It has become an annual tradition that our team (+ families) go to camp in September for a weekend. We like to choose a different camp each year and, this year, we went to Camp Oconto. Admittedly, with most of our team having long, loyal camp backgrounds, choosing the camp can be tricky!
BRAINSTORM 2017, our user conference, starts this Wednesday evening (Oct 11) and there will be a few disruptions to our usual support hours. During the following times, we will not have support staff available for the usual phone/email support (though we will monitor our emergency email):
We ran. We walked. Perhaps, some of us crawled at stages. We raised a good amount of money and helped more kids get to camp. We owe a big thanks to our chief cajoler, Goran.
We are very excited to announce that John Latimer of Camp Seale Harris is the 2017 Inductee to the Camp Administrator Hall of Fame.
It feels like now is a bad time to be silent. It feels like one of those moments where we may look back and wish we had gone with our gut. It feels like a good time to think about our principles, our values and ensure we are being true to them. As individuals and citizens, we have personal beliefs, we have a sense of right and wrong. We choose times to be vocal and active. As organizations, we develop core values and beliefs – we agree on principles and norms. Whether we actively establish them may be a question, but they organically develop over time with or without our help. There are times when organizations should also be vocal about their principles.
It is one of our favourite times of the year, when the nominations open for the Camp Admin Hall of Fame. What is this Hall of Fame, you ask? It is very near and dear to our hearts as it is a way to openly recognize the efforts of Camp Administrators. Their work is often ‘behind the scenes’ but it is invaluable to the smooth operation of camp.
Thanks to everyone who attended BRAINSTORM 2016! For us, this is a big event – everyone here loves the energy, the engagement, the enthusiasm and the simple act of putting a face to a voice! Everyone here gets involved in one way or another, from designing and delivering sessions to being a bus counselor for the trips to and from the restaurant on Thursday night (hey, we all have something we excel at :)).