Upcoming Seminar: Behavior Management

Two-Day Training

In March, Eagle Village presented a seminar on Behavior Management Techniques for summer staff and youth workers at the Christian Camp & Conference Association.

It became clear pretty quickly, this information is needed.

For Youth Pastors and Youth Group Leaders…

For Camp Summer Staff…

For Ministry Leaders…

The struggle with defiance, unexpected emotional blow-ups, defensive behaviors, and unexplained aggression in kids has been impacting camps and ministries. 

Let’s uncover the underlying problem and learn the skills needed to overcome these struggles together.

On May 15-16 join Eagle Village so you can

  • Know how to get difficult youth to follow your directives
  • Receive tools for de-escalating behaviors before a full-blown crisis is reached
  • Discover the best way to set limits and enforce boundaries
  • Learn how to communicate about issues with kids to their parents
  • Understand what trauma really is and how it is impacting the kids and families you work with

Learn these skills and then put them into practice by working with and observing our staff as they interact with trauma-impacted and behaviorally challenged kids on the campus of Eagle Village.

Reserve your spot now!

Tickets include lodging, meals, and certification in Eagle Village Behavior Management Techniques!

Eagle Village Professional Development & Leadership Training Events
Translating our expertise in trauma informed care into the work you do with youth and families

Summer Camp Staff & Leadership
Manage behaviors and improve the camp atmosphere for all of your youth.
Pastors & Youth Pastors
Use trauma informed youth ministry practices to connect with traditionally hard-to-reach youth.
Create successful mindsets in your athletes with a sports psychology and experiential learning approach.
Teachers & School Administrators
Develop non-cognitive skills in youth to help them perform better in the classroom, during extra-curricular activities and within their families/communities.

Behavior Management Two-Day Training

For summer camp staff, camp leadership, youth pastors, and youth group leaders

May 15-16, 2017

At Eagle Village
Click here to get your tickets now

Featuring Speakers:


Chad Saxton: Chad is the Director of Experiential Services and Camps at Eagle Village, and passionate about helping families to raise great kids. He and his wife Michella have been foster parents for over 20 years, and have adopted 3 children with special needs and behavioral challenges. Chad speaks from his heart, and from years of experience ministering to challenging youth at work and home.

drueDrue Nelson:  Drue has worked at Eagle Village for over 24 years, as a residential staff and supervisor, and currently serves as the Experiential Specialist for our Juvenile Justice programs. Drue has a BAA in Outdoor recreation from Central Michigan University. Drue is an avid outdoorsman, and has spent more weeks in the wilderness with delinquent youth than he can count. Drue is married and has six children; the oldest Brittany, is a mother of two, Skylar is in college, the triplets Scout, Colten & Chase are 16 and are Freshmen at Sacred Heart Academy in Mt. Pleasant Mi., and the youngest is Maverick who is five years old.



Keren Barber:  Keren has been an Experiential Specialist at Eagle Village for 5 years, and has 17 years of experience working with at-risk youth in a residential treatment setting. Her passions are for Expressive Art Therapy and working with residents and staff to understand the sensory needs of youth and develop personalized programs that address those needs.



Register Here:

Behavior Management Two-Day Training

Tickets are $165 and include

  • Lodging Monday night at our on-campus motel*
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner
  • 2 days of training, Monday 9am-Tuesday 4pm
  • Observation and interaction time
  • Q&A time with our experts in behavior management, experiential therapy, Aegis, CPI, and Handle With Care

*If you would like to reserve lodging for Sunday night, at no extra cost, please contact