Nurturing Growth: A Closer Look at Conflict Resolution at Ghostlight Theater Camp
Choosing the right summer camp for your child is a big decision, and there’s one crucial question you should always ask when speaking to a camp director: “How will you respond when a conflict involving my camper arises?” Conflict is a part of life and, at Ghostlight Theater Camp, we believe it’s an opportunity for growth.
Embracing Conflict for Growth
Conflicts come in various forms, from simple disagreements between friends to more complex issues. However, we see
conflicts not as disruptions but as chances for personal development. Our commitment to fostering a positive and
inclusive camp culture led us to adopt the restorative justice model for handling conflicts.
Repairing Harm: We focus on understanding the impact of conflicts on individuals and the
community, working towards healing and restoration.
Promoting Accountability: Encouraging campers to take responsibility for their actions fosters
a sense of accountability and personal development.
Our Approach to Conflict Resolution
At Ghostlight Theater Camp, we’ve developed a proactive approach to conflict resolution beyond just
addressing issues and providing solutions. Here’s a closer look at how we handle conflicts:
- IPEC Model of Coaching: Our counselors and non-cabin staff are trained in the IPEC (Integral
Performance Coaching) model. This equips them with valuable skills to coach conversations effectively,
facilitating open communication and understanding.
- Mental Health First Aid for Youth: Understanding that conflicts can lead to heightened
emotions, our staff undergoes training in Mental Health First Aid for Youth. This ensures a supportive and
empathetic response to campers dealing with emotional challenges.
- RAVEN for Identity-Related Microaggressions: We recognize the importance of addressing
identity-related microaggressions. Our staff is trained in the RAVEN approach, promoting a respectful and
educational response to such situations.
Join Us in Nurturing Growth
By combining these approaches, Ghostlight Theater Camp provides a comprehensive framework for conflict resolution.
We believe in creating an environment where campers can learn from their experiences, develop essential life
skills, and build lasting relationships.
As parents, your child’s well-being is our top priority. By asking about our approach to conflict resolution,
you’re taking a proactive step towards ensuring your child has a positive and enriching camp experience. Join us in
nurturing growth, resilience, and understanding at Ghostlight Theater Camp.
See you at camp!