Creating a Summer Like No Other

Free Virtual Summer Re-Boot Camp 2021

Are you looking for training for your summer staff? As we continue to navigate through the impact of the pandemic, many programs will be offering face-to-face camps and activities this summer. With the anticipated hiring of many new staff, there is a need for training services that will help develop the skills they need to serve children and families across the country.

ACT Now has worked hard to develop this free virtual Summer Re-Boot Camp 2021 in partnership with the Connecticut After School Network, Utah Afterschool Network, Maine Afterschool Network, Missouri AfterSchool Network, and Oregon ASK, and in collaboration with the 50 State Afterschool Network. This program consists of a four-week intensive summer virtual training series. The Re-Boot Camp will be broken into thematic weeks with at least five pre-recorded (asynchronous) sessions per week:

Week 1 (May 31 – June 4): Summer Programming 101: What to Expect
Week 2 (June 7 – June 11): More than Beads, Putting Intention into Activities
Week 3 (June 14 – June 18): Partnerships for Impactful Learning Recovery
Week 4 (June 21 – June 25): Connecting with Families and the Community


Week 1 (May 31 – June 4): Summer Programming 101: What to Expect

This week we will be exploring what to expect during summer programming. These workshops are designed to help you ease your way back into the structure of the afterschool and summer programming fields. Some of the topics we will be discussing are: planning meaningful field trips, professionalism in afterschool and summer programs, behavior management and summer safety. Most of the workshops this week are program and staff essentials. We have some great workshops by our colleagues in Connecticut as well as one from Utah. 

We cannot wait to guide everyone through this summer journey. After a long and challenging year, we are ready to come back better than ever. This will truly be a summer like no other.