ACA, New England - You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup: Well-being for you and your staff

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

All times local unless stated differently below.

Did you head into summer 2021 knowing it would be a challenge, but excited to serve campers who you knew needed camp more than ever? And, by the end, were you celebrating that, but also feeling worn down more than ever – realizing you didn’t take the best care of yourself and many of your staff struggled, despite staff appreciation efforts?

If so, you weren’t alone. As year-round camp leaders, summer is “go time,” which means you push through, no matter what, knowing there’s an end in sight. But, many of your seasonal staff members (key to your camp’s success) may not get those down times in the off-season – they are students, teachers, or work in other fields that may be equally as demanding.

How can you think differently about taking care of yourself during camp (and beyond) and develop and implement systems that encourage and nurture staff health throughout the camp season? We invite you to join us for a day that will dive into topics of mindset, self-care, burnout, resiliency, and organizational structures to support well-being at camp.

The day will be comprised of two workshops with a lunch/self-care break in the middle

10:00 am – 11:30 am ET:        Session 1: Successful Neuroscience-Based Resilience Strategies, Erin Urban, UPPSolutions

11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET:        Self-Care and Lunch Break

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET:          Session 2: System Building to Support Staff Well-Being at Camp, Rebecca Zelis, Songadeewin of Keewaydin                           

Participants will earn 3 CECs for their full participation in the seminar.

Erin Urban is a certified Executive Coach & Career Accelerator helping emerging and evolving leaders remove career roadblocks, unlock their potential, and elevate their careers. She is an international speaker, behavioral scientist, and the host of the Career Coffee Chat Podcast. She is also the author of the bestselling book, Elevate Your Career: More Impact + More Income. Erin is a Forbes Coaches Council Member and a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist with over a decade in mentoring and coaching successful professional transformations through 1:1 coaching and group workshops.

Rebecca Zelis is a culture strategist who works with schools, camps, communities, and businesses to build environments that support sustainable collaboration, personal and professional development, creativity, and well-being. Rebecca earned a master's degree in Community Mental Health and emphasizes the health and empowerment of individuals are the foundation of strong communities. Rebecca's been the Staff Wellness Coordinator at Songadeewin of Keewaydin since 2015.

For session details, more information, and the registration link, click here.



Registration Fees

$50/ACA members; $75/non-members