Camping Professionals 

The work of Overnight Camps presents unique opportunities and challenges in financial development. Specific workshops, events and forums are included in our conference, geared specifically to the needs of Y Camping Professionals. Be sure to join us at the following:

Special Session: It's About You - The Alchemy of Camp Fundraising!

Tuesday, April 24   
12:45 – 2:00 pm

Sponsor:  CampMinder

David M. Phillips, Immersive 1st Consulting

Kick-off your NAYDO Conference experience by connecting with fellow camp professionals from the very start. Camps are immersive venues employing professionals who are typically effervescent, smart, engaging and dynamic. This combination is the alchemist's dream and should result in plenty of precious metal coming your way! So why do some camps struggle to raise money and retain donors? The answer lies in understanding the interplay of art & science and exploring how an authentic approach can engage philanthropists and colleagues. Come prepared to interact, consider your own approach and have fun! Everyone is welcome from experienced practitioners to those discovering the alchemy of fundraising for the first time!

Camping Professionals Meet and Greet

Tuesday, April 24   
4:30 - 5:15 pm

Sponsor: CampDoc.com

Meet at the CampDoc.com booth in the exhibit hall to connect with the other camping professionals attending the conference.


Camping Professionals Connections

Tuesday, April 24
5:15 - 6:15 pm

Sponsor: CampDoc.com

After meeting informally in the exhibit hall, this event provides camp professionals an opportunity to sit down together, hear from the sponsor, national camping leaders, and get better acquainted with each other.  Following the meeting, participants will have the option to go out to dinner together.

Hot Topics for Camp

Wednesday, April 25  
8:15 - 10:00 am

Look for camp specific Hot Topics during this table group discussion experience. Submit ideas for topics to both:  
Tom Madeyski, NAYDO Camping Liaison, tmadeyski@ymca.org AND Ken O'Kelley at keno@ymcaatlanta.org.

Philanthropy Forum: Camping Professionals

Thursday, April 26    
3:45 - 5:00 pm (during Round 7 of Educational Track Workshops)

John Duntley, Y-USA Camping Specialist
Tom Madeyski, Regional VP Camping, YMCA of San Diego County

This session brings excellent and relevant examples of effective camp fundraising to the forefront. Participants will hear from camping professionals on their particular successes around capital, annual or endowment development and pertinent impact storytelling and communications. This session is an opportunity for camping professionals and Y staff with camps in their associations to discuss what they have learned, how they plan to implement it back home and what additional support they would like to see from NAYDO.