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What Makes OctoberWest Different?
You'll have many opportunities this season to sit in on informational presentations and lectures. But OctoberWest may be your only chance to be an ACTIVE PARTICIPANT - where YOU guide the conversations and YOU dictate the topics, ensuring that you leave with the tools you need to be successful in your position and you are inspired to start working toward an even better summer next year! How You'll Learn.
Who Should Attend
OctoberWest is designed specifically for Camp Directors - those individuals who are responsible for designing, planning, managing and supervising camp programs and staff. Remember - it takes a village to run a camp! This is your chance to build yourself into a community that can support you, your camp and the youth that you serve.
"It was great to bring my challenges to a group of my peers and learn not just from a professional in a particular area, but from the experiences and ideas that camp professionals have implemented."
~ Danny Sudman, Catalina Island Camps
"I enjoyed and definitely benefited from the intimate discussion based forums. I was able to walk away with a deeper understanding of many topics and I have a reference to go back to in the people I met at the conference. Thanks for a wonderful experience."
~ Natalie Chudacoff, Camp Mountain Chai
"This was a wonderful conference. I got a lot out of it and enjoyed the benefits of being around other camp professionals, both personally and professionally!"
~ Sloan Hamilton, Loch Leven Christian Camp & Conference Center
Special Thanks to the OctoberWest Committee!
Raina Baker, Rawhide Ranch - Committee Chair
Gabby Coburn, Girl Scouts of San Diego - Connections Chair
Michael Jacobus, Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center - Program Chair
Danny Sudman, Catalina Island Camps - Education Chair
Scottie Roach, Camp James - Marketing Chair
This means that OctoberWest has been successfully vetted according to recognized criteria and that YOU can get up to 8 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) by participating in the program. For more information about how to get documentation of the CECs that you've earned, go to:
Manage My CECs.
For more information about Educational Endorsement or to attend more events/online trainings that are endorsed, visit www.ACAcamps.org/pdc/educational-endorsement-program.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Introducing an all new....PRE-CONFERENCE Check in!
7:00pm Pre-Check in
7:30pm Evening Social and Activity
Come and enjoy another night at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center at no extra charge!!!!
Monday, October 21, 2013
|8:00am-9:00am||Registration & Check-in|
|9:00am-9:30am||Welcome, Introduction, Networking|
|9:45am-11:00am||Breakout Sessions 1*|
|11:15am - 12:30pm||Breakout Session 2*|
|1:30pm-2:45pm||Breakout Sessions 3*|
|3:00pm-4:15pm||Breakout Sessions 4*|
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
|9:00am-10:00am||Breakout Sessions 5*|
|10:15am-11:15am||Breakout Sessions 6*|
|11:30am||Open Air Session|
|12:30pm||Lunch & Closing|
*Breakout Sessions include a mix of Educational Learning Sessions, Brainstorming Sessions and Discussion Topics. Find out more about each type of learning session.