Steve Peck has 20 years of experience in facilitating group learning in camps and other experiential environments.
Steve has worked with numerous camping programs throughout the United States. He has worked with the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation since 1992 and is currently the director for the weeklong summer camp for 165 burn-injured children. As director, he manages a program staff of 14 and a counseling staff of more than 80 adults. Along with his active role in running the camp, he coordinates and plans games and learning activities for holiday parties, camp reunion picnics, adult retreat weekends, ski trips and other Burn Foundation events. He has done extensive work with the Northwest Burn Foundation since 1998 and is currently the director for their weeklong summer camp. He has been the program director for Wonder Valley Family camp since 2001 and recently took on the directorship for Riverway Ranch Camp. He has also worked with The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, Illinois Fire and Safety Alliance, and the Intermountain Burn Center. To round out his work with burn foundations, he has presented several workshops for enhancing training concepts at the bi-annual burn camp conferences.
He has spent 5 summer seasons working for The Biking Expedition as a bicycle tour leader. The Biking Expedition runs a wide variety of three to four weeklong bicycle tours for teenagers throughout the United States. Steve has led the majority of his trips in the New England states but he has also led trips in Nova Scotia and California. While the destinations alone provide for quality trips, it is the group dynamic that elevates most trips to excellent. Steve works hard to plan and organize games designed to increase the level of teamwork and cohesiveness among group members.
Steve grew up attending YMCA camps. He evolved into a counselor and eventually to camp director his last five seasons. As camp director, he was responsible for planning and overseeing daily activities, handling camp finances, and overall discipline.
Steve has a business degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with concentrations in Finance and Production Operations. He spent almost two years as a cost accountant for Chevron and five years a Financial Analyst for Hitachi Data Systems before branching into Team Effectiveness. As an associate of the Wilfred Jarvis Institute, he specializes in designing, organizing and facilitating experiential learning for clients. He also is a First Aid and CPR trainer. Other teambuilding events include work with the California State Rural Health Association, KLA-Tencor, Hitachi Data Systems, and Hughes Dental to name a few.
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