KidsCamp Mentors

Community organizers all over the world can now organize in-person WordPress events, following local laws and safety measures. Check out our latest guidelines for in-person events!

The mentorship program is a great way for every KidsCamp organizer to get the support and guidance to make a great event for kids in your local community while getting the support of someone who has been through KidsCamp in the past.

Once you’ve been approved as a KidsCamp organizer, please send a request to kids@wordcamp.org with the following information so that we can process your mentorship request in a timely manner:

  • Subject: [WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. YOUR_LOCATION YEAR_OF_EVENT] KidsCamp Mentorship Request
  • Your name
  • KidsCamp location
  • Month/Year of your KidsCamp event
  • Number of years organizing
  • Previous mentorMentor Someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. (if applicable)

You should then be connected with a mentor through an email introduction.

The format we’ve been using has been to ask groups/pairs to meet every two weeks for the duration of your KidsCamp planning. Some pairs find additional communication to be helpful, but figure out what is right for you. Please be prepared to discuss your current planning status with your mentor, and have a list of questions ready to ask, if applicable, prior to your scheduled meeting times.

Your mentor will be your first point of contact with WordPress Community SupportWordPress Community Support WordPress Community Support PBC is a subsidiary of WordPress Foundation. It is created specifically to be the financial and legal support for WordCamps, WordPress Meetup groups, and any additional “official” events organized within the WordPress Community Events program. so don’t hesitate to ask when questions that come up. Their involvement should be to provide advice on procedure and to share their knowledge and experience of organizing KidsCamps. MentorsMentor Someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. are not to be considered a member of your planning team, and should not assign themselves, or be assigned, any actual planning tasks.

As always, @camikaos, @sunsand187, and the rest of the volunteers at WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. will still be available for tricky questions in the #community-events channel on WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., but we’re hoping to make peer mentoring our first line of awesomeness for KidsCamp organizers.

If you have any questions about the mentorship program, please send us an email at support@wordcamp.org or Kids@wordcamp.org.

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