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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SKITS AND CABIN CALLS
— In the midst of a day at Outdoor School, cabin calls are really easily forgotten by the SL, so they’re
always a safe thing to ask about. If they are done, they can always practice for you at
— Lag times are good for planning cabin calls – whenever a cabin is early for a meal or duty, or while
waiting by the bathrooms, etc.
— One cabin shouldn’t insult another in their cabin call – the student leaders might not know this
without being told.
— If the cabin call is at all complicated, it’s a good idea to have the SL do a quick, silent count off so
the group all starts at the same time.
— Cheers the students know from sports / school events.
— A simple "Raven rocks!" or "We love ODS" type thing.
— Start planning skits early – they can sometimes take quite a long time to get organized.
— Be available to be a practice audience to preview your PM cabins’ skits and to help facilitate details.
how the raccoon got its mask, etc.).
— Raid the costume box for a few random articles and tell the cabin to come up with a skit to use them.
— There is a book of ODS skits that should be around somewhere at your site that is worth checking out.
If your site is okay with canned skits, there are some in there.