Free Online Training for Camp Staff

For camps, we know that the pandemic presented incredible challenges last year. One of the more urgent challenges was staff training. That’s why The Redwoods Institute—an online training platform traditionally available to insurance customers of The Redwoods Group—temporarily opened all of its camp-specific trainings as a COVID relief program.

Over 500 camps requested access, yet ultimately, many never operated.

With most camps opening this summer, with help from The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, we have decided to once again open up access to our 12 camp-specific online trainings.

Summer 2021: Free Camp Training Preview

The trainings are typically reserved for Redwoods insurance customers only. We are now opening limited access to all camps, for a limited time, at no cost.

The targeted audience for these trainings is traditional day camp and resident camp counselors. The courses focus on topics related to camper safety. Please note, these courses do not cover topics related to COVID-19, such as social distancing or virtual camp.

As a camp director or leadership staff, you’ll have the ability to run reports on training completion. Your staff will also have the ability to print completion certificates. Each course has a knowledge-retention quiz at the end. Staff will be required to answer 80% of the questions correctly to receive a passing score.

Available Courses

  • Aquatic Safety at the Pool (10 min)
  • Aquatic Safety in Natural Bodies of Water (10 min)
  • Behavior Management at Camp (12 min)
  • Bullying Prevention at Camp (10 min)
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention at Camp (14 min)
  • Day Camp Supervision (12 min)
  • Field Trips & Off-Site Travel Safety (10 min)
  • Peer-to-Peer Sexual Abuse Prevention at Camp (12 min)
  • Playground Safety & Programming at Camp (9 min)
  • Resident Camp Supervision (14 min)
  • Social Media & Digital Communication (20 min)
  • Transportation Safety at Camp (9 min)
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Traditional Camps

In partnership with American Camp Association, we are making this training available to all ACA camps. Access to these trainings requires an ACA membership. If you don’t have one, you can apply for a free one-year membership. You will be asked for your ACA Membership number when you register.

Affiliated Camps

In partnership with national organizations, we are making this training available to all YMCA camps, JCC camps, and Boys & Girls Club Summer Programs.