Prepare for Summer Programming

Summer E-Book

Summer Series E-Book Available Now!

Summer Camp Directors - we heard you! You asked for an accessible on-demand tool you can use as part of summer staff training that is flexible and relevant to summer programming. Here it is.  

No matter what type of program children are enrolled in, day camp, school-based programming, overnight wilderness camp, library programs – the goal is the same. A safe quality summer program that accomplishes your program mission and goals through intentional programming, positive staff and camper relationships, and lots of fun! 

This e-booklet focuses on different elements that front line staff will need in their “backpack” this summer for success presented in a variety of ways to compliment your training schedule, learning needs, and timelines. Each topic has been broken down into a webinar, a podcast, a short video, scenarios to review, and additional resources to be used in whatever manner works best for you and your staff. 

Along with accessing the e-booklet - take a moment to read our latest blog post Backpack Basics: Packing the Essentials into Summer Staff Training

The Benefits of Membership

Becoming a member of the Wisconsin Afterschool Network is FREE and comes with some benefits.  Members will receive discount codes for free registration to the Alternative Pathway courses: Introduction to School-Age Care; Guiding Children's Behavior in OST programs; and School-Age Curricular Framework, as well as access to Member Only discussion boards.  We would love to have you join us in supporting high quality programs for youth in Wisconsin!

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Out-of-School Time Resource Center

The Wisconsin Afterschool Network is here to provide supports and resources to YOU and YOUR PROGRAM through our Resource Center.  The Resource Center contains content on topics such as: Mental and Emotional Wellness; Starting a Program; STEM and more!  In addition to content, you can request personalized Technical Assistance using our Request Technical Assistance Form found in Quick Links.  We are here to help you - so let's get started!

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