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2023 Summer Staff Saturday

Date & Time: June 10, 2023 | 9:30am - 4:00pm
Price: $25 – $40
Location: Boston College High
Organizer: ACA, New England

Send your front-line camp staff (i.e.: counselors, unit leads, activity directors) to this energizing and informative day in Boston! $25/person or save 20% when you send 5 or more. Attendees will leave with tangible tools, excitement for the summer, and fresh perspective to help with the weeks ahead.


  • 9:30 am: Check-in and coffee
  • 10:00 am: Welcoming remarks and icebreakers
  • 10:30 am: Play-note with Jeff Frigon (Team building and fostering connection & community at camp)
  • 12:00 pm: LUNCH (Included with Registration)
  • 1:00 pm: Breakout session 1
  • 2:15 pm: Breakout session 2
    • Breakout topics include: “Campifying” any space; conflict and communication; supporting self-awareness; behavior contracts for creating community.
  • 3:20 – 3:50 pm: Closing and raffle.

Group Registrations Welcome!

Please note: If selecting a group rate, the group rate listed reflects the 20% group discount already applied.

Registering 5 or more staff from your camp/program?

  • If you select a group registration a 20% discount is already factored in, so pay what you see!
  • If you’re registering using individual registrations, but you have 5 or more total participants from your camp/program, use promo code NESUM20 at checkout to receive a 20% discount off of individual registrations!

NOT A MEMBER? ACA, New England offers FREE membership to individuals joining for the first time. Follow these directions to signup with the promo code FREENE or contact

Additional Information

Boston College (BC) High is accessible by public transportation (5 minute walk from the MBTA JFK/UMass stop on the red line) and has ample parking. For more information on getting there, visit here.

Registrations are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another attendee from your camp/organization. If you need to transfer your registration, please reach out to ACA, New England at 781-541-6080.

Use of Images and Audio by ACA, New England: Through my registration, I give American Camp Association, New England (ACANE) full rights and permissions with respect to any photographs, video, and audio recordings taken during the ACANE event. These images and recordings may be used by ACANE and its agents in any format or medium and for any lawful purpose.

Contact Us

For more information, reach out to Amelia Luke at or 781-541-6080.

Should you need to request any accommodations, please contact the ACA, New England office as early as possible so we can do our best to make arrangements.


Jeff Frigon – Jeff has been involved in Adventure-based Experiential Education for 25 years. He got his start in Camps at Camp Nashoba North in 1994 & has worked in many environments; therapeutic-adventure with Outward Bound, Classroom-based with the Exeter Alternative High School, and has been working with youth and adults as an educational consultant at The Browne Center as well as teaching at UNH since 2010. Jeff holds a B.S. in Outdoor Education and Psychology from UNH and an M.S. in Experiential Education from The University of Minnesota. When not at work, Jeff spends as much time adventuring as possible: surfing, kayaking, SUPing, backcountry snowboarding, MTB and road biking, and spending QT with his wife, Steph and dog, Salty.


Amy Boyd – Amy is the CEO and Founder of coaching service C.O.G.S. Connections, and a qualified Level 7 Life Coach specialising in personal and professional development for adults and adolescents. All of our coaching frameworks are centred around Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to champion social emotional health and wellbeing. Amy is an international public speaker delivering topics to help others overcome limiting beliefs, and adopting a positive mindset through EQ. She guides audiences to find their voice, drawing on her system to support the development of EQ: ‘SEL S.E.E. M.E. Mind Mastery’ through awareness, authenticity and the telling of anecdotes, which incite courageous conversations to leave them with life-enhancing takeaways.

Doug Sutherland – Originally from St. Louis, MO, Doug moved to New Hampshire to work directly with children and adults in the outdoors. Summer camp is Doug’s happy place. Currently, he is working as a DEI Facilitator and Consultant and he is a member of the ACA, New England Board. His love of camp comes after family, friends, and building enriching communities. Actually, this is pretty similar to camp.




Elizabeth Snell – Elizabeth, New England’s Director of Accreditation Services, works with all things Accreditation and the New Camp Director Workshops.

Elizabeth grew up in Long Pond Pennsylvania. Starting as a camper at age 8, she never left camp.  After a short time in Indiana, she was very excited to come back east to work at ACA, New England.

Elizabeth has a B.A. in English from Alvernia College, MS.Ed in Sport Management from East Stroudsburg University and a Masters in Camp Administration from Indiana University.



Amelia Luke – If you call the ACA, New England office, you’ll likely hear Amelia’s friendly voice on the other end. However, as ACA New England’s Operations Coordinator, you can think of her as a Jane of all trades, dabbling in many of the projects that the team works on. Amelia’s camp experience began at age 4 when she attended Wanakee in Meredith, New Hampshire for the first time– she hasn’t looked back since. Amelia attended camp every summer after and served five summers on staff at Wanakee in varying roles from Counselor to Operations Director.

Her passion for camp is, in part, what inspired her to pursue a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Vermont, after earning her B.S. in Public Communications there.


June 10
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
$25 – $40
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Boston College High
150 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
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Amelia Luke

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