Midwest Risk Management Symposium

The mission of the Midwest Risk Management Symposium is to provide an opportunity for outdoor educators of the Upper Midwest to collaborate and to contribute to the advancement of risk management practices.

The risks inherent in the adventure and experiential education field require that organizations constantly assess their programs and stay up-to-date on the accepted industry standards. Through a series of presentations, workshops, and round table discussions, the Midwest Risk Management Symposium will provide a cost-effective avenue for the sharing of information in the areas of program administration, staff training, and field practices. We will utilize the experience and knowledge of leading industry professionals to present ideas, facilitate discussions, and be resources to those seeking the latest information on all facets of risk management.

YMCA Camps Manito-wish, Menogyn, and Widjiwagan are excited to host the 4th Annual Midwest Risk Management Symposium. Please join us to develop relationships with your peers in the industry and to contribute to the advancement of appropriate risk management practices. The Symposium will be held at YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson, WI beginning with registration and evening activities on November 14th. Symposium programming will continue on November 15th through the morning of November 16th, ending with our keynote panel in the early afternoon.

Consider joining us for this Symposium and ensure your organization is managing its risks intentionally.

Request for presentation and workshop proposals

Would you like to present at the 2016 Midwest Risk Management Symposium? We’ll be accepting proposals until May 1st and are very excited for another round of awesome presentations. This is a great opportunity to share your experience and knowledge with others and to help promote risk management best practices! Please see this form for more info.


  • $250 (housing included)
  • $150 for those not staying at Camp St. Croix overnight



For more information contact:

Kathleen Floberg
Camp Widjiwagan, Wilderness Program Director
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities- Camping Department