YMCA CVC Winter Warm Up
The 11th Annual Winter Warm Up Retreat will take place on January 5-7, 2018 near Montgomery, AL.
The focus of this gathering will be to strengthen skills for YMCA staff and volunteers to use back home in local YMCAs and prepare for next year’s conference. Each Delegation is asked to bring your Christian Values Champion*, Trip Director**, CLC member, Y’s Guys and at least one volunteer adult. Other adults that are interested in receiving Facilitator Training are welcome as well (this includes staff members and volunteers who have never attended the conference, but is also open to past Facilitators, Explorers, and Trailblazers).
*The Champion is responsible for making sure all branches have information about the conference and plans activities to prepare delegates and adults. This can be a staff member or volunteer adult. **The Trip Director is the person who will be collecting the registration information and corresponding with the Conference Office. This information will be used to set up Online Registration.)
Sessions will include:
- Facilitating 101 – A fun, hands on introduction to working with small teen discussion groups. This training session will be light on lecture and heavy on practice!
- Facilitating 207 – An insightful, in depth review of facilitating and of last year’s facilitating experience that is designed for adults who served as facilitators in the past few years.
- Planning Events
- Growing your Delegation
- What’s new for the upcoming Conference
The CLC will also meet at the same time and place and will interact with the adults during some activities. Please touch base with your CLC member to make sure they are making plans to attend.
It is also very important that college students who were selected as Y’s Guys attend this year. They will begin planning events for next year’s Conference. We hope that your delegation will take advantage of this opportunity.
Registration will be done online (See link below). Please sign up by December 15th. If you have any questions, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and Best Wishes!
Sam T. Adams
5:00 PM Arrivals Begin to YMCA Camp Chandler (Supper on your own)
8:45 Warm Up 1 – Why do we do what we do?
9:15 Warm Up 2 – What did we do?
11:59 Quiet Time
8:45 Opening Devotion
9:15 Adults & Y’s Guys: The Role of Adults and Y’s Guys in Teen Work CLC: Team Building Activities
10:00 Vet Facilitators – Facilitation 206; New Adults – Facilitation 102; Y’s Guys: Team Building, Get ready!
3:30 Warm Up 4 [Vet Facilitators – Facilitation 206; New Facilitators – Facilitation 102; Y’s Guys: Work on Events, etc. ; CLC: How do we build our delegation?]
6:00 Supper (sit with your delegation to discuss recruitment)
7:00 Closing wrap up – Reports
8:00 Super Fun Games
11:59 Quiet Time
Breakfast Snack (early as needed)
Departure (early as needed)