Summer Camp Training Season

This year’s summer camp training season did not go as planned. But we adjusted. 

First up, we were scheduled to do a half day training including a keynote and break out sessions for a system-wide Y training. A day before we got a call about some last minute changes. We would now be leading a 1 hour virtual keynote. Some of the participants had Flop Balls - some didn’t. So we sent a DIY video and hoped everyone would have something to flop with by the next day.

Some people came on-screen individually, some in groups, and some we couldn’t see at all. Not our ideal situation - so as we taught the counselors about our Flop-osophy, we were putting it into practice ourselves! 

The following week, we had an in-person training for a combined Staff Day for several 4-H camps from around the state. A few days before the training, Dawn tested positive for Covid. Luckily, she was able to quarantine so that Paul stayed negative. But he then had to adapt our usual 2 person workshop and facilitate it himself. For 80 people.

He, of course, did it like a champ.

NC 4H Camping Specialist Dave Herpy had this to say after: "Thank you so much for working with us to provide a phenomenal Flop Ball team building training with our summer camp staff for our three North Carolina 4-H Camps & Centers!  It was honestly the highlight of our entire training day!"

We’ve all learned to be ready for anything these past few years. And those skills and our Flop-osophy strategies continue to help us.

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