Camp staff members Joe Elliott, Nick Homa, Ruben Castro, Dave Kaubin, and Brent Birchler attended the NE Y Camp Conference at the NYC Y Camps in Huguenot, NY last week. We look forward to this conference every January because it is a great chance to spend time with our colleagues from other Y Camps, attend cutting-edge workshops covering every topic you could imagine in the camping industry, and gain pearls of wisdom from some of the most respected leaders in the Y. We attended sessions focused on marketing, programming, staff supervision, facility improvements, inclusion, and creating mission-driven culture at camp. Joe, Dave, and Brent even facilitated 3 sessions based on building a committed staff team, building a community one program at a time, and creating an inclusive enviroment for campers of all abilities. We learned a lot, made a lot of new friends, and came home with some great ideas. One of those great ideas is the game, carpetball. Don’t know what that is? Come to Camp this summer and you’ll find out!