SUTHERLANDS RIVER – A unique event is being offered at the Big Cove YMCA Camp called Make.Do.Camp.
It’s a professional development retreat in a camp setting with participatory workshops scheduled from September 2 to 5 at the camp in Sutherland’s River.
Delegates will have full access to the hiking trails, high ropes course, zip line, climbing trees, archery, kayaking and canoeing.
Teachers will lead yoga and meditation and there will be an on-site therapist.
The schedule includes workshops about improving communication, innovation and how to navigate the disruptive economy, mindfulness and reassessing one’s goals, the logistics of taking an idea to market and how to maintain hope in the face of great barriers.
There will also be an artist-led craft house, fireside socials, live music, a wood-fired sauna and games.
A special dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 and featuring a keynote speaker has been added to the weekend agenda. It may be attractive to those who live in Pictou County, who are not able to attend the whole weekend.
Tickets for the dinner are available for $50 plus tax.
It will feature a steak and salmon dinner in the storied Big Cove pavilion before gathering around the fireside to hear the address by Ted Graham, recently named head of open innovation for General Motors. Graham’s keynote will be a deeper dive into the topic of his TEDx talk, focusing on his experience as an UberX driver and what it taught him about disruptive innovation.
He’ll discuss how people can navigate disruptive changes in their jobs, cities and institutions.
Laura Simpson can be contacted through the Make.Do.Camp website for more information.