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Women in Camp Summit - 2021

  • Friday, December 10, 2021
  • 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online


  • $25 fee plus $50 donation.
  • $25 registration fee PLUS $25 donation.
  • $25 fee plus $100 donation


Women in Camp Summit

Sponsored by CampBrain   

Join #ladycamppros from across the industry for two days of networking, discussion, and professional development designed specifically for those who identify as women working in or in support of summer camp.

Visit www.womenincampsummit.com for more information.

Schedule (All times are in central standard)

Thursday, December 9, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST: Trivia Night (click here for separate registration) 

Sponsored by Camps Rock

Friday, December 10, 2021

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm CST: Welcome Program & the Dare to Lead Award

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm CST: Development Workshop Sessions sponsored by CampMinder

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST: Keynote Speaker & Closing

Keynote Speaker

Mandi Baker, Torrens University, Australia

The Power of Hope: What camp has taught us for this moment!

Development Workshop Sessions

Intersectional Feminism in Camping: A Call to Action

Simone Gamble, www.OAAARS.com

In this workshop, participants will learn about the concept of Intersectionality and its relevance to camping. Participants will discuss the way women and femmes in camping can align their feminist politic with all women and centering those most marginalized. We will discuss gaps that exist for certain groups and learn the tools of accompliceship.

Gather ‘round the Campfire!

Emily (EmJ) Juszczyk, Camps and Programs Director

They say there's an opportunity to learn from every person you come to meet and that’s the plan! Come grab a seat around the campfire that is our development round table. Bring you burning questions about professionalism in camp and set it next to the expertise you already have with you. We will be discussing a wide variety of development: professional, self-care, leadership, etc. This session is centered around types of development but like a fire in the wind, there is no telling which way we'll go.

Not Just a Game of Capture the Flag!

Susanna (Shoshi) Rothschild, Independent Consultant

Even a game of Capture the Flag should have purpose behind it! Borrowing methodologies adapted from Design Thinking, participants will be led through a program development process that encourages them to design thoughtful, intentional, and meaningful programs, using their camps' mission and values as guiding principles.

I Should've Fired That Staff Member......

Kelly Schuna, Hidden Pines Ranch

I should've fired that staff member.. but I didn't. Learn from my fear of firing a toxic staff member and the growth to be brave enough to handle that differently next time. Gain tools and resources on having tough conversation, implementing performance improvement plans and making the tough decision for the betterment of your staff & culture.

Embracing LGBTQ2+ At Camp: This Ain't No 101-Level S#!*

Kate Taylor, Camp YMCA Kanawana

Who else is tired of conference sessions about LGBTQ2+ issues in camp that go over the glossary of terms for the first 20 minutes? This development workshop will hold space for us to get into some concrete problem solving for the traditionally gendered spaces in summer camp, and suggest immediate action steps for you to take with your organization.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

CampBrain - Women in Camp Event Sponsor

Luke Williams



CampBrain provides management and registration software to camps and conference centers. Serving 1400+ camps since 1994, with a dedicated staff of 50+ providing personal, caring support and building beautiful, intuitive software.

CampMinder - Development Workshop Sponsor

Sarah Braker




Meet Campanion, the mobile app created by the team at CampMinder. Campanion helps you collect forms and re-enroll campers, while keeping your customers psyched about their investment in camp. Join the hundreds of industry leaders who are already deepening connections and getting their work done more easily. Give both your customers and team a first-class experience with Campanion this season.

How to Register...

You'll need to be logged into the ACA Illinois Services Portal to register. Click here to create your profile, or click here to log in.

Please be ready to complete your payment at the time that your register. Registrations without completed payment will only be held for 15 minutes.

For scholarship or financial support information please contact Kim Steiner at kim@acail.org.

For additional questions email registration@acail.org.

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