eXp18 Online Training Programme

Online Training

Purpose to begin the process of training / re-training our leaders in group work for eXp18.


Online training - Feedback video based on peoples’ responses

The following scenarios will help you think in advance about camp and situations you will face as a leader. Please take time to read through them and choose a response. If you have other suggestions, please detail these. Please send your responses via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 15th of June, 2018.


1) The evening programme of clubhouse, supper and ‘go wild’ games is over. You are heading to d-group.

How do you: (rank them in order of importance or leave blank)

Settle your group

  1. Play a circle game, like 12345.
  2. Play dodgeball.
  3. Shout at everyone to listen.
  4. Ask what the young people remember from clubhouse.
  5. Any other suggestions?

Give input

  1. Read the summary from your handbook.
  2. Show a diagram or drawing you prepared earlier and put it on your notice board.
  3. Ask what questions they have.
  4. Talk about what you have learned.
  5. Any other suggestions?

Help young people respond

  1. Pass an object around the circle and you can only talk if you have it.
  2. Free-flowing conversation.
  3. Use the discussion symbols – what mean – ? I’m surprised – !, Don’t like it – X, Give some direction – →, makes me sad – ☹, makes me happy – ☺, I love it – ♥
  4. Any other suggestions?

Help young people pray

  1. Popcorn prayers, quickfire names.
  2. 5 fingers (weak, love, strong, leaders, thumbs up).
  3. Eyes closed, and hands clasped.
  4. Play music.
  5. Any other suggestions?


2) It’s been a long and brilliant day on camp. Clubhouse was great, and your d-group went really well. It’s time to get ready for sleep but some of your d-group are hyper and others are getting a bit tired, even grouchy with each other.

What do you do? Rank the following in order of importance:

  1. Discuss earlier in the day what the young people like to do before sleep.
  2. Divide your d-group leaders, some go quietly with young people while others jump around.
  3. Make a circle time discussion about the day.
  4. Any other suggestion?


3) It’s dinner time, everyone is happy and chatting, eating up. You notice that one young person is playing with their food, is in and out of the dining room and has cleared their plate without eating very much.

What do you do? Rank the following in order of importance:

  1. Encourage the young person of the benefits of eating well on camp.
  2. Have a round-table discussion about eating.
  3. Check out if the young person has any health issues in your leaders’ pack.
  4. Any other suggestion?


eXp is a youth work project working across Cowal, Scotland started by the Church of Scotland. For more information, please visit the About Us page.