Head Start

2019 Head Start Option #1


Presented by Paul Bailey, Camp Homewood

This workshop is loaded with information and practical tips to help improve the effectiveness of a governance style Non-profit Board.   The content is aimed at Executive Directors as well as Board members.  Whether you work on a Board or work for a Board, this seminar will be well worth the time you invest to attend.

Directors:  Please encourage members of your Board to come for the day – you will be glad you did!    

Best Practices of Boards Workshop Highlights:

  1. Governance – Moving from Good to Great
  2. The Three ‘Hats’ Board Members Wear:
  • Governance Hat
  • Volunteer Hat
  • Implementer Hat
  1. Governance Functions of a Non-Profit Board (What are we supposed to be doing?)
  2. How to Plan for Great Meetings (Including Meeting Tips)
  3. Optimal Size of Board / Frequency of Meetings
  4. Criteria & Process for Selecting Board Members
  5. Establishing Board Terms (3 year or 4 year vs no terms)
  6. Board Policy Manual (What is it? Why is It important?)
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Board Committees (How Many? Function? Reporting?)
  9. Revenue Sources for Non-Profits
  10. CEO Transition (Succession Planning)
  11. Good Reports (including Dash Boards)
  12. Evaluation (CEO & Board)
  13. Good Governance Is Scriptural (this is the only section specifically for a Christian camp)

Bio:  Paul has worked in the not-for-profit sector since 1992.  He served as the Young Life Area Director in Victoria (1992-1995) before becoming Maintenance Superintendent and then Operations Manager at YL’s Malibu Club on the Princess Louisa Inlet (1995-2000).  Paul left YL to became Executive Director at Ness Lake Bible Camp in Prince George (2000-2011) before taking on the position of VP of Camping for Young Life of Canada at RockRidge Canyon in Princeton, BC (2011-2016).  For the past 3 years, Paul has been leading Camp Homewood on Quadra Island. 

In addition to reporting to boards for the past 25 years, Paul served on the board at Camp Pringle for 10 years.  He has also served on the BCCA Board, the FCC Executive, and various committees. Paul’s formal education includes a B.Ed from UBC as well as ‘most of’ a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary / Regent College.  He graduated from the Executive Arrow Leadership Program in 2009.  Relevant seminars over the years include one on Board Governance from UNBC, and another from the Institute for Charitable Giving.

Paul loves to teach, and he has enjoyed strong relationships with each of the Boards he has worked with throughout his career.  Paul’s seminar is based on the work of Bob Andringa, one of the premier leaders in the area of Board Governance in North America.

2019 Head Start Option #2



The Head Start Camp Tours is the best way to see how other camps and conference facilities operate! This year we are touring five beautiful camps and conference centres  in the Lower Mainland, near Maple Ridge & Mission. The tour will include:

At each camp the group will be given a guided tour of the facility.  As well, an opportunity to ask specific questions about the operation of this site. 

Arrive at Conference on Sunday night to join the bus, to depart on the tour first thing on Monday morning. As we drive from camp to camp, the bus-ride provides an excellent opportunity to connect with other camp professionals, gaining new ideas and making new friends. Price of this tour includes one night’s accommodation (at Stillwood), an evening snack, breakfast and a hot lunch at Timberline Ranch.

Sunday, January 20

8:00 pm Arrive at Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre; an evening snack provided.

Monday, January 21

7:00 am Breakfast at Stillwood. 
8:00 am Depart Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre.
9:10 am Camp Luther.
10:30 am Steppingstone Bible Camp.
11:50 pm Zajac Ranch.
1:00 pm Hot Lunch provided by Timberline Ranch.
1:30 pm Timberline Ranch.
2:50 pm Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat.
5:00 pm Arrive at Stillwood to kick off the  BC Camping Conference. 

Directions to Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre

44005 Watt Rd, Lindell Beach, BC V2R 4X9

Register Online

If you have any trouble or questions regarding Headstart, Contact the organizers.

* Headstart programs are subject to change.