Upcoming Events

Check out what we have coming up!

Fall Retreat

Oct. 31-Nov.3
Camp Reimagined
Huguenot, NY

Deep dive into conversations and community. Join 60ish other progressive camp pros as we reflect on Summer 2023 and think bigger moving forward.

Summer Debrief Series

Sept. 6, 13, 20, & 27

Let's talk about the summer! What wins and challenges did you see? Are they specific to your camp, or did others have the same issues? What might we do moving forward?

Restorative Justice Conference

Sept. 22-24
Stomping Ground
Middle Grove, NY

Hear from leading restorative justice experts about how restorative justice can have the biggest impact at your camp, and network with other camp professionals trying similar things.

September Seminar: So You Want To Be A Camp Director?

Sept. 28

If you're a new or aspiring camp director, this is the one for you! We'll talk skills you need (and where you can develop them), tips, community, and more. This is great to gift to seasonal leaders.

FREE October Webinar: Just Keep Growing: Where to Find Professional Development for Camp Pros

Oct. 12

Hear about conferences, blogs, resources, and more that can help you and your camp grow. 

October Seminar: Applications & Interviews That don't Suck

Oct. 19

Putting together a solid summer team starts long before the summer actually begins — it starts before people even apply to work with you. 

Looking for our post-conference page with presentations, resources and more info? Find it here.

Fall Cohorts

Created specifically for individuals who are in the early stages of their careers or seeking to advance to the next level, cohorts provide a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals who will assist you in developing the mindset and decision-making skills of a seasoned professional. Groups will meet once a week for six weeks. Cohorts are included in membership.

Have Us at Your Camp

Want to bring your staff and staff training to the next level this summer? We have a diverse team of the best trainers out there ready to bring your camp interactive trainings based on the most up-to-date best practices. We want your staff moving. We want them thinking. We want them talking. And we want to make sure what we say sticks long after our speakers go home.

Jack Schott Staff Training

Virtual & In-Person Options Built Around You

We offer in-person and virtual trainings customizable to your camp’s needs. Our trainers can train for an hour, a day, or whatever time block you need. We schedule our dates around you (and our availability) and work with you.

General Training Topics

  • Basic Counselor Skills: Making Camp Fun & Building Relationships
  • Restorative Justice
  • Helping Outsiders Become Insiders (aka The Hidden Curriculum)
  • Adaptability: Working with Campers & Staff with Neurodivergent, ADHD, ADD, and more
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Camper Choice & Kid-Driven Play
  • Communication
Allison Training

Virtual Trainings?

Experience virtual trainings like never before. Whether we connect with your staff through Zoom before they arrive at camp or facilitate trainings while they're all together, our virtual sessions are guaranteed to be interactive, engaging, and impactful.

Want to do your own training?

Check out our free DIY training resources.

Our Trainings & Events

Our trainings and events are professional development done on our terms, and next to membership, we think they're some of the best options out there. We're always coming up with new offerings based on the needs we see, but mainly, we do three main types of our own trainings and events.

Free Seminars-1

Seminars are power-packed 90-minute sessions with one of our extraordinary team members. You'll dive into an interactive experience that pushes you to think bigger and build community.


Webinars (and their recordings) won't cost you a dime. They're a more sit-and-get style of learning, but they're packed with valuable insights and actionable steps.


Our retreats offer a unique blend of community-based learning, thought-provoking discussions, exciting new activities, and meaningful connections.

Have Us at Your Conference

Here's what makes us stand out from other conference speakers:

  • We pride ourselves on our flexibility, adapting our content to perfectly suit you, your camps, and your specific needs.
  • We bring a wealth of information from a diverse range of camps, offering a fresh perspective and unique insights.
  • We're (usually) not just here for a quick appearance. We truly want to become a part of your community and make a lasting impact.
  • With our extensive network of talented individuals, we can handpick the perfect fit for your event, ensuring an exceptional experience for you and your audience.
Trainings & Events