Expanding the Possibilities
"Expanding the Possibilities"
is the theme of next year's BC Camping Conference, challenging us to transition to a new generation of leaders and manage change. It will again be held at Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre, but one week earlier than usual because of the earlier dates for Missions Fest Vancouver (which will be Jan 18-20).
Check out the details and register for the BC Camping Conference January 21-24, 2019 at Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre.
Register before December
1, 2018 to take advantage of our early-bird discount of $20 (applies to full conference attendees
The Conference Committee would like to know what topics you would like to see addressed in conference workshops.
Workshop Presenter Opportunities
Do you have ideas and information that would benefit camp professionals? If you would like to facilitate a workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate to the BC Camping Conference Auction
Help send kids to camp! Please consider participating by donating an experience at your camp to our auction. In the past, we have auctioned weekend getaways, horseback riding adventures and certificate courses, among other opportunities. Feel free to be creative!
has been a pastor in Victoria for the past 20 years. After an academic
sabbatical used to research the relationship between community, faith and art,
he has come together with a grassroots group of leaders to give birth to
Hollydene Community Church. Randy is super passionate about community, justice
issues, the local arts scene, coffee, and his beloved Canucks. After all these
years, the love of Jesus still amazes him. He has incredible fondness for young
leaders and desires to see them mentored relationally, developed theologically
and engaged socially. Randy also works part-time for Vision Ministries and
teaches at Camp Imadene’s Auxano program. He lives with his wife Marcy and
their two adult children Caleb and Sarah.
After 42 years in the Camp industry, Beth is more passionate than ever about intentional leadership training and building solid, supportive community. After serving as an Executive Director of five summer camps in Ontario, Canada, she created CampHacker with her husband, Travis, became a founding member of GoCampPro, and is now an author, trainer, and one of the hosts of Camp Code, a podcast dedicated to leadership training. Her goal is to make everyone she has the privilege to meet feel valued and affirmed for who they are. Oh, and she’s a sucker for a great acronym.
Raill has combined her passion for education and her camp experience to develop
a wide range of educational and developmental programs. She has consulted
with several organizations including The International Camping Fellowship and
NASA. She is the Camp Director of Camp Ouareau where her mission is to create a
positive female environment for the all-girls camp. In addition, she is a proud
co-host of the podcast, Camp Code and Camp Hacker. Join Gabrielle in a journey
where we change the conversation, express the positive impact of camp and
become the go-to experts that the “Real World” needs to listen to.
I am excited to be speaking
to the BCCA and FCC members about the connections between camp and the new BC
Ministry of Education curriculum. I will share with you my perspectives
based on my lived experiences with the BCCA/FCC and summer camps in BC, along
with my current role as the Outdoor Environmental Education coordinator and
instructor for the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of
Education at UBC, where I work with pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers.
I will position the concept of where within the context of camps and
discuss what research shows about how time spent outdoors impacts our beliefs,
intentions and actions.