Thanks for a great two days! See below for resources from the Site Manager's Seminar.
Joseph Mondragon: What's Shaking? Sheltering in Place Following a Major Earthquake
John Horton: Fire Drill - Fire Real!
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About the Site Manager's Seminar
Designed for site managers by site managers, the Site Manager's Seminar gives participants the chance to network and share with each other, discuss topics important to the job of a site manager, and bring home solutions to improve their camps. Tour four camps and go "behind the scenes" to see how they operate - hear from each camp's site manager about the projects they're most proud of as well as solutions found for the toughest challenges. Learn more.
Thanks to our generous food sponsor!
Learn More About:
March 5 & 6, 2013
March 5, 7pm - March 6, 6:30pm
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Camp Cedar Glen (map) 
743 Farmer Rd.
Julian, CA 92036
|ACA Member Group
(2 or more participants)
|$85 per person||$120 per person|
(2 or more participants)
|$95 per person||$130 per person|
|ACA Member Individual||$95||$130|
|Optional: Linen Rental
(bed sheets, pillow, blanket, towel, wash cloth)
Online registration is closed. To inquire about registration, please contact Jami Foster: (765) 349-3522 or jfoster@ACAcamps.org .
Registration includes program on Tuesday and Wednesday, transportation during the tour, overnight stay (Camp Cedar Glen) on Tuesday, March 5 and meals on Wednesday, March 6. While staying overnight is encouraged, it is not required. Cabins are basic accommodations - bring your own bedding & towel or rent linens for $10 (rental includes bed sheets, pillow, blanket, towel and wash cloth).
To register, click on the link above, or call (800) 428-2267.
Deadline to register: February 22, 2013.
REFUND POLICY: No refunds for cancellations unless written request is postmarked by
February 12, 2013; 50% of registration fee will be retained for processing. All payments must be received by the event date.
Join us for one of the most highly rated ACA events in the region! Designed for site managers by site managers, the Site Manager's Seminar gives participants the chance to network and share with each other, hear from guest speakers on topics important to the job of a Site Manager and look "behind the scenes" at a range of camp facilities.
Site and facility managers, maintenance staff, board members, camp directors, and other camp professionals who make facility decisions.
Getting Beyond the Basics of Emergency Response
Drawing from the knowledge of two experienced emergency preparedness educators and looking at major emergencies that have occurred at their own camps, examine the details that are rarely talked about in traditional emergency response trainings, but will make a major difference in how effectively your camp responds and recovers from a crisis. Identify the gaps in your current plan and important details that are probably underdeveloped, such as “maintaining morale” and “checking your insurance”. Even better, look at emergency response through the lens of a site manager – who, during a crisis, is often expected to be all things to all people. Get a handle on simple steps you can take right away to upgrade your emergency response plan beyond the basics!
Fire Drill - Fire REAL!
John Horton, Camp Stevens
John Horton is the Administration Director of Camp Stevens and has seen the camp through an evacuation of summer camp and evacuations in two of the three largest wildfires in California’s history as well as an onsite fire that resulted in the evacuation of retreat groups and the loss of 15 buildings. John led the process of negotiating with his camp’s insurance agency as well as spearheaded the planning, permits and construction process to rebuild the camp.
What's Shaking? Sheltering in Place Following a Major Earthquake
Joseph Mondragon, Now Unlimited
Joseph Mondragon combines personal experience from sheltering in place following the 1989 Loma Prieta quake with a broad background in camping, including both maintenance and program areas. He was with CAL Fire for several seasons and is a current member of CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams). In 2010 he worked closely with the United States Forest Service, the County Sheriff, City Fire, CERT and other camps in developing a unique multi-entity EAP (Emergency Action Plan) for the local community.
Camp Winacka/ Whispering Oaks
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"This was a very rich opportunity to get information and ideas to improve our services."
~Emilio Hernandez, Loch Leven Christian Camp & Conference Center
"The tour was great, the host camps' staff were terrific. The format at each venue was set up differently and that worked."
~Gabe Valencia, Mile High Pines Camp
"The guest speaker's knowledge of adapting other camps' ideas to our facility was very valuable."
~Leon Felus, Lions Camp at Wrightwood
Schedule at a Glance
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:00pm - 7:00pm Check-in & Registration
9:00pm Networking & Community Share
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
7:30am - 8:15am Breakfast
8:30am-10:00am Tour Camp Cedar Glen
10:00am - 12:00pm Travel to and Tour Whispering Winds
12:00pm - 12:30pm Travel to Camp Stevens
12:30pm - 2:45pm Lunch and Tour Camp Stevens
2:45pm - 5:00pm Travel to and Tour Camp Winacka / Whispering Oaks
5:00pm - 5:30pm Travel Back to Camp Cedar Glen
5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner and Wrap Up
Schedule subject to change.