Kindred and Other Events: 2014 National Conference

Additional information on 2015 Kindreds and Pre-conference events will be posted as it becomes available.  

 

4-H Youth Development Camp Professionals Meeting
February 2, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join 4-H Youth Development Educator/Faculty/Staff from across the nation to discuss best 4-H practices in delivering the 4-H Youth Development Program through camp!

Registration Fee: $125.00

If attending the 4-H event only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA.

For more information, contact Mike Jenson, Associate Professor, WSU Extension, mike.jensen@wsu.edu, 509-447-6452, 509-447-6477 fax.

 

ACN's Camp Nurse Symposium - ACN's Annual Meeting
February 2-4, 2015
Begins 7:00 p.m. on Monday, the 2nd
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

ACN’s Camp Nurse Symposium provides a variety of educational sessions designed to build clinical expertise, problem-solve emergent issues, and further the development of camp nursing practice. Nurses from both the U.S. and Canada attend; contact hours are available. If you are looking to enhance your skills, expand your network of camp nurse colleagues and interact with camp nursing leaders, then this is for you. Interested? More information is available at www.ACN.org.

Registration Fee:
Received by 12/31/14: $250.00 for ACN members; $350.00 for Non ACN members
Received after 12/31/14: $300.00 for ACN members; $375.00 for Non ACN members

Register through ACN. www.ACN.org

For more information, contact ACN, acn@ACN.org, 218-586-2633, 218-586-8770 fax, or visit www.ACN.org.


Boy Scouts of America Kindred Meeting
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The BSA Kindred meeting is a gathering of anyone interested in learning more about the Boy Scouts of America and our outdoor programs. Topics to discuss include, but not limited to: 1) updates on what’s new in outdoor programs, 2) updates on the BSA National Camp Accreditation Program, 3) newest outdoor merit badges and programs, 4) special programs related to outdoor issues, 5) youth protection training, 6) the ScoutStrong initiative in the field of physical fitness and nutrition, 7) updates on the new revision Fieldbook, 8) Camp Scout App connecting to camps around the country, and 9) partnerships and memorandums of agreement formed to broaden collaboration in the outdoor industry.

To register, or for more information, contact Keith Christopher, at keith.christopher@scouting.org,  972-580-7810, 972-580-2563 fax, or visit www.scouting.org/outdoorprogram


Camp Owners and Directors Association (CODA)
February 2-3, 2015
Monday, 7:45 a.m.  – Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

CODA 2015 in New Orleans is not only going to be one of the most informative, but also the most entertaining conferences you’ve been to and you don’t want to miss out. Great keynote speakers as well as cutting edge breakout discussions on today’s relevant topics and technology will help any camp owner or director improve their program. Please plan on joining us for the information and good times.

Registration Fee: $300 per person
If attending the EPIC event only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA.

If you have any questions, you can visit the Camp Owners and Directors Association website (www.CODA.camp)  or send an email to Larry Johnson (larry@campskyline.com), or Cody Mauldin (cmauldin@campolympia.com), 256-634-4001, 256-634-3018 fax, for further details.
 

EPIC (Emerging Professionals in Camping) Pre-Conference
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

10 Games, 10 Songs and 10 Ideas to Make Camp More Magical
We can always use new songs, games, themes & innovative ideas to make summer camp a more amazing place for our staff & campers.  Join Joe Richards – a 20 year summer camp professional to explore 10 new songs, games, themes and ideas to make next summer’s camp the best yet. The author of the Camp Counselor's Manifesto will have you bursting with laughter and ideas as you leave this epic session.

Registration Fee: $50 ACA members, $60 nonmembers
If attending the EPIC event only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA.

For more information, contact Jalisa Johnson, jalisa@campnewaygo.org, 231-652-1184, or visit http://www.acacamp.org/epic/

 

Girl Scout Camp Kindred Session
Monday, February 2, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join your Girl Scout camp colleagues for an interactive session focused on evolving best practices in increasing camp enrollment, training staff, serving increasingly diverse families and improving camp program and operations. Implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in the outdoors and use camp to grow membership, This session will be packed and guaranteed to leave you feeling motivated and energized for the summer ahead!

Registration Fee: $50/person
If attending the Girl Scout Kindred only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Sharon Baade at sbaade@girlscouts.org.  

 

International Camping Fellowship Pre-Conference Camp Tour
February 1-3, 2015
Sunday, 8:00 am - Tuesday, Noon

This tour of Louisiana youth programs, camps, and local attractions is open to everyone and will include, in addition to sightseeing, facilitated discussions of camp and youth programs in the US and around the world.  Special activities and meals are planned to represent local culture and foods.  The tour will be based at the La Quinta Inn – New Orleans Airport, Kenner, LA.  Contact Linda Pulliam lgpulliam@gmail.com to make hotel reservations at the special rate of $76.50 per night plus tax, which includes breakfast.  Deadline for this rate is January 5, 2015.  The group will meet each morning at the La QUinta Inn for transportation to the scheduled sites, returning to the hotel each evening.  The tour registration fee of $165 includes transportation, admission fees, snacks, and four meals.  Itinerary will be posted in the late fall.  On Feb. 3, participants will be transported to the Hilton New Orleans Riverside for the ACA Conference. 

Registration Fee: $165
If attending the ICF Kindred only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA.

For information, contact Linda Pulliam lpulliam@campingfellowship.org, 919-603-0317, or visit www.campingfellowship.org

 

New Director Orientation (NDO)
Monday, February 2, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Calling all new camp directors and leadership staff!  New Director Orientation (NDO) is your chance to learn from seasoned camp directors on key aspects of your job. 

NDO is a special eight-hour course for seasonal or new camps directors, assistant directors, program directors,or persons that have been in other administrative positions and are considering directing summer camp.  The NDO course helps directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program. Key topics such as supervision of staff, risk management, and staff training ideas will help prepare new directors for their role this summer!

There will be a one hour break for participants to go to lunch (lunch is not included).

Registration Fee: $79 ACA members, $99 ACA nonmembers

Register through ACA.

 

Not for Profit Lunch and Program
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm (estimated time, may change slightly)
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

An update will be given about Phase 1 of the ACA Youth Outcomes norming project (by Jim Sibthorp, Troy Bennett, and Deb Bialeschki) conducted during Summer 2014.  At their 2014 NFP Council lunch/meeting , the NFP Council agreed to support this project which will  create national comparison benchmarks (norms) for the detailed version of the ACA Youth Outcomes Battery (YOB). The update will provide on an overview of process to date (data collection, etc.). The research team will also provide details for the second phase of this project (scheduled for summer 2015) and why this project is important for all camps.

Registration Fee: $25/person
If attending the NFP Kindred only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA.

For more information, contact Rhonda Mickelson, rmickelson@ACAcamps.org, or 765-342-8456 #306.

Religously Affiliated Camps (RAC) Breakfast "Playnote" & Workshop
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the community of ACA’s Religiously Affiliated Camps and author, speaker, consultant Michelle Cummings for an energetic start to your conference. Discover new ways to “walk your talk” and role model the behavior you want to see in others. Gather innovative activities to enhance your staff's ability to work together as a resilient team. After the meal we’ll have time to play, with faith-based metaphors and outcome-based initiative games that can make the spiritual stuff stick.

Registration Fee: $50, includes breakfast
If attending the RAC Kindred only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA.

For more information, contact Jen Burch, jenb.rac@gmail.com or visit http://www.acacamps.org/rac.

 

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