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Join Green Camps to connect with camp and sustainability professionals. We are hosting zoom meetings to support your sustainability efforts. These meetings have been developed based on the most requested topics such as educational signage, composting and financing green initiative.

Can’t attend on the scheduled day? No problem, we will share the recordings and resources provided during the webinars. Please register in order to make sure you receive these resources.

These webinars are free to attend, but we hope you’ll consider making a donation to support Green Camps in expanding the reach and impact of our mission.

Join the Conversation

Recorded: March, 26th 2020

Our first zoom conference call was an open forum discussion about the sustainable camps movement. Lots of great topics came up and will help guide the efforts of Green Camps to support the camp community in modeling sustainability to inspire green behavior change in the millions of youth and adults impacted by the came experience each you.

 


 

Let’s Make Signs

April, 16th 2020

Signage is one of the most powerful education tools and easiest green initiative to implement. Take a tour of the print shop of our sponsor, Sir Speedy Statesville to learn how professional signs are made. The second part of the webinar will be a working session to design signs that can be displayed to inspire green behavior change.

Interactive Blog from “Let’s Make Signs” 

The Sign Contest!

 

 


 

Camp Education Program Ideas

Coming Soon…

Summer is upon us and you asked for some quick and easy actionable program ideas to implement in your education programs. We will share program ideas along with write-ups of the activities so that you can easily implement them into your program. Have some program ideas you want to share? We’d love to invite you to present them and share any documentation.

 


 

The Economics of Composting

Coming Soon…

Want to get support to start or expand your composting program? John Onderdonk, Chief Sustainability Officer at Cal Tech, will share his process of calculating the economic costs and gains of composting.

 


 

Off Season Gardening

Coming Soon…

Summer is over, but you have a garden…What should you do? Hear from a master gardener to learn some practical solutions to maintain your garden over the off season.

 


 

Green Team Case Studies

Coming Soon…

Hear from the successes and challenges of camps who had Green Teams over the summer. Whether you’re thinking about starting a Green Team or want to expand your current Green Team, you will learn some ideas on how to build buy-in and support for sustainability.

 


 

Funding Solar Projects

Coming Soon…

So you want to install some solar panels? John Onderdonk, Chief Sustainability Officer at Cal Tech, will talk about your options. PPA or Lease? We also invite camps who have implemented solar systems to share their experiences of the process and outcomes of this initiative.

 


 

Waste Reduction

Coming Soon…

What is your waste stream? Join us to learn how to measure and assess your current waste stream along with solutions to reduce the amount of waste your facility is bringing in and sending to the landfill.

 


 

DIY Cleaning

Coming Soon…

There are a lot of toxins and chemicals all around us, especially in our cleaning supplies. You may not be ready to fully transition into “green” cleaners, but we want to share some ideas on how to start making that transition. You will learn about the environmental and health impacts of traditional chemical cleaners and some simple green cleaning recipes to start making your own green cleaners.

 


 

Intro to Beekeeping

Coming Soon…

Have you ever considered starting a beehive? Join master beekeeper Anna Maria Desipris for an introduction to beekeeping. Anna Maria successfully brought two beehives to Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center to help with the pollination of their citrus grove and educate guests about the importance of pollinators

 


 

Would you like to present on a topic to help educate camps about all things sustainability?

 

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