Camp Fire’s annual Promise to Practice (P2P) Workshop is where council program professionals and leaders gather to get inspired, connect, learn, and share! While in the past we have always gathered in person, due to the circumstances of COVID-19 we have developed a Virtual Edition for 2020 and are excited to invite the entire network!   

The conference will run from November 9-20, 2020, in a special format designed to allow the most accessibility for the most staff in the network and will include guest speakers, presentations from your colleagues, training workshops, and more.  

EVERYONE in the Camp Fire network is invited to this conference, which is completely free.

 

We want to make sure you have the best conference experience possible! Please fill out this first step of registration to let us know your intent to join the conference so we can make sure we are ready for you!

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Equity, Empathy & Intercultural Expansion: Healing Our Disconnections 

Niambi Jaha-Echols 

This unprecedented time of global uprising for racial justice in the midst of a pandemic has further exposed the deeply inequitable structures and systems in the United States and around the world. We continue to see that tremendous change is needed to address the systemic racism in our country and ourselves.  This communal crisis is driving change.  Join Niambi for this inspiring presentation as she leads us deeper (beyond our collective fears) into a space where our differences are no longer our main focus but rather, our collective potential for healing, equity, and restoration.   

 

Schedule of Events (all times are in Central Time Zone)

 

WEEK ONE

MONDAY 11/9

11:00 AM – 12:00 AM: P2P Kick-Off – Jason Peerce (NHQ) , Greg Zweber (NHQ)

Promise to Practice kicks off on November 9! Join us for an overview of the conference, followed immediately by the keynote speaker, Niambi Jaha-Echols.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Keynote Address – Equity, Empathy & Intercultural Expansion: Healing Our Disconnections, Niambi Jaha-Echols

This unprecedented time of global uprising for racial justice in the midst of a pandemic has further exposed the deeply inequitable structures and systems in the United States and around the world. We continue to see that tremendous change is needed to address the systemic racism in our country and ourselves. This communal crisis is driving change. Join Niambi for this inspiring presentation as she leads us deeper (beyond our collective fears) into a space where our differences are no longer our main focus but rather, our collective potential for healing, equity, and restoration.

Register for the P2P Kick-off & Keynote Address

TUESDAY, 11/10

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Developing New Partnerships – Ali Fuller (Camp Fire Central Puget Sound), Amber Grundy (Camp Fire River Bend), Bobbie Henderson (NHQ), Kena Masonholder (Camp Fire Snohomish County), Ben Matthews (NHQ)

Get partnership ideas and why or how to use them. Hear from a few Councils about their partnerships and learn from a long time partnership pro about some best practices around building great partnerships.

Register for Developing New Partnerships

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Tea Time Networking Event – Hosted by the P2P Committee

Join us for an informal networking event!

Register for Tea Time Networking Event

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Professional Development: The Good, Bad, and Ugly – Eric Imhof (Camp Fire Central Texas), Angela Tabb (Camp Fire Southeast Michigan), Evan Taylor (Camp Fire Alaska)

This session will connect councils in healthy open forum discussions about the resources, experiences and challenges of programming. Attendees will address virtual platforms, program evaluation, and self care topics in a small and comfortable setting.

Register for Professional Development: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

WEDNESDAY 11/11

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Exploring Structural Racism – School’s Out Washington

In this foundational workshop, we explain structural racism, provide examples of and data on structural racism, and discuss implications for youth. The material can be emotionally challenging and we will provide what we hope will be a helpful structure for understanding and a learning environment for every participant to grow.

(Limit 40)

Register for Exploring Structural Racism

THURSDAY, 11/12

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Fulfilling Our Promise – Hannah Patterson (NHQ)

Come learn about all the ways Camp Fire works to fulfill its “Promise” to young people in an engaging and interactive session.

In this session, participants will work together to explore Camp Fire’s concept of thriving, our commitment to creating safe and inclusive programs, and the core youth experiences and learning outcomes of all Camp Fire programs. Materials that will be covered in this session include: Camp Fire’s Theory of Change, Camp Fire’s Program Framework, and Thrive{ology} & Camp Fire’s SEL Framework for youth development. Also included in this session is an overview of how Camp Fire monitors and evaluates our impact using Program Quality Assessments, Youth Outcome Surveys and the Trend & Impact Council Survey. Come and share your own insights and experiences from your council,  so we can achieve our shared vision and fulfill our Promise to help all youth thrive!

Register for Fulfilling Our Promise

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: The Pandemic Isn’t Over: Navigating Leadership & Decision-Making During a Global Crisis – Carrie Lawson (Camp Fire Central Puget Sound)

So no one told you how to run a youth program in the midst of a global pandemic, political turmoil, racial tensions, and climate change? In this session, we’ll explore strategies for providing clear and intentional leadership during a crisis and thoughtful decision-making amidst chaos and uncertainty. We will also delve into how to turn a crisis into a moment of connection and collaboration by building partnerships to meet the needs of local communities.

Register for The Pandemic Isn’t Over

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Tea Time Networking Event – Hosted by the P2P Committee

Join us for an informal networking event! 

Register for Tea Time Networking Event

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Having Hard Conversations – How to Handle Issues of Social Justice & Current Events with your Program Youth – Aleena Yunuba Hammack (NHQ) & Logan Hutson (Camp Fire Green Country)

Ready or not, here it comes – youth are dealing with difficult issues and will want to discuss these things in your programs regardless of whether you’ve prepared for them. This session will tackle how to address these topics in an age-appropriate way and deal with potential community criticism.

Register for Having Hard Conversations

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: P2P Trivia Night – Hosted by: Alex Kirshner/Carrie Lawson

Grab a favorite beverage, bring the laptop to the couch, and get ready for some trivia!

Register for Trivia Night

FRIDAY 11/13

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Foundations & Self-Awareness of Cognitive Development – Leah Wallace (Weikhart Center for Youth Program Quality)

As youth development programs work to facilitate skill building for youth, youth workers must think about their readiness to facilitate cognitive skill building with young people. In this workshop, youth workers will take time to identify their own strengths, needs, interests, and constraints related to learning and cognitive development. Additionally, participants will strengthen their understanding of how their background, experiences, privilege, bias, and/or discrimination have affected their attitudes toward learning and their expectations about other’s learning.

(Limit 30)

Register for Foundations & Self-Awareness of Cognitive Development

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Sunshine Squads & Social ButterfliesMeaghan Baumgartner (Camp Fire Central Puget Sound)

Looking for more intentional connections in your workplace? Let’s talk about the different strategies we can use the sunshiney people and social butterflies of your organization to foster kindness and community. Walk away with ideas on how to start your own co-worker driven committees and build stronger relationships between staff either in person or virtually!

Register for Sunshine Squads & Social Butterflies

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Mission Possible: Outside-the-Box Teen Program Delivery – Alex Kirshner (Camp Fire Central Puget Sound), Tammy Byrer (Camp Fire Gulf Wind), Sasha Powers (Camp Fire Samish)

Connecting with teens just isn’t the same anymore. Technology, extra curriculars, jobs, how do they find the time to join us at Camp Fire? How do we stick out as a program that is a must attend? Like you, we don’t have all the answers but we want to find out. Join us for a discussion about our councils’ programs and strategies and prepare to share yours. As teens are always evolving, so must we. After the conference, join us on National’s Workplace where we will continue the conversation and collaboration to help boost teen programs.

Register for Mission Possible

WEEK TWO

MONDAY 11/16

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Building Stronger Community Skills Using a Four Square Model – Christine Moloney, M.A., Ed.M.

In this session, we will discuss best practices for building strong communities for people of all identities within your program. Using a four-square pedagogy of social justice, participants will develop language norms for their community so they can speak equitably about members of all identities. In this session, we will also demonstrate activities to build self awareness, awareness of other identity experiences, and active listening skills that can be used in each quadrant of the four square model. Participants will walk away with fundamental tools to build competency around diversity, equity, and inclusion in their communities.

  • Participants will learn a pedagogical strategy for building stronger communities.
  • Participants will learn how to refine language norms for strengthening relationships.
  • Participants will learn how to use a variety of activities to support the use of the four square model.  
Register for Building Stronger Community Skills Using a Four Square Model

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Youth & Community Programming in Rural Alaska – Stacie Baker (Camp Fire Alaska)

Camp Fire Alaska has partnered with rural communities throughout the state for the last 56 years to provide youth and community summer activities, meals and more. Learn about how the program has evolved over the years and how we adapted during COVID-19.

Register for Youth & Community Programming in Rural Alaska

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Food Insecurity & Sensitivity – Logan Huston (Camp Fire Green Country)

In the time of COVID, youth are facing higher rates of food insecurity as access to school-based meal programs are becoming less accessible. In this session, learn about the effects of hunger on learning and how to be inclusive in your language around food.

Register for Food Insecurity & Sensitivity

TUESDAY, 11/17

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Teach Someone, Not Anyone: Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Camp Fire Network – Aleena Hammack (NHQ)

All youth are different, and all youth learn differently. This session provides an overview of culturally responsive teaching that will empower councils to adapt their teaching styles and curricula to better meet the needs of their program youth and address potential cultural conflicts in their programs.

Register for Teach Someone, Not Anyone

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Tea Time Networking Event – Hosted by the P2P Committee

Join us for an informal networking event!

Register for Tea Time Networking Event

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Thrive it Up! Using Activity Templates – Hannah Patterson (NHQ)

In this session, participants will learn how to use the Adventure Activity Template to Thrive UP any curricula or activity. This session will focus specifically on how to align any curricula or activity with Thrive{ology}, allowing endless possibilities of engaging and quality content you can offer in your programs. We’ll introduce the Adventure Activity Template and walk you through each of the steps to creating a high-quality SEL activity. We’ll start with instructions for how to set up your activity with a youth-friend purpose, design step-by-step instructions that incorporate Thrive{ology} concepts, and use the “What? So what?” “Now what?” reflection prompts at the end of each activity. There has never been a better time to take to piece together different curricula and activities and align them to Camp Fire’s Thrive{ology} framework!

Register for Thrive it Up! Using Activity Templates

WEDNESDAY 11/18

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Tea Time Networking Event – Hosted by the P2P Committee

Join us for an informal networking event! 

Register for Tea Time Networking Event

THURSDAY, 11/19

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Exploring Structural Racism – School’s Out Washington

In this foundational workshop, we explain structural racism, provide examples of and data on structural racism, and discuss implications for youth. The material can be emotionally challenging and we will provide what we hope will be a helpful structure for understanding and a learning environment for every participant to grow. 

(Limit 40)

Register for Exploring Structural Racism

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: P2P Bingo Night – Hosted by: Alex Kirshner/Carrie Lawson

It’s Zoom Bingo! Bring your favorite beverage and kick back with friends and colleagues for some virtual bingo.

Register for P2P Bingo Night

FRIDAY 11/20

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Closing Session & Programming Update – Nikki Roe Cropp (NHQ)

Join us as we close out P2P by reflecting on our journey so far and get a look at the future of programming at Camp Fire.

Register for Closing Session

 

 

 

 

Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within