• The Community Rec Leadership Summit is an exclusive peer collaboration event that brings together 40 top YMCA, JCC and community recreation professionals for two and a half days of roundtable discussions, networking, and unique experiences.

  • With a commitment to educating and empowering community recreation professionals, The Leadership Summit provides expertise, insights, and experiences that will be an invaluable part of your facility now and in the future.

  • Forty community recreation professionals will come together alongside limited sponsors for open discussion and activities in a fun and relaxing environment.

  • The Leadership Summit will be held at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA, a four-star resort just outside of San Diego.

  • No registration fee for attendees! Hotel rates are $289/night ++, offered three days pre and post event, pending availability. To attend as a vendor, contact carrie@peakemedia.com for sponsorship pricing.

Keith Vinson

Vice President of Operations

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Rodrigua Ross

Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas


The Itinerary

5:30 – 6:30 pm  Welcome Reception: Meet your fellow peers over relaxing cocktails!

6:30 – 7:30 pm  Dinner Party

7:30 – 9 pm Iron Chef Dessert Competition: Compete in teams to create the most outstanding dessert while aligning a restaurant name, marketing strategy and pitch.  The winning team will collect their prized title of Iron Chef at the end! — Sponsored by Augusta Sportswear

5:45 – 6:45 am Sunrise Workout — Sponsored by Fit Truk

7:30 – 8:30 am Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 am Roundtable 1: Show Me the Money — Reimagining Revenue — Sponsored by BellXcel

10 – 10:40 am Demo Time: Learn about sponsors products and services

10:45 am – 12 pm Roundtable 2: I Feel So Seen — Discussing DEI

12 – 1 pm Networking Lunch

1 – 1:40 pmDemo Time: Learn about sponsors products and services

1:45 – 3 pm Roundtable 3: Mindset Matters — Aiding in the Youth Mental Health Crisis — Sponsored by Blue Goji

4 – 5:30 pm Group off-site tour of the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

7 – 9 pm Private Dinner Party on property — Sponsored by BellXcel

7:30 – 8:30 am Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 am Roundtable 4: The People’s Choice — Fundraising & Capital Projects

10 – 10:40 am Demo Time

10:45 am – 12 pm Roundtable 5: Be Like the Jetsons — The Future of Community Rec

12 – 1 pm Networking Lunch

Thank you for coming!

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