Creating a Summer Like No Other: Introducing Summer Re-Boot Camp 2021

Are you looking for training for your summer staff? As we continue to navigate through the impact of the pandemic, many programs will be offering face-to-face camps and activities this summer. With the anticipated hiring of many new staff, there is a need for training services that will help develop the skills they need to serve children and families across the country. 

Get your staff ready for this amazing and free opportunity! The SAN (Statewide Afterschool Network) Re-Boot Camp was developed in partnership with the Connecticut After School Network, Utah Afterschool Network, Maine Afterschool Network, Missouri AfterSchool Network, ACT Now! (Illinois Mott Network), Oregon ASK (Oregon Mott Network) in collaboration with the 50 State Afterschool Network.  This free program consists of a four week intensive summer virtual training series. Like many of the virtual conferences that the 50 Statewide Afterschool Networks have hosted in the past, these training sessions will help prepare programs to meet their full potential to serve the children and families in communities this summer.

The Re-Boot Camp will be broken into thematic weeks at least five pre-recorded (asynchronous) sessions per week. While the flow of the weeks is still to be determined, here is a sample of what could be covered. The final layout will be determined by the working group during weekly calls:

  • Week 1 (May 31 – June 4): Summer Programming 101: What to Expect
  • Week 2 (June 7 – June 11): More than Beads, Putting Intention into Activities
  • Week 3 (June 14 – June 18): Partnerships for Impactful Learning Recovery
  • Week 4 (June 21 – June 25): Connecting with Families and the Community
Sample courses include 2 hours of Social-Emotional Learning, Summer Safety, How to Tik-Tok and engaging tips for social media use, and more. For summer programs that received funding as part of the AccelerateCT grants: All camp/program staff that supervise children must have participated in a minimum of two (2) hours of training on supporting student social-emotional learning at some point between August 15, 2020 the start of their work with children. These free on-line training opportunities will be made available through the Connecticut After School Network to meet these requirements. You will be able to complete your 2-hour mandatory SEL training by joining! In total there are 24 free sessions that will be offered. Starting in late-May and running through the end of June, summer programs will be able to have a one stop shop for preparing staff for the summer ahead.

To register visit SANRebootcamp.org and you will receive a confirmation email to get you started on your week of choice.  

The 50 State Afterschool Network delivers rich content to programs statewide across the country. This project provides the opportunity to curate the best of what the 50 State Afterschool Network has to offer in one place for summer programs to use, regardless of geographic location.