Time to build on past gatherings at the 2016 Summit! Join your community of peers to connect and learn, share information, build best practices, work together on metrics and evaluation, and dig deep on the programs and practices that you deliver everyday. Together, we are building community capacity to connect young people to nature.
Network Focused: This year's summit will include current and emerging Member Programs to dive deep on topics relevant to your work.
Full Summit Registration Includes: Meals from Wednesday dinner through Saturday lunch; camping at the Summit site in cabins or tents; use of tent or cabin (shared), sleeping bag, liner and pad from the Camping Leadership Immersion Course gear library; one ticket to the Special Reception on Friday evening 11/4. See below.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If you're flying, Midway is the closest airport. There will be transport provided from and to Midway Airport (but not O'Hare International) on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. Parking is also available at Camp Sullivan if you choose to rent a car.
What time should I arrive at Camp Sullivan and when will I be departing?
The welcome dinner will take place at Camp Sullivan at 6pm on Wednesday, and programming ends at 1pm on Saturday, November 5.
Is lodging included?
Yes, lodging includes shared cabins, beds and sleeping bags. Or, just like last year, you can choose a tent, and sleeping pads from the CLIC Gear Library!
What do I need to bring?
Casual clothes (warm ones...it can be cold in November in Chicago) for daytime, shoes for a gentle hike, water bottle and something nice to wear to the Friday night reception at Northerly Island with keynote speaker, Toni Preckwinkle, President of Cook County and avid supporter of connecting people to nature.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Kyle Macdonald at 415-516-9919 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed Agenda, photos and details from last year and more can be found on our website.
Outdoors Empowered Network is growing a powerful network of regional programs -our Program Affiliates- that GET YOUTH OUTDOORS through wilderness leadership training and outdoor equipment libraries.
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