Staff Training Links

Dear Staff:

We can't wait to see you soon!

Please ready our staff handbook here: Summer Programs Counselor Handbook 2023

Required Training: As a state licensed program, we are required to complete a set of training videos in order to satisfy the state's licensing requirements.  Please click on the following link to view the requirements. The training will take between 3-4 hours to complete. We will pay you for this time. Please complete these online training videos prior to May 31. We will have a paperwork drop-off day on May 31.  More details to come with that! Please do not email the certificates.

The following courses will need to be completed in the Colorado Shines Prof. Dev. Info. S 

When you are finished with each course, please print a copy of the certificate. Please keep it and bring it with you on your first day of work. Please do not email the certificates to us. Thank you!

  • If you do not have a profile, you will need to register and create a login here:
  • Once logged in, you will select the blue button labeled, "Go to learning"
  • A new window will pop up with a message titled, "Welcome to My Learning"
  • Close the pop up message. Use the search bar at the top of the page to go to the courses listed below:
  • Once you've found the course read the directions and "Open Curriculum"
  • The next page might have a button labeled, "View Details" (this step isn't part of every course)
  • The next page should have a button labeled, "Launch"
  • Once you launch, you can begin your course

This site is not very user-friendly! Please reach out if you need help!

1. EVERY YEAR: Recognition of Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect (EVERYONE NEEDS TO DO THIS. MUST BE COMPLETED EVERY YEAR)

2. EVERY YEAR: Standard Precautions including Prevention and Control of Infections Diseases...(EVERYONE NEEDS TO DO THIS. MUST BE COMPLETED EVERY YEAR)

3. EVERY YEAR: Introduction to First Aid and CPR (annually) *Needs to be completed if you are not CPR/First Aid certified. (Group Leaders and Coordinators must be CPR/First Aid Certified.) 

3. ONE TIME: Injury Prevention for Day Camp Program that DO NOT Regularly Use a Playground (ONLY IF YOU HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE)

4. ONE TIME: Playground Safety for School-Age Programs (ONLY IF YOU HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE)


*If you have not completed FEMA before, you will need to create a SID (Student Identification Number) before you get started. You can do that here:  




The date for CPR/First Aid has changed. If you can join us on May 24, from 4:00-6:00, please click here. Group Leaders and Coordinators are required to be certified. Other positions are able to take the online Introduction to CPR/First Aid, which is included in the list of online training programs, which can be found on the link above.
A reminder that orientation will take place on June 2 and 3, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
If you have not already submitted t-shirt size and emergency contact information, please click the form below. Please share time-off requests below as well.
Click here to request time off for Day Camp Staff
Click here to share t-shirt size and emergency contact information for Day Camp Staff 
Click here to request time off for Specialty Camp Assistants 
Click here to share t-shirt size and emergency contact information for Specialty Camp Assistants 


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