Lead a Workshop
The BC Camping Conference is seeking workshop presenters!
We are seeking workshop presenters for our six conference tracks. Each track represents a fundamental piece of camp operations. Below are descriptions of what each track’s educational goals are to help direct your workshop preparation and planning.
Directing: Senior leaders at summer camp (Executive Directors, Program Directors, Chair of Boards of Directors) face an array of unique challenges that come with being at the top. This track aims to provide tangible tools, up to date information and strategies to overcome these daily hurdles or operational struggles.
Staff & Leadership Development: Camp staff are the heart and soul of what makes summer camp special. Uniting your team around shared goals and fostering positive teamwork and leadership is fundamental to running a summer camp. This track aims to provide practical training on how to build up your team to be the best it can be.
Summer Camp Programming: The difference is in the details; Summer Camp Programming is about the nitty gritty of our programs. This includes activities, exercises, safety protocols, supplies, and fun! This track aims to generate new ideas, foster inspiration and tackle those sticky situations that come up in camp programming.
Food & Guest Services: Food should never be overlooked- good nutritious wholesome meals make us all feel great and fuel the important work that needs to be done. Pumping out hundreds of meals, on a budget no less, is no small feat. This track aims to inform and educate food service professionals on meal planning, recipe creation, budgeting and best practice kitchen operations.
Admin & Human Resources: Registration systems, guest services, WCB, insurances, i.e. the nuts and bolts of good business practices fall under this category. This track aims to provide current information for office and operations managers to streamline their systems.
Site & Facilities: Septic problems? Aging infrastructure? Capital build dreams? This wide-ranging category aims to provide hands on training on systems and strategies to tackle everything from preventative maintenance to capital development.
Faith Based Workshop Track: Workshops designed to inspire and inform those working in a faith based environment, a wide ranging track that features workshops that educate those working in the camping ministry (for Wed./Thurs. only).
Workshops can take any of the following formats. PowerPoint’s are an excellent tool to provide visual background information, however preference will be given to workshops that encourage dialogue, interactions and hands on experiential learning.
Presentation & Dialogue: A formal presentation followed by a group dialogue where participants contribute to conversation.
Interactive Workshop/ Walkshop: A interactive workshop that can take place outside or in various indoor locations; focused on the experiential teaching model where participants learn by doing.
Q&A Dialogue: A traditional question and answer period where participants have the opportunity to ask presenter any question they would like.
Interactive Lecture & Discussion: A blended style where presenter leads a presentation that encourages participation throughout.
To submit a proposal, complete and submit this Workshop Registration Form
Please note: Selected workshop instructors do need to cover the cost of travel and lodging requirements.