The 2017 NEYCC Keynotes

Steven McGuire M.Ed

Steve’s mission as a professional speaker is to provide fun, professional and inspiring presentations for all clients. Speaking and training in the primary fields of schools and summer camps, Steve’s audiences range from summer camp staff and administrators to school faculty, students, athletes and parents.

Steve has been a full time school teacher for 18 years. He teaches Meteorology, Astronomy, Biology, Oceanography and Ornithology at Scituate High School in Scituate, MA. In his teaching career, he has taught high school and middle school. Teaching in a classroom and being on the “front lines” with kids is part of what makes Steve so credible to his audiences. Participants in Steve’s work consistently say he “gets it” when it comes to working with kids.

11 years ago, Steve started his own professional speaking business because he saw a need for dynamic, fun and educating programs in both the academic and camp setting. Since then, over 500 schools and summer camps across the United States have brought him in to work with their faculty and staff. He has the perfect blend of humor and energy. His audiences consistently describe him as “dynamic,” “hilarious” and “engaging.”

Steve has written numerous articles for Education and Camping magazines across the United States and Canada. And a book is in the works!

Steve is the father of 4 children (Nolan, Emmitt, Greta and Scotia) as Frances the chocolate lab. He brings the perspective that only a parent can bring to working with students and campers.


Jim Cain
Team Work

Dr. Jim Cain is the author of 14 team and community building texts, including: Teamwork & Teamplay, The Revised and Expanded Book of Raccoon Circles, A Teachable Moment, Teambuilding Puzzles, The Big Book of Low Cost Training Games, The Ropework & Ropeplay Collection of Team Activities, Essential Staff Training Activities and Jim’s latest book, Find Something To Do! He is also the creator of the innovative T&T Character Cards. Jim is the creative force behind his training company, Teamwork & Teamplay, a former executive director of The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), and the innovator of more than six dozen teambuilding activities and props.

Jim holds four advanced degrees, including a Ph.D. and has traveled to 49 states and 38 countries (so far) sharing his knowledge on subjects ranging from teamwork and leadership to creative problem solving and trust building. His train-the-trainer programs are legendary and his conference keynotes/playnotes are active, engaging and tremendously fun. With regard to Jim’s group facilitation skills, Tom Leahy of NCCPS remarked, “Jim, you are a Jedi Master!”