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Sunday, March 18 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Starting with WHY: How Values Add Value to Your Program

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Most if not all camps have programs that we run just because they did previously, and often because our campers and staff are expecting these programs again. As the tradition grows, most campers rarely know why we do certain things. What were the original goals? Were the participants expected to learn something? Were they expected to grow in some way?
We have found that helping our staff determine their personal values within our Camp values context, has positively impacted our summer program. Staff infusing values into their programs has elevated the impact on our campers. Everything matters when programming, from identifying the conflict inherent in the values, to methodology and use of physical space. In this interactive session we will explore a different way of approaching programs by starting with the underlying values and highlighting the conflicts in those values that spark growth.

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Jeff Bicher

Director, Camp Massad & JAB Strategies
Jeff Bicher returned to direct Camp Massad after a 10-year hiatus, and just celebrated his 25th year there this past summer. Jeff also leads JAB Strategies, working with communal professionals to expand their horizons. He was a Fellow for Professional Leadership at the Institute for... Read More →
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Risa Epstein

National Executive Director, Canadian Young Judaea
Risa Epstein is the National Executive Director of Canadian Young Judaea and for 13 years was the Director of Camp Solelim. Risa has over 25 years of experience in experiential Jewish/Israel education. Risa has an Honours BA from York University and Graduate Studies Diploma from University... Read More →
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Shauna Waltman

Director, Camp Solelim
Shauna has been working in the field of experiential education since 2004. As Director of Education at the Canada Israel Experience she designs and trains leaders for March of the Living and Birthright trips. Her goal is to create to enable to explore and define their Jewish identity... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Laurel D, Level 4