Call for Session Proposals - Mid Atlantic Camp Conference

 

The Mid Atlantic Conference Program Committee is accepting proposals for innovative and dynamic sessions that help to support the conference mission: create a community of camp professionals to educate, inspire and prepare them to provide a high-quality camp experience for their staff and campers.

Prior to completing the proposal, please review the intended outcomes below. All presentations should relate to one or more of the outcomes; the selection of presentations will be made based on this relationship.

The deadline to submit is December 8.

 

 

Why Present?

  • Amazing professional development opportunity
  • Collaborate with experts in our field
  • Receive recognition and feedback about your camp programs
  • Expand your professional portfolio

Consider Presenting on These Hot Topics, Opportunities, and Challenges Facing Our Profession Today:

  • Youth development and behavior
  • Staff training and leadership
  • The business of camp
  • Emerging issues, tools, and technology
  • Innovative programs and activities
  • Diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural agility
  • Camp-school partnerships
  • Emerging professionals and executive leadership

Strong Submissions Include:

  • Engaging program format that involves the audience and stimulates discussion through interactive learning
  • A conceptually strong foundation, well-written, with clearly stated outcomes
  • Qualified presenters with expertise/experience in the subject matter
  • Preference will be given to the sessions that help to support the conference mission: create a community of camp professionals to educate, inspire and prepare them to provide a high-quality camp experience for their staff and campers

Guidelines:

  • Presentations will be reviewed for relevance and purpose to provide a balanced educational program
  • Breakout sessions are 75 minutes in length, may include multiple presenters, and are intended for 20–50 participants
  • Presenters are paid neither honoraria nor expenses

Intended Outcomes:

As a result of participating in the conference, camping professionals will:

  • Gain cutting edge information regarding children and youth in the 21st century;
  • Learn valuable skills for training, coaching and supervising camp staff;
  • Network with peers from camps in their local area and beyond;
  • Build a strong leadership team within their own camp.

 

Questions?

Brandon Mitchell - bmitchell@ACAcamps.org