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Brandwein Camp Leadership Team Seminar April 13-15, Augusta, Michigan

February 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · ACA, Director Development, Staff Training

It is no secret that I love the work of Michael Brandwein.  There are many great speakers on the camp circuit and they all have their loyal following. For me, Michael has always meshed with the way my brain thinks. He just told me about a leadership weekend coming up in April in Michigan where you can experience 22 hours of Michael Brandwein in a camp setting. What I love about this is the learning community what will created when like minds come together.

Who is Michael Brandwein?

Michael Brandwein is one of the top experts in camps, recreation, and education. Many people in the camp community don’t realize he is well sought after in the field of education and business. I know we camp professionals thought we had him to ourselves. Michael has presented in all 50 states, on 6 continents, is the number one best-selling author in the camp field, and served on the national board of the American Camp Association. His heart and passion is for camp and it shows it all they he does. Those who have attended his sessions know he is famous for providing handouts that are ready to be used with your camp staff. Sometimes I use the handouts, sometimes I make my own from what ideas I have gotten in his session. Regardless, I always come out of his sessions with my summer camp staff training planned. My brain gets in a groove when I listen to him. Here is a video clip of Michael Brandwein on WGN giving parenting tips – I have to admit this is what I now cover at camp training. Parenting tips and staff training have so many similarities.
That is why I am excited to tell you about his upcoming leadership weekend. And to fully disclose my relationship, I get no financial reward for promoting this. I am seriously looking at my schedule to see if I can swing a trip east to go myself. This is only a 3 hour drive from my hometown outside Chicago. I used to stalk Michael at all the camp conferences like ACA National and Tri-State Camp Conference.  My speaking obligations at SXSWi has conflicted with Tristate the past 4 years and I am limited to seeing him at ACA National. Fortunately I have made it up to the role of  “Handout Passer” during his sessions, a truly coveted position <smile>. I talked to Michael and got some details about the conference for my readers.

Brandwein Camp Leadership Team Seminar: Super Skills for Supervision, Training, & Program

April 13, 14, & 15, 2012 (Friday 5:30 p.m.—Sunday noon)
Sherman Lake YMCA Camp / Augusta, Michigan
Registration PDF link

For Resident & Day Camp (Nonprofit or Private) Supervisors, Area Directors, Camp Directors, Assistant Directors, & all other Administrator members of the Leadership Team

An in-depth, skill-packed, hands-on training of immediately useable skills for:

  • Superb Supervision, coaching, motivation, team-building, and handling behavior of staff to bring their performance to the highest professional levels
  • Mission-Driven Programming: Creating the “Intentional Camp” that goes beyond just fun and friendship and makes every minute build real youth development and essential life skills. Make your programs fresh and magnetic to campers
  • Top Terrific Training Techniques: Make this year’s orientation and ongoing training the best ever with unique, outstanding tools and materials to plug in right away so that staff are excited and really learn and practice skills for leadership success
  • Large Group Leadership & Communication: Creating respectful culture and seizing and keeping attention with confidence

Cost: $485 for one person / Only $385 for each additional person from your camp/org
Registration PDF link

Free $210 Gift for each camp/organization that registers before March 19th, 2012 Extended to April 3rd
Registration is limited. Register before April 3 and get, for free, five Brandwein best-selling books, a $210 value! (One set per camp/organization.)

Questions? Please contact: / Phone: 847-940-9820

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  • Maguirepresentations

    Love the idea… Scott Arizala, Chris Thurber and I have really enjoyed facilitating Directors’ camp the last 2 years and are looking forward to our 3rd year this September.  It’s so much fun having directors in a camp setting!


    Steve Maguire