Camping Grows Here VA




NCEEI: Camping Grows Here

March 23 - 24, 2017 W.E. Skelton 4-H Conference Center, Wirtz, Virginia




(subject to change)

Wednesday, March 22
After 3:00pm Check-in for early arrivals

Thursday, March 23
10:00am Check in for early arrivals
1:00-3pm Registration
3:00pm Welcome
4:00 – 5:30pm Workshop #1
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Keynote – Bob Ditter
9:00 pm “After Jack” performance/social

Friday, March 24
7:15am Breakfast
8:15am Morning Gathering
8:30am – 10am Workshop #2
10:00 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 12 Workshop #3
12:00 – 1pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
12:00-5pm Exhibit Hall Open
1:00-2:30pm Workshop #4 & Poster Sessions
2:30pm Afternoon break in Exhibit Hall
2:45 – 4:15pm Poster Session/Workshop #5
4:15 – 5pm Silent Auction pick-up/pay, Door prizes, Wrap up in Exhibit Hall



Bob Ditter
NCEEI Keynote Speaker Bob Ditter

Bob Ditter is a well-regarded child, adolescent and family therapist
from Boston, Massachusetts. He is a nationally recognized trainer
and consultant and works with organizations that work with young
people. He has visited over 600 summer camps in the United States
and has authored four books for camp professionals and 14 training

For more information, visit

Thursday, March 23
7:00 PM

Join us for this fun, educational session that will get you thinking in a new way.
Bob Ditter will also be leading a Workshop Session

Don’t miss this chance to learn more tools and strategies to help make you
camp or environmental education program more meaningful.

Bob will provide: 
• Great insight on today’s society.
• A fresh perspective to staff development.
• New information on brain science and child development. 
• Tools for your leadership team to help them provide an emotionally 
and physically safe environment for campers and staff. 
• Insight for incorporating parents in your approach to camp planning and outreach.



Includes lodging, bedding, meals, programming, & t-shirt. 

Registration thru 03/20/17
Single Occupancy $185.00
Double Occupancy $155.00
Triple Occupancy $130.00
Quad Occupancy $115.00
Commuter option – $65.00 (Includes programming both days, dinner on Thursday and lunch Friday)

NOTE: Early Arrivals or Late Departures (Wednesday or Friday) – Will need to pay an additional $40 (includes lodging and breakfast)



Airport: Roanoke (ROA) 

Airport Shuttle Service - Round Trip: $18.00 One way: $10.00


Registration Form 


Come to Virginia to network with fellow camping and environmental education professionals.  The NCEEI Workshop and Seminars Committee invites you to submit a proposal to conduct a workshop or present a poster at the 2017 National Camping and Environmental Education Institute being hosted by Virginia 4-H at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Center in Wirtz, Va. March 23-26.  Please click on the link below to complete your proposal.

Proposals Form 

(Due by 11:59 PM Friday, Dec 16, 2016)