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Experienced Camp Director Round Table Series (October 2020 – May 2021)

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Price: $300 – $350
Organizer: ACA, New England
Register for Experienced Director Roundtable Series

For camp professionals with 5 or more years of camp director experience

(Both day and resident camp directors are welcome! As space is limited, we can only accommodate one director per camp at this time.)

Having a network of colleagues to share ideas with, to get feedback from, and to lean on for resources and supports can be so important in the camping industry. It helps us stay connected, broaden our perspectives, think innovatively, and strengthen our community. Last year’s attendees shared:

“I valued getting to know other directors in a deeper/more connected way.”

“As a participant, I enjoyed the support and continuity of the group.”

“Looking back, it’s interesting to see how incredibly valuable this group has been amidst this current crisis. At times, it literally has helped me to stay grounded and on-track while trying to navigate the decisions about the summer.”

This year, join us for…

NETV-Channel 3 – DTYD – Direct To You, Director

Just think, what if two television antennas meet on a roof, fall love and, eventually, get married.  The reception would be FANTASTIC!!! An ACA, New England Action Series* with original material provided by your camp community.

*Binge watching not available in most areas…

While we’d all love to get together in person, this year we are taking our round table series virtual (using the Zoom platform)! This series of eight episodes (meetings) from October 2020 – May 2021 may cover the following topics:

  • Building Community and Staying Connected
  • Now What? How Do We Communicate It
  • Holding Tryouts- The Right People for Team
  • Is the Fax Machine Plugged In?! Technology in and out of the camp community
  • If Evaluations Were Like Antique Roadshow Appraisals- How are “we” doing?
  • Mount Paperwork- Tackling This Risky Business
  • Would Lucy Still Only Charge $.05? Health and Wellness in our camp
  • Getting Ready for the Big Show- Dress Rehearsal and People Behaviors

Topics are subject to change based upon the needs/interests of participants.

Each month, there will be time for large group discussion, presentations/guest topic experts, and small group discussion.

We are excited to welcome Kat Shreve, Associate Executive Director at Camp Kudzu, who has worked in the summer camp industry for more than 30 years, as this year’s facilitator. Kat has a breadth of camp experience with both day and resident camps with organizations including: Project Adventure, Girl Scouts, YMCA, ACA, and Camp Kudzu.

The dates for the 2020-2021 season are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (please note this is the second Tuesday to avoid public school break dates)
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 p
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (please note this is the second Tuesday to avoid public school break dates)
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost:    $300/ACA, New England Members – $350/Non-members. Registration is for the duration of the series – eight sessions in total.

            This is an incredible value for members at under $40 per three-hour facilitated session and under $13 per CEC!

Registration link

Registrations are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another eligible individual prior to the start of the series. Once the series begins, no transfers or substitutions will be permitted.

 Participants will receive 24 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for their full participation.

If you have between 1-4 summers of experience, please consider joining our Newer Director Round Table Series.  

Please note: We do not want cost to prohibit a camp professional from joining our event. Should the price of this e-seminar be a barrier, please reach out to Kerry Salvo, kerry@acanewengland.org to discuss financial assistance options.

Questions? Reach out to Kerry, ACA New England Director of Education and Professional Development, at kerry@acanewengland.org or 781-541-6080 ext. 104.

 

About the Facilitator

Kat Shreve, Associate Executive Director, Camp Kudzu

Just minutes after the Shreve family’s station wagon arrived at Camp Meadowlea in Bridgeport, WV Kat’s career path in camp began.  Since then, Kat has worked for Project Adventure as a facilitator and developed environmental education programs at Rock Eagle 4-H center. Additionally, in her 30 years in camp, Kat has directed the Athens YWCO Camp for Girls, Girl Scout Camp Meriwether, YMCA Camp Colman in the Seattle area, and both Girl Scouts camps in Virginia: Camp Pamunkey Ridge and Camp Kittamaqund.

As an active member of the American Camp Association (ACA), Kat serves as an Accreditation Visitor and Instructor Trainer.  During her tenure with ACA, Kat has served as the Education Director for ACA and has volunteered for several years with the Southeastern Region Board of Directors and on the LCOL of the Evergreen Region.

Kat has spoken at several youth professional gatherings from camp professionals to recreation professionals to educators.  She was on the writing team for two books, Creating Positive Youth Outcomes and Designing Quality Youth Program.

Kat graduated from the Recreation & Leisure Studies program at the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Education.  In 2007, Kat was honored as the University of Georgia College of Education Professional Alumni of the Year.  The ACA awarded Kat the National Service Award celebrating her work volunteering for both multiple ACA regions and on the national level. She is a current member of the ACA National Awards Committee. And serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee as both a frequent contributor and member of Camping Magazine. Most recently, she was inducted into the Pioneers in Camping, an honor society of camp professionals who have worked in the field for 30 years.

 

Details

Start:
October 13
End:
May 18, 2021
Cost:
$300 – $350
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