February 3-6, 2020
Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre

Registration Now Open!

Register before December 15, 2019 to take advantage of our $20 early-bird discount (applies to full conference attendees only).
IMPORTANT: See member discount registration codes below.

Presenting: “Partners”

Over the last year, the BCCC conference committee listened to your feedback and put together what we hope will be a spectacular program. Each year we try to improve upon what was offered the previous year. This year as we dug into our planning, we realized that 2020 is all about “Partners” and "Partnerships."

We encourage you to come to the conference with the goal of developing your own relationships - with other camps, vendors and speakers - that you can use as a resource in the future. 

We all have a wealth of knowledge, preferred suppliers and useful tricks we use in our everyday operations that may be of benefit to other camps. 

This year, ask questions, share strategies and grow your own network of camping professionals.

Also, new for 2020 we have created a dedicated logo for the BC Camping Conference. 

We will be using this logo on all conference branding moving forward, 

as it is a representation of our industry.

Happy Camping! Sincerely, your 2020 BC Camping Conference Committee: 

Dave Horton & Paul Bailey (FCC); Kristen Hyodo & Lauren Marghetti (BCCA)

Conference Keynote Speakers 2020

Joel Hilchey: “Imagine a Better Way”
Joel Hilchey is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and teacher at McMaster University, but you might think of him as a professional eye-opener, helping people see beyond the bothersome limits of what is and imagine a better way.
Kathleen Hilchey: "Conflict Coaching: A Solution to Bullying That Works"
Kathleen Hilchey is a conflict specialist. With a decade in outdoor education and another as a high school teacher, she now focuses on sharing programs and counselling techniques to help resolve seemingly impossible conflicts.
Nikola Girke: "Getting the Best from Your Team"
Nikola Girke has taken lessons from her athletic career to create a new path of business and emotional intelligence coaching - helping others to their own podium. As a Performance and Emotional Intelligence coach, Nikola helps people embed the habits of 'showing up better'.
Bill McCaskell
National Director of One Hope Canada (formerly CSSM), which partners with local churches to develop life-long followers of Jesus by clearly communicating the Gospel to more than 28,000 children and youth each year through 45 camps, community outreaches, and creative ministry strategies.

Conference Musician: Russ Rosen

Russ Rosen has early roots at Keats Camp and the “Camp in the City” program called Rise Up, out of which came his classics like Got a Song in My HeartWind of the Spirit and Dancing in a Field. Russ is a well-traveled singer-songwriter with many Canadian and international tours to his credit.   

IMPORTANT!! NEW 2020 Conference Registration Codes

The conference registration site shows all fees, for each registration category, with non-member pricing. During registration BCCA or FCC Members will be asked to enter a discount code to have your member discounts applied to your registration:

  • Full Conference (registration on or before Dec 01 for additional savings of $20): enter code "EARLY BIRD"
  • Full Conference (registration Dec 02 onward): enter code "MEMBER"
  • Full Conference (seasonal or full-time staff who are students): enter code "STUDENT"
  • Partial Conference (BCCA or FCC Members): enter code "PARTIAL"

**These discounts will be verified and you will be contacted if there is a discrepancy.** 

Thank you to CampBrain for generously donating their registration software to the BC Camping Conference.

**NEW** 2020 Conference T-Shirts

This year when you register for the conference, you will have the option to order a conference T-shirt. These T-shirts cost $19.99 each and are available to order until January 06, 2020. To ensure you order your correct size, please refer to the sizing chart on the registration page. T-shirts will be ordered per person and will not be refundable or exchangeable. Don't miss out - order yours today!

**NEW** BC Camping Conference Website

This year the conference team spent considerable time revamping the conference website to further improve the overall user experience of BCCA and FCC members. This extensive project was a labour of love and a significant improvement to our past website. We hope you will appreciate this site and find significant information that is useful and easily available. If there is something you wish was noted, please email us and let us know!