Faith Evans has written many articles on diverse topics.
Published in Camping Magazine for American Camp Association:
Columns for Association for Experiential Education on the use of poetry with groups -
- Poetry Matters – Rilke Poem
Columns for Association for Challenge Course Technology on the use of poetry with challenge course groups
But Words Can Hurt Me
- The Subtle Power of Language
By Faith Evans, M.Ed.
Faith’s article promotes non-violent communication and offers staff training exercises for year round and summer staff.
[Excerpt] “Ask yourself what you can do to replace violent words with nonviolent expressions that promote your basic objectives for youth, so they experience compassion, respect, joy…Using nonviolent language is not about being for or against war, organized sports, gangs, graphic movies, or video games.
Change Yourself; Change Their World
How to Play With Campers (students) With Disabilities
by Faith Evans, M.Ed., and Jane Pemberton, Ph.D.
Find tips on adaptation, inclusion, accommodations, giving directions, management and modification scenarios. Specific disabilities are addressed.
[Excerpt] “A well-meaning camp counselor once said to her camper, “Don’t stare at that person who has a disability.” The camper broadly translated that information to, “Don’t look.” As a result, people who were different became invisible to the camper. Her counselor really meant, “Don’t make the individual uncomfortable.”
“… it is important to know that all members of a community have strengths and areas of need. To increase success in play experiences, staff leaders must embrace the opportunity to make inclusive changes, honoring H.D. Thoreau’s statement, “Things do not change. We do.” To read complete article CLICK here.
Put Poems in Your Pockets
Why Use Poetry at Camp?
by Faith Evans, M.Ed.
Find examples of poems and use them to settle arguments, dispel fears, teach environmental awareness, heal relationships and teach lessons.
[Excerpt] “Campers receive a message in a moment, a flash of understanding, a validation of their experience, or a new perception when a planned or spontaneous poem is woven into their everyday experience. Poems provide a brief but memorable bookend for the camp day.” To read article CLICK here.