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COCAcon 2018 November 8th - 11th

A Warm Welcome from KAMP K.A.C.E

COCAcademy


Friday November 9th- Saturday November 10th

(Join in for one or more sessions, or the entire 2 days.)

Spend two days with three of the best, brightest and most innovative professionals in the camp industry!

Jack Schott, Steve Maguire, and Dr. Chris Thurber will host COCAcademy, an immersive series of four double-length workshops:

Friday’s COCAcademy

      • Simulation Drills: Volunteer Leadership for the New Millennium
      • Elevate Programming from Excellent to Unforgettable

Saturday’s COCAcademy

      • Look Before You Leap: Risk Management and Intelligent Failure
      • Core Stories: Uncovering the Value of Values Across the Lifespan

What is the COCAcademy?

Something New! Something Just for You!

COCAcademy is an invigorating departure from traditional conference tracks. Each workshop will turbocharge your inner expert by immersing you in challenging scenarios, simultaneously led by three camp trailblazers: Jack Schott, Steve Maguire, and Dr. Chris Thurber.

Who Should Attend?

Directors, Staff, Volunteers, Counselors...  Everyone!
Any and all participants of COCA-I! It is designed to meet the learning needs of both beginners and more experienced camping professionals.
It’s for anyone interested in training and leading staff who will help transform the lives of children with cancer.

What Can I Expect?

Content Designed Just for Oncology Camps!

COCAcademy  workshops were designed after consulting with COCA-I members and the COCA-I directors. They offer cutting-edge content in leadership, emotional intelligence, social skills, communication, and programming. COCAcademy facilitators also make spontaneous decisions to cover novel topics based on a group’s unique dynamics. Interested? Click Here for more detailed information.

 

Brought to You by KOA Care Camps

Keynote Speaker & Entertainment

Dr. Nathan Kobrinksy
Dr. Nathan Kobrinksy
Dr. Nathan Kobrinsky is well known in the Fargo area and on the grounds of Kamp KACE as Dr. K. As a pediatric hematology/oncology physician at Sanford Children’s Hospital and the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo, he has treated hundreds of area children over the last 25 years, and gained national recognition in 2015 when he was presented the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Achievement Award for his commitment to children. Dr. Kobrinsky is passionate like others in this challenging profession, but stands out in the way he communicates directly with children. He speaks to the parents through the child. He wants his patients to know he is personally speaking to them, not behind their backs, not around them. Honesty and talking personally are the most important things. “The human spirit, the spirit of these children is a miracle. They look ahead with very, very open and hopeful eyes to a future that will bring them back to their loved ones, their family and to life.”
Blind Joe
Blind Joe
Blind Joe is a quick-witted, original country artist with an incredible and story of perseverance. He shares his soul that is as infectious as a night of Jack Daniels and a few Hank Williams songs on the jukebox. No one, especially Joe, expected a blind, country musician from North Dakota/Minnesota area to rise to stardom. After multiple cross country tours, playing to thousands of fans and a top 32 run on NBC’s The Voice on team Blake, Blind Joe is fast becoming a household name. Although if you asked him, he would humbly tell you, “I’m just bringin’ that good stuff back.” Blind Joe combines his artistry, stage-presence, and journey into an incredible presentation.
11 Medical/CEU Eligible
Sessions
12 Operations
8 Programming
Sessions
6 Child Development
5 Fundraising
Sessions
6 Staff Development
Sessions

Programming

Topics: Activities, camp, siblings, young adults, family camp, etc.  Share your experience and present your unique and successful camp activities, themes, arts & crafts, outdoor programs. Sports, games, performing arts, animals, nature, cooking, the list is endless. What worked, what didn’t. Which activities are best for specific age ranges, camper capabilities.

Staff Development

Topics: Activities, camp, siblings, young adults, family camp, etc.  Share your experience and present your unique and successful camp activities, themes, arts & crafts, outdoor programs. Sports, games, performing arts, animals, nature, cooking, the list is endless. What worked, what didn’t. Which activities are best for specific age ranges, camper capabilities.

Fundraising

Have you had a great fundraiser lately? Silent auctions, fun runs. Present your fundraising event ideas to create an entertaining and engaging experience for donors. How to put on a successful fundraising event. Whether you’re a small or large camp, share your experience!

Child Development

Child development entails the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the end of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy. Do you have intentional programs at camp that help specifically with your campers developing as a person? If you do, please share them!

Medical/CEU Eligible

Camp health care providers can expect to care for campers with any of the medical and psychological issues seen daily by primary pediatric providers. What procedures/protocols/ training do you use to ensure the safety and well-being of your campers.

Operations

Every camp faces many of these same operational issues. Insurance, Board development and management, succession planning, marketing and branding, hospital/clinic relations. Share your experience with your peers.
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Platinum Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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2018 Exhibitors

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