The third annual Camp Program Summit will bring together summer camp and program directors from around the country to brainstorm, problem solve, learn, and play.

2018's event will focus on Formation, Transitions & Hard Conversations, and specifically dig into staff and camper faith formation practices and resources, how to participate in and enable healthy transitions for yourself, your staff, and community, and tools for having hard conversations with campers, a staff member, a parent, or your supervisor.

With structured time specifically for sharing, instruction, and practice, join us for brainstorming, problem solving, and a whole lot of fulfilling, rejuvenating camaraderie!

Sessions include:

  • POLICIES WORKSHOP: Harassment, drugs, politics, relationships, working with minors… these are all areas that bring up tough questions and situations facing you at camp. Do your policies and practices support and guide your actions? Could they be stronger? Bring your personnel policies and staff handbooks to build areas of weakness and grow areas of strength to use in your training and decision making next season.
  • RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRACTICES: What is this restorative justice everyone is talking about? Simply put, it is a systematic implementation of philosophies governing responses to injustice that places a premium on righting wrongs and including all those affected: the perpetrator, the victim, and the community. Learn more about building community with restorative circles, a technique for proactively building the skills and relationships campers and staff need when challenges arise.
  • BEING AN ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CAMP, PROGRAM & SELF Anyone who works in camp knows that it is one of the most unique jobs in the world. But, sometimes the people in our own organizations, especially above us or out of our departments, don’t understand what we do. Use some of these tips to build knowledge, value and awareness of trending topics while becoming a stronger advocate for camp within your organization, diocese, and community.
  • AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS: "Campers these days… Staff these days… Parents these days…" We are faced with endless decision making about how to handle sensitive issues and conversations, concerns, unexpected moments and more within our communities. Let’s break down some of these issues and build training that will help you and your counselors know how to prevent and handle what to say when faced with possible awkward conversations.
  • HEALTHY TRANSITIONS Reflection and planning session

We will be at Camp Mitchell, an hour from Little Rock, Arkansas, atop beautiful Petit Jean Mountain. Plan to fly into Little Rock (LIR) airport by 2pm on Monday and depart after 2pm on Thursday. Airport transportation will be coordinated.

Plan to bring a piece of camp swag to exchange, a copy of your staff training manual, and a song, grace, or game to share.


  • Your $200 registration fee includes workshop program and materials, dorm-style accommodations, meals, and hospitality.
  • You may request a double room or add airport transportation for $50/person during registration.
  • Scholarships are available. Make sure to submit this form before registering.
  • Register now.

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