Schedule at a Glance - Southeastern Conference

Schedule at a Glance and Topic Snapshot

Sunday September 22, 2019

  • Camp Tour 10:00am - 4:00pm meet in the hotel lobby by 10:00am to carpool to several local camps

Monday September 23, 2019

  • Accreditation Process Workshop 8:30am-1:00pm 
  • Pre-conference Workshop on Staff Culture 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Newcomer’s Orientation 2:00pm-2:15pm
  • Keynote 2:45pm-4:00pm Kim Aycock and Dr. Debra Jordan
  • State Specific Updates 4:00pm-4:30pm
  • Exhibit Hall Roundtables 4:45pm-6:45pm (unopposed time) 
  • Explore St. Petersburg - Dinner on your own

Tuesday September 24, 2019

  • Daybreak Discussions 7:00am-8:00am
  • Session 1 8:30am-9:45am (6 options)
  • Session 2 10:00am-11:15am (6 options)
  • Session 3 12:30am-1:45pm (6 options)
  • Lunch in the Exhibit Hall 1:00pm-3:00pm (unopposed time) 
  • Session 4 3:00pm-4:15pm (6 options)
  • EPIC Talks and Auction 4:30pm-6:30pm 
  • Night on the Town 6:45pm-

Wednesday September 25, 2019

  • Session 5 8:30am-9:45am (5 options)
  • Closing Keynote 10:00am-11:30am Daniel Shore

Topic Snapshot

Topic Snapshot: 2019 ACA, Southeastern Fall Camp Conference 

Kay Anderson, Skyland Camp / Skyland Equine

The Resilience Advantage: Adding HeartMath® Techniques to Transform your Life, Work and Summer Camp Experience

Jessica Andrews-Wilson, GUIDE, Inc.

We’re Not So Different After All: Helping Staff Become More Culturally Competent

Deborah Ausburn, Taylor English Duma LLP

Internal Investigations in the #MeToo Era

Kim Aycock, Camp 2 Campus Learning Solutions

Micro-Learning: The End of Staff Training As We Know It

Kim Aycock, Camp 2 Campus Learning Solutions and Jolly Corley, Camp Robindel for Girls

Caught Between 2 Staff Seasons: Looking Back Before Moving Forward

Dedra Blakley, DeStress 101

Remember to Exhale


Diana Bloom, Mike Scott and Associates

Keys to Effective Task Management and Delegation with Less Stress for Managers and Supervisors

Projects: How to start so you can finish!

Angela Brisson and Tabitha Barnes, North Carolina 4-H Camps

Telling Your Story: Maximizing Brand Awareness Through Story-telling and Innovative Marketing Practices

Meredith Bunnel and Worth McMillan, The Redwoods Group

A Summer in Review...

Ruby Compton, Ruby Outdoors

Having Difficult Conversations and Doing It Better Than You Ever Have Before

Jolly Corley, Camp Robindel for Girls

Growing Through Conflict

Hey did you hear? -Camp Gossip's Hold on the Camp Community

Kelley Freridge, American Camp Association

Establish Your Camp Brand Positioning, Language, and Voice

Social Media Panel- From Strategy to Monitoring ROI

Cheryl Goldstein, Campfire Creative Marketing

There Is More to Marketing Than Social Media

Gracie Hansen, High Meadows

Redefining Your Camp Experience with Lessons from Burning Man Culture

True Colors as a Tool for Teamwork

Jason Henson and Mallory McBrayer, Redeeming Freedom Ranch

Property Maintenance and Management... On a Budget!

Debra Jordan, East Carolina University

Camp as Internship: Creating Partnerships that Work

Cole Kelly, Campfire Conversation

Lessons Learned Around the Campfire

Janice Kerber, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Use the 5E Model to Write Lesson Plans for Summer and School Programs

April Malott, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

What's Love Got to Do with It? Utilizing Appreciation Styles to Motivate and Retain Staff

Mallory McBrayer, Redeeming Freedom Ranch

Making the Most of Your Equine Program

Genevieve Mendoza, University of Florida

Ag Discovery Camp Programming: Connecting Tomorrow’s Consumers to Today’s Producers

Amy Monsky, Camp 42

Bead Me a Story

Peter Ross, 829 Studios

How to Measure the ROI of Your Marketing Strategies

Daniel Shore, I'm Shore Research & Consulting

Serious Team Building Through Silly Improv Comedy Games (That You Can Take Back to Camp!)

Once upon a time...We Could Be Better at Conveying the Professional Value of Camp to Non-Camp People

Michael Swain, Markel Insurance

Camp Risk Management Tips That Are Sure to Make Your Insurance Company Happy!

Katie Thurson and Katie Vatter, Happy Acres Ranch

Mandatory Fun: Creating Community at Day Camp

Plus, two hands-on workshops with the Project Real Job team to tackle the most difficult challenges in staffing


Accreditation Process Workshop:  If you are BRAND NEW to the accreditation process (whether the camp is going through the process for the first time or is already a currently accredited camp.)

Monday, September 23, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.                                    

Visitor Update:  

Monday, September 23, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.    

Pre-conference Workshop with Jolly Corley

Monday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                                         

Lunch provided

Join us for a game changing pre-conference workshop with national speaker, trainer and consultant, Jolly Corley.  Jolly will lead a master class in creating a dynamic and sustaining staff culture.  This interactive session will focus on creating a staff culture that not only prevents burn out and non-completion of contracts, but also creates a staff community that becomes an engaged part of staff recruitment for future seasons.