The National Camp Congress (CONCAMPS) hosted by the Mexican Camp Association: A Groundbreaking Event

by Paola Camacho

On February 10th 2024, the Mexican Camp Association made history by opening its doors to the general public for the first time during the National Camps Congress (CONCAMPS). This groundbreaking event welcomed nearly 280 attendees and saw the participation of around 20 companies, all gathered with the common goal of enhancing their skills in organized camping through workshops, lectures, and hands-on activities.

Congress as a hub

The congress was not just a meeting place but a vibrant learning hub where the latest in camping was on full display. Participants had the opportunity to delve into a wide range of topics designed to elevate the camping experience for both staff and attendees. Among the highlights were sessions on “The 5 Paths to Staff Happiness,” “Positive Leadership through Effective Communication,” and “Creating a Sense of Belonging, Permanence, and Closure within Organizations.”


Leadership and personal growth were central themes, with talks on “Vision and Inspiration: The Superpowers of an Intentional Leader” and “The Nature as an Element of Wonder,” emphasizing the transformative power of well-led outdoor experiences. Furthermore, the congress tackled the importance of navigating neurodiversity in children within recreational settings, a testament to the evolving understanding of inclusive environments.


Innovation and creativity took center stage, offering new strategies for assertive communication and meeting needs effectively. “Camps as a Space for Personal Growth” and “Indicators for Measuring Staff Performance and Growth” provided attendees with practical tools for enhancing their programs.

Emotional Intelligence

Moreover, the congress addressed emotional intelligence and leadership, the role of nature and adventure in life, and the art of giving and receiving positive feedback. It also explored the boundaries of emotional support, the impact of recreation on positive change, and effective communication techniques.

One of the most inspiring aspects of CONCAMPS was its focus on conscious competition, recognizing one’s purpose and impact through camping. This theme resonated with many, highlighting the congress’s role in shaping the future of camping in Mexico.

A successful congress

As the first event of its kind to welcome the public, CONCAMPS has set a new standard for professional development in the camping industry. It has not only provided a platform for learning and growth but also fostered a community of leaders committed to enhancing the camping experience for everyone involved. The success of CONCAMPS underscores the Mexican Camp Association’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of organized camping.

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