Trainer and Consultant in child and adolescent development
Bob Ditter is a highly regarded and well-loved leader in child and adolescent development. Over the past three decades he has visited over 600 summer camps in the United States, offering expertise and furthering his own knowledge for the benefit of camp directors, counselors, and all those in the camping world. Bridging the fields of psychology, education, and family therapy, Bob brings his passion and expertise to the 2017 gathering of United Methodist outdoor ministry leaders, and we are thrilled to welcome him once again.
Bob Ditter is a well regarded child, adolescent and family therapist from Boston, Massachusetts. He is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant and works with organizations that work with young people. His clients have included Sea World, the Disney Channel, the Salvation Army, Girls Scouts of America, YMCA, American Camp Association, Jewish Community Centers, Camp Fire USA, Children’s Oncology Camps of America, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, private and public schools and others. He has appeared on the “ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings,” “Good Morning America” and twice on NBC’s “The Today Show.” He has been quoted in The New York Times, Parent Magazine, the Ladies Home Journal, Money Magazineand USA Today. Sports Illustrated called him “…camping’s most articulate spokesman” because of his work with children’s summer camps since 1982. He has visited over 600 summer camps in the United States and has authored four books for camp professionals and 14 brand new training DVDs. He is best known in camp circles as the author of the popular column, “In the Trenches,” which has appeared regularly in Camping Magazine since 1987.