SAVE THE DATES!
GREAT SUMMERS START WITH GREAT STAFF!
As Ys prepare for what will be a very busy day camp season, we invite you to save the dates for the first ever statewide virtual staff training! Wisconsin and U.P. Michigan staffers have so much to learn and share from each other! Check out our schedule and keynote speakers below. REGISTRATION WILL BE FREE!
MON, MAY 24
TUE, MAY 25
WED, MAY 26
THU, MAY 27
|12:00-1:30 p.m.||12:00-3:00 p.m.||12:00-3:00 p.m.||12:00-3:00 p.m.|
|6:30-8:00 p.m.||6:30-8:00 p.m.|
ZOOM LINKS | CALL RECORDINGS | SHARED RESOURCES (password protected, email Julia or check your registration/save the date email)
MONDAY, MAY 24
Meredith Scott Lynn
TUESDAY, MAY 25
Male Counselor Impacts at Camp | 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Trauma Informed Care in Child Care | 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Storytelling | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26
Camp Program Schedules & Effective Camp Meetings | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Fun in Leadership | 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Creative Writing | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Social-Emotional & Mental Health
THURSDAY, MAY 27
Exploring Gender Equity & Interrupting Gender Bias at Camp | 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Leave No Trace & Youth - Nature | 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Social Emotional Learning Components through Literacy | 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Summer Learning Loss & Equity at Camp
MEREDITH SCOTT LYNN
Meredith Scott Lynn, film and television actress turned youth advocate, understands the value of stories and self-expression. As founder of WRiTE BRAiN WORLD, her mission is to foster self-esteem in young people and offer inspired camp programs that help kids of all ages discover and develop their original ideas. It is Meredith's goal to shift the conversation around student assessment from standardized testing to one grounded in an appreciation for "the whole student.”Write Brain World Website
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH
Sarah Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has been working with humans for thirty years and has experience in prevention, youth development, health promotion as well as her clinical work. Sarah is currently the Mental Health Director for the La Crosse Area Family YMCA in La Crosse WI, developing and piloting training materials to increase mental health literacy across the Y movement and globe. Sarah is also an adjunct professor at Winona State University in the Counselor Education Program in Winona, MN, and Winona's first ever Creative Laureate. Sarah has a name tag that identifies her as the Happiness Fairy.EMAIL SARAH
SUMMER LEARNING LOSS & EQUITY AT CAMP
Join us for a robust discussion about the key areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion as we explore how to further this work in our own lives and in the work we do at the Y. Special attention will be paid to the prevention of summer learning loss and to exploring innovative opportunities to ensure that ALL youth have the opportunity to learn, to grow, and to thrive all summer long.Email Sara
We hope you take advantage of all the Day Camp Peer Community has to offer you! If you have any questions regarding this event please contact any of these planning committee members:
Keri Rush | Glacial Community YMCA
Meghan Jansen-McKeithan | YMCA of the Fox Cities
Jenny Fremgen | Greater Waukesha County YMCA
Blake Compton | YMCA of Metro Milwaukee
Aaron Hack | Glacial Community YMCA
Chris Przedpelski | YMCA of Metro Milwaukee
Lynde Peters | Greater Waukesha County YMCA
Julia Wohlt | YMCA State Alliance
Katie Nash | YMCA of Dane County