Camp loss control news - Vol 1. 2020

Learn more about the seven environmental sources of risk and structural collapses caused by snow. Also, preview Markel Specialty's upcoming webinars and conference appearance.

Using the 7 environmental sources of risk to evaluate your program

Whether you are a new startup program or a longstanding one, understanding the exposures a camp faces each year is critical for any camp risk management program and staff training.

Don't let a collapse cave in your program

Most structural collapses that occur in a camp setting are caused by heavy snow loads that stack up on roof tops.

Markel presents practical and effective safety training webinars

Free to Markel policyholders
Register now and mark your calendar

Bob Ditter
Working with 'Gen Z' Staff: Snowflakes or Force of the Future?
Wednesday March 25, 2020 1:00 pm eastern

They’ve been called snowflakes and told to “grow up!” They have been seen as needy, full of anxiety and addicted to social media. And…they are your staff! What makes “Gen Z” who they are and how do you move from skeptical to engaged and effective? Bob will not only offer insights, but effective strategies for working with Gen Z staff to build community, connect them to your campers and help them manage their own stress at camp


MicPhoto of M. Brandweinhael Brandwein
Tremendous Training for Teens: How to Have the Very Best LIT & CIT Leader and Counselor Training Programs at Camp
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Michael is the author of the number one best-selling book on programs for older campers: Learning Leadership: How to Develop Outstanding Teen Leadership Training Programs at Camp. We’ve asked him to design this special webinar for us to reveal the core secrets to engage senior campers in exciting, motivating, and meaningful programs that really teach practical and useful leadership skills that can be used by them throughout life and perhaps as future staff members. Whether you are just building a program or want to enhance your own, and whether you will direct the program yourself or supervise and lead the persons who will do so, this session will give you exactly what you need for success. Bonus: These techniques will also be of great help to those who run programs for schools and other groups in other times of the year. As Michael teaches, “There’s no such thing as a born leader.” This webinar will demonstrate superb ways to build leaders using the camp experience.


Visit Markel at upcoming conferences and play "Find the Counselor"

ACA National Conference

Come visit us at our booths #513 and #515 at the ACA National Conference – February 11 to February 14, 2020 – in San Diego, CA,  and play our game, "Find The Counselor," to win Jim Cain's Rope Games.

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