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

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

Dates: April 12, 2021
-April 13, 2021
Location: Virtual

Course Details

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 framework to understand the impact of stress, anxiety, and trauma on our mind and body. Staff will explore facilitation strategies and techniques to create a stress-informed summer camp environment to support both their campers and themselves.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know: Professionals will be able to describe the implications of stress, anxiety and trauma caused by current events.
  • Do: Professionals will be able to incorporate activities into their programs that help campers regulate stress and expand their resilient zone.
  • Feel: Professionals will feel empowered to personally focus on stress regulation and to support camper self-regulation throughout programming.


Who It’s For

This program was designed in collaboration with the URJ Camping Movement to provide mental health training for professionals.


This session will be offered twice; participants are welcome to attend either night.

  • Monday, April 12, 2021 from 5:00pm – 6:15PM MST
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 6:00pm – 7:15pm 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 EmilyH@BaMidbarTherapy.org.


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