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 Export to Your Calendar 4/8/2019 to 4/10/2019
When: April 8-10, 2019
Where: Deerfield Academy
7 Boyden Ln
Deerfield, Massachusetts  01342
United States

Online registration is available until: 4/5/2019
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CSEE Member Schools: $250
Non-Members: $425

If you would like to join for the pre-event or post-event activities, please select these sessions when registering. The additional charge for the pre-event is $40 for dinner at the Deerfield Inn.


Target Audience

This event is for Chaplains or those responsible for similar duties at their schools. Those serving any grade levels between K-12 welcome.



Join Chaplains of religious and secular schools for discussion, reflection, resource-sharing and camaraderie. This year's theme is "Politics and the Chaplain."

There will be an optional pre-conference, with the $40 charge covering the cost of dinner. It will be time for participants who arrive the day before to gather and tour historic Deerfield, the Yankee Candle Factory, and spend time with colleagues over dinner at the Historic Deerfield Inn. 



Please check back soon for this year's key presenters.





Monday, April 8, 1pm - evening:  Pre-Event  (Optional - $40, includes dinner)

All pre-events are optional and participants are welcome to take advantage of any portion of the day. RSVP so that we have a headcount and adequate transportation for the activities. Please also

1pm to 3pm - The Kringle Candle Experience (Transportation provided)

2:30pm to 3:30pm - Open Swim Available in the Deerfield Academy Pool 

4pm to 6pm - Historic Deerfield's Hidden History: Slavery, Christianity and Political Power in 18th Century Deerfield and New England (Walk tour)

7pm to 8:15pm - Dinner at the Deerfield Inn / Guest Speaker: David Brule of the Nolumbeka Project on New England's Tribal Heritage

8:15 to 9pm - Banish Misfortune (Traditional Irish Music) at the Deerfield Inn

9pm to 10pm - Trivia Night at the Deerfield Inn


Tuesday, April 9 - CSEE Conference

6am to 7am - Optional: Morning Yoga, or Fitness Center can be accessed; Hikes and/or walks/runs can be recommended

7 to 9am - Breakfast Available (Deerfield Academy Dining Hall)

9am to 10:15am - Speaker

10:30am to 12 - Conversations / Focus Groups

12 to 1:30pm - Lunch (Deerfield Academy Dining Hall)

2 to 3:30pm - Speaker

3:45 to 5pm - Conversations / Focus Groups 2

5:00 to 6:00pm - Optional: Community Yoga

5:30 to 6:30pm - Optional: Walk the Small Loop in Old Deerfield and/or Happy Hour at the Deerfield Inn

7:00pm - Dinner at the Deerfield Inn 

8:30 to 9:30pm - Optional: Mystic Pinball in Turners Falls (Transportation provided)


Wednesday, April 10 - CSEE Conference 

6:30am to 7:30am - Optional: Water Aerobics

7:30am to 8:30am - Optional: Morning Swim / Fitness Center can be Accessed; Hikes and/or walks/runs can be recommended

7 to 9am - Breakfast Available (Deerfield Academy Dining Hall)

9 to 10:30am - Speaking Panel and Breakout Sessions - Part I

10:45 to 11:45am - Speaking Panel and Breakout Sessions - Part II

12 - Lunch (Deerfield Academy Dining Hall)

Departure from Deerfield Academy


Thursday, April 11 - Post-Event  (Optional, free. RSVP when registering)

6:00am to 7:30am - Lap Swim in the Pool

7:00am to 9:00am - Breakfast Available at the Deerfield Academy Dining Hall

8:30am to 9:45am -Visiting and Remembering New England's Tribal Heritage: The Mission and Politics of Forced Displacement

10:00am to 11:30am - The Yankee Candle Experience (Transportation provided)



Travel / Accommodations

Deerfield Academy is located in western Massachusetts, in the historic town of Deerfield. We have a block of rooms for those wishing to stay overnight at the Historic Deerfield Inn. The cost is $180 per night, available Sunday, April 7th, Monday, April 8th, and Tuesday, April 9th. To reserve an overnight room, please call the main Inn number (413.774.5587) and use the code "DARE19" so that the front desk can get you the correct pricing. The room block expires 30 days before our event (early March).

If you're flying in, Deerfield is served by Bradley International Airport (BDL), which is 55 miles south of the school. Boston Logan International Airport is two hours east of the school. A couple of weeks before the event, we will email out to participants about ride-sharing.

Please see Deerfield's webpage for detailed directions to campus.



Please see CSEE's Event Policy to learn more about cancellations and refunds.


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