Thursday, March 26 – Saturday, March 28, 2020

at The DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH


Join us at the largest annual gathering of summer camp professionals in New England. Our community of over 800 camp professionals from 250+ camps in all six New England states - large, small, day, resident, independent, and non-profit will come together to meet and network with others in the field while learning and gaining new skills they can bring back to their camps! This conference is perfect for you if you’re a camp director or assistant director, director of operations, program coordinator, specialist, counselor, or youth development professional! 

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Thank you to our conference sponsors!


WEDNESDAY, March 25 (Pre-Conference Day)

Time Event
8:00AM - 6:00PM New Camp Director Workshop
9:00AM Visitor Update Course
9:30AM Accreditation Process Workshop
1:00PM - 3:00PM Associate Visitor to Visitor Course
10:00AM - 3:00PM Independent School Auxiliary and Summer
Programs Workshop
Separate pre-registration required for all pre-conference sessions. 

THURSDAY, March 26

Time Event
 9:00AM Daily Kick-Off
 9:30AM - 10:45AM Education Breakout Session 1 
11:00AM - 12:15PM  Education Breakout Session 2 
12:15PM - 1:15PM  Lunch on own
pre-purchased box lunches available to pick up 12:15-12:45PM) 
  • 12:30PM - 1:15PM 
Lunch & Learn Session - bring your lunch and engage in dialogue
with your colleagues!
 1:30PM - 3:30PM Keynote Address 
(sponsored by The Redwoods Group) 
 3:30PM - 6:00PM CampEXPO Grand Opening and Keynote Book Signing
with Cash Bar & hors d'oeuvres! 
 8:00PM - 10:00PM Fun Networking Event, details TBA (sponsored by Party People, Inc) 

FRIDAY, March 27 

Time Event
8:30AM Daily Kick-Off
9:00AM - 10:15AM Educational Breakout Session 3
9:45AM CampEXPO Opens
10:15AM - 11:00AM Unopposed CampEXPO time
11:00AM - 12:15PM Educational Breakout Session 4
12:15PM - 1:45PM Lunch on own/CampEXPO Time
(pre-purchased box lunches available to pick up 12:15 - 12:45PM)
2:00PM - 3:15PM Educational Breakout Session 5
2:30PM  CampEXPO closes
3:30PM - 4:45PM Educational Breakout Session 6
5:00PM - 6:00PM New Hampshire State Meeting
6:00PM - 6:30PM Presidents' Reception
6:30PM Celebration Dinner & Annual Meeting

SATURDAY, March 28

Time Event
8:00AM - 9:00AM State Meetings (Maine to start at 7:45)
9:00AM - 10:35AM Keynote Address
10:45AM - 12:00PM Educational Breakout Session 7
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch on own
pre-purchased box lunches available to pick up 12:00-12:30PM) 
  • 12:15PM - 1:00PM
Lunch & Learn Session - bring your lunch and engage in dialogue
with your colleagues!
1:15PM - 2:30PM Educational Breakout Session 8
2:40PM - 3:55PM  Educational Breakout Session 9
4:00PM - 4:30PM Closing & Raffles

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, March 26

Sarah Sladek
Speaker, Author, CEO

Sarah Sladek is a best-selling author, speaker, and CEO. Since 2002, her work has been dedicated to helping organizations engage future generations of members and talent. Sarah is the founder and CEO of Sarah Sladek & Company and its employee training division, XYZ University, a former business journalist, and author of five books. Her latest book, Talent Generation, is based on several years of research and identifies the core strategies essential to engaging today’s talent.

Among her other achievements, Sarah co-produced the first interactive course designed to help associations develop a future-focused membership strategy and founded the nation’s first conference focused entirely on bridging talent and leadership gaps in the workforce. Her expertise has been featured in international media, and she has keynoted events worldwide.

Saturday, March 28

Stephen Spaloss
Senior Vice President, Team Leadership
City Year, Inc.

Stephen Spaloss is a 28-year veteran of City Year, an organization that unites culturally diverse 17 – 24-year olds for a rigorous year of service, leadership development and civic engagement. Stephen began his City Year service in 1990 at the “request” of the New Hampshire court system. 

Despite this dubious start, Stephen soon emerged a leader. He helped found numerous City Year sites and currently, as a Senior Vice President, oversees the training and development of over 350 front line managers who lead the corps into service in our 29 domestic locations. His rise within the organization bears witness to Stephen’s tenacity, commitment to youth and community, and his abilities as a leader, teacher, mentor, and advisor. Stephen is also a much sought after motivational speaker and has spoken at national conferences, before Congressional leaders, and in countless school and board rooms across the country. 

Most important to Stephen is his role as a father to sons Jahi, Malik and Myles. Stephen is excited to help a new generation of urban youth change their life trajectory as City Year changed his. In Stephen’s own words, “Without City Year, I’d be dead or in jail.”

The New England Camp Conference has an educational endorsement from the American Camp Association and attendees will earn 16 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for full participation.

Attendees will receive Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for their attendance. Number of hours awarded will depend on which days of the conference a participant is registered for.