How we help Camps
and Retreat Centers succeed

 Training staff to hyper-focus on their purpose
through "intentional program design"

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From day camp programs to Outward Bound expeditions, we use our thirty-years of field experience and partnerships to help enrich the lives of campers, staff and customers.


Dan Ashe, our lead trainer and consultant, has visited and trained at camp and retreat locations throughout the country. He has worked with:

  • executive directors

  • boards of directors

  • special committees

  • leadership staff

  • challenge course staff

  • program directors

  • entire summer staff

  • outdoor school staff

  • environmental educators

  • counselors

  • campers

Common Ground Learning brings people together to join a common pathway forward in their journey to achieve their next level of success.

We do NOT use an off-the-shelf curriculum.

When you contact us, Dan Ashe will assess your particular needs and recommend a content agenda that will be custom-designed to your situation. He will offer multiple options giving you a range of choices.

We aim to raise awareness, build competency, strengthen character and transform behavior, to help people become a better version of themselves.


An overview of our “Big Picture” concepts



Don’t put it off.
Now is a great time
get us on your schedule.

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Contact us to learn how we can help you…

> Sharpen the focus of your staff.

> Assess your program operations (people matching up to content for a richer experience).

>Take your big picture strategy to the micro-level.

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 …another way to understand our services:

> Staff Training

> Program Review and Intentional Program Design

> Organizational Development and Consulting