dolphin1Our Amazing Staff

The Phoenix Ranch Staff is the core of our success. Training is key in developing leaders and role models who follow our philosophy of being play participants, and not just supervisors. Counselors and cluster leaders focus on the needs of the campers, while the directors keep their attention to detail in programming and safety. The guidelines set forth by the American Camp Association offer a blueprint for success!

Our college age staff has undergone over 32 hours of pre-camp training followed by 8 hours of in-service training. Our friendly and outgoing staff reflect the high standards and the noticeable difference that excellent hiring practices, quality training, and affiliation with an accrediting national governing body brings. The American Camp Association Standards meet and exceed city, county, and state guidelines. Our program gets re-accredited every three years; our last visit in summer of 2016 produced a perfect score with 100% of the standards met!!!  Compare our program and training and see the Phoenix difference.

Some key areas covered at training:staff 2

  • First Aid & CPR training for directors, aquatic staff, and unit leaders. Camp first aid is taught to all staff.
  • Effective and fair discipline techniques through redirection and encouragement. Never permitting corporal punishment or putting a child down.
  • Self esteem building
  • Anti-bullying and efficient problem solving skills
  • Proven supervision ratios as designated by the American Camp Association
  • Protecting the physical and emotional need of the campers
  • DSC_3750Emergency procedures in the event of various natural disasters or emergency situations

Camp is a special place where campers feel safe to enjoy the love of nature and the outdoors. All staff has been background checked, fingerprinted, and has undergone our distinct selection process. Our goal is to maintain our campus as a safe and secure environment for campers to thrive! Come experience the Phoenix tradition of excellence. We have over 35 years of experience of making incredible memories for our campers!