Professional Training from Experts in the Field
Tawonga Institute Trainers: Becca Meyer, Camp Tawonga Camp Director (left), Jamie Simon, Camp Tawonga Executive Director and Ken Kramarz, Tawonga Institute Director
Tawonga Institute is the professional consulting arm of Camp Tawonga, offering expert training, workshops and guidance to nonprofits, NGOs, religious organizations and individuals. Tawonga trainers are award-winning, field-tested practitioners with decades of hands-on experience and a proven record of success.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Risk Management and Harm Reduction Strategy
- Incident Command System
- Public Communication Plans
- Outcomes-based planning
- Supervising millennials
- Motivating without money
- Fun and Meaningful Program Development
- Radical Inclusivity
Children and Family
- Teen health and sexuality
- Healthy independence
- Gender inclusion
Meet the Trainers
Tawonga Institute trainers make hard topics easy and fun to learn. Each has years of professional experience in their areas of expertise and as educators.
Ken Kramarz, Tawonga Institute Director
Jamie Simon-Harris, Executive Director
Rebecca Meyer, Camp Director
Myla Marks, Wilderness Director
Casey Cohen, Communications Director
Katie Quinn, Associate Director
Tawonga Institute In Action
- Ken Kramarz welcomes U.C. Berkeley Extension School of Forestry to camp after the Rim Forest Fire. Forestry professionals came to learn the strategies Tawonga used to survive the biggest wildfire in Yosemite history.
- Ken Kramarz teaching Tawonga’s Incident Command System at San Francisco City Hall. Agencies under contract with the City to provide social services learned Tawonga’s methods for emergency preparation and response.
- Jamie Simon and Ken Kramarz are guests on the local CBS television affiliate. They explain how the Tawonga Institute was launched to share Tawonga staff expertise with other non-profits, NGO’s and community groups.
- Jamie Simon is video-recorded by Kesem the national organization which provides summer camp for children whose parents have cancer. Jamie is leading a “training the trainers” workshop for the executive staff which in turn, was taught to thousands of Kesem staff across the country.
- Jamie Simon leads a workshop for camp directors on gender inclusion and child and teen sexual health.
- Ken went to New Orleans just after hurricane Katrina with a bus-load of U.C. Berkeley students to help rebuild lives in the flood-ravaged city. First step: the hard, dirty job of clearing out water-logged sheetrock and insulation to prep for re-building.
- Seamless collaboration with professional responders is one of our training goals at the Tawonga Institute. Above, during the Rim Forest Fire, Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor Susan Skalski and Groveland District Ranger Maggie Dowd meet Tawonga director Ken Kramarz.
For more information and to begin training for your organization, email Ken Kramarz or call us at 415.543.2267.