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Fairwinds' principal consultant, Nicholas Teich, PhD, LCSW, coaches camp directors and directors of youth-serving organizations to overcome challenges of what it means to be a director in today's times, helping each director to achieve or exceed their business goals.

This is done through specialized executive coaching for camp directors throughout North America, saving directors stress, time, and money that they can reinvest in their camps.

EXECUTIVE COACHING FOR CAMP DIRECTORS

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Directing camp today is very different than it was 10 or 20 years ago. Challenges are coming from all directions. The responsibility and stakes seem greater. Success looks different. Executive coaching for directors means not just achieving or exceeding your business goals, but it also means director self-care.

 

Executive coaching for camp directors or ass't directors means:​

  • Having a co-pilot by your side year-round, focused on helping you and your camp

  • Continuous brainstorming and problem-solving

  • Holding you accountable to your goals

  • Many times return on investment for your camp (info below)

AS A DIRECTOR, DO YOU:

  • Feel pulled in many directions, with campers, staff, families, facilities, and other aspects of the business? Is it sometimes difficult to prioritize

  • Have many goals regarding camper numbers, facilities improvement, staff hiring, and need someone by your side helping you figure out prioritization and execution while saving stress and money?

  • Spend more time than you would like on staff issues, morale, and mental wellness?

  • Need a plan to ensure that campers are the right fit for your camp and that staff can rise to the challenge of caring for them in today's camps?

Scroll down to learn more about specific areas that executive coaching can cover.

WHAT DOES CAMP DIRECTOR EXECUTIVE COACHING ENTAIL?

 

As a camp director or assistant director, you may have felt like you needed:

  • A place to talk confidentially about your challenges and get guidance as you see fit

  • Validation from someone who has walked a similar path

  • Guidance on your goals for your camp and your journey as a director

  • Someone who understands the business of camp to bounce ideas off

  • Advice, guidance, and problem-solving when you want it; a listening ear when you just need to “vent”

 

Some of the areas that you can confidentially discuss with Nick (not an exhaustive list!):

  • Staff hiring practices

  • Camper recruitment and growth

  • Camper and staff mental wellness issues

  • Generational differences among staff

  • Parent communication ups and downs

  • Management and looking at the future of your camp

  • Programming

  • Camp facilities

  • For non-profit camps: boards of directors and camp donors

  • Director work-life balance

WHAT WILL MY CAMP SEE IN TERMS OF RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)?

 

General executive coaching can yield a 788% return on investment for a business (Metrix Global Study)Specific executive coaching just for camp directors can do even more to get your camp a return on investment in areas such as:

  • Streamlining your camp business through working on directors' prioritization & delegation

  • Camper and staff growth and retention

  • Savings in programming areas, kitchen, and more

  • Savings and ideas on renovating, fixing, and building facilities

  • Increase in scholarship/campership income

  • Lessening stress placed on directors

  • Much more!

WHO DOES THE EXECUTIVE COACHING FOR DIRECTORS?

 

For 20+ years, Nick Teich, PhD, LCSW, has worked through changes in the camp landscape for directors and staff of dozens of camps. Using his skills as a social worker, camp founder, and longtime camp director, Nick helps directors hit and surpass their personal and business goals with his proven coaching process, giving them the ability to focus on making their organization the best possible place for the children and families they serve.

Nick has spent nearly all his professional life in the field of camp. He currently runs two directors' groups for ACA-New England: “The Business of Camp” and “MESH (Mental, Emotional, and Social Health) Systems.” Nick is also an A.M. Skier Camp Insurance partner. Learn more about Nick in his full bio here.

IN ADDITION TO COACHING, FAIRWINDS OFFERS STAFF TRAINING IN AREAS OF MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS, GENDER INCLUSION, AND MORE.

"Nick’s knowledge and experience are beyond valuable. He helped us focus on caring for and supporting young people, and gave us tools to support their well-being as well as our own. We really valued his empathy and professionalism, and are looking forward to working with him in the future." - Ellyn Black, Camp Fernwood

"Nick's work was tailored to our unique needs and culture. Nick really helped us grow and learn as a community. Nick is a valued partner and a pleasure to work with." 

- Garth Altenburg, Camp Timanous

 

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