PROPOSALS FOR NOVEMBER’S EVENT NOW BEING ACCEPTED.

Be a part of history. We are currently accepting proposals for interesting, inspiring and innovative workshops for SummerCampCon, the first and only online camp conference.

There are 3 ways a workshop can be presented, and there are certain tools you may need including a webcam and microphone. Click here for more information on presentation and tools.

After each workshop, presenters will answer questions live (from your own computer – no special software is needed). If your proposal is accepted we will contact you to work out all the details. It’s going to be amazing!

Submissions Accepted Through Friday, September 6, 2019.
Applicants will receive email notification of the committee’s decision regarding their proposal by mid-late September.

There are five different tracks for workshops at SummerCampCon. Below are topic suggestions.

Please note, that these are just suggestions and we welcome proposals on other topics and in other tracks/categories.

 

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Topic suggestions for this track:

  • Camper Development and Behavior
  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity
  • Community Building
  • Teachable Moments
  • Inclusion

 

PROGRAMMING

Topic suggestions for this track:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Aquatics
  • Ropes and Team Building
  • Special Events
  • Specialized Activities
  • Inclusive Programming
  • Scheduling

 

STAFF FOCUS

Topic suggestions for this track:

  • Diversity
  • Recognition and Motivation
  • Skill Development
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Recruiting and Training
  • Volunteer Management
  • International Staff

 

OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES

Topic suggestions for this track:

  • Facility Design and Construction
  • Maintenance and Equipment
  • Finance/Budgeting/Fundraising
  • Technology
  • Laws and Legislation
  • Risk Management
  • Food Service
  • Health Service
  • Transportation
  • Board Development and Management

 

MARKETING

Topic suggestions for this track:

  • Branding
  • Customer Service
  • Social Media
  • Photography and Video
  • Website
  • Open House

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Target Audience
While most attendees are from North America, being an online event, this conference also attracts camps and youth development professionals from around the world. There will be a mix of seasoned and new owners, directors, supervisors and other year-round staff from a variety of overnight camps, day camps and youth recreation organizations.

Time
The total time given for each presenter will be up to 90 minutes (45 minutes for the workshop and up to 45 minutes for a live Q&A).

Hand-Outs
All Presenters are expected to include a PDF hand-out. This may be notes from the workshop, checklists, worksheets, etc.

Promotional Items
Presenters may “pitch” any item or service they sell during the last 5 minutes of the presentation only.

Questions
Contact Curt Jackson with any questions at curt@recreationpros.com.

Please note, unlike other conferences, presenters are NOT responsible for paying to register for the conference, NOT responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel and lodging, and NOT responsible for any other associated costs. Why? Because everything is online. There is no need for travel or lodging. Plus, all those chosen to present will receive FREE registration and a FREE All Access Pass and all bonuses associated with it.