Buckeye Leadership Workshop
Dates:
3/29/2017 4:00 PM - 4/02/2017 3:00 PM
Ages:
Age 15 and up
Cost:
$375.00
Availability:
Registration for this session is no longer available
Description
Buckeye Leadership Workshop is a learning, sharing “workshop” intended as a balanced program of social, physical, mental, and spiritual activities. We believe that Buckeye Leadership Workshop provides a powerful learning environment in which anyone who works with people, professionally or informally, can develop programming for youth or adults. The workshop also benefits those who simply enjoy associating with great people, experiencing new ideas, and learning new skills. Experiential learning through recreation is truly the intent and methodology of Buckeye Leadership Workshop
Available Options:
Morning Sessions
STEM with ARTS!
With REBECCA BENNETT
If you work with kids, teach at school or camps, or even just really like STEM and want to learn how to make it more fun, this class is for you! We will be using creative and artistic experiments to help explain the basic ideas of STEM fields to get more kids involved in an exciting way! All levels of STEM experience welcome and encouraged.
+ $20.00  
MAZING MARKETING for REC PROGRAMS
With TRAVIS ALLISON

You know you run a life-changing rec program. Getting kids to your program should be easy, right? What other activities for kids can have this kind of impact? Do you ever feel like you just wish you had a simple-to-follow plan to make marketing your program easier? Travis Allison will be facilitating a discussion based on the marketing and communications plan he's developed for his CampHacker Marketing Treehouse. You will leave with a marketing strategy that you can begin THIS summer!
SHARING CAMP IDEAS
With JOE RICHARDS

We can all use more ideas for making our camp experience more amazing. This session will be an opportunity to learn over 50 new ideas - brought to you by all of the people who sign up. We will share our camps best games, programs, songs, themes and practices. Sharing all of our camps best ideas helps us all become the best camps possible.
DANCE FOR ALL
With CHRISTY LEEDS & BARRY JOLIFF

Recreational Dancing! A great way to meet new people, have fun and get some exercise. In this class you will have the opportunity to learn MANY: Circle Mixers, Folk Dances, Trios, and Traditional Square Dances. There will be opportunity to lead a dance(s) with our class. You will learn about teaching
Recreational Dancing to your group back at home. Recreational Dancing has been a part of BLW for nearly 70 years, because it is a worthy life skill that is
enjoyed by many.
HELPING OTHERS GET ALONG (HOGA)
With CHUCK WURTH

Learn through the process of working as a group in activities that require everyone’s cooperation. Mentoring a team invites collaboration, critical thinking and insights into the process itself. Participants will learn how to guide groups though the provided activities while inviting them to learn how to take that experience and use it as they continue to developed skills that will allow them to be part of a cohesive unit. Activities will be presented and processing skills will be practiced so the leader can become familiar with resources that invite the group to collaborative success.
NEST BOX TRAILS & NATIVE BIRD SPECIES
With DAVE KALKBRENNER

Class participants will learn about native cavity-nesting birds including habitat, nest box construction, invasive species competition, and installing a next
box trail in their home community. Participants will make 3 nest boxes ready for home installation. This information is easily transferable to schools, camps, and parks & recreation departments interested in having teaching tools for outdoor education. The class information can easily expand to include basic science, math, and language arts concepts for school groups.
+ $12.00  
CRAFTS & GIFTS THROUGH THE YEAR
With KAREN SAKER

All year long, there are special events to celebrate - holidays, birthdays, family events, etc. You will make gifts, crafts and decorations that will add to these
celebrations. Some will be short and sweet and cheap, others will take a little longer and use more costly materials. If you work with teen or adult groups or
just want ideas for your own use, this class will give you lots of ideas to take home and share. Karen Saker, who is a long-time crafter, will be your guide to this year-long celebration of all things crafty!
+ $12.00  
TABLETOP GAMES EXTRAVAGANZA!
With TED ZECH & JACK HERBST

Come one come all, come early and often to play Tabletop Games! In this session we will be playing a wide variety of board, cards, and dice games. Games will range from highly social to fairly competitive, so we can guarantee there will be something for everyone. All games will be provided, but feel free
to bring your favorites to share!
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Afternoon Sessions
QUILTED ITEMS FOR HOME OR GIFTS
With EDIE DYKE

When is a quilt not a quilt? When it is a quilted item that can be used in your home decor or given as a gift? This year we will have a different project each
day (each one quilted). Such items may be: mug covers, place mats, table runners and pillows. We do it all on a sewing machine for fast finishing. Supply list for those who indicate interest will be sent. Kits will also be available.
UKE CAN DO IT! - UKULELE 101
With MATT HONSBERGER

Join Ukulele 101 - a crash course in all things Ukulele covering the very basics - tuning, chords, melody playing, strumming, finger-picking and singing while playing. We'll also spend some time talking about starting a Ukulele program, group music teaching techniques and ultimately work towards a group performance at the end of BLW. All skill levels welcome! Beginners will learn the instrument from the ground up and more experienced players are encouraged to join and assist with teaching smaller groups. Don't have a Ukulele - no problem! You show up, we'll put a Ukulele in your hands. Uke Can Do It!
RECREATION SAMPLER
With CHRISTY LEEDS & BARRY JOLLIF

This class is for leaders who seek a variety of tools and activities to use in different settings and groups. We will explore outdoor cooking over a fire, origami and other indoor table fun, team challenge activities to help your groups interact and solve problems, creative dramatics, arts & crafts, and more. The goal of this session will be to give you the experience and tips to lead and teach the activities presented.
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LIVING BETTER
With NEVA BALTZELL & MICHAEL DANHOF

We all know we should aim to do healthier things and teach the same things to those we lead, but it can be difficult. This session will cover a range of ways to be healthier, from small cooking changes to fun activity ideas for all ages. You will learn and DO these things, so come ready to feel energized and on your way to your healthier, well-er self.
DRUM BUILDING
With BILL HENDERSON & CHARLIE FLIGER

Build your own African (Ashiko) style, Goat Skin head, tune-able wood stave drum. Glue, shape, sand, finish, soak, stretch, trim, and tune, then beam with pride at your creation as you join the eons old, unbroken chain of builders and drummers throughout the world. No previous experience necessary. Tools and all supplies provided. Pre-registration requested.
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FAKE IT TILL' YOU BECOME IT - CAMP COUNSELOR TRAINING
With JALISA DANHOF & LARRY HALL

Come and learn some new and intense activities and skills that can help make you the best counselor you can be! In this session we will teach you fun new
games, loud and rambunctious songs and tips and tricks to handle every type of camper! We will give you ideas on how to throw special events, lead
programs, and ensure that your campers have an all around magical time! Both new and seasoned camp counselors professionals are welcome. Play your way through this session that will fully prepare you for summer.
CREATING DIFFERENCE MAKERS
With BETH ALLISON

It’s our role as youth development professionals to help our staff shift from, “...seeing themselves as workers with an assignment to crank out, to seeing
themselves as people with a difference to make.” ~ OC Tanner Institute. In this engaging and experiential workshop, learn the steps to creating an intentional and welcoming community that will make all people involved feel a part of something important and bigger than themselves. We will delve into the intrinsically unique needs of your staff, focus on fostering self-esteem, learn ways to effectively communicate your mission and message, and experience sessions you can take back with you that inspire your staff to take ownership and create positive change.
WHAT'S YOUR PERSONALITY
With BECCA BENNET & JENELL BROSSIA

If you want to learn your strengths and weaknesses, how to put an effective team together, and how to lead people the way they need to be lead, this
class is for you! We will take a variety of personality tests and discuss how to use them efficiently to improve relationships, build an environment for success,
incorporate diversity, and generally have a better understanding of ourselves and those around us. All ages and levels of experience welcome.
+ $20.00  
DISCOVER OUR WILD OUTDOORS
With JOHN FARK & DENNY ELLIOTT

Become the ‘Pied Piper’ for youth and adults in exploring the natural world around them. Learn lots of ‘hands in’ fun activities dealing with textures, sounds,
smells, and colors developing and focusing your senses to ‘see the outdoors’ as never seen before. Learn how to get yourself and others excited about investigating and unraveling the ‘mysteries’ of the forest, the stream, and the back yard. Bring your water-proof boots, raincoat and outdoor wear.

Discounts:
AmountDiscount NameDescription
Early Registration DiscountEarly-bird registration fee (on or before February 29, 2017) for the workshop is $375
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