THE professional development event designed for the female camp pro. This event is open to all who identify as female.
Wednesday, November 7 - Friday, November 9, 2018 | Pheasant Run Resort, St Charles, IL
This event is open to all who identify as female and open to females from everywhere! ACA Membership is not required.
60 Minute Development Sessions (date and time of session not available yet)
Responding to Mental Illness in Campers Kyrah Altman, Let's Empower, Advocate and Do, Inc. According to recent research, 92.5% of camp counselors saw a camper struggling with a mental illness. Review LEAD’s research, learn how mental illness affects the youth you serve, and become empowered to promote the mental health of your campers, staff and self.
Authentic Self-Care Ange Atkinson, Heart of Educators We teach more than we know, we teach how we BE. Participants will breakdown judgments around self-care, define their own authentic self-care practices and accountability system based on their core values.
Women in Camp: What the Research Says Laurie Browne, American Camp Association Is camp an old boys club? In some ways yes, but research suggests that this might be changing. There are more girls in camp, women serving as front-line staff, and women in leadership positions in some segments of the industry. But there is other research that suggests that women in camp and similar industries continue to face disparities in pay and status. In this session we will explore a variety of research that will challenge us to think about women in camp and what it will take not only to get women into leadership positions, but to ensure camp work is accessible and equitable for all women.
Making Your Calendar Work for You Neva Baltzell, Florida 4-H Camping This session will focus prioritizing your calendar to be successful both professionally and personally.
How to Incorporate Feminism in Your Camp Culture Jalisa Danhof, Camp Newaygo Kori Swieter, Camp Newaygo Do you ever wonder - how do I intentionally impact my camp's culture? How do I recruit staff that connect to connect to our mission? You need this mind-blowing interactive session.
Ethical Leadership in the Age of #MeToo Melissa Frey, URJ Kutz Camp How do we find the balance between empowering young women, not emasculating young men, and embracing broad-range gender equality in the world of #MeToo.
Introverts & Extroverts – A Place for Everyone @Camp Melissa Frey, URJ Kutz Camp Learn how to harness the best qualities of introverts and extroverts in the camp setting, playing to the natural abilities of your campers and staff to build whole, resilient communities.
Directing in reflection: Biggest moments of learning as a Director Chantal Jackson, Match Impact Like many of you, I have spent a considerable amount of my life within the camping industry. Upon resigning from my role as the Co-Executive Director, I have had time to sit, think, reflect and understand thousands of experiences and moments within my career that have lead me the woman and the professional, I am today. In this session, these revelations and epiphanies will be discussed in hopes to empower and teach directors from all that I have learned about our industry.
Caring for Camp Communities in the Midst of #metoo Susie Lupert, American Camp Association New York/New Jersey Jamie Farnam, American Camp Association New York/New Jersey Difficult issues face today’s camp leaders: ensuring a culture of consent, supporting staff, and crisis management. A forum to discuss real camp situations, your experiences, and examine policies & practices.
From Camp Pro to Travel Pro Colette Marquardt, American Camp Association Illinois Traveling for work is exciting but also exhausting. And sometimes, confusing. Do you have to share a hotel room with your co-worker? How much should you spend on dinner when using the company credit card? Who really owns the flight credit and hotel points and if you leave your job, do you have to pay those things back? We aren’t usually taught these things before landing our jobs. Come along for quick tips on professional travel including: how to personally benefit from the experience, what to pack, scheduling ideas, and how to continue the work you need to get done while on the road. Extra emphasis will be placed on all the above while feeling comfortable and safe while traveling as a woman.
5 Maintenance Tricks Every Camp Pro Needs to Know Alana Matteson, Camp Hantesa Learn the 5 most handy maintenance secrets that will make your job easier. From toilets to pest control and cars to tools, this lightning round session will cover a myriad of facilities topics.
The State of Girls: Emerging Trends and Troubling Truths Stacie Simpson, Stacie Simpson Consulting Girls in the United States are growing up during a period of rapid demographic, social, economic, and technological change. The United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Family dynamics are becoming more complex. Gender roles are continuing to shift as more women enter college and the workforce.
Thanks to the Girl Scout Research Institute, The State of Girls is the first research report to focus on the health and well-being of the 26 million girls living in the United States. The third edition, released in 2017, focuses on national and state-level trends across key indicators: economic, physical and emotional health, education, and extracurricular/out-of-school activities.
In this session, we’ll review the report findings and discuss together how this research influences us, our camp, and our campers. Together, we’ll brainstorm and discuss what we can do to prepare the next generation of women to take the lead.
85 Minute Development Sessions (date and time of session not available yet)
Embody Love Movement Workshop Ange Atkinson, B.R.A.V.E. The Embody Love Movement is a non-profit dedicated to creating a world of empowered girls and women to celebrate their inner beauty, commit to kindness, and contribute to meaningful change in the world. This workshop will have a variety of exercises from the Embody Love Movement curriculum that encourages participants to gain a hands-on understanding of the 'Beauty Myth', how it affects them personally and plays out in their life, and how to create body positive environments for girls and women.
Negotiations 101: Claiming your seat at the table Maggie Howe, Gwynn Valley Camp Any time two or more parties attempt to reconcile diverging interests, a negotiation has occurred. As #camppros, negotiations are an essential part of your toolkit! Learn more about your own strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator, and build skills to help you realize your own potential to advocate for yourself and discover optimal solutions to the problems you encounter.
Intersectionality at Camp Chloé Melançon-Beauséjour, Association des camps du Québec Gabrielle Fortin, Association des camps du Québec The Women in Camp Summit will offer, for the first time, an official outlet for women to reflect and share how this facet of their identity influences their work and the place they have in the camping industry. However, these women will not be forming a homogeneous group: they will most likely represent different socio-economic realities, sexual orientations, ethno-cultural backgrounds, ages and physical abilities, making each of them complex individuals.
20 Minute Lift Your Voice Sessions (date and time of session not available yet)
Are You Doing the Camp Thing This Summer? Jolly Corley, Camp Robindel In a profession that people see has a fun summer job being a professional in this business can be tough. How can we bring professionalism and help the outside world understand the importance of our work?
The Customer Rules Reflection Stacy Harper, American Camp Association Illinois Kim Steiner, American Camp Association Illinois The staff at ACA Illinois have been reading and unpacking the book, The Customer Rules by Lee Cockerell, which takes a look at how we can better serve our customers (campers, parents, staff). Join Kim and Stacy as they reflect on some of the best Customer Service techniques they took from this book and ways they have experience great customer service which you can apply to both work and life!
Build Community with a Professional Development Book Club Stacy Harper, American Camp Association Illinois Kim Steiner, American Camp Association Illinois Time to gather, share anecdotes, reflect, and relax together; sounds like the perfect recipe to building a community! Make it more intentional by adding a book that will inspire growth.
Check Yourself. What is Your Level of Self-Awareness? Chantal Jackson, Match Impact Ongoing self-awareness and self-development are essential at whatever level of management you are, within your organization. Each of us ask that our staff fully comprehend their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical wellness, but do we, as their leaders, practice this too? If not, why not? In this talk we will check our own egos, examine tools to grow our own self-awareness and identify where we can realistically improve, in order to best serve our people. Let's learn, take responsibility, and develop together.
What it Actually Means to VALUE your People Chantal Jackson, Match Impact Every employee needs and wants to feel valued and appreciated in their place of service, no matter what generation they belong to. Through this talk we will discuss strategies and specific ways we, as directors and supervisors, can connect and then articulate value and appreciation to our people. Connection only leads to stronger relationships, further trust, additional empathy, better work ethic and an establishment of reciprocal respect.
Being Mentored Colette Marquardt, American Camp Association Illinois Being a good mentee takes practice and work. Each phase of life brings new challenges that require new people to coach and guide you. You need to be open to learning , listening, and taking feedback - which also puts you in a vulnerable position. Explore ways to maximize your time with mentors from little moments to intentional meetings. Discover ways to identify the best mentors for each phase and part of your life.
The Future is Female…? Alana Matteson, Camp Hantesa Dive into what the phrase “the future is female” really means for our culture inside and outside of camp.
Manifesting and all That 'Woo Woo' Stuff Patti Sampson, The Camp Nerd/ Coastal Roots Camp What is manifesting, mindfulness, and all this other woo woo stuff? Let’s talk about the science behind it, that it’s not just for hippies, and why it’s important.
Book Review: The 12 Week Year Stacie Simpson, Stacie Simpson Consulting A year ago, I read a book that changed my life. When I started working my way through the steps it described to up-level in both work and personal life, I followed the instructions and wrote down three big goals to be completed within three years. After continuing to follow the principles laid out in The 12 Week Year, I crushed all three goals in just 12 months - a fraction of the time that I had originally dreamed.
“What differentiates truly great performers and organizations from mediocre ones is an ability to effectively execute on what they know. There is a gap for most of us between what we know we should do, and what we are actually willing to do. This knowing-doing gap is what keeps most people and most companies from accomplishing what they are capable of.”
In this session, you’ll get the high-level overview of how to take back control of your day, increase your income, balance the priorities in your life, lower your stress, and accomplish your goals in record time.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Patti Sampson, The Camp Nerd/ Coastal Roots Camp As women in camping we may feel like we’re not qualified enough, we have nothing to contribute, or a fear of looking stupid. Let’s break that down and overcome it.
F* Politeness: Teaching Campers to SSDGDA Allison Vining, Camp Weed You don’t have to be friendly or say yes to be polite, and neither do your campers. Learn how speaking up can play out at camp.
Earn continuing education credits (CECs) for the hours you spend learning at this ACA-endorsed professional development event. Use these credits to track your progress, stay current with your professional development requirements, or even verify your qualifications for the job you deserve.
Women in Camp Summit 16 CECs
Contact Kim Steiner at email@example.com to apply CECs to your transcript.
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