Workshop sessions are 75 minutes long. When planning a workshop, we ask that you select a focus area that best fits your session proposal. Thank you for help us ensure that a variety of offerings are provided that will meet the needs of different staff roles, site operation modes, site sizes, and learning interests of conference attendees.
- Professional Development: Sessions in this area address the logistics of operating a camp and retreat ministry site including: finance, facilities, human resources, office administration, technology, marketing, strategic planning, site development, fundraising, food service, board management, trends in camping and more.
- Personal Growth and Self-Care: Sessions in this area are designed to directly benefit the individual with education and best practices for personal care in the workplace and daily life. Some sessions in this area may include practicing self-care during your time away.
- Faith Formation: Sessions in this area are focused on the faith formation practices that are present in our on-site operations including programming, staff development, and all other aspects of operating a faith-based camp and retreat ministry.
- Retreat Ministry: Sessions in this area are intentionally geared towards the nuts and bolts of retreats, programmed events, and conferences. There are skills to be learned that are unique to sites where the majority of ministry is hosting multiple groups, planned programs, and events. This focus area can encompass all areas of site operations including program, staffing, food service, administration, hospitality, and maintenance.