Camping Professionals 

Network Sponsor: CampDoc.com

Coordinator: Don Sheppard, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, dsheppard@indymca.org
Advisor: Ken O'Kelley, YMCA of Metro Atlanta, keno@ymcaatlanta.org

The Camping Professionals Network is one of the most established NAYDO networks and this year is trying something beyond the standard events for all networks. During Thursday's Philanthropy School following the Keynote Luncheon, camp professionals can participate in Impact Tour C sponsored by CampMinder. Advance sign-up and additional fee is required; transportation is provided to the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Flat Rock River YMCA Camp/Ruth Lily YMCA Outdoor Center for the tour from 2:15 pm - 6:00 pm.

Meet & Greet Moment

Wednesday, April 3
4:30 - 4:45 pm

Gather by your network's flag to meet and greet others in your network. The first 50 people to arrive for the Meet and Greet Moment will received their network's ribbon.

Power Hour

Wednesday, April 3   
4:45 - 5:45 pm

Get acquainted with other Camp Professionals, hear recommendations on best workshops and Hot Topics to attend and learn more about this network. Group may choose to go out to dinner together afterwards.

Hot Topics for Camp

Thursday, April 4  
8:15 - 10:00 am

Look for camp specific Hot Topics during this table group discussion experience. Submit ideas for topics to both:  
Don Sheppard at dsheppard@indymca.org AND Ken O'Kelley at keno@ymcaatlanta.org.

Designated Seating at Thursday Keynote Lunch

Thursday, April 4
Noon - 1:45 pm

This Network will have at least 1 reserved table at the Thursday General Session Luncheon for network members. It is an option for those who would like to sit together but not required.

Philanthropy Forum: Camping Professionals

Friday, April 5    
3:45 - 4:45 pm (during Round 7 of Educational Track Workshops)

John Duntley, YMCA of the USA
Don Sheppard, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis/Flat Rock River YMCA Camp

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.