80% Connection, 20% Content
Season 1, Episode 16
Imagine going down a waterslide where you can’t see where it’s going… that is this episode. EmJ Juszczyk takes the reins here and welcomes Allison Krabill and Jack Schott back from the ACA National Conference!
They recap the conference with major takeaways, social outings and sessions. Including who you should put on your radar as camp profession resources! Then the group jumps into several discussions regarding conference planning, problem solving, and even working with different generations of camp professionals.
If you’re looking for conference tips and questioning the status quo while maintaining it, this is the pod for you.
Producer EmJ’s takeaways:
Find your social safety net for conferences!
The camp community is filled with SO many people from so many demographics. We each know a lot about something and have cool ideas. (Now, how do we collaborate and learn from each other through different experiences we may have had?)
We’re always looking for podcast ideas— let us know yours.
Jack Schott struggles with bureaucracy, loves fun, and secretly stays up late obsessing over businessy stuff. His unique perspectives come from his varied background. An engineer, Jack took the first few years post-college to travel the country visiting over 200 camps in 47 states. Building on what he saw, he co-founded Stomping Ground, a non-profit sleepaway camp inspiring radical empathy and co-founded The Summer Camp Society. In 2022, Jack trained more than 2000 camp staff at 20+ camps.
Allison Krabill first chanted the camp name to light the magic campfire at age 6 and quickly became that one kid that never stops talking about camp. At 28, she became one of the youngest YMCA executive directors in the country as she led YMCA Camp Immokalee through doubling the budget, master planning, board restructuring, capital improvements, and more. She loves being a camp director to camp directors through TSCS and will never turn down a game of a Gaga.