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Consulting & Staff Training on:
Staff Mental Health & Wellness

Is your camp dealing with:

Staff who are struggling with job stress during camp?

Staff who have emotional health needs that you or they did not expect to arise during camp?

Staff who feel that they are headed toward burnout early on, and you are not sure how to help them?

Fairwinds can help by:

  • Consulting & debriefing during camp regarding mental health issues or crises that arise

  • Looking at the practices of preparing new staff and returning staff for what camp is "really like," from interviews to orientation, and helping implement those practices

  • Helping figure out pain points of staff feeling burned out and/or under-appreciated, and implementing reasonable and feasible practices to alleviate this

  • Helping staff to help themselves and giving them the tools to do so

  • Talking through past scenarios and drawing up plans to prevent negative outcomes in the future

  • Training your staff directly!

What are some ways that Fairwinds can help you move forward?

Helping Hand

Preparation is key

Notebook Sketch

Getting as much information as possible about your staff's needs before camp is critical in ensuring a positive experience for them and your campers.

  • What questions should you - and can you - ask staff before camp? What do you do with that information?

  • What are ways that staff might need help during the summer, and how can we help you make that happen?

  • What types of support strategies can help prevent unhappy staff? 

  • How can you make quick decisions during camp about staff who deal with emotional need or crises?


Fairwinds can help you identify and implement all of these facets so that you feel more prepared to work with today's staff, and so your staff feel more prepared to work with today's campers.

Let's get started!

A Zoom call with Nick can help him understand your needs and see how he can best help your camp.

Click here to set up a meeting

or email

What qualifications does Fairwinds Camp Consulting have?

Dr. Nick Teich, PhD, LCSW, is a social worker by training and a camp founder and director of a camp for marginalized populations. He has overseen hundreds of staff members and worked through many situations with his own camp staff who entered camp already feeling burned out by merely existing in a very complex world. 

Looking for direct support for your staff?

Check out Dear Scout, which offers direct therapy sessions to camp staff, with camp-knowledgable therapists, at no cost to your staff. 

"Mental health issues make up the largest percentage of calls... It’s critical that camps prepare for mental health concerns for campers and staff."
-ACA Crisis Hotline's Analysis After Summer 2022

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