ACA, Chesapeake Spring Gathering


April 18, 2024
9:00 am – 3:00 pm ET


Camp Wright
400 Camp Wright Ln
Stevensville, MD 21666
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Join us for the Spring Gathering at Camp Wright in Stevensville, MD. This day event will be a time of networking and learning and of course some camp fun! 

More information & registration coming soon!

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Type                                                     Regular

Member                                              $35  
Nonmember                                        $45  



9:00-9:30 Coffee & Check-In

9:30-9:45  Welcome & Introductions 

10:00-11:00 Opening Session

11:15-12:15 Roundtable Discussions

12:30-1:30 Lunch & Announcements

1:30-3:00 Camp Tour 

The Spring Gathering will be at Camp Wright in Stevensville, MD.

Check out and learn more about Camp Wright!

 Where does the Soup go? Lessons Learned From an Anxious Kid at Camp 

I was given a gift when my son attended camp for the first time, that gift came in the form of tears, fear, and overwhelming anxiety. It was a heart-wrenching experience to see my favorite place in the world be so hard for him to experience. What about camp was making it so hard? How can I fix this? His answers fundamentally changed the way that my team and I now approach the camp. Join us as we work through his anxiety and learn the answer to the question Where does the soup go?

Photo of Amanda Wahle

Amanda Wahle is a University of Maryland Extension faculty member with 17 years of experience in 4-H Youth Development. She serves as the 4-H Youth Development Specialist in Environmental Science. Her program work and research focus on leadership development, camping, shooting sports, diversity and Inclusion, mental health, environmental science, and community service. Amanda is a National Certified Counselor, and her prior experience includes working as a mental health counselor in Baltimore City Schools and a special education behavioral specialist in Washington, DC schools. She has a B.A. degree in Psychology and a M.S. degree in Applied Psychology. Amanda has led more than 200 interactive, hands-on presentations at regional, state, national, and international events.

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