Conference Sneak Peek - excitement is building for our 95th annual #NECampConf

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Register now  for our up-coming 95th annual professional conference March 30 - April 2, 2016! Note that this year's event is happening over four days, not three, with a CampEXPO on Thursday and Friday.

See more about the overall structure of this year's conference on the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

Inspirational Speakers on the latest topics: 

  • Jeff PerrottiDirector of the Massachusetts Safe Schools Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students, a joint initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, will deliver the Keynote Session:

    What does 'gender fluid' mean? Policies and Best Practices for Supporting Transgender Campers and Staff 
    And, that's not all. Jeff will also do a session on: 
    That’s so Gay! Making Camp Safe and Supportive for LGBTQ Campers, Families, and Staff

  • Michael Jacobus, who will be fresh from the national ACA Conference and the release of his brand new book, The Camp Director's Survival Guide, will be coming to Manchester to talk to us about these four key topics: 
    Think Like A Parent
    Don't Panic
    How to Fire A Friend
    Analysis Paralysis
     
  • Steve Maguire is presenting the General Session on Saturday: 
    The Two Most Overlooked and Powerful Elements of Summer Camp Staff.
    And he's offering these additional sessions:
    Destroy Your Meetings: 12 new ideas for facilitating meetings at camp 
    15 Ways to Build Incredibly Powerful and Positive Relationships with Your Campers Professionalism at its best: methods for increasing the 'professionalism' of your staff culture The Power of the Group: 10 Methods for Creating a Cohesive and Strong Summer Camp Staff
    I Know That Story! 10 stories that must be told at camp and how to tell them.

Our 2016 CampEXPO is filling fast with new vendors and old favorites.

Don't see one of your favorite providers of good and/or services to the summer camp world here in New England? Encourage them to exhibit!

Meet us in Manchester at the end of March and spend an April Fool's Day you'll never forget with 800+ camp professionals!