What is a Program Leader?
How to Be a Mentor
How and When to Set Goals
Ways to Be in the Cabin
Skits and Cabin Calls
Being a Guest at Meals
Times to Check In with your SLs
Feedback—What to Look For
Ways to Help Returnees Grow
How to Teach an SL to Be a Mentor
Nice Things to Do for Your SLs
Games for Cabin Time
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— Roses and Thorns (everyone shares a good and less good thing about their day).
— Problem solve from the day.
— Plan for the next day (“Do you have a plan for showers?”).
— In general, avoid accepting one word answers…have them explain things.
— Teach a new game they can use in their cabin.
— Eat a snack.
— Take a walk.
— Help them learn songs for campfire.
— Go look at the stars.
— Personality tests .
— Archery, Frisbee, etc.
— Apples to Apples or another game.
— Meet with all the SLs of your gender to cover details of activities like showers, etc
that could be different from the basics discussed in the large group.