Schedule at a Glance - Southeastern Conference

Schedule at a glance

Sunday September 24, 2017

  • Kayak Tour 1:00pm - 4:00pm Meet in th ehotel lobby at 12:45

Monday September 25, 2017

  • Standards Course 8:30am-3:00pm 
  • Standards Update 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • EPIC pre-conference 9:00am-2:00pm
  • EPIC Book Club "The Spiritual Child" featuring special guest, Tom Rosenberg, ACA's President and CEO
  • Newcomer’s Orientation 2:30pm-3:00pm
  • Keynote 3:15pm-5:00pm Tom Heck
    • "A Global Revolution Goes to Camp - How the Maker Movement creates young innovators who will change the world."

      The world seems to be getting more complex with changes happening at an ever faster pace. We need citizens who are critical thinkers and problem-solvers to meet our modern challenges. We need lots more innovators who have both the inspiration to address these challenges AND the skillset. The development of innovators is one of the most important goals of all educators. One powerful way to help children become innovators is through the Maker Movement which is a revolutionary global movement with foundations in the world of crafting and tinkering and - play. In this keynote we’ll explore the Maker Movement and it’s relevancy to the Camp Movement. 

  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening 5:15pm-7:15pm
  • Explore Wilmington - Dinner on your own
  • Night Caps- innovative programs for your camp 8:30pm -9:30pm

Tuesday September 26, 2017

  • Daybreak Discussions 7:15am-8:15am Featuring coffee with Tom Rosenberg, ACA's President and CEO
  • Session 1 8:30am-9:45am (7 options)
  • Exhibit Hall 9:45am-11:00am (unopposed time) 
  • Session 2 11:00am-12:15pm (7 options)
  • Luncheon 12:30pm-2:30pm including awards and EPIC talks
  • District Meetings by state 2:30pm-3:00pm
  • Session 3 3:15pm-4:30pm (6 options)
  • Silent and Live Auction 5:00pm-6:45pm Tuesday Afternoon Live! including Volunteer recognition
  • Night on the Town 8:00pm-10:30pm including Ghost Tour 

Wednesday September 27, 2017

  • Session 4 8:30am-9:45am (5 options)
  • Closing presentation 10:00am-11:30am Philip Lilienthal
    • "How Do We Know We're Making a Difference?"

      The yardstick of camp success has often been said to start with fun. Many camps end it there, too. In this conference, we have explored ways that camp can make a difference. We now get down to the bottom line: what is making a difference? How can we do it consistently and effortlessly? What is the qualitative factor to keep in the front of our minds as an internal evaluative check on what we're doing? See how a new camp in South Africa meets this issue and learn ways to apply this process to your own camp program.

Topic Snapshot

Deborah Ausburn & Donna Caudell         

Mandated Reporting: Who, What, When, Where & Why       

Kim Aycock                                                          

Yes Only Means Yes Until Something Better Comes Along

Kim Aycock & Deb Jordan                                  

A Meeting of the Minds: Camp Directors, Higher Ed, and College Students “Leverage the Power of Camp for Your Career”

Andy Belich & Bill & Kaye Carraway                  

Signs of Belonging

Jason Bornfriend                                                

Using Actionable Insights from Google Analytics to Improve AdWords

Jeff Bowman                                                      

Camp Admins Unite: Let’s Focus on Camper Forms

Kasey Bozeman                                                  

How to Teach Environment Concepts at Camp – No Science Degree Required!

Kaye Carraway & Jill Moore                                

New Back Pocket Games - Seamlessly Integrating STEAM

Michael Davis                                                      

Understanding Social Justice at Camp

Michael Davis                                                      

Teaching Bystander Intervention at Camp

Henry Dehart                                                      

Let Alumni Unlock the Power of Your Alumni Program

Candace Doby                                                    

Breaking Down Courage to Build it Up in Youth

Tom Heck                                                            

Introduction to the Maker Movement

Jonathan Hodge                                                

Neuro-Camp: Why Understanding Basics About The Brain Is So Important For Camp Pros

Jonathan Hodge                                                

The 5 Costly Mistakes Your Leadership Team is Making and What to Do About Them

Sara Huffman                                                    

Now and Then: Reaching Today’s Parents

Sara Huffman                                                    

Growing A 25-Year Camp Into A 100-Year Camp

Debra Jordan & Niambi Jaha-Echols                

Cross Cultural Agility: Helping Campers That Feel Like Outsiders Feel More Like Insiders At Camp

Abby Keenan                                                    

Build Better Relationships with Praise and Responding

Sarah Kurtz McKinnon


Sarah Kurtz McKinnon

Negotiating for Camp Professionals

Shawn Marler                                                    

Fully Connected:  The Cure for FOMO

Eileen Price                                                      

Who Are the Learners at Day Camp

Tom Rosenberg                                                

ACA Questions and answers in an informal and intimate setting

John Simpson                                                  

Tools of the Trade:  Effective Designs that Make Camp Work

Michael Swain                                                

The Risk Management Guy Says – What happened this year does not have to happen again next year

Jessica Taylor                                                

The Importance of Questioning and Observation Skills through NASA's Elementary GLOBE Resources: Developing Young Scientists

Dorcas Tomasek & Katie Johnson                

Silence Broken: A camper comes forward 10 years later

Yolanda Tucker                                              

ALICE Active Shooter Training

Lach Zemp                                                    

Crisis Management:  Concrete Steps to Minimize the Risk of a Legal Claim

Education Sessions

Opening Keynote

Monday, September 25 from 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tom Heck - Camp Makes All the Difference

Monday, September 25 from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Night Caps

Tuesday, September 26 from 7:15a.m.-8:15a.m.

Daybreak Discussions

Tuesday, September 27 from 8:30a.m.-9:45a.m.

Tuesday, September 27 from 11:00a.m.-12:15p.m.

Tuesday, September 27 from 3:15p.m.-4:30p.m.

Wednesday, September 28 from 8:30a.m.-9:45a.m.

Wednesday, September 28  from  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cap Note Philip Lilienthal