Heart of the South Fall Gathering - Program in Progress

Program in Progress with Session Descriptions--Coming Soon!  Our Presenters are Busy at Camp!

Breakout Sessions Include:

Awesome Icebreakers and Energizers
Michelle Cummings, Training Wheels
This high-energy, hands-on workshop will teach participants how to play some of the industry’s best icebreakers.  Kick off day one with some fun!  Ice breakers and energizers need not be just fillers or boredom-breakers; when used effectively, they too can be directly tied to leadership objectives and markedly advance the transfer of learning to the real world. 
The Rise of Narcissism
Jonathan Hodge, Tate's Day Camp
We hear the word narcissism thrown around a lot in regards to Millennials; also called Generation Me...but what is it really?  Is it as bad as people say?  How does it impact campers, counselors, and even parents?  In this session we'll investigate the rise of self and why many of our campers and staff struggle to develop and maintain intimate relationships of every kind, and what camp can do about it. 
Effective Debriefing Tools and Techniques
Michelle Cummings, Training Wheels
Are you good at the games but not so good at the debrief?  Do you ask questions and get blank stares from your participants? This workshop will focus on 10 effective debriefing tools and techniques that are simple and easy to use. We will break each technique down and demonstrate different games or activities teaching the concept.  These techniques for processing are sure to liven up your debriefing circles.
9:00- 9:30 a.m. Registration and Social Time
9:30-11:00 a.m. Welcome/Opening Keynote
The Value of Connection
11:00-11:15 a.m.  Break
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Breakout Sessions #1 (3 breakouts)
12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:45 p.m. Breakout Session #2 (3 breakouts)
2:45-3:00 p.m.   Break
3:00-3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and National Conference Update
3:15-4:00 p.m.   Camp Tour / Roundtable Discussions