Workshop Tracks Announced!

Workshop Tracks Announced!

In its sophomore year, Make.Do.Camp. is adding a more collaborative and in-depth workshop experience to its personal/professional development camp model. Make.Do.Camp. takes advantage of the back-to-basics environment of Big Cove YMCA kids’ camp in Pictou County to focus more deeply on what matters.

The camp is open to anyone over 18 years old and champions diversity of culture, age and occupation. It takes place annually in September on the northeastern shore of Nova Scotia where participants unplug, learn, collaborate, play, and find inspiration and new friends in a camp setting.

For four days and three nights, campers will be surrounded by the ocean, woods, and 100 other creative and innovative brains, looking to share, collaborate and foster relationships.

With no cell phones, internet or alcohol, crutches are removed to allow for deeper connections. Campers develop relationships through experience: canoe trips, hikes, high ropes, archery, yoga, social events and the in-depth workshop tracks.

This year, the camp will be running four curated, parallel tracks with two expert leaders each. An open call was made to potential leaders to join forces with someone new and submit purpose-built workshop ideas. After careful vetting, workshops were selected to ensure diversity, variety and fit for camp. Campers will choose one track for the entirety of the event, to enhance the development and educational aspects of this nature-based retreat.

The workshop tracks are as follows:

  1. Lost in Translation – “Distilling hard truths through movement”
    Leader #1: Jayde Tynes (London, UK / Halifax, NS)  Leader #2: Liliona Quarmyne (Halifax, NS)
  2. Woodworking in Patterns – “Therapeutic for the hands & mind”
    Leader #1: Lindsay Zuelich (Los Angeles, USA.) Leader #2: Gary Staple (Halifax, NS)
  3.  The Courage Generator“The world we perceive is the world we live in”
    Leader #1: Richie Wilcox (Halifax, NS)  Leader #2: Aaron Collier (Halifax, NS)
  4. Digital Disruption: Exploring online voices, tones and tools offline – “Sound and Mediations as Mediators
    Leader #1: Alfie Chambers-Rapsey (Baltimore, USA /Halifax, NS)   Leader #2: Becky Siamon (Halifax, NS)

Those who register earlier will have a better chance at getting into the workshop track of their choice. Use links to camp for schedule and more information.

Registration ends on August 31, 2017. The full registration rate of $685 plus tax includes return transportation from Halifax, shared cabin accommodations, all food and beverages and access to all speakers, facilities, workshops and social activities. There is also a 15% off alumni/underwaged/alumni rate, as well as sponsored spots. Make.Do.Camp. is excellent for professional development. Get in touch with us about sending your team to camp.

Make.Do.Camp. is an event founded and produced by The Syrup Factory, partnering with Brave Space for programming and facilitation. It is the camp’s mission to create an event that annually inspires, reinvigorates and educates its participants, while creating a bonded network of change-makers from diverse industries and communities.



Best personal and professional development experience I’ve ever had.

~ Jocelyn Yerxa, NS Government Department of Seniors

Where is the option for 6 stars?

~ Amanda Hennigar, Bespoke Clinic

The most unique, immersive and thoughtful long weekend, ever. Skillfully curated and perfectly facilitated to bring the best from intimate and inspiring people and place (without the distraction of booze and tech).

~ Jeff Overmars, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission