2019 Keynote speakers
Camp as a Place for #Summerfails
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Rachel Giannini is an educator, an early childhood advocate, and a video blog host for the feature length documentary, No Small Matter, as well as the Chicago Children's Museum. Rachel has been published in The New York Times, Child Care Exchange, and Chicago Parent. Her adventures can be heard on Kids Stuff Podcast and Hi Mama. Rachel has a MFA in Museum Education from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is the Deputy Digital Director for the Chicago Children's Museum and a volunteer hospital magician for Open Heart Magic.
ice breakers that do more than break the ice
We’ve all done them...those ice breakers that Camp Directors lead at the start of staff orientation or a staff meeting. Yes, they’re a fun way to start things off, but did anyone ever take the time to explain “WHY” we do these goofy games and silly activities? The debrief or reflection is the most important part of every training exercise. It’s what gives us the teachable moments that we need to convey important messages to our staff about how we need them to behave at camp. During this session, attendees will participate in a variety of unique, fun, and impactful ice breakers. We will share meaningful debriefs for each one that you can incorporate into your staff training so that your ice breakers do more than just break the ice!
Roz and Jed Buck
Roz & Jed worked together from 2004-16 as the Owners/Directors of Meadowbrook Day Camp. After retiring from camp ownership, they launched Roz and Jed Training & Consulting to help other camps make a difference. They have presented at many ACA, YMCA, and Recreation & Parks Conferences. They have trained thousands of camp staff throughout the Northeast. They are active industry volunteers and in 2016 they were honored as recipients of the prestigious Thelma Hurwitz Leadership Award.
Live Recording of the Camp Code Podcast
After 42 years in the Camp industry, Beth is more passionate than ever about intentional leadership training and building solid, supportive community. After serving as an Executive Director of five summer camps in Ontario, Canada, she created CampHacker with her husband, Travis, became a founding member of GoCampPro, and is now an author, trainer, and one of the hosts of Camp Code, a podcast dedicated to leadership training. Her goal is to make everyone she has the privilege to meet feel valued and affirmed for who they are. Oh, and she's a sucker for a great acronym.