FEBRUARY 02 & 03, 2021
(Non- Members $25)
2021 BC CAMPING COVID CAN'T-ference
(Camp Operators Virtual Info Day Because We Can't Conference Normally)
The BC Camping Conference presents COVID Can’t-ference, our Camp Operators Virtual Information Day!
2020 has been a challenging year with significant disruption to the camping industry. We all know coming together in person is not the thing to do right now, but that we also need the support of our industry colleagues now more than ever before. The BCCC wanted to help out, so this year we are offering 2 days of FREE conference programming for BCCA and FCC member camps. This event is catered to bring our community together and provide a platform for collaboration. Tuesday will be hosted by the BCCA and features an incredible keynote speaker, workshop breakout rooms to discuss hot button topics of COVID-19, the annual BCCA AGM and BCCA awards. Wednesday will be hosted by the FCC and offer a day for faith-based organizations to come together in worship, prayer and support. Similarly, Wednesday will include breakout sessions organized by region, and the FCC AGM. This day is sure to be filled with uplifting discussions and professional development.
The BC Camping Conference is a linked event, co- organized by the BC Camps Association (BCCA) and the Fellowship of Christian Camps (FCC). This annual gathering is for people passionate about camps in British Columbia. Every late January/ early February, we typically have 180 people from 40 member camps gather in person to share knowledge, swap stories, play together, and celebrate camping in British Columbia. This year we are taking that online! From staff to board members, owners to operators, everyone is welcome to attend!
Join us for one day or two, free of charge (for members), and reconnect with your colleagues before we venture into the 2021 camping season.
Dr. Deborah Gilboa
We have been told to “reduce stress” and “avoid stress” so much that experiencing stress feels like its own failure. Deborah Gilboa, MD, aka Dr. G, is a parenting and resilience expert who works with families, organizations, and businesses to identify the mindset and strategies to turn stress to an advantage and create resilience through personal accountability and culture change.
Renowned for her contagious humor, Dr. G inspires audiences with her illuminating stories and provides no nonsense prescriptions for character development. She works with groups, businesses, and causes, across multiple generations, to rewire their cultures towards a common objective.
Dr. G is a board certified attending family physician at Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Health Center, caring for diverse patients from 100+ countries, speaking 61 different languages. Her fluency in American Sign Language and her work with the deaf community has received national recognition and was the focus of her service as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow.
A graduate of University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, Carnegie Mellon University, and as an alumna of Chicago’s Second City Improv Theater, Dr. G’s diverse background and experiences add to her credibility and lively storytelling. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine and has received many awards for clinical excellence in teaching, including the Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award.
Dr. G is a leading media personality seen regularly on TODAY, Good Morning America and is the Resilience Expert for The Doctors. She is also a contributor to Washington Post, The New Times, Huffington Post, and countless other digital and print outlets.
Dr. G resides in Pittsburgh with her four boys.
Pastor, Professor, Speaker
From camp speaker to local youth pastor to youth ministry professor, Sid draws from a deep well of experience over a couple decades. He is the Executive Director of Youth Worker Community where he and his team are dedicated to filling in the gaps for youth workers by equipping, empowering, and supporting youth workers to help the next generation know Jesus.
Sid has a Masters in Youth and Family Ministries and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry in Emerging Generations at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.
The 2021 COVID Can’t-ference will be hosted via Zoom. Conference attendees will be required to submit a simple registration prior to this event. A week before, all registered attendees will be sent the Zoom link to login into the event. The conference is open and available to all who would like to attend. We understand some have lost their jobs, others may have a position at camp that might look different than it used to, and many leaders find themselves working alone. Due to the hardship of 2020, the BCCC is offering this year’s COVID Can’t-ference free of charge for BCCA and FCC members.
If you are not affiliated with a member camp, there is a nominal charge of $25.00. Please register online and you will be contacted to submit a payment online.