Polling Leaders for Upcoming 2017 ECRS Events

Greetings!
The the ECRS Weekend and Leadership Development Committees want to hear your availability for three upcoming 2017 events:
  • March 31-April 2nd 2017   Spring Weekend, Black Rock Retreat, Lancaster, PA (Quarryville)
  • June 9-11, 2017   Camping Weekend, Camp Onas, Ottsville, PA (near New Hope)
  • October 6-8, 2017 Camp Harlam, Kunkletown, PA (near Delaware Water Gap)
We currently do not have enough staff or attendee commitments to make these weekends work. We are conducting a survey to explore our options. If you have not done so, please submit your ideas and responses here before December 11. We will be collecting information and discussing at Winter Adventure.
Do you have ideas for new courses? If so, the LDC wants to hear – see the outline for a new course proposal below. Click here to download the course proposal form.
 
So please check your calendars and put on your thinking cap – we look forward to hearing from you!!!
On behalf of the Weekend and Leadership Development Committees,
Karen Wisnia
Charlie Karl
Alison Pepper
Tim Siftar
Donna Miller-Small
Alan Lebwohl-Stiener

PS – In addition to these three confirmed ECRS events, there are tentative plans to collaborate on a late February “One-Day” event in either New Haven CT or Philadelphia PA. Please email ecrsldc@gmail.com to learn more about the One-Day plans.

On behalf of the Leadership Development Committee,

Charlie Karl
Alison Pepper
Tim Siftar
Donna Miller-Small
Alan Lebwohl-Stiener

CRITERIA FOR NEW COURSES (from “Criteria for Appropriateness of New Courses,” LDC Policy 4/98)

• Any activity that fulfills our mission to have fun, build community, and develop leadership

• No prior experience with activity needed, unless specified

• Involves problem solving, with room for growth and skill building

• Encourages initiative by individuals

• Has potential for creativity, varying from “it must be done this way”

• Gives opportunity for people to connect with one another physically, emotionally, spiritually, & intellectually

• Incorporates the unique aspects of ECRS philosophy, such as importance of process, awareness of individual experience, quality material, potential for practice leading, emphasis on recreation for its own sake, etc.