The Intentional Camp presented by Michael Brandwein Monday, November 6 - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Begins Monday, November 6, at 11:00am Concludes Wendesday, November 8, at 12:00pm
Camp Henry Horner Conference Center 26710 W. Nippersink Road Ingleside, IL 60041
For the camp leadership team of both Resident and Day Camps (nonprofit and independent) including directors, assistant directors, site directors, supervisors, program directors, unit and area leaders, senior staff, and others.
Master trainer Michael Brandwein, award-winning staff trainer and the bestselling author in the camp field, presents an in-depth learning experience with hands-on practice in a unique, fun, energetic, creative seminar packed with immediately usable skills:
Be a truly mission-driven, "Intentional Camp" that produces real youth development and builds great young people.
Go beyond just "fun activities" to use the fun to put Muscle in our Mission
Master the Target: Identify the qualities and character traits we want to develop as a result of our camp, and most importantly the specific behaviors that we want to build.
Terrific Training: Use original, exciting techniques and material to teach staff to build these great behaviors every hour at camp
Learn specific program pieces, plus games and other activities, that all staff should know and use to teach campers skills for life
Select, supervise, coach and evaluate staff to support youth development in a fun environment
Distinctive Marketing: Learn how to more powerfully promote and explain (to parents, funders, boards and others) what we do at camp, why it is essential, and what makes our program different from competing ones.
Take home specific, practical, and immediate action plans to make your next season the best ever!
Cost Per Person: $335 (includes seminar & meals)
Additional Costs for Accommodations: + $60 for shared room accommodations + $145 for single room accommodations
FREE $70 Gift! Register by May 1, 2017 to receive bestselling Brandwein camp books for free! (One set per camp) Registration is limited. Please join us by registering thru the link below.
Student Camp Leadership Academy | Weekend Retreat Saturday, April 7 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Pheasant Run Resort St Charles, Illinois
Interested in a career in camp and have no idea where to start? Come to the annual Student Camp Leadership Academy hosted just before the Mid States Camp Conference!
Types of camps in the camp field.
Professional jobs and where to find them.
Resources for finding jobs, landing jobs and keeping jobs.
When to move onto a new camp and how to do it gracefully.
The positions, courses and involvement in camp is needed to boost your resume.
Advice on navigating living on camp year round, maintaining relationships in this stressful work and the pros & cons of a career in camp.
And so much more!
How is this different from the Student Camp Leadership - Live Event Series? First, it's in person and conference and workshops in person always provide more opportunities for networking and building skills for your toolbox. Second, while many of the topics cross over, the length of the weekend retreat offers students a more in-depth look into each topic plus the addition of more resources and information not available during the Live Events. More information, including a schedule and speaker information will be posted in October 2017.
Who Can Attend? This program is open to current undergraduate and graduate students, those who may be taking a break between courses or recent graduates. This program is not appropriate for attendees who have already been in the camp field in a professional position such as a year round camp director. Space is limited.
Where do I stay? Attendees will be responsible for their own housing arrangements at Pheasant Run. Check out the room sharing group here to find a roommate! Click here to reserve your hotel room. How much does it cost? Program Fee (Includes program on Saturday and Sunday) $35 if registered to attend the Mid States Camp Conference as a Group Registration or Individual Registration*; $60 if not attending the Mid States Camp Conference*.
*All attendees of programs within the Student Camp Leadership Academy must be ACA members. Check out how to get your first year free by clicking here. Already used your “First Year Free” option? That's ok, ACA offers special student rates. Click here to learn more!