Play The Part

“In theory, role-plays are supposed to teach by offering staff practice with key skills. But in practice, role-plays often flop. They either escalate into hyperbole or degenerate into embarrassing farce. What are your suggestions, Chris?” –Garth Altenberg, director of Camp Chewonki in Wiscasset, Maine At most camps, role-plays are afterthoughts, tossed in at the end of a training module to “get the staff moving around.” In fact, the theory of learning by doing is rock-solid. Unfortunately, most camp directors don’t …


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