Deans Resources

Welcome Deans! Below, please find resources to help you plan your summer program.

For more information, or if you are not seeing a resource you need, contact

Included on this page:

Summer Volunteer Handbook

Summer Curriculum Files

All Volunteers 



Managing Camper Health 


Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

2023 Summer Volunteer Handbook

Summer Curriculum Files

2023 Summer Curriculum - FruitFULL Faith: A Spirit-Filled Life

All Ages Full Curriculum

Curriculum Summary

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

All Volunteers

Summer Camp Volunteer Guide to Silver Lake Forms

Behavior Incident Chart

Camper Behavior Covenant


Let's Play Together

Songs for the Holy Other -- LGBTQ+ Inclusive Hymns

Bus Form

Daily Schedule

Bunk List

Dean Request for Reimbursement


Not So Secret Mission of Counselors

The Growing Camper

The First 48 Hours

Understanding Behaviors— (There’s a Reason!)

Top 10 Tips for Working with Today's Campers

Calming Camper Conflicts 

Rude, Mean or Bullying 

Helping Homesick Campers 

Role of the Counselor 

Managing Camper Health 

Alliance for Camp Health MESH Guide (Mental, Emotional, Social Health) 

Summer Camp after Covid 

Signs of Heat Illness 

Tick Safety 


What It All Means

Interest Groups and Special Activities, and Night Activities

Tips, Tips, and Trades

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Equity Language Guide 

Ways to Support Children on Transgender Spectrum

All-Gender Conversation Template - Suggestions for a Sunday night conversation about all-gender cabins.

Inclusion and Examining Bias 

More Equitable Camp Experience 


Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

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