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Camp Director’s Academy Workshop
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When: Friday, March 22, 2019
8:30 AM
Where: Costick Center
28600 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, Michigan  48336
United States

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.3 CEU

The Directors’ Camp Academy is the best opportunity to connect, grow, and find people with the answers to exactly what you are working on. We each run programs that are unique, but so much of what we do is reinvent the wheel when we don’t need to. This event is the best place on the planet to connect with people doing similar jobs and to work together to figure out how each of us can get more done, make more impact, and make things a little (or a lot!) easier on ourselves. Join camp consultants Scott Arizala and Sarah Kurtz McKinnon for this productive and energizing day that will help you get refreshed and ready for the camp season ahead.

Topics include:

  • Staff Training: Maximize your impact in minimal time
  • Staff Supervision: Coach your staff to thrive
  • Thorny Issues: Get ready for challenges before they actually happen

COST:  Free for 2019 mParks Conference & Tradeshow Delegates.  $15 for others.  Workshop includes lunch.

  • Sarah Kurtz McKinnon graduated cum laude from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2008, earning her degree in political science and journalism.  Although she had a passion for writing, she had another passion, and that was changing lives through the power of summer camp.  In 2009, she earned the opportunity to become one of the youngest YMCA camp executives in the country, taking the helm of Ann Arbor YMCA Camp Al-Gon-Quian at the age of 23.  Sarah served as the director of Camp AGQ for nearly six years.  During that time the camp saw incredible growth with a 40 percent increase in positive annual net for the program and nearly $1 million in capital construction improvements.  Her dynamic and creative leadership approach took an already great camp to another level of excellence, receiving recognition at the national level for the camp's success.
  • Scott Arizala is one of the leading experts and premier trainers on kids, staff and the experience of summer camp. He earned his B.A. from Ithaca College, with a double major in Psychology and Sociology with a concentration in Gender Studies. He has been involved with camps and youth development for over thirty years as a camper, counselor, administrator, teacher and consultant.