ACA, Oregon Trail and Evergreen Cascadia Camp Conference

Date

October 18-20, 2022

Location

Stampfer Retreat Center at Camp Solomon Schechter
Olympia, WA
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Cost

See pricing details below.

CECs

7.25

Please join us for the Cascadia Camp Conference!  Highlights include Emily Golinsky’s opening keynote, dynamic and relevant breakout sessions, an exhibit hall, and time to network with fellow camp professionals.  Enjoy a time of inspiration, first-rate professional development, and fun at Stampfer Retreat Center at Camp Solomon Schechter in Olympia, WA


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Early Bird registration is available through September 20, 2022.

  • Registration includes conference program, 2 nights cabin -style lodging (Tuesday and Wednesday), and six meals (Tuesday dinner, Wednesday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Thursday breakfast and lunch). 
  • A limited number of single and double rooms with a shared jack and jill bathroom are available for an additional fee. Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis. See Stampfer Retreat Center  tab for additional details.
  • Commuter registration is available for those staying offsite and includes conference program and six meals (Tuesday dinner, Wednesday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Thursday breakfast and lunch). 
  • Not an ACA Member? Join today for FREE and get the best rates for this event! 
Type Early-Bird Regular
Individual 1st Person-member $215 $275
Individual 1st Person-nonmember-

$315

$375
Additional person from same camp-member $190 $250
Additional person from same camp-non-member $290 $350
Student/Retiree-member/non-member $155 $215
Commuter-member $145 $205
Commuter-non-member $225 $305
Speaker $150 $150

Opening Keynote Speaker - Emily Golinsky

Emily Golinsky

Emily is a keynote speaker and presenter, leading sessions including most recently: creatively addressing staffing shortages, helping staff advocate appropriately, supporting neurodiverse youth, trauma-informed care, de-escalation of behavioral crisis situations, self-care, and mental health needs for staff, implementing mental health systems at camp, positive behavior management, and restorative justice. She has been published in Camping Magazine and has appeared on the Day Camp Pod and the Project Real Job blog. 

Emily’s sessions are described as “tremendously helpful,” “definitely not the same-old,” “fun and informative” and “not to be missed – a reason to come to the conference.” Emily is the founder of Bright Moose LLC. She provides training, coaching, consultation and professional development to camps, schools, and youth organizations, guided by the motto “Help Others Shine Bright!”

Opening Keynote-Help! My Staff Are Holding Me Hostage!

Today’s staff are certainly not afraid to share their opinions or speak up when they think something is wrong or unjust. But when does well-intentioned advocacy cross the line into unacceptable workplace behavior? How can we encourage staff to share their needs with supervisors constructively, rather than resorting to ultimatums and even outright aggressive interactions? How can we accept the real, meaningful input they are seeking to share, when they don’t have any understanding of how camp operations truly work from a logistics and budgetary standpoint? This session will answer those questions and more, and you’ll leave with concrete strategies to use when staff offer ill-timed, misplaced or simply mis-considered “advice” to leadership.

Closing Keynote Speaker - Yatiel Owens

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Yatiel Owens, MSW, is excited to be presenting at the ACA Cascadia Conference. Yatiel loves camp and has been working in the camp world for over 30 years, starting when she was 15. Yatiel’s time at camp, inspired her to attain a degree in social work to work with children, families, and communities. Yatiel is looking forward to sharing tips to help us move forward into the years to come. During this past year, she has been engaged in conversations regarding hope, love, and resilience for our youth and ourselves — for the generations now and our seven generations to come.

Have You Ever Held a Mermaids Hand

In this closing hour we will explore the question: how am I applying what I know about building belonging, mastery, interdependence, and generosity to myself as a camp director? Let’s talk about how mental health support is not just for our campers and staff. It’s for all of us. In our camp community we have not really talked about how we, as managers and directors, are supported in our mental health and sustainability. We are in our jobs because we love camp. We love our kids. We have loved that for which we work. And we’re tired. We will talk about accountability teams and their use in supporting our mental health as managers and directors. We are together to explore how we sustain our joy, even through difficult times.

 

 

 

 All Times are Pacific Time

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.--Registration & Check-in
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.--Welcome and Opening Keynote
  • 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.--Educational Session 1
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.--Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. –                   Evening Campfire and Networking

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

  • 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.--Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.--Educational Session 2
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.--Roundtable Discussions
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.--Lunch and Spotlight Award
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.--Camp Tour
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.--Educational Session 3
  • 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.--Social Time and Exhibitor Showcase
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.--Dinner with our Exhibitors
  • 7:30 p.m. –                   Networking

Thursday, October 20, 2022

  • 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.--Breakfast and Check-out
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.--Educational Session 4
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.--Closing Keynote
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.--Lunch and departure

Conference Schedule with Session Descriptions

Additional breakout session information coming soon!

Stampfer Retreat Center at Camp Solomon Schechter

The Stampfer Retreat Center is a 175-acre camp venue that provides groups with the relaxation and recreation opportunities that have been available to campers at Camp Solomon Schechter for the past 65 years.  The Retreat Center features a private lake, miles of hiking trails, and newly renovated cabins.

Lodging
Registration includes 2 nights cabin -style lodging (Tuesday and Wednesday), and six meals (Tuesday dinner, Wednesday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Thursday breakfast and lunch). 

A limited number of single and double rooms with a shared jack and jill bathroom are available for an additional fee.  Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis.  When registering online, please select this option in step 4.      

  • Single lodging (2 nights) with shared jack and jill bathroom-$100
  • Double lodging (2 nights) with shared jack and jill bathroom-$75 

We have access to all the cabins at Camp Solomon Schechter and there is good opportunity to spread out in terms of housing.  Contact Betsy Thamert bthamert@ACAcamps.org, 765-342-1349 if you would like to be in a cabin with a smaller group of people or by yourself.

Commuter registration is available for those who prefer to stay in a motel.  There are several affordable motels nearby. 

 

The Exhibit Hall will be Wednesday October 19, 2022, 4:15 PM - 7:15 p.m.

Social time and Exhibitor Showcase with host bar and snacks followed by dinner with exhibitors.

Exhibitors can begin setup at 3:30 p.m. and tear down at 7:30 p.m.

For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Bruno.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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