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The Cabin PathBy: Jay Gilbert

Winner of the 2012 Society of Camp Directors Writing Award

The Cabin Path is a leadership book that will inspire camp counsellors and young leaders to think more consciously about the everyday leadership lessons camp presents them. While the book takes place in a summer camp setting, it is really a life leadership book and is a great resource for all readers with relevant real-life takeaways.

If you’ve had your own summer camp experience, you’ll feel like you’re back at camp reading The Cabin Path. If you’ve never been to camp before, the book highlights the positive impacts of the camp experience and will leave you wanting to go to camp next summer!

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The Cabin Path is for:

Camp Counsellors

Who want to make their next summer at camp even better than the last by thinking about leadership in a new way.

Young Leaders

Such as student council members and student club executives looking to increase their leadership and teamwork skills.

Parents

Who may never have had their own camp experience and are wondering if camp is the right decision for their child.

Everyone Else

Who may be looking to reconnect with their past in camping or who are just looking for a good read!

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Cabin Path is a celebration of camp’s great gifts that will help counsellors think more consciously about the experiences camp presents.

Teenagers do not devote headspace to classifying experiences as developmental, leadership, or otherwise. They live in the moment, even the keen ones, and just take life on “as it happens”.

The Cabin Path is an instrumental, easy to read, and inspiring book about the innumerable leadership lessons that summer camp teaches. It is the first book written for counsellors and program staff that covers the entire camp experience. It will help counsellors think more consciously about the experiences camp presents so they can be more prepared to capitalize on the opportunities and challenges camp offers.

THE BOOK IS ORGANIZED INTO FOUR SECTIONS WITH 14 CHAPTERS AND INCLUDES OVER 20 STORIES.

• Introduction and the camp environment
• The counsellor and camp staff
• Support, community and appreciation
• Tactics and everyday responsibilities
• Bonus Chapter

FOR CAMP STAFF, YOUTH, AND LEADERS

Camp staff are a group of young adults possessing copious amounts of energy, ideas, enthusiasm, positivity, and moral/personal strength. Their job for the summer is to manage the experience of hundreds of thousands of campers across the country.

THE CABIN PATH SHOULD BE READ BY CAMP STAFF BECAUSE IT WILL:

• Help you kick-start your next summer and give you a new perspective on your role as camp staff
• Walk you through a number of real life camp scenarios that will help shape your growth and development
• Strive to give you some “ah-ha!” moments that you can learn from through the telling of my experiences
• Be a great addition to book collections for leaders like you!

THE CABIN PATH SHOULD BE READ BY YOUTH CONSIDERING WORKING AT A SUMMER CAMP BECAUSE THE BOOK:

• Will give you a good idea of the fun, challenges, learning, and growth that takes place at summer camps
• Offers you insight into the numerous leadership lessons and gifts camp gives those who work there
• Talks regularly about teamwork and working with others – key skills for your future experience in school and professional life
• Gives true testimony to the camp experience and proves that working at a camp is a “real job”

THE CABIN PATH SHOULD BE READ BY LEADERS (STUDENT AND COMMUNITY) BECAUSE THE BOOK:

• May stimulate you through the enjoyable and easy to read stories to come up with new and creative ideas
• Teaches you about working with and managing others – key skills for your leadership roles
• Will give you confidence to take on challenges and tactically use new approaches to solve problems
• Will teach you about the ins and outs of operations – running a camp and running a student government may not be that different after all

FOR PARENTS

Sending a child to camp is often more difficult for parents than it is for the camper who is leaving home for the first time. Parents need the comfort of knowing that their child will be well cared for in a safe environment. This book can lighten the tension and offer insight to parents who are making the decision to send their children to camp.

THE CABIN PATH SHOULD BE READ BY PARENTS WHO:

• Are unsure if camp is the right decision for their child
• Have not had a camp experience of their own
• Have a child who has worked at camp before and wants them to get “a real job” in the city next summer
• Are curious about what goes on at camp
• Don’t know the values camp teaches
• Want their child to be independent and build character

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy The Cabin Path!