DUE TO COVID-19 WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL OUR CONFERENCE. 

Everyday Mental Health Initiatives

MARCH 23-25, 2020
DALLAS VALLEY RANCH CAMP, LUMSDEN, SK

We are excited to announce the launch of a co-organized camp conference for camp professionals in Saskatchewan. This is a partnership event of the Saskatchewan Camps Association and Christian Camping International – SK. We encourage our member camps, as members of one or both organizations, to attend this event for networking, education, and a collaboration of the camping industry in our province. Please receive our invitation to attend the full conference and partake in both organization’s plenary sessions, workshops, and round table discussions.

Our upcoming conference will focus on Everyday Mental Health Initiatives as we discover the importance of understanding the mental health of our campers, our staff and ourselves. With the knowledge of workshop presenters from the Canadian Mental Health Association and keynote Dr. Timothy Quek, we are pleased to bring you experienced teaching that will invest into you and into the quality of your camp.

A COLLABORATION OF

Monday

6:30 PM – Arrival & Check-In

7:30 PM – Pre-Conference Workshops

WATERFRONT/SWIMMING POOL POLICY WRITING AND SAFETY INFORMATION

Presented by the Lifesaving Society

Many camps are asking the same questions when it comes to their swimming pools and waterfronts. We also know it has been getting more and more difficult to find qualified staff to supervise this part of our camp programming. This special evening event and workshop will help answer questions about legislation (updated 2012) and best practice when it comes to our pools and waterfronts. We will also hear about policy elements and items determined at the discretion of each camp, what is determined by the SCA as best practice, and where does the government determine mandatory regulations.

“HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM” – A CONVERSATION ON CAMP CULTURE FROM A 10,000-FOOT VIEW

Presented by Bradon Pihowich, Cypress Hills Camp

Camp culture is pertinent to the overall experience of camp. Culture impacts how we communicate, work together and cultivate first time experiences. Breaking down and understanding the impact all individuals and positions have within your camp can unify a team, build confidence and promote organizational health.

Tuesday

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:45 AM – Workshop 1

MENTAL HEALTH 101

Presented by Donna Bowyer, Canadian Mental Health Association

11:00 AM – Workshop 2

WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH – CARING FOR YOUR STAFF

Presented by John O’Connor, Canadian Mental Health Association

12:00 PM – Networking Lunch, Trade Show, Camp Tour

2:00 PM – Workshop 3

CHILD & YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH – CARING FOR YOUR CAMPERS

Presented by Donna Bowyer, Canadian Mental Health Association

4:00 PM – Breakout/Round Table Sessions A

5:30 PM – Supper

7:00 PM – Session

LIVING BEYOND THE POLLUTION

Presented by Dr. Timothy Quek

Wednesday

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 – Main Session & Keynote 1

HOW TO STOP PULLING YOUR HAIR OUT: A QUIET TALK ON STRESS IN MINISTRY

Presented by Dr. Timothy Quek

10:45 AM – Breakout/Round Table Sessions B

12:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – Main Session & Keynote 2

A HILL TO DIE ON? SORRY, THAT PLACE IS TAKEN: DEALING WITH CONFLICT IN MINISTRY

Presented by Dr. Timothy Quek

2:45 PM – Breakout/Round Table Sessions C

4:00 PM – Closing Remarks

Conference fees can be paid by credit card through the registration form (buttons below) or by cheque made out to the Saskatchewan Camps Association and mailed to:
Saskatchewan Camps Association, Box 8862, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 6S6

NOTE: One-way mileage will be reimbursed for SCA members for one vehicle per member camp at .30/km. Applicable for full conference or Tuesday only options.

Bring your own bedding and a snack for sharing on Monday evening.

Monday Evening Only

$15*

Includes SCA hosted workshop: Lifesaving Society Waterfront/Swimming Pool Policy Writing and Information.

$15 for Non-Members

*Free for SCA Members
*INCLUDED IN FULL CONFERENCE COST

Tuesday Only

$90

Includes breakfast, lunch and supper. No accommodations.

Wednesday Only

$75

Includes breakfast, lunch. No accommodations.