The one and only online summer camp conference.

Workshops on programming, youth development, administration, marketing and staff.

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Over 40 summer camp experts and other professionals are sharing their insights and knowledge on a variety of topics. You’ll come away with ideas and actionable steps to make your 2019 summer the best one yet!

Summer Camp Con was created out of the desire to provide a learning experience for camp professionals
who may not have the budget to attend a live conference.

It was also created to be a global event, to allow camp professionals from other countries to speak, and to be a learning event that everyone, no matter where they live, can attend. We have a few speakers from outside of North America, and we hope that we’ll have attendees from around the globe as well.

Are you in?

5 EDUCATIONAL TRACKS

ADMINISTRATION

For the big-cheese, the head-honcho, the big-kahuna, and those aspiring to eventually de-thrown the director and plant your flag as king of camp.

We’ve got just the workshops for you!

From advice on building your team, collecting data, and managing records to being more productive and partnering with parents we’ve got everything you’ll need to lead your team to victory… err, we mean a great healthy, non- usurping summer!

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

THE YOUTHS! With their technology, and tight pants… Who knows what to do with them?!?

Actually, we do.

Yep, the Royal we… that includes you.
We know that you’re awesome and you take what you do really seriously, that’s why we’ve invited some really smart folks with great ideas to help us get EVEN BETTER at supporting the young people we care so deeply about.

From camper autonomy to inclusion, grit & perseverance, our presenters will help you create great CIT programs, normalize relationships with food and body image, and help girls cultivate self-esteem. You don’t want to miss these sessions.

STAFF FOCUS

The very best way to ensure incredible programming, a safe and inclusive camp experience, and campers who feel seen and valued to is to do it all yourself hire and train amazing staff!! (heh. We were kidding about the doing it yourself part!)

Our presenters will share not only interviewing & staff training advice, but tips on building community, creating buy in, and they’ll knock your socks off with how charming and delightful they are!

MARKETING

The wonderful world of marketing. It doesn’t have to feel icky or hard. You’re not wearing going door to door selling vacuum cleaners – you’re selling a life changing experience! (Although, arguably, a great vacuum can be life changing…)

With the clever tips from our presenters you’ll learn how to make your blogs, social media, logos, and photographs look AHH-mazing! You’ll also learn some strategies for that new camp you’ve secretly been planning and how to sell this amazing experience that is not only super fun but is also actually GOOD for THE YOUTHS!

PROGRAMMING

When I was bored as a kid my mom would tell me to go play tiddly-winks… it wasn’t until reciently that I discovered it’s an ACTUAL GAME!
Not only do we believe that we can do better that (it’s a low bar, really) but we believe that the advice from our speakers will help you create and deliver incredible, innovative, inexpensive, other words that start with i, programs!

From program ideas like STEM, aquatics, and pop up museums to program theory like transitions, leveling up, and structure vs control, we’ve got you covered to deliver the best tiddly-winks program your campers have ever seen!!

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The 40+ experts you’ll be learning from

during Summer Camp Con


SCOTT ARIZALA

SCOTT ARIZALA

Consultant and Trainer

The Camp Counselor

MICHAEL JACOBUS

MICHAEL JACOBUS

Executive Director

Reset Summer Camp

KIM AYCOCK

KIM AYCOCK

Speaker/Trainer/Educator/Consultant

Camp 2 Campus Learning Solutions

BETH ALLISON

BETH ALLISON

Co-Owner

Go Camp Pro

DAVE MALTER

DAVE MALTER

Educator/ Trainer/ Consultant

ProfessorDave.Camp

ALLISON VINING

ALLISON VINING

Director of Camp and Youth Programs

Camp Weed Summer Camp

TRAVIS ALLISON

TRAVIS ALLISON

Co-Owner

Go Camp Pro

COLE PERRY

COLE PERRY

Education Director

YMCA Camp Ernst

ANDY PRITIKIN

ANDY PRITIKIN

Owner/Director

Liberty Lake Day Camp

LAURA JOHNSON

LAURA JOHNSON

CEO

Leadership Academy LLC

MANDI MILLER

MANDI MILLER

Outdoor Program Manager & Camp Director

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.

ISAAC BRUBAKER

ISAAC BRUBAKER

PREP Director

Camp Patriot

CHRISTOPHER KALLAL

CHRISTOPHER KALLAL

Executive Director

Camp Good News

RUBY COMPTON

RUBY COMPTON

Chief Exploration Officer

Ruby Outdoors

JACK SCHOTT

JACK SCHOTT

Co-Founder

The Summer Camp Society

PHILIP DRAKE

PHILIP DRAKE

Program Director

Mt Lou San Bible Camp

ARCADIE COTRUTA

ARCADIE COTRUTA

Camp Director

DEC Camp (Ukraine)

LINDSEY SIGLER

LINDSEY SIGLER

Founder & Executive Director

Camp Soliloquy

KENDRAY RODRIGUEZ

KENDRAY RODRIGUEZ

Freelance Writer & Editor

Kendray Elizabeth - Writer & Editor

AMANDA GRASSICK

AMANDA GRASSICK

Founder

Pride Camping Association

ELLEN WEISMER

ELLEN WEISMER

Camp Director

Camp Shalom

TARA LAIDLAW

TARA LAIDLAW

Farm Director & Curriculum Coordinator

South Shore YMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward

STACIE SIMPSON

STACIE SIMPSON

Principal Consultant

Stacie Simpson Consulting

MICHAEL GARCIA

MICHAEL GARCIA

Camp Director

Camp Centerland

MICHAEL AMBROSE

MICHAEL AMBROSE

Owner/Director

CampDoc.com

KATRINA DEARDEN

KATRINA DEARDEN

Camp Director/ Assistant Executive Director

Eagle Island Camp

RONNIE FERRANS

RONNIE FERRANS

Program Director

Camp Augusta

NIKKI MISNER

NIKKI MISNER

Masters of Science - Dietetic Intern

University of Florida

ALEXIA SIDERI

ALEXIA SIDERI

Owner

DELPHICAMP

SANDRA ‘SAM’ THOMPSON

SANDRA ‘SAM’ THOMPSON

Recreation Supervisor

Crystal Lake Park District

GWYNN POWELL

GWYNN POWELL

Associate Professor

Clemson University

KATHERINE SPENCER

KATHERINE SPENCER

Photography Consultant

Waldo Photos

ANGE ATKINSON

ANGE ATKINSON

Founder

B.R.A.V.E.

BECKY DUNLAP

BECKY DUNLAP

Creator

Becky Talks Parks / GreenPlay

ALANA MATTESON

ALANA MATTESON

Program Manager

Camp Hantesa

RILEY PEAK

RILEY PEAK

Program/ Volunteer coordinator

Cedine Bible Camp

KAREN LOVELACE

KAREN LOVELACE

Children's Director/ Camp Director

Rolling Hills Club

ASH BOYNTON

ASH BOYNTON

Director

Trefoil Academy

KELLY NAGL

KELLY NAGL

Education Coordinator

Idaho Humane Society

JEN DUNDAS

JEN DUNDAS

Executive Director

Camp Couchiching

ANNABEL MAW

ANNABEL MAW

Marketing Communications Manager

JotForm

MIKE PERLOW

MIKE PERLOW

President

Perlow Productions, LLC

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Why you should attend Summer Camp Con 2019:


1. You’ll learn A LOT.

We are all looking for new ideas, perspectives, and tactics. Attending any conference is going to give you that.
SCampCon gives you the option to watch the recordings over and over again until you’ve absorbed every bit of knowledge from them and can repeat the presentations like the lyrics from a Beyonce song.
But seriously, (as though talking about Beyonce isn’t serious!) even if you find just a couple gold nuggets in these workshops, it could be the information that will take your camp to the next level.

2. There’s no need to travel.

Booking airline and hotel reservations can be frustrating, especially if you’re looking for the most economical solutions. Then there’s the actual traveling, TSA, crying babies, crowded airplanes, waiting… sock feet on a germ filled floor, the paralyzing fear of ending up in a room with no windows… oh, no? Just me? Ok.

Once you finally get to the hotel you have to check-in, find your room, sleep in a strange bed after doing an extensive CSI style search for potential signs of bed bugs… just me again? Ok…
Hopefully, you aren’t near the ice machine or elevator. Don’t forget the return flight home.

Yeesh!

Instead of all that traveling, you can sit back and enjoy the workshops from the comfort of your office, home or local coffee shop if you want. You’ll still be able to ask questions and even chat with other participants.
Learning in your pjs with no bed bugs in sight? Count. Me. In.

3. You’ll save loads of money.

Conferences require a large investment of time and money. After paying for registration, flights, hotel accommodations and all the other little incidentals and add-ons, you could end up spending over $1500. What could you do with that extra money at camp?
$1500 buys a lot of toilet paper and glow sticks, let me tell ya!

SummerCampCon is different. Save your money and travel time. If you claim your ticket today, it’s FREE, thanks to our totally awesome, generous, and all around swell sponsors.

Does learning from other camp professionals and industry experts sound good to you? Is saving time and money important to you and your organization?

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FAQs

What is Summer Camp Con?

Summer Camp Con is the first virtual (online) conference for camp professionals. It runs for 10 days with 4-5 workshops per day.

Our speakers are camp professionals and leaders in their related industries from the US, Canada, Ukraine and Greece. What they have in common is extensive  experience, knowledge and understanding of the summer camp industry.

Who is running this event?

You would think it’s a room full of monkeys on typewriters, but nope! The conference was created by Curt Jackson and Patti Sampson, the co-founders of Artemis CRS. They are the duo who created the Patchwork Marketplace where you can find many of their resources. Curt also runs the SummerCampPro.com blog and Patti runs TheCampNerd.com blog. And on every second Tuesday and Thursday they fight crime.

Who should attend SCampCon?

Camp professionals of every level and type of camp will benefit from the breadth of knowledge these experts are sharing.
Wide eyed and bushy tailed seasonal staff working their way up the ranks will take away a ton, and grizzled ol’ field tested camp directors and ED’s will also find some gems to improve their already awesome techniques.

When can I watch the workshops?

Well, well, well… funny you should ask…
There are two ways to watch the conference. The first is each weekday between January 28-February 8, you can watch the workshops live.
See the full schedule above. It’s gonna be awesome.

The second way to watch the workshops is by slapping your hand on the counter and saying “I want to watch these intelligent, attractive, people delivering valuable information and actionable steps on my schedule and at my leisure, doggone it!”
And then purchase the All Access Pass to watch the workshops as often as you like.

Hi, I’m Curt “Moose” Jackson. I am an author, speaker and entrepreneur who has spent years in the summer camp, outdoor education and parks and recreation industries. I am the co-founder of Artemis CRS (Camp and Recreation Services) and I have a passion for camp programming.

Our goal with Artemis CRS is to help you in your journey as a camp professional. The way we are doing that is by creating online resources, events and more that are unique to our industry. Patchwork Marketplace and SCampCon are just the beginning.

We are so glad you are here and we know you will find value in this event.

Hi, My name is Joe, and I work in a button factory…
But you can call me Patti, or as one of our SCampCon presenters, Andy Pritikin dubbed me “the Canadian giggler from the podcast”.
He’s referring to the Rec Heads and Camp Nerds podcast that Curt and I started a year ago and that I currently co- host with Professor Dave (another of our illustrious SCampCon speakers).
When I’m not giggling into a microphone, I’m serving on the boards of my provincial and national camping associations, growing the camp I started last year, and doing lots of cool things with Artemis CRS. Some of those cool things include this conference, Patchwork Marketplace, and soon, Expo 365, with some other exiting projects coming down the pipeline!
After almost 20 years working in this industry, it is an absolute thrill to give back to the camp and rec community through my Camp Nerd blog and events like this.

We’re excited you’re on this ‘learning adventure’ with us (that’s cheesy… I like it) and hope that you gain TONS from this event.

Now… push the button with your right hand…

Get Access to 40+ Expert Workshops

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