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Day 1

8:30am | Tuesday Kick-Off (Main Session)

9:00am – 10:00am | Breakout 1

10:30am – 11:30am | Breakout 2

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Breakout 3

1:30pm – 2:30pm | Keynote (Main Session)

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Games Night

Have a break? Check out one of our extra rooms!

Day 2

8:30am | Wednesday Kick-Off (Main Session)

9:00am – 10:00am | Breakout 4

10:30am – 11:30am | Breakout 5

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Breakout 6

1:30pm – 3:00pm | Keynote (Main Session)

Day 1

9:30am | Tuesday Kick-Off (Main Session)

10:00am – 11:00am | Breakout 1

11:30am – 12:30pm | Breakout 2

1:00pm – 2:00pm | Breakout 3

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Keynote

5:00pm – 6:00pm | Games Night

Have a break? Check out one of our extra rooms!

Day 2

9:30am | Wednesday Kick-Off (Main Session)

10:00am – 11:00am | Breakout 4

11:30am – 12:30pm | Breakout 5

1:00pm – 2:00pm | Breakout 6

2:30pm – 4:00pm | Keynote

Day 1

10:30am | Tuesday Kick-Off (Main Session)

11:00am – 12:00pm | Breakout 1

12:30pm – 1:30pm | Breakout 2

2:00pm – 3:00pm | Breakout 3

3:30pm – 4:30pm | Keynote

6:00pm – 7:00pm | Games Night

Have a break? Check out one of our extra rooms!

Day 2

10:30am | Wednesday Kick-Off (Main Session)

11:00am – 12:00pm | Breakout 4

12:30pm – 1:30pm | Breakout 5

2:00pm – 3:00pm | Breakout 6

3:30pm – 5:00pm | Keynote

Day 1

11:30am | Tuesday Kick-Off (Main Session)

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Breakout 1

1:30pm – 2:30pm | Breakout 2

3:00pm – 4:00pm | Breakout 3

4:30pm – 5:30pm | Keynote

7:00pm – 8:00pm | Games Night

Have a break? Check out one of our extra rooms!

Day 2

11:30am | Wednesday Kick-Off (Main Session)

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Breakout 4

1:30pm – 2:30pm | Breakout 5

3:00pm – 4:00pm | Breakout 6

4:30pm – 6:00pm | Keynote

Day 1

12:30pm | Tuesday Kick-Off (Main Session)

1:00pm – 2:00pm | Breakout 1

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Breakout 2

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Breakout 3

5:30pm – 6:30pm | Keynote

8:00pm – 9:00pm | Games Night

Have a break? Check out one of our extra rooms!

Day 2

12:30pm | Wednesday Kick-Off (Main Session)

1:00pm – 2:00pm | Breakout 4

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Breakout 5

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Breakout 6

5:30pm – 7:00pm | Keynote

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  • Day 1

    November 24, 2020

  • General Session

  • To be a leader of faith requires a healthy soul. You cannot lead people beyond where you currently live. I will identify four key principles of care of the soul which will include transferrable principles for how to pass this on to your team and those you influence.
    Soul Care

  • You probably already know that converting regular activities into virtual activities isn’t as simple as just finding an online meeting room to use. There are many additional things to consider and it requires some creativity, reimagining and redesigning, all while keeping the integrity of the program intact. Join Michelle Cummings for an hour of learning and laughing as she demonstrates multiple Virtual Team Building Activities.
    Program Development

  • What is the correct board structure for a Not for Profit camp? Policy and Governance only? Operational? What does that even mean, and what's the appropriate mix? And who gets to decide, anyway? As a Chartered Director, I may have some guidance you'll find helpful as you navigate these questions.
    Organizational Strategies

  • A fundraising plan is how you raise the money you spend. It is often confused with a budget, which is how you spend the money you raise. Both documents work in conjunction with one another. You likely have a budget, but do you have a good fundraising plan? This workshop will help you look back and see the way forward. Using a refreshed step-by-step toolkit, this workshop will show you how to create a plan: * Built on God's provision and embedded with an appreciation for the generosity of your champions* Using meaningful methods and measures* You can live with and work with year after year
    Organizational Strategies

  • In any experiential program, it’s a good rule of thumb to create a little connection with your group members before diving into content. This conference will be no different! Please join us and conference attendees from other camps for a a Virtual Scavenger Hunt experience. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to work in small groups of 3-4 people to solve clues and zip around the internet utilizing teamwork and collaboration. Michelle Cummings of Training Wheels will facilitate a fun hour of connection and creativity in the virtual space.
    Program Development

  • We know that that our ability to effectively pursue our mission, is to develop effective teams. These 6 tasks, or foundations may not be all we need for effective teams, but they are necessary, and a good place to start.
    Download Sid's Presentation
    Soul Care

  • Our experience in ministry seldom reflects our pre-planned budget perfectly. However, remember when our activity plans in our budget was close to what occurred? How do you budget in a time when your very activities and method of program delivery could be prohibited with little notice?
    Organizational Strategies

  • Your frontline camp leaders are best positioned to say to campers, "Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ." We will discuss how best to prepare camp leaders to tell the good story of Jesus by word and deed, calling campers to a lifetime of faith in him.
    Download Jim's Presentation
    Program Development

  • Mary and Martha are often held in contrast, but is it possible to learn from both these women’s examples as we seek to maintain our household while sitting at Jesus’ feet and bringing others to him?
    Soul Care

  • General Session

  • Day 2

    November 25, 2020

  • General Session

  • Leading in 2021 will take most leaders beyond their experience and capabilities. A mentor can fill the relational vacuum in one’s development. In this presentation, we will be looking at a model of Christian mentoring that will provide five phases of mentoring followed by practical responses to your questions.
    Soul Care

  • There is no perfect board member or model. When a board is functioning at its best, the organization thrives and the ED/Camp Leader has hope. Let's discover together some practical tips to move your board from good to great!
    Organizational Strategies

  • The Outdoor Classroom is an outdoor educational program that allows children to learn and explore the great outdoors, through a Christian worldview. Although students learn many useful survival skills, our main focus is to help foster a love for creation and a love for their even greater Creator.
    Program Development

  • In times of crisis so many organizations circle the wagons and protect when they should be expanding their voice and enhancing their brand. It does not matter whether you are pushing into, pausing, or pivoting during a crisis this time of uncertainty is ripe for your organization to be recognized for what it is. Your brand is who you are and what you stand for. Difficult seasons are the best time to work on your brand as people are looking and watching for an organization that responses authentically as it should in times of need. Redeem your time and learn some key strategic principles on how to practically enhance your brand. The long-term payoff of investing in your brand rarely finds such fertile soil as a crisis.
    Program Development

  • As we emerge from the acute challenges of the pandemic, it is important to 1) discern where Jesus is leading, 2) to reevaluate the assumptions that were used to develop your current strategy, 3) to test whether the assumptions are still valid, and 4) to determine how best to recalibrate your intentions and your plans in response to meet your program impact and revenue expectations. Basically, what should get your attention right now to improve clarity and focus for your board, staff, volunteers, and the people you serve? Chris will introduce you to a five step process you can do with your team immediately.
    Download Chris' Presentation
    Organizational Strategies

  • Author and professor Mark Buchanan explores Sabbath rest both as a gift God gives and a discipline we learn.
    Soul Care

  • Do you avoid conflict? You're not alone! This practical, engaging workshop will provide a fresh framework rooted in Scripture for how to engage positively and proactively in "hard conversations." It will also provide practical steps toward redemptive solutions, helping you to move from confrontation to compassionate and constructive next steps.
    Download Rick's Presentation
    Organizational Strategies

  • Have questions about outdoor programs? In this session we will look at the state of the outdoor industry in Canada and how it relates to summer camps, then discuss different approaches to safely using the wilderness as a part of ministry.
    Download Daniel's Outdoor Resources
    Download Daniel's Risk Matrix
    Download Competence Models
    Program Development

  • As this pandemic progresses into yet another month, many of us have had to contend with new realities and new challenges that meet us in our ministry. I remember reading a comment on David as he battled his enemies all around, “David grew weary...and one of the giants who was armed with a new sword thought to kill him” (2 Samuel 21:15 & 16). In our world that depends on so many factors out of our control, the giant called Worry is ever ready with his new sword to capitalize on our weariness to take us down. This session hopes to give you perspective on this thing called Worry, to recognize where the weariness comes from, and to understand that new swords are often wielded by old giants who can indeed be defeated.
    Download Timothy's Presentation
    Soul Care

  • General Session