Featured this week: Thank You!
Feature: Well, that was fun!
Shorts: stay connected | from the cathole | volunteers | leaders | sponsors | next?
Were you a Scribe at TC Camp? If so, we need your notes so we can post them to share with all of the other campers. So please turn them in. You can send an e-mail with them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll take care of the rest!
Well, That was fun!
Hard to believe the first annual TC Camp was just one short week ago. Before time slips to far away, we wanted to send out one more newsletter. There are a few reminders for you in here, but most importantly, our thanks and appreciation from those of us at TC Camp.
Thank you for taking the time out of your weekend to come and spend a day at camp with us!
It was an action packed day all the way through and there never seemed to be a dull moment! While I did not personally have the chance to attend any of the sessions, I did get the chance to have quick chats with many of you in-between sessions. Many of you shared your thoughts and impressions and I was delighted to hear so many positive comments.
Why the TC Camp Un-Conference? Like so many of the people I interviewed for the TC Camp Gazette, I had never been to an Un-Conference before. In fact, the whole concept of the “Un-Conference” was very new to me. So you can imagine it took a lot of convincing from Liz Fraley for me to get on board.
Luckily, Liz stuck to her conviction and managed to get folks on board with her vision. Her enthusiasm and confidence caught a fire in all of us from the amazing morning session leaders, to the sponsors, and down to the volunteers she recruited to help out.
What did attendees gain from attending TC Camp? You tell us! We received a lot of “on the spot” feedback from many of the attendees through the day. So many of you were excited to be there and were expressing how much you gained – especially from the afternoon break out sessions. We even received quite a few of the survey forms, but we would like to give everyone a chance to fill in the on-line survey.
Janice shares a home with Roger and their very spoiled cat Dakota. My favorite thing to do to unwind is camping the near by Santa Cruz Redwood coastal range. Give me a toasty camp fire, a nice bottle of wine, a forest to explore, and I am happy!
No event can ever be successful without the team that works tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure the needs of the attendees are met. They are there working from the time you arrive until the time you leave and even beyond.
They make sure you have plenty of food and drink, they clean up after you when you forget to clean up after yourself, they give you directions when you are lost, remind you of where you need to be next, and even make sure there is enough TP and hand towels in the latrine!
Thank you so much for working so diligently to make this one of the smoothest running events! This year we want to give a special thanks to members of the local ACM chapter and the local STC chapter for donating their time and lending a hand.
Would you like to be a Volunteer next year? Send an e-mail to email@example.com
Leaders: Where would we be without them?
From morning learning sessions to afternoon panelists to the Un-Conference session leaders. TC Camp had outstanding leaders to help guide each phase of the day. These special people answered the call to be the first pioneers to lead sessions at the TC Camp. Without them we would have been lost!
Based on all of the feedback we have received so far… YES.
Since the UnConference is designed by you for you – it is very important we receive your feedback. You are the pioneer campers who took a leap of faith and made this event what it was – fantastic. But there is always room to improve so we need to hear from you. What did you like, what did you not like, what would you like to learn in the morning sessions, what about the panel, sponsor presentations?
While our time at the first annual TC Camp has come and gone, lets stay together! Use the power of the social media to stay in touch, share what you learned, your ideas, or just to keep informed about developments!
Did you Blog about your experience at TC Camp? If so we want to link to you! You can already see pictures from the event on DJ Cline’s blog post here.
From the cat hole:
While you’re in there, can you jot down your thoughts?!
Did you take the time to fill in a feedback form at TC Camp? Your feedback will help to shape the next event. We received several forms at the camp, but if you did not have the opportunity, there is still a chance.
We created an electronic survey for you that takes less than five minutes to fill in.
If you already turned in your feedback, then we thank you. If you did not, please visit Survey Monkey to share your opinions
When we reached out for companies to support this Un-Conference, these pioneering spirited companies said YES without hesitation! Special thanks to our Ambassador, our Rangers, and our Conservationist!