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    What are the elements of a good camp or seminar?
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    A well-organized schedule IMO is important, but in the schedule should be opportunities for folks to mingle with one another.

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    I like an organized schedule, I also look at who his teaching and more importantly to me what is being taught. I find time to socialize each day when the classes are done.
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    A good camp should have variety. You can dazzle people with "names", but if the topics don't sound interesting, its hard to get enthused. Also if everyoe is doing something similar, it gets boring fast
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    I agree with the topics part. I remember going to one and someone saying "Ok, what are we going to cover here today"? No one spoke up. Then it was all off of the cuff. To me it's about having specific things in mind to cover.

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    Diverse topics. Energy! Lot's of enthusiasm! And keepin on schedule usually keeps the natives happy.
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    Lets revive this topic to see if anyone else has an opinion.
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    I have never been to a camp, so I have no idea what it's like. But, in any setting where people are brought together, there must be good food at some point in the day. Good socializing often involves food, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Angel View Post
    I have never been to a camp, so I have no idea what it's like. But, in any setting where people are brought together, there must be good food at some point in the day. Good socializing often involves food, too.

    I'll second the food part. I have never done an MA seminar, but I have been to a number of others. I love the learning environment of a seminar, but something is missing without the food. I like getting together for lunch or dinner and getting to know or maintain friendships. The people I have met this way have been friends for years. We call each other with questions.

    I do like a structured interesting curriculum. Without it I wouldn't consider showing up. Sometimes I will go due to name recognition. They get one shot at that. I won't be back if the goods aren't delivered.
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    The AKKI is having their fall camp here in Vegas. To me, it seems like they're doing everything right. A tight schedule, a choice between topics/classes, a little social time, and a lot of information.
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    I've only been to a few seminars and the volume of information in a single seminar was hard enough to keep track of, I can't imagine a camp. So with that in mind I think something that would be of great benefit would be perhaps tapes of the classes or detailed lesson plans so you have some way of reviewing what you learned.
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    Last March when we had ours, I think I let a lot of info slip through the cracks. But it was my first camp and I was having a lot of fun. This time, I'm writing stuff down in my note book whenever I hear a point that interests me.
    What I've found they do is introduce a concept, build on it, and then apply it to a tech that most everyone knows so you can see the application, and then work, work, work.
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    I'm going to my first Kenpo seminar (Mr. Wedlakes Promotion, Oct. 6&7) so I cannot comment on that experience yet. However, in my past experiences I would say it has to be organization. To that point time management and instructor syllabus are key. I think this plays into effect when there are many instructors but even for the small seminairs the ideas transfer.
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