Group Work Camp
Group Work Camp is an initiative of the International Association for Social Work with Groups. This unique event offers an opportunity for professionals, educators, and students to engage in experiential group work training–while at the same time “getting away from it all” in an informal and relaxed lakefront setting. Facilitated by a skilled team of practitioners and educators, a wide array of training, workshops, and activities are available for both beginning and experienced group workers. Come and join us for this unforgettable experience!
July 27 - 30, 2017 at George Williams College, Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Remember the power of going to summer camp as a kid? Camp creates an instant sense of community - something about a lake, towering evergreens and a bonfire brings out the sense of wonder and openness to learning. This feeling of interconnection is not solely reserved for children. As practicing social group workers and learners, we all need to be rejuvenated in our practice. Back by popular demand, this summer the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG, Inc.) is once again offering Group Work Camp!
Group Work Camp is an opportunity for social work students and practitioners to glean knowledge from one another on the importance and efficacy of groups. Participants will be able to select beginning- or advanced-level workshops focused on experiential and interactive learning. Group work is not learned by reading or attending lectures, but rather by doing and reflecting. Group Work Camp is a unique and intergenerational opportunity to build networks, skill-swap and stimulate positive group work practice.
Registration for Group Work Camp will open by mid-May. The registration rate is $50. Please note, participants must be IASWG members. To join or renew your membership click here. For questions, please contact Jen Clements via email JAClem@ship.edu.
Housing and Meals
For lodging reservations please contact: George Williams College and mention you are with IASWG and are a group work camp participant.
Listed below are package rates for room and board, including 3 nights of lodging (Thursday-Saturday), 8 meals, meeting room fees, and tax per person.
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