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Wednesday, January 16
 

1:00pm

Boulder Brewery Crawl
Enjoy craft beer and good company? Spend the afternoon with your friends and some CampMinder team members sampling the goods at some of Boulder’s best-known breweries. The crawl will meet in the St. Julian lobby at 1pm.

There will be a map available at check-in if you arrive a little late and want to play catch-up!

Speakers
avatar for David Whitehurst

David Whitehurst

Director of Database Operations, CampMinder
David’s ideal day includes tromping through the forest foraging for mushrooms while admiring wildflowers. Afterwards, he sits down to a meal of salt-crusted, dry-aged ribeye with a fava bean risotto and maitake mushroom reduction that takes him nearly five hours to prepare. Following... Read More →
avatar for Melany Hallgren

Melany Hallgren

Account Executive, CampMinder
Melany has been involved in the camp industry her whole life, first as a camper and later as a counselor for campers with special needs. As an Account Executive at CampMinder, she puts her relationship-building skills to good use and enjoys introducing the 'awesome' that is CampMinder... Read More →
avatar for Jason Rich

Jason Rich

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
As a native of San Diego, Jason grew up attending football and lacrosse camps all over the state of The United States. His love of sports was matched only by his passion for singing, as he was voted “best vocals” in his sixth grade choir (He has the mini trophy to prove it). Later... Read More →


Wednesday January 16, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
St. Julien Lobby

4:30pm

Happy Hour
Wednesday January 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
St. Julien Lobby

6:30pm

Mortified!
This is a ticketed event.

Wednesday January 16, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
eTown Hall
 
Thursday, January 17
 

9:30am

Opening Keynote: CampMinder Camp 9
It’s finally here -- CampMinder Camp 9! At our traditional opening keynote, let us provide you a warm welcome to our beautiful hometown of Boulder, Colorado. We’re excited to share tales of our unique journey, as we continue to blaze a trail in the camp industry and learn lessons in the exciting, ever-evolving worlds of technology and entrepreneurship.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Berliner

Paul Berliner

President, CampMinder
Since a young age, Paul’s loved making things. Whether it’s playing music, designing user experiences, or writing business plans, he has a passion to create. This creativity translates into many of CampMinder’s Signature Systems, marketing efforts, and strategy. Moving from... Read More →
avatar for Analiese Brown

Analiese Brown

Director of Talent & Culture, CampMinder
As CampMinder's Director of Talent & Culture, Analiese makes sure the company is hiring great people and keeping them engaged. She believes that creating a great culture is about much more than happy hours and ping-pong tables. Instead, it's articulating a compelling purpose that... Read More →
avatar for Dan Konigsberg

Dan Konigsberg

CEO/Founder, CampMinder
I began building web applications when I was 13, when it was way more nerdy than cool. When I was 20, I won a VH1 myMusic Award for best fan website for a site about The Dave Matthews Band. My love for music didn’t end there, as I learned the guitar at camp and later went on to... Read More →
avatar for Brian Peterson

Brian Peterson

Director of Product, CampMinder
A San Diego native, Brian was a surfer in a past life, but traded in the sea for mountains when he moved to Colorado, after spending 14 years in ``Music City,`` i.e. Nashville, TN. With an explorer’s heart and over ten years of Product experience, Brian brings both curiosity and... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Boulder Theatre

10:15am

Opening Keynote Presentation by Sekou Andrews, the world's Leading Poetic Voice
Get ready to be amazed; "Poetic Voice" is a cutting-edge category of speaking that seamlessly blends inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry.

Speakers
avatar for Sekou Andrews

Sekou Andrews

Award-Winning Poetic Voice, CEO/Founder, SekouWorld, Inc.
A week in the life of poetic voice, Sekou Andrews, could find him keynoting at a leadership conference, helping a Fortune 500 company with brand messaging, or performing for Barack Obama in Oprah Winfrey’s backyard. This schoolteacher turned two-time national poetry slam champion... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Boulder Theatre

1:15pm

How to Build Resilience: Tools for Leadership, Empowerment, and Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Why does adversity cause some people to break, and others to break records? Adversity is just a part of life, but some people show remarkable resilience—they respond to challenges with confidence and hope, they break records, and they accomplish amazing things. In this inspiring and interactive session, Gerry Valentine explains how building that kind of resilience is a skill anyone can learn. You will gain practical tools you can use right away to become more resilient yourself, and to inspire resilience in those around you—tools for leadership, empowerment and innovation. This session is ideal for anyone who needs to lead others, to inspire a team, or to act as a role model. 

Speakers
avatar for Gerry Valentine

Gerry Valentine

Public Speaker, Founder, Executive Coach, Vision Executive Coaching
Gerry Valentine inspires people to build resilience—to overcome setbacks, look at challenges in new ways, and understand that adversity can become a source of resilience. Gerry is a public speaker and executive coach with over 25 years of Fortune 100 experience. As the founder of... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Xanadu 2

1:15pm

Power of Connections
Limited Capacity filling up

For years, we’ve seen a steady increase in anxiety with our campers and staff. The solution has, increasingly, been medication and intervention which hasn’t solved the root cause of the issue. What if camp provided the missing link to alleviate the increased stress in our campers and lack of resilience in our staff? The answer lies in the Power of Human Connection and the innate ability the camp environment possesses to help our campers and staff be members of a supportive, healthy community. This session will uncover the numbers associated with the increase in diagnosis and medication and provide evidence of the power of social interaction, friendship and human connection. Come prepared to learn and discuss strategies to integrate a more intentional community of connection at your Summer program.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Malter

Dave Malter

Director of the Masters in Camp Administration and Leadership Master’s of Education, Gratz College
Dave “Professor Dave” Malter, MA, is the Director of the Masters in Camp Administration and Leadership Master’s of Education programs at Gratz College and a frequent speaker at camp conferences. Dave has been involved with camps and youth development for over thirty years as... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Xanadu 3B

1:15pm

Financial Enhancements: The Key to Your Accountant’s Heart
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Are you a camp administrator who sets up line items, manages transactions within the family ledger, or runs financial and operations reports? Are you a camp bookkeeper, accountant or CFO who relies on CampMinder’s financial reporting on a daily or monthly basis? This session is for you! We've upgraded our financial system and are excited to give you a tour. We’ll cover new features to successfully address accrual-based accounting, deferring revenue, and dual ledger adjusting journal entry output. We'll also touch upon features currently in development such as payment apportionment and operational financial reporting. These enhancements will save accountants and bookkeepers many hours reorganizing transaction data into journal entries. Now you can get the data you need, the way you need it!

Speakers
avatar for Rob Goldstein

Rob Goldstein

Board Member, JCC of Greater Baltimore
Robert Goldstein, CPA, consults with investor-owned and closely held emerging growth companies and large not-for-profit organizations.   With a focus on building sustainable value, he has worked collaboratively with owners and senior management to develop and implement strategic... Read More →
avatar for David Lane

David Lane

Software Engineer, CampMinder
David (aka D-Lane, Coach Dave) turns ideas into user interfaces. If you’ve clicked on a button or typed into a textbox in CampMinder, chances are David was involved in creating it. When not typing feverishly on his keyboard, or iterating on design specifications, you might find... Read More →
avatar for Susan Rampson

Susan Rampson

Product Manager, CampMinder
With over 30 years of experience bringing brand new products and services to market, Susan has helped entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes expand both their revenue and their reach with innovative software, online courses and marketplaces, digital products, and direct response... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Calypso

1:15pm

In Case You Missed It
Limited Capacity seats available

You were probably busy running a camp... So in case you missed it, here is what's new at CampMinder! Our Team will review some of the newest CampMinder features that have been introduced since CampMinder Camp 8.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Fahlsing

Charles Fahlsing

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Charles is a mega fan of University of Michigan sports, having grown up a half mile from the stadium. As a kid, he was mentored by the University of Michigan’s quarterback, a guy named Tom Brady, which made a big impact on Charles and inspired his interest in helping kids grow and... Read More →
avatar for Mason Meyer

Mason Meyer

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Mason spent several summers attending summer camps with the Boy Scouts, eventually earning the rank of Eagle Scout. One of his favorite memories was attending Philmont Scout Ranch, where he went on a 10-day backpacking trek. Mason and his wife Lauren moved to Boulder in 2014, where... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Xanadu 1

1:15pm

The Unified Person Record
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you new to Version 3 of CampMinder? Come learn how the UPR works, why it’s so valuable, and how your camp can effectively leverage it. We'll demo its functionality, explain changes, and walk you through the new tools available in the latest version of CampMinder.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Doering

Allison Doering

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Unlike the majority of the team, Allison traveled east to end up at CampMinder. Hailing from California, she loves sushi and puzzles. In the office, Allison can be found training new clients and existing clients in her role as a Client Success Manager. While she doesn't consider herself... Read More →
avatar for Lukas Moller

Lukas Moller

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
A self-described class clown who once tried to Super Glue his teacher to a chair, Lukas’ love of camp was cultivated early in life as a camper and later a ropes course instructor and EMT Intern for camps in New York and Colorado. Prior to joining the CampMinder team, Lukas nurtured... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Xanadu 3A

1:15pm

Camp: The Ultimate Internship
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you finding harder to attract quality new staff? Or perhaps you’re losing your best counselors to corporate internships - you might hear about them having to get a ‘real’ job? Our young people are feeling immense pressure to build robust resumes and strive for college places or jobs - from parents, from educational institutions and from society. How can camps compete?

This session will focus on the opportunity camps have to change their narrative when it comes to hiring, managing and supporting staff. Camp is a uniquely experiential environment with so many opportunities to grow, develop and build skills (skills not likely to be developed getting coffee for a corporate executive for seven weeks!) So how do we communicate this value to our staff, and harness the power of the summer camp experience for them?

I’ll talk about the successful methods we’ve employed for attracting and retaining staff, and for creating a culture of awareness around the impact a summer at camp can have. Our staff are able to sell themselves to colleges and employers using vocabulary and real experiences that they are unable to get anywhere else - we just have to help them!

Join me and learn how to position yourself to new and returning staff as more than just an escape from "the real world" but as preparation for it: the Ultimate Internship!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Silverberg

Sarah Silverberg

Director of Operations, Camps Kenwood and Evergreen | e21.org
Sarah is passionate about creating supportive and high performing work environments. Since earning a degree in Psychology from Edinburgh University in her native Scotland, Sarah has lived, worked and traveled in five continents and has gathered experience in the corporate, non-profit... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Fandango

2:15pm

21st Century Summer Day Camp Communication
Limited Capacity filling up

The Baby Boomers of the Appelbaum era taught us about customer service through phone calls. Boy, have times changed. While Generation X has some tolerance for phone calls but prefers email, Millennials want text messages and push notifications. Why does all this matter? These are today's camp parents - and if you're not communicating on their level, you might be missing them. What are your communication goals during the summer? What is your camp’s philosophy- and does it match the philosophy of the current generation of camp parents? How do you coach your middle management team that has very little experience speaking with upset parents? When do you call vs. text/email/DM – and what are other camps doing in regard to photos, newsletters, notes and other communication channels? Come prepared to learn as well as share. One size does not fit all on this one; while some camps need to change with the times in many aspects, others should hold close to their old-school standards.

Speakers
avatar for Andy

Andy

Owner/Operator, Liberty Lake Day Camp
Former ACA President, part of starting 4 camps from scratch including in areas without any history of camp, use many (if not all) marketing and incentive techniques, and advocate of teaching 21st century lifeskills at camp, and integrating them into camp program.


Thursday January 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Xanadu 3A

2:15pm

Bringing out the Genius in Yourself and Your Team
Limited Capacity seats available

As many leaders launch their organizations, they take on every role. They are the visionary leader, salesperson, operator, finance department and customer service center. There’s a scrappy period where doing everything themselves works great. However, as organizations scale, people sometimes forget to grow with them. Leaders and teammates end up in roles that are unsatisfying, and they’re not performing well. To break this pattern, leaders and their teams need to shift into their zone of genius. In this session we’ll frame the four “zones” where you can operate: incompetence, competence, excellence and genius. We’ll reflect individually and engage with one another to identify, define, and create environments where you thrive – where you are in your zone of genius. You’ll leave with insight into your unique genius, and ideas for how to get your team spending more time in their zone of genius, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=qYc5TOY9ZHo

Speakers
avatar for Kaley Warner Klemp

Kaley Warner Klemp

Author, Executive Coach
Kaley Warner Klemp is a sought-after speaker, YPO and executive team facilitator, and transformational executive coach. She advises senior executives on how to uncover and address core challenges in communication, trust and culture. Kaley is an Enneagram personality model specialist... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Xanadu 2

2:15pm

Facilitating Gender Inclusivity at Camp
Limited Capacity seats available

Gender Diverse youth are a growing population at summer camp, as youth feel more empowered to present as their authentic selves in our programs. Our activities, databases and housing options, however, are often based on the traditional gender binary. This session will explore two case studies of contrasting camps, both on the path towards gender inclusion. Topics of this session will include: How to evaluate the current state of gender inclusion at your camp, specific ways to customize your camper and staff applications to allow for more gender inclusivity in your program, tips for changing your language at camp to be more inclusive, and discussion of the complexity of implementing all-gender housing. Plenty of time for discussion and questions will be offered.

Speakers
G

Galen

Director, Young Musicians & Artists
Galen Cohen is the Camp Director of Young Musicians & Artists, a residential performing arts summer camp in Oregon. During the year, Galen also works as a Mental Health Therapist, primarily with youth and families in the public schools. Galen specializes in working with Transgender... Read More →
avatar for Chelsea Taxman

Chelsea Taxman

Farm Director, Eden Village
Chelsea Taxman is the Farm Director at Eden Village Camp, an organic farm-to-table, Jewish sleepaway camp in Putnam Valley, New York. Chelsea describes herself as a "typical Capricorn", probably because she’s always looking for purpose and intention. She is trained in herbalism... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Fandango

2:15pm

Your Staff Are Doing It Online (Education, That Is)
Limited Capacity seats available

95% of US-based university and college students participate in online learning. Why did online learning become so popular among academic institutions? Online learning has been proven to be a very effective way to deliver content, track participation, and confirm comprehension. For the last decade the camping industry has had access to a growing collection of outstanding content from leading minds thanks to the folks at Expert Online Training (EOT). EOT's pre-season content ensures that all of your new, returning, and supervisory staff will arrive for your awesome on-site training with skills, confidence, and an appreciation for their huge responsibility. Their upgraded learning management system simplifies the creation of custom courses for your different staff cohorts. Plus, staff love completing videos + quizzes on any smartphone via their new app for Apple and Android. Come and see how it all works. Bonus: New content from Arizala, Thurber, Jaha-Echols, Kurtz McKinnon and Conley.

Speakers
avatar for Expert Online Training

Expert Online Training

Expert Online Training's 29 Gifted Faculty have written and hosted more than 140 video training modules in six categories: Leadership, Youth Development & Play, Mental Health & Behavior, Physical & Emotional Safety, Supervision, and Creative Literacy. The videos offer pre-camp training... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Calypso

2:15pm

Reimagined Mobile Summer Services
Limited Capacity filling up

CampMinder is rethinking how you tell the story of camp. Mobile-first and designed to immerse your parents into the camp experience. In this session, we will demo the 2019 Pilot program and share important details about how your camp can get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hutnick

Ryan Hutnick

Product Manager, CampMinder
I'm Ryan! Originally from Pittsburgh, PA and currently residing in Boulder, CO after spending 6 years in San Francisco, New York, and Washington working as a Product Manager for a single SaaS company. I am currently a Product Manager at CampMinder focused on our mobile application... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Xanadu 1

2:15pm

Perfecting Your Pitch: Communicating Your Camp's Value with Power and Precision
Limited Capacity filling up

Sue Heilbronner of Leadership Camp will lead a high-energy event where you can register to give a 2-minute pitch about your camp followed by on-the-spot feedback from Sue. Participants will come away with clarity on how to better communicate their camp's unique value proposition and, in doing so, appeal to the right audiences for registration, staffing, fundraising, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner

CEO, Founder, Executive Coach
Sue Heilbronner is a CEO, founder, speaker, advisor, investor, executive coach, mentor, professor, former civil rights attorney, and catalyst. Sue is the co-founder of MergeLane, an investment fund for companies with at least one woman in leadership, and Leadership Camp, which runs... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Xanadu 3B

3:15pm

Candor in Camp Leadership: The Key to Enhancing Communication and Commitment in Your Team
Limited Capacity seats available

Sue Heilbronner of Leadership Camp will be offering a quick dive into the tools of bringing candor to your leadership and your leadership team. You’ll leave with insights on your integrity inventory, the distinction between fact and story, ways to see the opposite of your story, and a method of conscious listening.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner

CEO, Founder, Executive Coach
Sue Heilbronner is a CEO, founder, speaker, advisor, investor, executive coach, mentor, professor, former civil rights attorney, and catalyst. Sue is the co-founder of MergeLane, an investment fund for companies with at least one woman in leadership, and Leadership Camp, which runs... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Xanadu 2

3:15pm

Supervision as Art
Limited Capacity filling up

Staff supervision is not only an art, but a sacred role that managers play in the lives of others. As society and culture shift, so does the way we nurture and develop talent - especially in younger generations. The expectations we have of relationships also change. The balance between ‘getting it done’ and leveraging the process of doing so into a powerful tool will be outlined, discussed and (probably) debated! How are you supervised? What methodologies, tips and tricks may improve your tool box? Task or Talk? All of these and more will be included in this fun, dynamic session. You will come away with something to think about, maybe a task or two to ponder and a renewed perspective on the importance of quality supervision.

Speakers
avatar for David Phillips

David Phillips

Principal, Immersive 1st
David Phillips is a native of the UK, having moved to the USA in 1990 after being infected by the ‘summer camp bug’! David is Principal of Immersive1st Consulting, a firm that specializes in assisting not-for-profit organizations in areas such as fundraising, strategic planning... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Xanadu 3A

3:15pm

This Is NOT a Drill: How CampMinder Helped Us Manage a Wildfire Evacuation
Limited Capacity seats available

“The fire is moving fast. Evacuate campus immediately!” We hoped never to hear those words, but that’s where we were last July, just 40 minutes after seeing the first signs of smoke. Of course we had a solid plan – but pieces of it assumed preparation times of hours, not minutes. Find out how we adapted in the moment and for more than a week with campers off-site, and how we used CampMinder tools to keep families informed and confident that their kids were safe. Bring your questions – and answers -- as we share issues and solutions that might not be on your radar. Learn from our experiences managing a major evacuation.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Davis

Mark Davis

Director, Summer & Auxiliary Programs, Idyllwild Arts
Mark Davis became Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs for the Idyllwild Arts Foundation in June 2015, and is a member of the IAF President’s Senior Leadership Team. As Director, Mark has increased enrollment, expanded program offerings beyond summer, and enhanced program offerings... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Fandango

3:15pm

The Forms Editor: Creating Custom Forms
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn just how easy it is to create your own custom fields and build dynamic web-based forms using our Form Editor.

Speakers
WF

Will Finical

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
SK

Sean Karvonen

Client Support Representative, CampMinder


Thursday January 17, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Xanadu 1

3:15pm

Tips & Tricks
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Let's get technical! This session is great for anyone looking for tips on how to use CampMinder and your web browser as eficiently and effectively as possible. Let us show you how you can get more work done in CampMinder by knowing your computer better.

Speakers
avatar for Mason Meyer

Mason Meyer

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Mason spent several summers attending summer camps with the Boy Scouts, eventually earning the rank of Eagle Scout. One of his favorite memories was attending Philmont Scout Ranch, where he went on a 10-day backpacking trek. Mason and his wife Lauren moved to Boulder in 2014, where... Read More →
avatar for Lukas Moller

Lukas Moller

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
A self-described class clown who once tried to Super Glue his teacher to a chair, Lukas’ love of camp was cultivated early in life as a camper and later a ropes course instructor and EMT Intern for camps in New York and Colorado. Prior to joining the CampMinder team, Lukas nurtured... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Xanadu 3B

3:15pm

Where did the leads go?
Limited Capacity filling up

It's particularly difficult for camp directors to find hard data as it relates to marketing their summer camp. Complicating the issue, the KPIs for a 7-week summer camp in Maine are fundamentally different from that of a 4-week or 2-week camp - let alone a day camp in New Jersey. In this session, we'll review analytics from 8-10 prominent camps to provide a benchmark from which you can evaluate your own analytics. After which, we'll review all the varied sources of leads and discuss how small changes can have a disproportionate impact on your business.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Ross

Peter Ross

Co-Founder, 829 Studios
Peter Ross is the co-founder of 829 Studios, a midsized marketing firm based in Boston that specializes in the camp and travel industry. He leads a team of approx 40 designers, programmers, and marketing professionals who consult for camps across the country. This year his team was... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Calypso

4:15pm

Exploration of Leadership Coaching
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2014, our CEO, Dan, reached his edge. CampMinder had grown into something beyond his wildest dreams — and his capacity to lead it. Just before the birth of his twins, Dan engaged leadership coach, Steven Morrow, to embark on a journey of personal growth and development. This engagement continues to this day and has led to a drastic transformation both for Dan and the company. Join Steven and Dan in this session to learn how leadership coaching works. 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Konigsberg

Dan Konigsberg

CEO/Founder, CampMinder
I began building web applications when I was 13, when it was way more nerdy than cool. When I was 20, I won a VH1 myMusic Award for best fan website for a site about The Dave Matthews Band. My love for music didn’t end there, as I learned the guitar at camp and later went on to... Read More →
avatar for Steven Morrow

Steven Morrow

Executive Coach, Steven Morrow Leadership
Steven Morrow is the founder and principal of Steven Morrow Leadership. In his leadership coaching work, Steven focuses on the client’s ability to build effective relationships which create strategic impact, leadership presence, and valued partnerships with clients. Steven’s clients... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Calypso

4:15pm

Mindset Matters: Transforming the Way Campers Think About Themselves
Limited Capacity seats available

For both children and adults, mindsets encompass our beliefs about our ability to learn, grow, belong, set goals and achieve. High-quality camp experiences can cause campers and staff to reexamine their assumptions about themselves and reframe what is possible for them to achieve in life. This session will be a discussion that explores the ways in which camp professionals can create experiences for kids that can help them attain growth mindset, a sense of belonging, and a belief that what they learn at camp is both relevant to their future success and connected to a larger purpose. Come join this exciting conversation as we discover how to help our kids dream bigger dreams - and be the change they want to see in the world!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brody

Scott Brody

Owner, Director, Camps Kenwood & Evergreen
Scott Brody is an educator and thought leader in the areas of 21st Century Learning, Workforce Development and Child Development. He is the Founder of Everwood Day Camp in Sharon, MA, the largest day camp program in New England, and the Owner and Director of Camps Kenwood & Evergreen... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Fandango

4:15pm

Shtick to Business: Serious Lessons from the Masters of Comedy
Limited Capacity seats available

What can you learn about getting ahead from Chris Rock, Joan Rivers, and Charlie Chaplin? Just ask a behavioral scientist who teaches MBAs by day and decodes comedy by night. Dr. Peter McGraw—a business school professor, co-author of The Humor Code, and founder of the Humor Research Lab (aka HuRL)—translates the perspectives and practices of the world’s funniest people into powerful prescriptions for professional success. Drawing on real-world case studies from his global travels to crack the humor code, cutting-edge behavioral economics research, and his own comedy successes (and failures), McGraw reveals how the perspectives and practices of stand-ups, improvisers, writers, directors, clowns, and other comedy misfits can help you live a more successful professional life. (And you will never have to tell a joke.) McGraw pulls back the curtain on the craft of comedy to give you a glimpse into a mysterious world that will surprise you. Lessons include: how a simple “101” comedy trick can overcome biases, facilitate innovation, and identify new business opportunities; why Nike and other innovative brands are behaving like Richard Pryor and Sarah Silverman in order to get ahead of the competition; and how the daily practices of Jerry Seinfeld and other great comedy writers can be used from the C-suite to the sales floor to improve productivity and well-being.

Speakers
avatar for Peter McGraw

Peter McGraw

Behavioral Marketing Scientist
Dr. Peter McGraw, a behavioral scientist, is a world leader in the study of humor. He directs The Humor Research Lab (HuRL), is the co-author of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, and hosts the podcast I’M NOT JOKING. McGraw’s work has been covered by... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Xanadu 2

4:15pm

Telemedicine: Seeing into the future of camp health care.
Limited Capacity seats available

Telemedicine is now in use in many healthcare settings and has many advantages when applied to the camp setting . Telemedicine could be used by camp nurses to ask questions or go over cases with doctors on call. It could also be used to connect with specialists like dermatologists or orthopedics when that service is not easily available to your camp. Telemedicine is perfect for camp health because it is simple, cost-effective and efficient. This session will be review how to telemedicine can be incorporated in almost any camp setting. It will review he ways telemedicine can improve and augment the current camp health services at your camp, and will walk through specific telemedicine platforms so you leave with a rich understanding of what telemedicine has to offer your camp. 

Speakers
avatar for Dara Kass

Dara Kass

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Columbia University
Dr. Dara Kass is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University and a founding partner of Camp Health Consulting. She is a camp health doctor and camp parent. She has worked with health care innovations for years and is excited to bring them to the camp health... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Tagger

4:15pm

What I Wish I Knew
Limited Capacity seats available

Join a panel of CampMinder employees in an interactive session to get an insider's perspective from former camp employees on what they wish they knew when they had worked at CampMinder! Come prepared with questions for our team about the system, infrastructure and more and leave with ideas straight from your fellow camp employees and CampMinder employees who previously used CampMinder as camp staff!

Speakers
avatar for Charles Fahlsing

Charles Fahlsing

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Charles is a mega fan of University of Michigan sports, having grown up a half mile from the stadium. As a kid, he was mentored by the University of Michigan’s quarterback, a guy named Tom Brady, which made a big impact on Charles and inspired his interest in helping kids grow and... Read More →
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Marty Ferguson

Account Executive, CampMinder
Marty has been involved in the camp industry for 27 years and formerly directed Camp Chief Ouray at YMCA of the Rockies. He served on the ACA-Rocky Mountain Local Council of Leaders for 14 years, including one term as Chair. He and his wife Jessie have a five-year-old daughter and... Read More →
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Kat Owen

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
Growing up, Kat spent sixteen summers at camp before attending the University of Georgia, where she studied Political Science. After college, she returned to camp as a Program Director, where her favorite part of the role was watching campers grow into staff members. She loves the... Read More →
avatar for Jason Rich

Jason Rich

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
As a native of San Diego, Jason grew up attending football and lacrosse camps all over the state of The United States. His love of sports was matched only by his passion for singing, as he was voted “best vocals” in his sixth grade choir (He has the mini trophy to prove it). Later... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Xanadu 1

4:15pm

Automation for All: The Future of Camp Marketing & Administrative Communications
Limited Capacity filling up

In this tell all, you’ll see how you can leverage CampMinder data to elevate the way you communicate with parents. If you care about the open and click rates of your emails to leads, enrolled families and staff, you need to see what is possible with automation.  Automation is for more than dripping spam to leads. You’ll see how to enhance your camp’s conversations with 4 programs:
  • Pre-enrollment
  • Post Enrollment
  • In-Session
  • Post-Session
You’ll see how dynamic lists and time & date based fields allow you to de-stress your summer communication plans during the off-season. 


Speakers
avatar for Eric Wittenberg

Eric Wittenberg

Founder, Camper Machine Operations
I'm a real nerd for camp marketing and communications. Presenting on Thurs. @4:15 about the future of camp marketing and automation.


Thursday January 17, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Xanadu 3A

4:15pm

How Much Should I Be Spending to Generate One New Camper?
Limited Capacity seats available

Where should I be spending the most effort and resources to enroll new campers? What is my true ROI for the dollars spent attracting them? And how do I keep track of it all? If you've asked any of these questions, this session is for you. Travis is going to walk through the basics of the who, what, where, why and how of marketing to enroll new campers - you won't want to miss it!

Speakers
avatar for Travis Adams

Travis Adams

Owner & CEO, Camp Huawni & Grow My Camp
I am passionate about creating environments that foster the growth of people, and I currently get to live this out everyday as the co-founder of Grow My Camp and owner of Camp Huawni. Vocationally I have over 15 years experience in the Sales & Marketing world, have launched two successful... Read More →


Thursday January 17, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Xanadu 3B

7:00pm

Night Out feat. RIPE
Thursday January 17, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Boulder Theatre
 
Friday, January 18
 

10:15am

Fundraising For Your Future
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Raising money is a fundamental skill that many acknowledge as a management prerequisite - and is therefore critical to professional development. If you've never done it, don't want to do it, or find the whole idea vaguely nauseating, this session is for you. Come ready to explore the art and science of philanthropic giving and discover the joy associated with the plan, the ask and the impact. This session will highlight key strategies that will make it more likely you will get the gift, including internal factors that can set you up for success before you even solicit your first donation. Come prepared to interact, consider your approach, and have fun. Everyone is welcome - from early to mid-level practitioners, regardless of whether you're part of a charitable or for-profit camp. Why? Because fundraising is a team sport and everyone can play a part!

Speakers
avatar for David Phillips

David Phillips

Principal, Immersive 1st
David Phillips is a native of the UK, having moved to the USA in 1990 after being infected by the ‘summer camp bug’! David is Principal of Immersive1st Consulting, a firm that specializes in assisting not-for-profit organizations in areas such as fundraising, strategic planning... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Tagger

10:15am

Mastering the Art of Failing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

People who are joyous, passionate and successful spend less time planning and more time acting. They get out into the world and have fun trying new things, creating, exploring and making mistakes, and in so doing benefit from unexpected experiences and opportunities. Drawing from scholarship in innovation, entrepreneurship and human creativity, this fun and interactive workshop—which originated as a popular Stanford University course—will show you how to rapidly explore your ideas and take action, even though you may be unsure of plans, feel stuck in a rut, or be apprehensive of failure. Participants will learn the core practices of failing forward, including adopting a beginner’s mindset to accelerate learning; taking low-risk steps to test ideas; embracing uncertainty and change; and growing comfortable with imperfect first efforts. The workshop will include the opportunity to interact with the instructor and work in small groups to form personal action plans. Whether you’re a millennial or mid-career professional, this workshop will help you to live more passionately, and empower you to embrace new possibilities in your work and life.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Babineaux

Ryan Babineaux

Personal & Executive Coach, Author, Happenstance Counseling
Ryan Babineaux is a personal and executive coach whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Oprah.com, The Atlantic and NPR. He is the coauthor of the best-selling book Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win, and the creator of the popular Stanford University... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Calypso

10:15am

Adult & Family Registration
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you run family camp? Alumni reunions? Sessions for adults only? Come get a walk through of the adult and family online application and leverage the Unified Person Record to gain greater insight into your camp community. Geared for camps that don't yet have this tool enabled in their account, this session will go over what we've built so far and provide information on what steps to take to add this tool to your system.

Speakers
avatar for James Miller

James Miller

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
James grew up at camp... Literally. His family has owned and operated Camp Greystone since 1920 and he was raised just 200 feet from the dining hall. James spent his time during the off-season working on the maintenance crew digging ditches, painting, and doing whatever else was necessary... Read More →
avatar for Danny Pire

Danny Pire

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Hailing from Miami and tired of the humidity, Danny moved west and joined his brother Javi at CampMinder. Sticking to his roots, Danny is the office barista who makes fresh Cuban espresso for all of those who need an afternoon jolt. It’s strong, trust us. Danny is constantly smiling... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Xanadu 3A

10:15am

Financial Billing and Batch Operations
Limited Capacity seats available

If you're looking for an overview of our financial and billing processes, this session is for you! We'll take you through invoicing, batch payments, and adding batch transactions to help you master the basics of financials.

Speakers
WF

Will Finical

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
SK

Sean Karvonen

Client Support Representative, CampMinder


Friday January 18, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Xanadu 3B

10:15am

Staff Hiring and Background Checks
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to best manage the hiring process. This session will give you everything you need to successfully hire staff members and run the necessary background checks within CampMinder.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Owen

Kat Owen

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
Growing up, Kat spent sixteen summers at camp before attending the University of Georgia, where she studied Political Science. After college, she returned to camp as a Program Director, where her favorite part of the role was watching campers grow into staff members. She loves the... Read More →
avatar for Jason Rich

Jason Rich

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
As a native of San Diego, Jason grew up attending football and lacrosse camps all over the state of The United States. His love of sports was matched only by his passion for singing, as he was voted “best vocals” in his sixth grade choir (He has the mini trophy to prove it). Later... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Fandango

10:15am

Building your Camp Community and Growing Exposure on Instagram
Limited Capacity filling up

Ready to supercharge your camp's enrollment and social media strategy? Instagram is not just for kids anymore; with parents between the ages of 35-44 as the fastest growing demographic on the platform, it’s time to up your camp’s strategy. In this session, we will cover Instagram advertising, Instagram stories/highlights and Instagram TV. Additionally, we will discuss top performing content and how to grow your audience size using hashtag research and engagement. You will leave this session with actionable activities to increase your camp’s exposure on Instagram.

Speakers
avatar for Blake Sunshine

Blake Sunshine

CEO, Social Summer Camp
Blake Sunshine is the CEO of Social Summer Camp, a full-service social media and advertising program for summer camps. Blake spent over three years at Facebook helping brands meet their business objectives with advertising. Combining that experience with memories and lessons learned... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Xanadu 1

10:15am

The Road Ahead
Limited Capacity seats available

Continuing the tradition of collaboration, join our Director of Product Brian Peterson,  and Director of Engineering Lazar Gintchin,  to talk about the future of the CampMinder platform.



Speakers
avatar for Paul Berliner

Paul Berliner

President, CampMinder
Since a young age, Paul’s loved making things. Whether it’s playing music, designing user experiences, or writing business plans, he has a passion to create. This creativity translates into many of CampMinder’s Signature Systems, marketing efforts, and strategy. Moving from... Read More →
avatar for Lazar Gintchin

Lazar Gintchin

Director of Software Engineering, CampMinder
Growing up, Lazar enjoyed spending time in the forests, mountains, lakes, and rivers near his hometown in Bulgaria. This love of nature has followed him throughout his life and across the globe to Colorado, where he continues to enjoy the outdoors by skiing, biking, hiking, camping... Read More →
avatar for Dan Konigsberg

Dan Konigsberg

CEO/Founder, CampMinder
I began building web applications when I was 13, when it was way more nerdy than cool. When I was 20, I won a VH1 myMusic Award for best fan website for a site about The Dave Matthews Band. My love for music didn’t end there, as I learned the guitar at camp and later went on to... Read More →
avatar for Brian Peterson

Brian Peterson

Director of Product, CampMinder
A San Diego native, Brian was a surfer in a past life, but traded in the sea for mountains when he moved to Colorado, after spending 14 years in ``Music City,`` i.e. Nashville, TN. With an explorer’s heart and over ten years of Product experience, Brian brings both curiosity and... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 10:15am - 12:00pm
Xanadu 2

11:15am

Navigating Today’s Camp Food Service
Limited Capacity seats available

Gone are the days of simple menus of pasta, pb&j and bug juice. Today’s camp food service has evolved into an offering of a variety of products. Join us for a discussion of what you can do to transform your food service while maintaining a budget that works for you. Learn about new product offerings, how to accommodate special diets and allergies, today’s food service trends, challenges for both manufacturers and distributors, how to use today’s technology to manage production and more. Be sure to come hungry for some snacks, as we can’t talk about food and not eat too!

Speakers
avatar for Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen

President, H&H Purchasing
Josh Cohen has been involved in the world of camp since his youth. After over 20 years in administrative rolls, Josh hung-up his camp whistle and clipboard and took over the leadership of H&H Purchasing Services. Using his extensive knowledge and understanding of camp operations and... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Calypso

11:15am

Day Camp Travel Setup
Limited Capacity seats available

Day campers are constantly coming and going, and organizing their transportation can be a challenge. Whether you offer centralized stops, door-to-door pick-up, or a combination of both, this session covers the basics of daily travel configuration.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Anne

Beth Anne

Client Support Representative, Shift Lead, CampMinder
With a degree in Outdoor Education and a passion for the transformative power of nature, Beth Anne is an experienced outdoorswoman who once spent a solo night in the woods with nothing but a rain jacket and the howls of a nearby coyote pack for company. When she’s not leading backpacking... Read More →
avatar for Ben Sweet

Ben Sweet

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
Hi Folks,My name is Ben Sweet and I came to CampMinder by way of New York. I have a background working both at Summer Camp and as an Academic Adviser within the Higher Education world. Outside of work I spent most of my time running on trails, exploring parks, and playing on as many... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Tagger

11:15am

Scheduling
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, learn how capturing activity preferences and auto-scheduling can simplify one of the most important aspects of your camp. Join us to learn how to set up your master schedule and understand how to make assignments. Once you’ve got that under your belt, we’ll go over the available reports and the purposes they each serve in helping you manage your camp program.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Doering

Allison Doering

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Unlike the majority of the team, Allison traveled east to end up at CampMinder. Hailing from California, she loves sushi and puzzles. In the office, Allison can be found training new clients and existing clients in her role as a Client Success Manager. While she doesn't consider herself... Read More →
avatar for Julia Goodhart

Julia Goodhart

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
Julia joined the CampMinder team after two years of natural resource management work across the west. She credits the woods in her New Jersey backyard, the wilderness programs of her youth, and the wild waters of Michigan for her profound love of the outdoors. She loves knowing that... Read More →
avatar for Charly Michaelis

Charly Michaelis

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
Charly has joined the CampMinder Team after serving for a year as a full-time postgraduate volunteer in Yakima, WA. It was during this experience that she cultivated her love for hoppy beer, skiing, and serving youth as the coordinator of a local mentoring program. She thrives on... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Parris

Hannah Parris

Customer Support Representitive, CampMinder
Hannah has lived in 9 different states (where she also worked on staff at three different summer camps), but has called Colorado home for nearly 8 years, Coming to CampMinder from a career in libraries, Hannah brings problem-solving, great customer service, and fun facts about the... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Xanadu 3A

11:15am

Staff Contracts
Limited Capacity seats available

Join a focused conversation about simplifying the staff contract process for both you and your staff members. How? By making the process digital! Let us show you how you can design unique staff contracts for each of your hires and publish them directly to the Forms Dashboard for your staff members to sign electronically. Presto! Like magic.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Owen

Kat Owen

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
Growing up, Kat spent sixteen summers at camp before attending the University of Georgia, where she studied Political Science. After college, she returned to camp as a Program Director, where her favorite part of the role was watching campers grow into staff members. She loves the... Read More →
avatar for Jason Rich

Jason Rich

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
As a native of San Diego, Jason grew up attending football and lacrosse camps all over the state of The United States. His love of sports was matched only by his passion for singing, as he was voted “best vocals” in his sixth grade choir (He has the mini trophy to prove it). Later... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Xanadu 3B

11:15am

Building a great camp, one staff member at a time.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Like many camp directors, Roger Schmidt believes that the single greatest reason for the success of enrollment at his organization, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, is the quality of people who work there. If you run a camp, you know that finding the right people takes a lot of deliberate work - and significant time...as it should! In this session, Roger is going unpack how their mission, values, and story, or the "why" of camp, is deeply connected to the hiring process and how important this is in working toward building an extraordinary faculty and staff. He'll then cover the very deliberate steps and processes that make sure everyone arriving to work at camp - and working there on an ongoing basis - believes in and is inspired by their mission. Ordinary people can become extraordinary people by giving a structure that asks them to bring their very best work to camp. Come find out how you can foster an atmosphere among staff that allows them to not only operate from a position of inspiration, but also perform better and better. From the hiring interview to orientation documents, all-camp welcome dinner, staff meetings, and the teaching space, Roger is going to share some secrets - such as having simple goals with powerful results, mentorship, clear and simple messaging, giving and welcoming, thanking and appreciating - that will help you build the staff culture you've always wanted.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Schmidt

Roger Schmidt

Executive Director, Sitka Fine Arts Camp
Roger Schmidt has been the Executive Director of Sitka Fine Arts Camp (Alaska Arts Southeast, Inc.) since 2000. During this time, the summer program has grown from a two week camp serving 40 adolescent students to a ten week program serving 1,000 students ages five to adult. In 2010... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Fandango

11:15am

Marketing Automation: Its Powerful Impact on Converting Leads to Customers
Limited Capacity seats available

Today’s buyers want hyper-personalized and engaging content from brands they interact with at every touchpoint. Nurturing leads from the moment they initiate interest to the moment they make a purchase decision is imperative to increasing top-line growth. Although this is a shared sentiment in marketing these days, how does one effectively put this into practice? When prioritizing marketing channels to elevate your brand’s identity and facilitate a thoughtful lead to customer experience, email automation is a very powerful tool. According to Econsultancy, three-quarters of companies agree that email offers 'excellent to good' ROI, while Campaign Monitor cites for every $1 spent, email marketing generates $38 in ROI. The moral of the story? If you aren’t leveraging personalized email marketing, now is the time! Join Kaitlyn Merola, Director of Inbound Marketing Strategy at 829 Studios, to discover how to strategically approach an automated lead nurturing email campaign, the framework for constructing an effective lead journey from source to close, and measurable metrics to track and analyze the success of email marketing.

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlyn Merola

Kaitlyn Merola

Director of Inbound Marketing, 829 Studios
Kaitlyn Merola consistently takes a data-driven approach to all aspects of demand creation, content marketing, and automated lead nurturing campaigns. It has been Kaitlyn’s mission to effectively shape, manage and refine a holistic set of strategies utilizing user experience architectures... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
Xanadu 1

1:45pm

Discover Desire - Ignite Motivation - Experience Results
Limited Capacity seats available

We're all interested in positive behavioral change in youth. But...what about adults? What about YOU? Do you consistently share the best version of YOURSELF? Lets dig a little deeper to unearth your purpose and motivation, look at your life's trajectory, and examine the results you're getting with your current strategy. Tying it all together, why is this all important when it comes to camp? When we get the leader "right," the success of the organization usually follows.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Manhart

Brian Manhart

President, CEO, Camp Kiowa


Friday January 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Fandango

1:45pm

WOWing Parents with Your Camp Communication
Limited Capacity filling up

How well do you share information with parents about the life skills campers gain from attending your camp? Do your campers' parents view you as a resource for their questions about their kids' development? What is your "off-season" parent communication and education plan? Join Audrey Monke and learn tips and ideas from her 34 years as a camp director and 6 years as a parenting writer, speaker, and podcaster to take your communication from okay to WOW! Leave with goals and a specific action plan to make your pre-camp communication for 2019 your best ever.

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Monke

Audrey Monke

Owner and Director, Sunshine Parenting & Gold Arrow Camp
Audrey Monke has been the owner and director of Gold Arrow Camp in Lakeshore, California, since 1989. She is among the nation’s most well-respected experts on the topics of summer camp and positive parenting. She is a frequent contributor to both Camping Magazine and ACA's Camp... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Xanadu 2

1:45pm

Day Camp Travel Form & Coordination
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how the day camp travel form helps you gather necessary information. Then, uncover how coordination tools help to manage daily camper transportation.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Anne

Beth Anne

Client Support Representative, Shift Lead, CampMinder
With a degree in Outdoor Education and a passion for the transformative power of nature, Beth Anne is an experienced outdoorswoman who once spent a solo night in the woods with nothing but a rain jacket and the howls of a nearby coyote pack for company. When she’s not leading backpacking... Read More →
avatar for Ben Sweet

Ben Sweet

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
Hi Folks,My name is Ben Sweet and I came to CampMinder by way of New York. I have a background working both at Summer Camp and as an Academic Adviser within the Higher Education world. Outside of work I spent most of my time running on trails, exploring parks, and playing on as many... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Tagger

1:45pm

Onboarding Your New Staff
Limited Capacity seats available

Every year, just in time for summer, you have new employees joining your team that are rip-roaring and ready to go! But where do you begin when that employee needs to use CampMinder? This session is here to give you a guide to help you get those CampMinder newbies up to speed using the best tools possible. Basically it's a training on trainings. Join us for some 'trainception' fun!

Speakers
avatar for Charles Fahlsing

Charles Fahlsing

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Charles is a mega fan of University of Michigan sports, having grown up a half mile from the stadium. As a kid, he was mentored by the University of Michigan’s quarterback, a guy named Tom Brady, which made a big impact on Charles and inspired his interest in helping kids grow and... Read More →
avatar for James Miller

James Miller

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
James grew up at camp... Literally. His family has owned and operated Camp Greystone since 1920 and he was raised just 200 feet from the dining hall. James spent his time during the off-season working on the maintenance crew digging ditches, painting, and doing whatever else was necessary... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Xanadu 3B

1:45pm

Residential Travel Configuration & Form
Limited Capacity seats available

All aboard for the basics of the residential travel system. Learn how to configure travel dates, modes of transportation, and meeting locations. See how all of this integrates into the online transportation form, allowing parents to do your data entry for you.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Pire

Danny Pire

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Hailing from Miami and tired of the humidity, Danny moved west and joined his brother Javi at CampMinder. Sticking to his roots, Danny is the office barista who makes fresh Cuban espresso for all of those who need an afternoon jolt. It’s strong, trust us. Danny is constantly smiling... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Xanadu 3A

1:45pm

Hospitality - Not Just For a Fine Dining Restaurant.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, Bobby Stuckey, James Beard Award Winning Restaurateur and MS, brings the philosophy that service is not hospitality, and hospitality is different from service. While this idea is something that has fallen on the shoulders of mostly high end hotels and fine dining restaurants, hospitality can have a huge impact in all service-based industries - especially summer camp.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Stuckey

Bobby Stuckey

Restaurateur, Master Sommelier
Bobby Stuckey began his distinguished career in restaurants in his home state of Arizona, working his way from dishwasher to management, establishing his position as one of the leaders in the hospitality industry. Bobby joined the staff of The Little Nell restaurant in Aspen as a... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Xanadu 1

1:45pm

The Link Between Wait Lists & Communication
Limited Capacity seats available

Camps with wait lists are great communicators. This session is about how, what, and why you need to be communicating with prospects. Review content from camps that are getting it right. Make sure you're covering the topics your prospects want to know about. And get examples of ways camps build retention through word of mouth and clear communication. Expect useful take-aways, new ideas, and a healthy dose of encouragement from a 20-year camp industry veteran.

Speakers
avatar for Ronningen Design

Ronningen Design

7 seconds: that’s how long you have to make a first impression face-to-face, and online you have less time. Ronningen creates first impressions, like this year's CODACON program, that prospects can’t ignore. Custom websites, brochures (ask to see our video brochure!), and email... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Calypso

2:45pm

Day Camp Travel Reporting & Attendance
Limited Capacity seats available

Here, we'll walk you through all the available day camp transportation and attendance reports. Then, we'll teach you how to track attendance, manage daily exceptions, and assign campers to alternate routes.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Anne

Beth Anne

Client Support Representative, Shift Lead, CampMinder
With a degree in Outdoor Education and a passion for the transformative power of nature, Beth Anne is an experienced outdoorswoman who once spent a solo night in the woods with nothing but a rain jacket and the howls of a nearby coyote pack for company. When she’s not leading backpacking... Read More →
avatar for Ben Sweet

Ben Sweet

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
Hi Folks,My name is Ben Sweet and I came to CampMinder by way of New York. I have a background working both at Summer Camp and as an Academic Adviser within the Higher Education world. Outside of work I spent most of my time running on trails, exploring parks, and playing on as many... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Xanadu 3B

2:45pm

Financial Reporting & Troubleshooting
Limited Capacity seats available

You already know how to process registrations, send invoices, and collect payments. Now it's time to take advantage of CampMinder’s financial reporting. We'll take a dive in to the world of financial reports in both CampMinder and beyond to help provide some troubleshooting tips when working with financials.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Doering

Allison Doering

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Unlike the majority of the team, Allison traveled east to end up at CampMinder. Hailing from California, she loves sushi and puzzles. In the office, Allison can be found training new clients and existing clients in her role as a Client Success Manager. While she doesn't consider herself... Read More →
avatar for James Miller

James Miller

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
James grew up at camp... Literally. His family has owned and operated Camp Greystone since 1920 and he was raised just 200 feet from the dining hall. James spent his time during the off-season working on the maintenance crew digging ditches, painting, and doing whatever else was necessary... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Xanadu 1

2:45pm

Medical Reporting & Management
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you taking full advantage of CampMinder’s healthcare system? Learn how to log health center visits, record medication disbursments through our eMAR tool and report on important health-related information.

Speakers
SK

Sean Karvonen

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
avatar for Mason Meyer

Mason Meyer

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Mason spent several summers attending summer camps with the Boy Scouts, eventually earning the rank of Eagle Scout. One of his favorite memories was attending Philmont Scout Ranch, where he went on a 10-day backpacking trek. Mason and his wife Lauren moved to Boulder in 2014, where... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Calypso

2:45pm

Residential Travel Coordination & Reporting
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to coordinate buses and airport shuttles. Be prepared for camper arrival and departure by understanding all the important details about everyone coming and going.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Pire

Danny Pire

Client Success Manager, CampMinder
Hailing from Miami and tired of the humidity, Danny moved west and joined his brother Javi at CampMinder. Sticking to his roots, Danny is the office barista who makes fresh Cuban espresso for all of those who need an afternoon jolt. It’s strong, trust us. Danny is constantly smiling... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Fandango

2:45pm

Summer Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Summer Services can be one of your most powerful marketing tools! If you're interested in fully leveraging CampMinder's Summer Services (photos, parent/camper messaging, news and video), join us for this session. We’ll walk you through enabling the system, uploading photos & videos, creating news articles, managing eLetters, and printing parent-to-camper messages.

Speakers
WF

Will Finical

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
avatar for Lukas Moller

Lukas Moller

Client Support Representative, CampMinder
A self-described class clown who once tried to Super Glue his teacher to a chair, Lukas’ love of camp was cultivated early in life as a camper and later a ropes course instructor and EMT Intern for camps in New York and Colorado. Prior to joining the CampMinder team, Lukas nurtured... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Xanadu 3A

2:45pm

Decoding Facebook: How to Make Facebook Work for You
Limited Capacity seats available

Where are all the results? What’s a pixel? Custom Audiences? Did I get any leads or ROI? Despite investing an inordinate amount of time into social media, most company’s return on investment is bleak.  Can you honestly say Facebook was a successful digital marketing tool driving leads and purchases? Facebook sure makes it easy to spend money but if you are feeling frustrated with how to leverage Facebook as a digital marketing tool, we’ll discuss various strategies from Organic to Paid. We’ll even take a sneak peek into the backend of successful Facebook campaigns and discuss their approach.  

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bornfiend

Jason Bornfiend

Director of Marketing, 829 Studios
Jason is an experienced results-driven online marketing strategist. As Director of Marketing at 829 Studios, he has helped craft digital strategy for clients in various audiences including luxury travel, outdoor adventure, and education.He has a passion for integrated media and oversees... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Xanadu 2

4:00pm

Closing Keynote Presentation by Priya Parker
Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering, will facilitate a dynamic, participatory group experience that demonstrates how to create transformative gatherings. In this experience you will begin to understand the tools and techniques to create your own memorable group experiences while meaningfully connecting in surprising ways with the people around you.

Speakers
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Priya Parker

Author, Founder of Thrive Labs
Priya Parker’s bold approach to gatherings redefines the ways people connect, learn, and develop relationships. The founder of boutique advisory firm Thrive Labs, she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformative... Read More →


Friday January 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
St. Julien Ballroom

6:30pm

Closing Banquet
This is a ticketed event.

Friday January 18, 2019 6:30pm - 10:00pm
St. Julien Ballroom