Camp Habitat 2018: Strengthening The Foundation

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Join us for an informational retreat with your peers!

Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina will host nearly 300 staff, board members, and volunteers representing 67 affiliates in North Carolina as well as some from neighboring states. Little River provides the perfect backdrop for three days of training, workshops, networking, and fun.

Highlights of the main conference include a keynote by Dr. John Dempsey, President of Sandhills Community College on Wednesday morning. Dr. Dempsey is expert on addressing the needs and requirements of effective leadership. On Thursday morning, Rick Glazier, head of the NC Justice Center, will address the crowd and speak specifically on the obstacles to providing affordable housing across North Carolina. During plenary sessions, we will also hear about updates to the Collaborative Operating Model, the US Council and Habitat’s work around the world.

We will offer concentrations (three or more sessions) in HR; nonprofit and Habitat finances; board governance; fundraising; communications; family services and ReStore. As usual, we will have the latest on advocacy efforts both nationally and statewide, MPAR, and options for mortgage origination and servicing. Construction personnel will be interested in the range of sessions on critical repair, environmental and aesthetically pleasing building with an eye towards savings for the homeowner as well as a roundtable on how to effectively schedule the building of a house and how to make effective use of volunteer labor—and more. Watch this space for more specific details as they emerge.

Finally, don’t miss out on opportunities to relax and connect.  On Wednesday night, join us for a down-home Pig Pickin’ hosted by Filly & Colt’s Chef, Karen Littlefield. To round things out, we will offer a variety of social gatherings, including a Halloween Social (bring a costume!) and Hip Hop Zumba.

Pre-Conference Trainings



  Competent Person Safety Training

Date: October 29-30, 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description: This training is based on OSHA standards and laws for the construction industry found in section 29 CFR subsection 1926 on the OSHA website. The following topics will be reviewed:

  • Electrical
  • Fall Protection
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Scaffolds
  • Personal Protection Equipment

You will learn how each topic relates to the job site and what to do and what not to do.

Upon completion and successful passing of the exam, a training certificate will be issued.


QLO Training


Date: October 30, 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The following topics will be reviewed:

  • RESPA 1- Triggers, Timelines, Fees, Tolerances, Funder Requirements, Changed Circumstances.
  • State Training 1- MLO vs QLO requirements, model state law requirements, SAFE Act exemption requirements.
  • State Training 2 – Security Instruments, Overview/Timeline, Title Insurance
  • RESPA 2 – Closing Procedures, ALTA Statements, Other requirements


Volunteer Management Training

Date: October 30, 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The following topics will be reviewed:

  • Risk Management
  • Designing Positions for Volunteers
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Volunteer Motivation and Recognition
  • Leading and Supervising Volunteers
  • Orienting and Training Volunteers
  • Volunteer Program Evaluation

Upon completion of the training, a certificate will be issued.

Date: October 30, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Habitat Ready program was created to help mitigate, prepare for and reduce the risks associated with natural and man-made disasters. In this interactive workshop, affiliates will have the opportunity to discuss the role of Habitat in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response, learn from peers and walk away with a solid start to your disaster response plan. This session will also focus on FORTIFIED HOME building techniques, proven to promote more durable, resilient and physically stronger homes. Especially in the wake of Hurricane Florence, affiliates are encouraged to learn more about these building standards and resources to build back stronger. Learn from a FORTIFIED Home Evaluator about how these techniques can be implemented in existing and new construction, while remaining affordable and volunteer friendly. Join the HFHI Disaster Risk Reduction & Response team to discuss how to launch a successful disaster response program that provides real solutions to real needs.


Main Conference


Click here or on the above image to access the latest Camp Habitat 2018 Booklet.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Dempsey


Dr. John Dempsey assumed presidency of Sandhills Community College in 1989 and serves to this date. He is one of the most sought-after public speakers in Moore and Hoke counties. A Vietnam veteran and political scientist by training, he often speaks to civic groups about current affairs and is one of the region’s strongest advocate for education as the means to regional success. Dempsey contributes time and expertise to community, regional and national organizations. Locally, Dr. Dempsey has served, or is currently serving, on the board of Partners in Progress and FirstHealth of the Carolinas, and has chaired the boards of the United Way and the Boys and Girls Club. Dempsey has received many awards in recognition of his dedication to organizations. He was named Man of the Year by the Moore County Community Foundation, was the inaugural recipient of the Moore County United Way’s Cornerstone Award and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Pinehurst Civic Group. Dr. Dempsey is first and foremost a patriot, and he was instrumental in the successful launch locally of the Sentinels of Freedom Program, which aids severely injured servicemen and servicewomen.

Plenary and Workshop Information




Conference and Training Registration


Each attendee must register separately. This allows us to keep an accurate account of who is attending and how many attendees we have per affiliate or sponsor.




Comp Registration


Each sponsor, speaker, presenter, trainer, and scholarship recipient must be registered separately. This allows us to keep an accurate account of who is attending and how many attendees we have per category. This registration type requires the use of a special link and a password. Email us at and upon approval, we will provide you with the link and password to sign up for waived registration.

Camp Habitat 2018 Scholarships


Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina is happy to announce our 3rd annual scholarship program. This scholarship is for affiliates who would like to attend Camp Habitat but do not have the funds to cover all of the related expenses of attendance. If your affiliate is in need of financial assistance email Type your affiliate’s name and scholarship information in the subject line. You will receive an email with directions on submitting the required documents for the scholarship along with the application.


Hotel Reservations


To make your reservation call Little River at (910) 684-4324 or (866) 994-7682. Debbie or Lauren are available to assist you Monday – Friday between the hours of 9a-5p. If you are unable to reach them, please leave a voicemail and they will return your call as soon as possible.

Little River offers shared condominiums as accommodations. Each condominium includes 2 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, a full kitchen, living room and patio.

Each bedroom contains 2 queen-sized beds. You have the option to choose from one of the following shared spaces:

Shared Bedroom: $60 per night. The shared bedroom includes 2 queen sized beds and a private bathroom within a shared condominium. This is for 2 individuals who choose to share a bedroom, bathroom, and a common living area.

Shared Condo: $90 per night. The shared condo includes your own private bedroom and private bathroom within a shared condominium. This option is for an individual who desires a private bedroom and bathroom but is willing to share a common living area.

Exclusive Condo: $150 per night. The exclusive condo includes your own bedroom with a private bathroom within a 2 bedroom condominium. The second bedroom in the condo will be closed off from access. This option is perfect for the person who desires complete privacy.

*** If you are willing to share a condo and have a roommate preference please indicate that when making your reservation.

**** If you are willing to share a condo but don’t have a roommate preference you will be paired with another attendee in the same situation.

***** Exclusive condos are for individual use only.

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Meal Packages


Breakfast is included for all attendees staying at Little River. Lunches are $15 and dinners range from $25-$30. Debbie and Lauren will discuss your meal options with you at the time of reservation.



We look forward to seeing you in October!

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