Preparing for Camp: Understanding Stress, Anxiety, and the Current Moment with URJ Camp Coleman

Dates: January 28, 2021
Location: Virtual

Course Details

Program Description: While stress and anxiety have always been present, we are living through a uniquely stressful period. What are stress, anxiety, and trauma, and how do they impact youth? What behaviors might we see this summer as a result of a year of uncertainty and shared adversity? How does an understanding of stress and anxiety help us prepare for a successful summer camp season? This interactive session will provide a theoretical framework to understand the impact of stress, anxiety, and trauma on our mind and body. URJ Camp Coleman staff will begin to explore key considerations to create a stress-informed summer camp environment.

Program Objectives:
Know: Professionals will be able to describe the implications of stress, anxiety and trauma caused by current events.
Do: Professionals will begin to integrate the 4 R’s of TIC models into preparation for the summer season.
Feel: Professionals will feel empowered to personally focus on stress regulation and to support student self-regulation during programming.

Who It’s For

This program is designed for URJ Camp Coleman staff and year-round professionals.


This session will take place on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 2:30PM – 3:45PM MST.

Registration Details

This program is not open to the public. If you are interested in bringing this program or similar content to your organization or community, please contact Emily Heeren at


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