The big highlight of the first day was Camp PALS co-director Jenni Newbury’s keynote speech to open the conference. Jenni had been asked by the NDSC to give a personal take on her relationship with her brother Jason and how that experience motivates her in her work with Camp PALS and beyond.
On Saturday, following Jenni’s speech, we spoke to individuals from across Texas and indeed the country who were interested in learning more about Camp PALS. As we were quickly finding out, Jenni’s speech was already being considered the highlight of the conference!
We also went out to dinner with Catherine, Nicole, and Luke from Camp!
On Sunday, we got to have lunch with Daniel Chaplin and his family. Dan comes to the conference every year, and he shared with us his favorite parts of the conference.
Overall, it was an incredible experience! Consider joining us next summer in D.C. for the NDSC 2012 conference.