Wynkoop Brewery Lunch (meet in hotel lobby at 1:15) & Meow Wolf Tour (3:40pm)(contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing & more details)
WAIC Happy Hour @ 6:30pm Sponsored by CampMinder
8:30am-12:30pm WAIC Board of Directors Meeting
11:00am Conference Registration Opens
12:30-1:00pm New Conference Attendee Welcome & Orientation
1:00-2:00pm WAIC Section Meetings (for WAIC Member Camps, Guest Affiliates, and Camps who would like to learn more about WAIC)
2:30pm Conference Welcome & Keynote Address
4:30-7:00pm Exhibit Hall Kick-Off & Reception
7:00pm Welcome Dinner
8:00am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:00am-2:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:15-10:30am General Session
10:30-11:00am Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall – Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Insurance
11:00am-12:00pm Education Sessions
12:00-1:30pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:45-3:00pm General Session
3:15-4:15pm Education Sessions
4:30-5:30pm Camp Cafe
5:30-8:00pm Dinner on Your Own
8:00pm Game Night!
9:30am-12:00pm *WAIC Annual Meeting
*WAIC Annual Meeting is open to WAIC Members & Guest Affiliates only.
9:30-11:30am Education Session
12:00-5:00pm Lunch & Afternoon on Your Own
5:00-7:00pm WAIC Auction & Reception
7:00pm WAIC Annual Dinner & Slideshow
8:00-10:00am Inspirational & Farewell Breakfast
Michelle Cummings M.S. is the Big Wheel and founder of Training Wheels, a known leader in the Team Building field. She is an accomplished author and a sought-after speaker and consultant on leadership, team building, and experiential learning. Michelle has created a wide variety of facilitation, debriefing, and teambuilding activities that have collectively changed the way trainers and educators work.
Michelle has delivered innovative staff training and teambuilding programs for hundreds of camps and non-profit organizations. Michelle also works with professional associations, corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations throughout the world. Michelle has a plethora of experience with camps: she went to 15 different camps as a child, has worked full-time for several camps, is now a service provider to the camping industry, and is a parent of two campers who attended multiple camps.
Dr. Kelly Jones is a licensed clinical psychologist and Owner/Executive Director of Outpost Summer Camps. Her favorite part of therapy and camp is groups and the fun and growth spurred by being part of an inclusive and dynamic community. Kelly specializes in group therapy and helping teens and parents with issues related to ADHD, anxiety, and social skills.
Leslie (she/her) has been in the camping industry for over 10 years, holding various positions ranging from Site Director to Staff Training Coordinator to head of Marketing. Her goal with Equity in Camp Initiative is to create radical programming that healthily critiques typical camp practices and rethinks how to best serve our youth.
Daniel (he/him) has been in the camping industry for over 15 years. While he has held many positions, his area of expertise is program development, staff recruitment and training. Daniel’s aim with Equity in Camp Initiative is to help camps develop a culture of constant change and improvement in order to best meet the needs of each person in each moment.
Mikey Latner & Ozzie Baron
Project:Camp was founded by Mikey Latner, a camp director with decades of experience in youth education, and Ozzie Baron, a strategy and operations expert who has helped organizations start, grow and scale. Mikey and Ozzie are old friends who both had impactful, transformative experiences as campers and counselors at summer camp. In starting Project:Camp, their goal is to provide the same mentorship, humor and sense of belonging that they associate with camp for kids who need it most. The goal isn’t simply to provide a safe space for kids whose lives have been disrupted, but to help them learn, grow and thrive as a result.