Closing Campfire Tips

The closing campfire is one of the last times to inspire participants and encourage them to use the tools they have just learned. Having the campfire go off without a hitch can be challenging after one of the longest days of the course. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Make sure all staff know their role in the ceremony
  • Have all the materials set up and working
  • Light the fire before the participants arrive to avoid any delay
  • Personalize the Be Know Do presentation by incorporating unique experiences from the course
*This article was written in January 2010 and was written before YSDC became the NYLT Leadership Academy*