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Duo represents School of Education at American Camp Association Conference

Posted by UWSPcps - February 10, 2022 - Academics, Education, Educational Sustainability, Faculty & Staff, Featured

Emily Wahlquist and Chelsea Dresen
Emily Wahlquist and Chelsea Dresen

Emily Wahlquist and Chelsea Dresen represented the UW-Stevens Point School of Education at the American Camp Association (ACA) National Conference in Portland on Feb. 9, 2022.

The duo presented an education session titled, “Navigating K-12 School District Partnerships for Improved University Camp Programs.”

Wahlquist, an administrative program specialist in the School of Education, serves as program coordinator for College Days for Kids, Youth in College and STEM for Young Scholars. She also provides administrative support to the Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability program.

Dresen is dual enrolled in the Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability and the Master of Natural Resources programs. She works in the School of Ed as a graduate assistant, providing support for youth outreach programs.

Navigating K-12 School District Partnerships for Improved University Camp Programs

Partnering with school districts can expand the audience for your camp program and impact more youth; however, navigating K-12 districts can be challenging for camp professionals who have minimal experience in the formal education setting. This session will explore lessons learned from the development of a successful university-K12-camp partnership program called Youth in College.

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