SAM Camp: Wisdom For Life's Challenges Series

Wisdom For Life's Challenges Series

Everybody has to deal with life's challenges. And all of us could use wisdom in various areas of our lives from parenting to finances to healthy relationships to understanding ourselves as well as the culture around us. In response we have put together a presentation series just for you. We hope that you will find the following topics engaging and beneficial.

SAM Camp aftercare is available for free for kids going into 1st grade through teens going into the 12th grade during the parenting presentations.

2017 Wisdom For Life's Challenges Seminar flyer

SAM Camp is pleased to present the following topics for 2017. If there is a topic that you would like covered, please feel free to contact me, Alan Fujinami, with your suggestion.

Financial Planning 101
Lecturer: Sophey Tiet, MBA - Wealth Advisor & Planning
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room A24
When: Tuesday 8/1,2/2017 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

Regardless, if you're making minimum wage or $2M dollars, learning how to manage, how to be prudent, knowing your options and planning ahead are keys to the success of your financial health.  Come and learn concepts about financial planning 101 and be transformed in the way you think about money.

Note: Sophey is willing to lecture on 8/2 depending on popularity. So in order to honor her commitment we would like an RSVP(click here to RSVP) for her lecture. Also note that the room for 8/2 will be different.

7 Principles To Make Marriage Last
Lecturer: Lia Huynh, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  David Huynh, Pastor, Chinese Church in Christ, North Valley
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room A24
When: Wednesday 8/2/2017 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

Why do some relationships thrive, while others struggle to survive? How can you prevent a marriage from deteriorating, and maintain the ones that are working? Let's face it, marriage is hard work. The statistics reflect this: The chance of a first marriage ending in divorce over a forty-year period is 67 percent. Half of all divorces will occur in the first seven years. Come hear about what makes relationships last, how to make your struggling relationship better, and how to make a good one great.

Parenting with Grace and Truth!
Lecturer: Robert (Bob) Murray
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room A24
When: Thursday 8/3/2017 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

Being a parent is an important responsibility! The doctor did not give an instruction book to a parent when the child was born. Every parent dreams about their child. What will be the child's talents, gifts and abilities? What will the future hold? Everywhere you turn there are different principles being quoted - too many voices with too many different opinions. Who do you trust? Culture changes. Government changes. The new becomes old. What direction should I take for my child?      

In this seminar we will look at the phrase - "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." We will focus on the "right" message for a future of a wonderfully created life.

Topics from 2016

Heart & Soul at the movies -- that's right, and Brain, too!
Lecturer: Terri Hatlo
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room A24
When: Tuesday 8/2/2016 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

How to maximize your family's movie-time experience.

Forget about, "I don't like to think at the movies, I just want to enjoy myself." You're thinking all the time -- your brain never shuts off.

This year's SAM Camp Teen Films class reveals that there's a world of good quality, healthy film from over the last hundred plus years, from all over the world, available to those who are purposeful enough to open their minds and step off Hollywood's blockbuster superhighway.

How To Fund College Education
Lecturer: Rey Deborja, Managing Partner / Sr. Financial Analyst
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room A24
When: Wednesday 8/3/2016 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

Hear strategies about how to fund a college education. Hear how to get from where you are financially to knowing your options and how you can proceed to finance your college goals.

Giving Our Best! Responsibility with Our Children.
Lecturer: Bob Murray, Head of School @ Milpitas Christian School
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room A24
When: Thursday 8/4/2016 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

The current “day and age” is filled with a variety of opportunities, demands and time schedule for the family. It is easy to find ourselves “coming and going”. Not all things are beneficial. Not all things are required. In this seminar we will take a look at the responsibility of raising children, importance of education, what others want for our children, and deciding what is “the best”.

Topics from 2015

A Marriage Tune-Up… Is your marriage in tune?
Lecturer: Lia Huynh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Tuesday 8/4/2015 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

Our cars need tune-ups on a regular basis but what about our marriages? Don’t neglect this precious asset! In the seminar we will explore the five point maintenance checklist that every couple needs to keep their marriage running at its peak performance.

The Supreme Court Decision’s Impact On Your Family
Lecturer: Alan Fujinami, co-Director of SAM Camp
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Wednesday 8/6/2015 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

The Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage doesn’t just impact homosexual couples. It impacts your whole family.

Leadership In Building Excellence-Its Impact On Our Family And Beyond
Lecturer: Joyce Thomas
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Thursday 8/7/2015 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

We will be discussing: What leadership is and why we need to develop it in ourselves, in our children and others. The three categories for leadership effectiveness are character, tasks and relationships. How do they work together. Why and how to grow in these areas and what they entail will be discussed. How growth in leadership skills will benefit us in our jobs, in our families, in our children, in our community and beyond.

Topics from 2014

Sex Ed in School: What Your Kids are Really Taught.
Lecturer: Alan Fujinami Director of SAM Camp
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Tuesday 8/5/2014 4:30pm - 5:30 pm
View: click here for a recording.

Before your kids get a lesson on sex education, parents are notified about the upcoming lesson. But is that really the only sex education your child's school is teaching? Or is there more? Know the whole picture of the sex education your child is receiving even from kindergarten through high school.

Life-Cycle Financial Planning
Lecturer: Anthony Cheng, Financial Advisor
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Wednesday 8/6/2014 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

Financial and tax planning are frequently done in a vacuum without consideration of the changing risks that one faces over one’s lifetime. The passage of time alters the nature of the risks, and requires you to reconsider how you are managing them and whether you should reprioritize them at different times of your life. Life-cycle financial planning helps you understand the dynamic nature of the financial risks presented and develop a plan that evolves over time to meet those changing needs

Dependence- Codependence- and Interdependence
Lecturer: Gabriel Tseng
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Thursday 8/7/2014 4:30pm - 5:30 pm
View: click here for a recording.

Developing healthy relationships and growing together.

Topics from 2013

When "Because I said so" doesn't work… the impact of cultural relativism on your family.
Lecturer: Alas Fujinami Director of SAM Camp
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Tuesday 8/6/2013 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

Political correctness is causing us to lose our moral compass. This results in the impotency of our authority in our children’s lives. What is the right way to steer through all the political issues du jour and not lose our moral bearing?

The most powerful ways to impact your children.
Lecturer: Pastor Rober Mize of Cathedral of Faith Church
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Wednesday 8/7/2013 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

We live in a society that moves so fast and is constantly changing. With that in mind what are the things that you can do that have the greatest impact on a child's life. We will look at the most effective tool for communicating with your family, the best ways to teach them, and some things that you can do that will have a lasting impact on your children.

Family Harmony
Lecturer: Dr. Dan Griffiths of ARK ministries
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Thursday 8/8/2013 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

In this day and age, many families are falling apart or on the brink of falling apart. This presentation will talk about how this trend can be reversed through family harmony and how to develop harmony in the family structure.

Topics from 2012

Taking Time to Be Parents
Lecturer: Pastor Rober Mize of Cathedral of Faith Church
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Tuesday 8/6/2013 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

This presentation will look at our use of time and the implications of that use regarding respect, and relating to your children.

Am I born this way? Understanding our sexual identity
Lecturer: Niranjan Rajaratnam
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Wednesday 8/1/2012 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

What determines our sexual identity? Are we really born into homosexuality or is there something more to it than that? Does our relationship with our children influence their sexual identity? What do our public schools teach about homosexuality? Is the church homophobic or is there another reason why they hold the position that they do?

Have a New Kid by Friday
Lecturer: Dr. Ken Van Meter
Location: Milpitas Christian School Room F5
When: Thursday 8/2/2012 4:30pm - 5:30 pm

Based on a book by Dr. Kevin Leman this presentation shows parents how to reverse negative behavior in their children fast. There is hope and real, practical, doable strategies for regaining control and becoming the parents you always wanted to be. Change a child's attitude, behavior, and character; everything from rolling eyes to sibling rivalry to talking back to punching walls and much, much more.

Send us an email if you have any questions regarding the Parenting Presentation Series.