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2019 Business Networking Extravaganza January 29

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The networking event will officially start at 12:30. From noon to 1:00 a walking lunch will be available. During the next two hours staff from MSC camps will have the opportunity to meet with the representatives from various MSC businesses.  When possible, we encourage you to offer show specials. If you let us know what your show specials are ahead of time we will help market this information to our member camps.  Around 2:15 pm we will hold the MSC raffle. Any staff from camps are eligible to win BUT they must be at the drawing to win!  We will also have some raffle items for business members who are present.  If you would like to contribute something to the...

MSC Spring Workshop at Cross Insurance Arena on April 24, 2019

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This year the Education Committee will be offering a “Weather Workshop”. Ryan Jaret, director of the L.L. Bean Discovery School, and Moe Auger, a registered Maine Guide and director of the L.L. Bean Kids Camp, will be the presenters for this workshop. They will present an overview about best practices for making weather decisions and discuss the weather apps they use. The workshop will also have a breakout session for camps to share what works or doesn’t work for them.  Click here to register

Webinar – Setting up your Health Center in Maine – May 21 at 10 am

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Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2S0oM8q3QPWid1RI2D-r6g   Do you have new health center staff this summer? Do you oversee your camp’s health center? Then this is the webinar for you and your health center staff. The webinar will include a brief overview of DHHS regulations, ACA Standards, standing orders, health forms, managing medication, stocking first aid kits, managing visit call hours, scope of practice, Emergency Action Plans, and much more. The presenter is: VJ Gibbins will present this webinar. VJ is currently a professor in the nursing department at University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. He is also the Director of Health and Safety at Camp Cedar, a large, traditional sleep-away boys camp in Casco. Over the years VJ has...

Junior Maine Guides Rendezous Workshop July 6, 2019

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The Annual JMG Rendezvous Day Workshop will be held at Bryant Pond 4-H Camp on Saturday, July 6th from 9:00 to 3:30. There is no fee for the rendezvous and a cookout lunch is provided by Enterprise Leasing. Details for this event will be sent in late June to all the camps interested in the JMG program. This event is open to any camp that has Junior Maine Woodsman/Maine Woodsman programs or anyone who wants to learn more about the Junior Maine Guide program.

Chris Thurber Workshop for First and Second Year Counselors July 9, 2019

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July 9, 1:30 – 4:00 pm at Camp Wawenock Collaborative Problem Solving with Youth: Achieving Durable Change in High-Conflict Situations  In volatile situations, traditional problem solving can backfire and escalate conflict. In this engaging workshop, Chris will introduce powerful new tools to identify kids’ needs, empathize effectively, and resolve conflicts durably. Chris’s guidance will prove equally helpful for camper-camper conflicts, staff-staff conflicts and staff-parent conflicts. All participants will practice Collaborative Problem Solving and learn to apply it gracefully to the very next conflict that they encounter. Registration will open on May 6. Click here for more information.

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