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Connecticut: 

The Connecticut Camping Association is having its Fall Camp Tour event at Camp Jewell YMCA in Colebrook, CT. The event is on Wednesday, October 19th at 10:30am.

The Annual Meeting and Dinner is to be held on Wednesday, December 7th at Winding Trails in Farmington, CT. More details to come soon. 


Massachusetts:

Fall Workshop and Lunch
Thursday, November 3, 2016 

9:30am - Welcome/Check In/Coffee Social
10:00am - 2:00pm
at Camp Cedar Hill
265 Beaver Street
Waltham, MA 02452

FREE for MCA Member Camps $50 for Non-Member Camp.

An Introductory one-time $50 Coupon will be given to all non-member Massachusetts Camps that attend to be used toward an MCA Membership for their camp. 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY INCLUDE:

  • What's New with MCA - Greetings from the MCA President, Beth Johns-Thomas 
  • MA Legislative Updates
  • ACA Happenings
  • Lunch is provided
  • Round Table Discussion Groups on current camp related issues - a time for camp professionals to share 

Please RSVP to Joanna Lenahan at jlenahan@gsema.org.


Maine:

Events

  • October 19th – The fall maintenance/facility managers meeting will take place at Camp Fernwood Cove, 350 Island Pond Road, Harrison from 8:30 to noonish. For more information, please contact Chris Wentworth at 207-233-6866
  • November 4th – The fall MSC Social Gathering will happen at the Allagash Brewery, 50 Industrial Way in Portland, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Tours and samples will be available. For more information, please contact Matt Pines 207-585-2115
  • November 16thMSC/Nashoba Brooks School Camp Fair for Maine camps at the Nashoba Brooks School, 200 Strawberry Hill Rd, Concord MA, from 6:00 – 8:00. 18 Maine camps are registered to attend. FMI contact Jevan Jammal.  Download the flyer.
  • December 6th – The first meeting of the MSC Book Club will be held at the Good Life Market, 1297 Roosevelt Trail Raymond, ME from 9:00 to 10:30 am.
  • January 24thSave the date!!  Bob Ditter workshop in the morning followed by lunch and the MSC Business Networking Extravaganza at the Italian Heritage Club in Portland.  We anticipate that more than 70 MSC vendors will be in attendance. More information will be included in the Fall Newsletter. 


 News

  • At the recent MSC Board of Directors Meeting a question came up about how Referendum Question 3 – Gun Control might affect camp riflery programs. Jack Erler has researched the question and can advise that Referendum Question 3, if passed would have no effect on camp riflery programs. Attached is a copy of the proposed law. Note Section 8 Exceptions, subsection F. 4. Which excludes from the requirements of background checks a temporary transfer of a firearm between a gun owner and another person which takes place in the actual presence of the gun owner. In a camp setting the camp would be the gun owner. All use of rifles at camp are in the actual presence of a camp counselor, the authorized agent of the camp as the gun owner.
     
  • Approximate 120 MSC camp and business members attended the fall membership meeting and cookout at Migis Lodge last weekend.  Great conversations, fantastic weather, and a delicious cookout.  Thank you Migis!
     
  • Next month, MYCA will be putting out an update on the new Mandate Reporter training requirements that became law last July. 
     
  • New Federal Overtime Rules Effective December 1, 2016 May Affect Your Camp Learn more. 
     

  New Hampshire:

2016 NHCDA Fall Conference
October 25, 2016; 9:30am - 3:00pm

At Camp Brookwoods
34 Camp Brookwoods Rd
Alton, NH 03809 

$10 per Camp up to 4 Staff Members
$5 Each additional Staff Member

To register: visit http://nhcdafallconference2016.eventbrite.com or call Rick Kone, Executive Director at (603) 521-0217 or email at rick.kone@nhcamps.org


Rhode Island:

State Meeting
Tuesday, October 25th at 9:30am at Camp Aldersgate in N. Scituate, RI.

Email Jenn Carpenter for more details. jenn@campaldersgate.com.


Vermont:

We had a good turnout for our Fall Meeting in September. Folks were happy to share stories and topics of concern from the summer just past. It’s always good to compare notes and see one another in person. We are beginning to plan our winter meeting, but for now some of us are getting on the road to recruit campers for 2017. All of us are putting our campuses to bed for the winter, and at some camps, larger construction projects are getting started too. For those of us fortunate enough to live in Vermont year-round, we are basking in the brilliant colors on our mountains and eagerly anticipating what we hope will be a snowy winter!