Preliminary Schedule - ACA, Indiana Winter Gathering 2017

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Arrival/Registration and Social Time
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Welcome by Shay Dawson, Bradford Woods, Director & Ice Breakers
9:50 a.m.  - 10:50 a.m.    Opening Keynote - Gary Forster
10:50 a.m.  - 11:00 a.m.  Break
11:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. Round Table Discussions (Attend 2 Discussions - Details below)
12:00 p.m.  - 12:15 p.m. Break
12:15 p.m.  - 1:15 p.m. Lunch, Networking, and Mary Rogers talk on reserach
1:15 p.m.  - 2:15 p.m. Breakout Session 1 (Details)
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session 2 (Details)
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tours of ACA Administrative Office and Bradford Woods
5:00 p.m. Departure


Round Table Discussions

  • Tim Street, Bradford Woods
    Emergency Preparedness including EAPs, staff exercises, preparedness measures, active shooter scenarios, weather emergencies and more
  • Kevin Enders, Indiana Youth Institute
    Learn how to go to almost any conferences for free, find grants and funding for your camps, attend free IYI webinars, borrow books from their IYI lending library, etc.
  • Tracey Gaslin, Association of Camp Nurses
    Tracey will facilitate discussion on camp healthcare. The group may discuss anything from medication management, delegation of health activities, health care staffing, walking campers through panic attacks, working with staff issues, screening campers upon arrival, etc. Participants will be able to share what their camp does to address these issues.
  • Melanie Wills, Bradford Woods
    Staff Hiring/Recruiting – Be prepared to share ideas on how your camp attracts quality staff for the summer and year-round.

Breakout Session #1

  • Tracey Gaslin – MESH (Mental, Emotional, and Social Health)
  • Mary Rogers – How Research and Evaluation can benefit your camp
  • Cara Scott – SPARK Training
  • Lisa Elder – How to INCLUDE your staff on inclusion camping

Breakout Session #2

  • Deidra Pettinga & Sam Hirt - Media and Communications for Staff
  • Tom Rosenberg - Q&A with the CEO
  • Gary Forster - The Ten Reasons Camps Don’t Fill

Detailed information on the breakout interest sessions.