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.
Call for Speakers
We have centered our program around the following 3 words: Visibility, Voices, Vision.
We aim to increase visibility and amplify voices of women in the camping industry; furthermore, we can envision how to create a truly equitable work environment in camping that can be a model for other industries.
Visibility: Topic suggestions include women in leadership, seizing the spotlight, celebrating differences, building an equitable work culture, talent management, financial management, recognizing and overcoming racial bias, camp programming for empowering female campers, being young and in charge, women in nontraditional roles at camp, overcoming the “old boys club”, positive period programming, recognizing repression in organization policies, addressing negative self-talk and body image, how to talk to parents about camp changing in a #metoo world
Voices: Presentation suggestions include, but are not limited to, having difficult conversations at work, negotiation, engaging men in difficult conversations, inclusive communication, equal pay practices, understanding millennial's, workplace bullying (especially as women), safe spaces, harassment and what #MeToo means for us, Stand Up Together: Why Being an Ally is More Important than Ever, how to amplify other voices beyond your own Vision: Suggested topics could include: organizational changes, embracing imperfections, gender, race, ethnicity in the workplace, work/life balance, what would women in camping endorsed conferences look like?, what girls’ camps are getting right, the future is female, women can be the best friend or the worst critic, writing equitable job descriptions, hiring practices
If you are interested in submitting a Education Session proposal for our first ever Women in Camp Summit, please click on the button below and fill out our submission form. Spaces for 60 minute and 20 minute sessions are available!