Every camp has different ways of making their staff feel appreciated and of celebrating success. One of my favourite ways to do this is by giving Warm Fuzzies. Warm Fuzzies are encouraging little notes that you give each other as a pick me up or to say ‘job well done’.
Here are some ways to run a warm fuzzie program for your staff:
1. Write each staff person’s name on an envelope with the open end facing up. It can be any size envelope just as long as it has an open top.
I like: To use a manila envelope, make sure both ends are closed, then cut it down the middle – voila two warm fuzzie envelopes for the price of one!
2. Either decorate the envelopes for the staff as a ‘gift’ or have them decorate it themselves to personalize it.
I like: To decorate them for my staff, my ACD and I usually get together toward the end of training session and try to personalize the envelopes based on what we’ve learned about each person, music notes, polka dots, sports stuff, etc. (although I must admit, the photo below is all my ACD’s handiwork! I missed out this year)