge Works, Inc.

831-440-1421 nick@challengeworks.com http://www.challengeworks.com

We are all things Aerial Adventure and Ropes/Challenge Courses! California bred and based; we have been proudly supporting camps and their aerial adventure operations for 25 years! Whether you need a new course designed and built, your existing course inspected and maintained, your staff trained and certified, or new harnesses and helmets, we’ve got you covered. Our mission is to support you and keep your courses and staff top notch. ACCT PVM (Fully Accredited Professional Vendor Member).

China Camp Education Alliance (CCEA)

Hardy Wang

+86 188 0123 9954 hardy.wang@cceacamps.org http://www.cceacamps.org

China Camp Education Alliance (CCEA), a non-profit organization, aims to share the latest camp education academic research, recognize notable achievements in the camp education field, and promote youth growth & development through camp education in China. CCEA was founded by 11 professional international education institutions. 1. Academic research and exchange in campsite education. 2. Promotion and popularization of camp education concepts, knowledge and research results. 3. Planning and organization of public welfare activities related to camp education. 4. Help China's camps including camp owners, managers, etc. find the suitable camp partners, content, and system to learn and grow. 5. Host some international conferences and promote China's camps.

CHLOE - Children Learning Through Outdoor Experiences

Jennifer Richards

865-599-4533 jennifer.richards@utk.edu https://teachchloe.org

Children Learning Through Outdoor Experiences (ChLOE) is a national network of outdoor education sites dedicated to providing high-quality STEM educational programming through hands-on experiences in agriculture and natural resources. Members gain access to professional development trainings, networking opportunities, and our Field Guides, which include comprehensive lesson plans and resources for developing partnerships with local school systems.

Evolution Mentoring Intl.

Jeffrey Leiken

415-441-8218 leiken.consulting@gmail.com http://www.evolutionmentoring.com

Motivating and inspiring training for staff and leadership communication and strategic coaching for camp leaders. Specializing in defining your mission and making your camp hugely successful in spite of the economy or the culture. Extraordinary track record of success.

ExpertOnlineTraining.com

Evan Heltay

877-390-2267 info@ExpertOnlineTraining.com https://www.ExpertOnlineTraining.com

Staff training starts today! We offer 140+ videos hosted by the most respected educators in youth development. Pre-season, web-based training saves you time and puts all of your staff in a professional mindset. Discover why more than 2,500 camps have chosen ExpertOnlineTraining.com to be the perfect complement to their on-site training.

Leave No Trace

Erin Collier

775-340-5199 erin@lnt.org http://www.lnt.org

Leave No Trace pioneers science and provides proven, research-based solutions for the protection of the natural world.

Morrow Insurance Agency, Inc.

Marsh Dark

800-228-3132 kjeffries@morrowinsurance.com http://www.morrowinsurance.com

Get a second opinion on your specialized insurance needs. Our extensive experience in safeguarding camps and campers have given us the ability and expertise to offer a series of unique programs and specially designed coverages. Select and qualified camps are eligible for this special program.

Parent With Care, LLC

Jennifer Boudrye

301-529-1472 info@parentwithcare.com https://www.QueerCampFair.com

Queer Camp Fair directory connects LGBTQ+ families and their allies to the camps they are seeking and vice versa. This comprehensive, curated resource supports parents in finding awesome summer camps that will affirm and support their kids. Founder Jennifer Boudrye is a parent to camp-loving adults, including a proudly bisexual son and a trans man. Through her company, Parent With Care, she guides individuals to become the enthusiastic, affirming allies that queer communities need and deserve.

The Redwoods Group

Katie Johnson

919-462-9730 kjohnson@redwoodsgroup.com http://www.redwoodsgroup.com

Redwoods uses caring to create change. We provide insurance and management consulting to socially responsible, youth-serving organizations. Our work is to serve, and our purpose is to transform. We use data gathered through insurance to guide behavior through consulting. So that together with our customers, we bring prevention to the forefront and healing to all.

Viristar

Jeff Baierlein

206-473-8050 info@viristar.com http://www.viristar.com

Viristar provides training and consulting services to camps worldwide. Viristar offers four services: 1) risk management training, resources, and expert guidance; 2) program and curriculum development, 3) business management consulting, and 4) wilderness medicine training. Led by a team of experienced industry experts, Viristar has provided staff training, safety audits, strategic planning, and risk management consultation to camps and related programs in dozens of countries and across the USA.

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