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10 Jun


EWB-Grand River Development Action Camp

June 10, 2010 | By |

Always thought camp was just for kids?   Think again!

Summer is just around the corner, and that means that it’s time for EWB-Grand River’s first ever ‘Development Action Camp’.    This one day event is an opportunity to strengthen our network, understand what we want to focus on in the coming year, and have some fun along the way!

On Saturday June 19, 2010 you are invited to join an interactive and participatory day, where we look back at our activities, events and accomplishments from the past to create a vision and goals for the year ahead.  ‘Campers’ will be engaged in dialogue, experiential learning and idea generation to strengthen and focus our chapter activities.

Just like summer camp, be prepared to get your hands dirty (figuratively, not literally), challenge yourself, learn in a fun environment, and contribute towards a memorable and enriching experience for all.

Desired outcomes:

–      Develop a clear picture of what the chapter has accomplished

–      Determine key focus areas

–      Form goals and objectives to work towards for the upcoming year

–      Clarify and understand chapter leadership roles

–      Get excited about the action you can take!


Date: Saturday June 19, 2010
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location:  University of Waterloo, J.R. Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall (RCH), Room 207.  Map

Please RSVP using our contact form by Thursday June 17, to confirm your attendance, and receive additional details.  Lunch will be arranged based on RSVP response.

Kit List:
* Paper and writing utensil
* Lawn chair
* Snacks and drinks as required
* Your feedback, ideas and suggestions about the work of EWB-Grand River
* Thinking caps

Weather permitting, several of our sessions will be held outside, please dress appropriately.

Free parking is available in Lot X (North of Columbia St).  Parking is available in lot C for $3. See Map for parking locations.


8:30 – 9:00 Opening
9:00 – 10:00 Reflection: Why EWB? Why Me?
10:00 – 11:00 Thinking Big Picture: GR Vision and Focus Area
11:00 – 12:00 Rock’n  Roles
1:00 – 2:00 Setting the Stage: GR Goals and Activities
2:00 – 3:00 The African Programs Connection – Featuring Ben Best Live From Ghana
3:00 – 4:00 Choose Your Own Adventure: Activity Focus Groups
4:00 – 5:00 My EWB Action Plan

N.B. The day will be capped off with an optional, but highly recommended, pure fun evening to relax, unwind and enjoy each other’s company after our busy camp day.  No, it won’t be a campfire, but something so much more fun and enjoyable that it’ll blow all your socks off (please wear socks).  If you think you are up for the festivities, please indicate so in your rsvp and we’ll forward along the top secret details.