Student Camp Leadership academy (SCLA)
Saturday, April 7 - Sunday, April 8, 2018 | Times Vary
The annual Student Camp Leadership Academy will be hosted just before the Mid States Camp Conference!
This in person workshop will provide more opportunities for networking and building skills for your toolbox. The length of the weekend retreat offers students a more in-depth look into each topic plus the addition of more resources and information.
- Types of camps in the camp field.
- Professional jobs and where to find them.
- Resources for finding jobs, landing jobs and keeping jobs.
- When to move onto a new camp and how to do it gracefully.
- The positions, courses and involvement in camp is needed to boost your resume.
- Advice on navigating living on camp year round, maintaining relationships in this stressful work and the pros & cons of a career in camp.
- And so much more!
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Who Can Attend?
This program is open to current undergraduate and graduate students, those who may be taking a break between courses or recent graduates. This program is not appropriate for attendees who have already been in the camp field in a professional position such as a year round camp director.
Space is limited.
Where do I stay?
Attendees will be responsible for their own housing arrangements at Pheasant Run. Check out the room sharing group here to find a roommate! Click here to reserve your hotel room.
How much does it cost?
Program Fee (Includes program and select meals on Saturday and Sunday)
$35 if registered to attend the Mid States Camp Conference as a Group Registration or Individual Registration*
$60 if not attending the Mid States Camp Conference*.
Gordie Kaplan is the Co-Coordinator of the SCLA. He has had a fifty year professional career working with day and resident camps, trip and travel programs, faith based and camps available for rental groups, and also with camps primarily serving campers with challenges or disabilities.
Gordie's life's work has included direct experience interacting with campers and with all levels of camp staff. His passion is helping everyone and anyone on their journey in the camping field.
Hanna has eight years of camp experience in many positions. She spent time at a YMCA camp, a Girl Scout camp and a special needs camp before beginning her full time career as a Camp Director this year. She is currently the Co-Chair of Mid States and loves being a part of an event that brings camp professionals of all ages and styles together to continue to grow and learn.