OctoberWest Call for Proposals


Call for Proposals

OctoberWest is a new approach to professional development and education for camp professionals, designed to provide peer-based learning and discovery using various learning methods.  The American Camp Association, Southern California/Hawaii is seeking Education Session Presenters and Brainstorming Session Facilitators to support this learning.

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Please submit session proposals to:

American Camp Association, Southern California/Hawaii
ATTN: Lupine Reppert
(765) 349-3521 phone
(213) 232-3229 fax

Deadline to submit proposals:  September 14, 2012


Education Sessions are the traditional style of learning at conferences.  This is an opportunity for participants to learn from someone with experience in a particular area/topic with a prepared presentation/agenda in a classroom/lecture style format.  While education sessions will be the most structured learning type offered at OctoberWest, presenters are encouraged to be creative, engaging and interactive in their approach.

Brainstorming Sessions use an experienced facilitator to guide a roundtable discussion focused on a specific topic.  The goal is to help participants share resources, ideas and solutions for common, long-time problems at camp – using the collective brainpower of the people in the room.  The facilitator should be knowledgeable in the area of focus, ready with ideas and resources to share while also prepared to open the conversation to participants, serving as a guide instead of the more traditional leader/lecturer as in an education session.

For Questions or More Information, Contact Us!

Raina Baker (OctoberWest Chair)
(760) 758-0083 x.105

Lupine Reppert (ACA Staff)
(765) 349-3521 direct