Experience a camp conference about much more than camp. Over three days, more than 500 camp professionals will gather for conversation, connection, and inspiration. Join a cross-section of passionate camp owners, operators and administrators who are elevating the future of camp – and themselves.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
With sessions for beginners to seasoned pros, discover how to fully leverage the CampMinder Platform for your camp.
Get inspired by our roster of acclaimed speakers as they share stories on leadership, company culture, and defining success.
Work together with other camp pros to innovate new solutions – and watch as we all improve.
Network with a diverse group of summer camp operators whose paths don’t normally cross.
CampMinder Camp Sponsors
We’d like to give a huge shoutout to each of our CampMinder Camp 9 sponsors.
This event would not be possible without our amazing partners!
Meet The Speakers
Get ready to be inspired; we have an amazing lineup of speakers with more to come soon!
In The Art of Gathering, Parker combines fascinating case studies culled from an international cast of characters with practices to follow—and rules to break— to connect more meaningfully with friends, colleagues, and strangers. She includes examples from her attempts to create connections, illustrating which tactics worked and which ones failed. Included among her success stories are “#IamHere Days,” self-organized adventures in which a group of people unplugs and explores a neighborhood, and “15 Toasts,” dinner parties where each guest has to toast to a common theme (the twist: the last one has to sing their toast). Parker’s interactive talks are both a demonstration of the techniques described in her books and a guide on how to implement her strategies.
Parker has helped numerous clients develop better gatherings, including the Museum of Modern Art, LVMH, the World Economic Forum, meetup.com, and Civitas Public Affairs. Trained in conflict resolution, she has worked on peace processes in the Arab world, Southern Africa, and India, and is a founding member of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, where she worked on race relations on American college campuses. She has been appointed as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Values and the New Models of Leadership Council, and is also a senior expert at Mobius Executive Leadership. Her TEDx talk on purpose has been viewed over one million times. Parker studied organizational design at M.I.T., public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and political and social thought at the University of Virginia. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Anand Giridharadas, and their two children.
In 2007, Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson launched Scarpetta Wines to produce Friulano white wines and has since then expanded, now offering over eight varietals. In January 2011 Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson opened Pizzeria Locale Boulder, a contemporary pizzeria inspired by the traditional pizzerias of Naples, Italy located adjacent to sister restaurant Frasca with a similar attention to hospitality in a contemporary, laid back, interactive atmosphere.
In the fall of 2017, Stuckey and Mackinnon-Patterson, along with partners Peter Hoglund, and Continuum Partners’ Mark Falcone, opened Tavernetta in Denver’s Union Station neighborhood. Located directly off the Union Station train platform, Tavernetta is inspired by Italy’s vast culinary traditions, with a menu that celebrates authentic regional classics from across the entire country in an approachable and welcoming environment. Like Frasca Food and Wine and Pizzeria Locale Boulder, hospitality is at the forefront of the Tavernetta experience, which is strengthened by another French Laundry alum, General Manager Justin Williams, long-time Wine Director Carlin Karr and Executive Chef Ian Wortham.
Exciting advancements in marketing technology have allowed for accelerated creativity in the space of lead nurturing via email automation. Utilizing the right suite of tools, Kaitlyn continuously leverages engagement analytics to effectively measure campaign success for ongoing improvement and optimization. Her extensive marketing experience has positioned her to drive impactful results for clients across industries and be invited to share her strategic approach at various industry conferences.
Kaitlyn holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Connecticut as well as an M.B.A from the University of Texas.
Sue attended sleepaway camp in Maine every summer for two months from age 8 through 15. She has a reunion with her last bunkmates every year or two.
…Plus Many More To Come!
Three days of action-packed keynotes, intimate breakout sessions, and after-hours fun.
Boot Camp includes an all-day intensive dive into the CampMinder System. *Tickets for Bootcamp and one-on-one trainings are purchased separately; one-on-one trainings are scheduled on an individual basis.
CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP WITH SUE HEILBRONNER
Experience a rare opportunity to participate in an intimate interactive leadership workshop with Sue Heilbronner, acclaimed CEO, investor, mentor, professor of entrepreneurship, conscious leadership coach, and fearless catalyst for change. *Space is limited. Please email your Client Success Manager to express interest in attending.
Boulder Brewery Tours
Enjoy craft beer and good company? Spend the afternoon with your friends and CampMinder team members sampling the goods at some of Boulder’s best-known breweries.
WELCOME HAPPY HOUR
Gather with old friends and new over a bevy of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the charming St. Julien lobby.
MORTIFIED: SUMMER CAMP EDITION
Called a “cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek and hailed by This American Life, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Wired, The AV Club, The Today Show, and beyond, Mortified celebrates the stories behind the strange and extraordinary things we created as kids. CampMinder Camp is putting on a special ‘camp’ edition of Mortified that you won’t want to miss. Embarrassing stories from camp? CHECK! *Tickets are limited.
CampMinder Camp kicks off at the Boulder Theater with breakfast and double-header keynotes. Learn what the CampMinder team has been up to, and then stay tuned for a refreshing perspective on camp that will leave you moved, inspired, and ready to dive into CampMinder Camp.
LUNCH ON PEARL ST.
Step outside the Boulder Theater, and you’re in the heart of town. Pick from a wide range of great cuisines and eateries.
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1
Immerse yourself in a series of 45-minute breakout sessions, covering a range of topics such as Alumni Management, Constructing an Effective Camper Lead Journey, Day Camp Travel, and Living in Your Zone of Genius.
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2
Join a series of 45-minute breakout sessions, covering a range of topics such as Learning from Failure, Resident Transportation, Referral-Based Marketing, and Conference & Retreat Management.
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3
Take part in conversations around the topics of Candid Conversations, Fundraising, Email Marketing, and Values-Based Hiring.
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 4
Our last breakout of the day will focus on Tips and Tricks in CampMinder, Online Staff Training, Healthcare at Camp, and a very special (and hopefully, funny) presentation on The Science Behind Humor in the Workplace.
NIGHT OUT @ BOULDER THEATER
CampMinder Camp is well-known for its parties. Continue the tradition at the Boulder Theater with live music by a nationally touring funk and soul band (to be announced shortly). Doors open at 7:00 and the show will start at 8:00.
BREAKFAST AT THE ST. JULIEN
Kick off your day with a tasty breakfast buffet at the St. Julien.
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1
Shape the future of CampMinder at The Road Ahead or join sessions about Fundraising Techniques, Forms Management, and What Camps Can Learn from a World-Class Restaurateur.
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2
Be a part of sessions on Data-Driven Marketing, Financial Operations, Advanced Reporting, and Diversity & Inclusion.
With all the great choices in Boulder, you may have a hard time settling on just one place to enjoy your Friday lunch.
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1
These sessions will cover a range of topics such as Summer Services, Content Marketing, Adult Registration, the new Camp Health Center, and Effective Use of Personality Assessments
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2
Our final breakout session will help you create a Summer Preparedness Plan, understand the Scheduling System, the ins and outs of CampMinder’s Staffing tool, and leveraging the CampMinder platform for emergency management.
Go out on a high note with a closing keynote presentation you won’t want to miss. We’ll be releasing more details on this one soon!
We toast goodbye to another CampMinder Camp over great food, drinks, and jazz. See you in 2019!
You bring questions, we’ll bring answers – specifically tailored to your camp. If you or your team needs to connect with your Client Success Manager one-on-one to learn how to best set up your camp, this is for you. These sessions are $200/hr; limited availability.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
FLYING TO DENVER
Book your travel to Denver International Airport (DEN). Boulder’s a quick 45-minute drive to the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
GETTING TO BOULDER
Uber Estimate: $52
Lyft Estimate: $57
Boulder Green Ride: $32/person
WHERE TO STAY
*Mention “CampMinder Camp” Rate
St. Julien Hotel & Spa: $189/night
Hotel Boulderado: $179/night
Frequently Asked Questions
CampMinder Camp 9 general admission tickets are $425 each.
If you love camp like we do, you’re a CampMinder client, and are either part of your camp’s leadership team or work in the CampMinder system on a regular basis, this is the conference for you. It’s up to you whether you want to mob into Boulder in January with your whole crew, but keep in mind that space is limited.
Did we mention that there’s going to be a Brewery Tour? Beautiful scenery? Inspirational talks? Educational sessions? And the best people in the summer camp industry to rub elbows with? If not, we just did. And if that’s not enough reason, it’s right after the holidays and the perfect time to come to beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
If you’ve already been to CampMinder Camp and are wondering if you should come back, the answer is YES. Enough said.
A little mouse told me that some of you are planning to buy up as many tickets as you can, then sell them on eBay for twice – or even thrice – the list price.
Listen, we get it. You need to make some offseason scratch to pay for that new lawn tractor you’ve been wanting to ride around the grounds next year. But let us be your guide: this isn’t the way, my friend.
While we wish we could have every single one of you that wants to attend come to Boulder with us in January, and while we want you to sit in the seat of that shiny new lawn tractor so bad, we only have a limited number of seats for CampMinder Camp 9.
If it’s sold out, unfortunately, with limited space in our venues we can’t handle overbooking the event. If in doubt, just register as quickly as you can get in the digital door on registration day.
Hold your horses there, Howdy Doody. We’re working on creating a schedule that will knock your socks off, and while it’s not locked down yet, you can rest assured that you’re going to like every minute of it. Even that session where we all jump into Boulder Creek. (I think it’s…uh…12:45PM on Thursday afternoon. Pencil it in!)
In all seriousness, the schedule should be locked down early December – we’ll let you know when it’s ready to rock.
First, if you’ve met our Client Success Managers, you wouldn’t say that. Not only is Boot Camp going to be fun, but you also won’t have to wear camo. And we promise that you won’t even make you ‘drop and give us 20’ at any point.
Boot Camp is designed for newer users of the CampMinder System. You’re going to learn a lot about how to effectively use the platform, because Boot Camp is an all-day educational CampMinder seminar, on Wednesday, January 16th, where we’ll walk through the basics. And at $125 for the all-day session, it’s hard to go wrong.
Have you ever seen that scene from Lady and the Tramp where the two dogs are eating the same plate of spaghetti and end up accidentally kissing? That is 100% not what these one-on-one sessions are. Other than there just being two people, likely sitting at some sort of table.
Instead of spaghetti, you’ll have computers, and instead of eating, one of our Client Success Managers will be teaching you about how to best use CampMinder. You bring questions regarding areas you’d like to learn more about, and we’ll bring answers tailored specifically to your needs.
The bottom line? If you need more individualized attention than our CampMinder Boot Camp session offers, our one-on-one sessions are the way to go.
***I need to be clear here; the culmination of these one-on-one sessions will have no surprise kissing at the end. Unless you kiss your computer screen, because of your newfound love for CampMinder.***
Finally, we call these ‘one-on-one’ sessions, but if you have multiple team members, we’re OK with you making it a two-on-one. Or a three-on-one. Honestly, you could probably bring you’re entire team if you’d like, and make it a ten-on-one. But we just might run out of spaghetti.
What am I, your mother?
While our fantastic concierge service can help you arrange travel, it’s up to you to get your stuff in your bag and arrive your bad self at the airport. Just remember that January in Boulder is A)beautiful, and B)cold-iful.
It might snow, sleet, rain, be sunny and 60 out, or all the above within a 15 minute period. To be safe, you should pack that suitcase full of everything from sunscreen to eskimo gear. And don’t forget your sled.
But if nothing else, bring that winter jacket and three days’ worth of superhero undie+sock combos.
Oh! This is important! Don’t even try to show up at the banquet in your Skynrd t-shirt from ’77. Or your superhero undies on the outside. This is going to be a classy affair!
Actually, you might be the odd one out but we’re OK if that’s what you’re wearing.
Otherwise, bring your best banquet dressage and dancing shoes.
You can train, plane, or automobile, but make sure you arrive with enough time for the ~45 minute drive from the airport and that you give yourself a hot minute to check into your room/ditch your bags/Pomade your hair.
Most people will be arriving Wednesday. However, if you plan to attend any of the Wednesday pre-events (ie the leadership workshop or Mortified – see the schedule), you may want to roll into town on Tuesday night.
As far as when you leave, it’s up to you. You may never want to leave. And if that’s the case, we do have a small server closet at CampMinder with a tiny bed in it. As long as you’re OK with hundreds of little green lights blinking nonstop and that soothing electronic hummm, it’s all yours. Disclaimer: You may or may not become known as the CampMinder Server Gnome.
You can stay at any hotel in the tri-state area, or at your hippy uncle’s house just up in the mountains, but the place we recommend (and have rooms blocked for you) is the illustrious St. Julien.
Side note: If you stay at the Julien, prepare yourself for a little swank. And beautiful mountain views. And, perhaps, the best haircut you’ll ever get. This place has it all, at your fingertips.
If the Julien happens to be sold out, you can mosey over to the Boulderado and you won’t be disappointed in the slightest as it’s a one-of-a-kind historical hotel just off Pearl Street. When you walk in, don’t forget to look up!
If I’m reading the schedule right – which is questionable – we’re going to be hooking you up with breakfast on Thursday and Friday, and then for those who registered to attend the banquet, we’ll be feasting together Friday evening. Otherwise, downtown Boulder has an amazing variety of great food options to choose from.
If you’re going to be here Wednesday afternoon, you might want to plan a decent meal to follow up that Brewery Tour (or you’ll regret it later). Otherwise, plan to take your besties to lunch and dinner Thursday and Friday!
What happens at the night out? Well…
You can rock. You can roll. You can talk. You can stroll. You can dance. You can drink. You can even just sit there, observe, and think.
It’s your night. The night of all nights. If you want, you can go to your hotel room and turn out the lights. You can jump on your bed in your undies as well, but we recommend sticking around for the stories we’ll tell.
A live band you’ll enjoy, drinks will be drunk. And if you’re lucky, you’ll truly be feeling the funk.
Don’t miss it.
At an event like this, you know they are. #nohomieleftbehind