Kindred and Other Events: 2016 National Conference

Additional information on 2016 Kindreds and Pre-conference events will be posted as it becomes available.  

 

4-H Youth Development Camp Professionals Meeting
February 8, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hilton Atlanta

Please join 4-H Youth Development Educators, Faculty, and 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.

 

ACN's Camp Nurse Symposium
February 8-10, 2016
Begins 7:00 p.m. on Monday, the 8th 
Hilton Atlanta

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 12/31/15: $250.00 for ACN members; $350.00 for Non ACN members
Received after 12/31/15: $300.00 for ACN members; $400.00 for Non ACN members

Register through ACN. www.ACN.org

For more information, contact ACN, acn@ACN.org, 502-232-2945, or visit www.ACN.org.


Boy Scouts of America Kindred Meeting
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hilton Atlanta

The BSA Kindred meeting is a gathering of those interested in learning more about the Boy Scouts of America and our outdoor programs. Topics discussed include: 1) updates on new programs; 2) updates on BSA National Camp Accreditation Program; 3) new programs for 2016 and beyond; 4) youth protection updates; 5) new Conservation Handbook; 6) partnerships and collaborations in outdoor industry; 7) updates on Outdoor Programs Committee support; and more. 

To register, or for more information, contact Rob Kolb, at robert.kolb@scouting.org, 972-580-2407, 972-580-2563 fax, or visit www.scouting.org/outdoorprogram
 

Camp Fire Camp Professionals Kindred Meeting 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hilton Atlanta

Please join Camp Fire staff and leadership from across the country to discuss best practices, trends and developments in training and program supports. 

To register and for more information, contact James Martinson, at james.martinson@campfire.org, (816) 285-2036.


Camp Owners and Directors Association (CODA)
February 8-9, 2016
Monday, 7:45 a.m.  – Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Hilton Atlanta

CODA 2016 in Atlanta will be the conference you don’t want to miss!  Join us and get connected with other camp professionals as we discuss the latest trends and trials of the summer camp business.  This amazing group will promise many laughs, tons of fun and lots of wisdom that you will take back to enhance your program.  Whether you want to grow your business or sharpen your leadership skills, our fantastic keynote speakers and valuable breakout sessions will provide growth and help prepare you for an amazing season ahead.  We look forward to seeing you there for the great fun and valuable information. 

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

Register through ACA.

If you have any questions, please visit the Camp Owners and Directors Association website (www.CODA.camp) or send an email to Melissa Fitzgerald (melissa@camphighlander.com) for further details.

 

Campers with Special Needs Kindred Group
February 7-9, 2016
Sunday, 2:00 pm – Tuesday, 10:00 am

Join Camp Directors from around the country for a relaxed, engaging, and energizing roundtable of topics and networking for Camps that serve Children and Adults with special medical needs or disabilities.  Registration will begin in November. Email Dan Mathews at Dan@CampTwinLakes.org for more information and the link for registration when it becomes available.  The cost is $50 per person, which will include housing and meals from Sunday Dinner until Tuesday Breakfast.  The Kindred Meeting is being hosted by Camp Twin Lakes (www.camptwinlakes.org) at our Camp Will-a-Way facility in Winder, Georgia, just under an hour from the conference hotel.

To register and for more information, contact Dan Mathews, dan@camptwinlakes.org, 706-557-9070, or 706-557-9147 (fax).

 

EPIC (Emerging Professionals in Camping) Pre-Conference
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hilton Atlanta

More details coming soon!

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 Danhof, jalisa@campnewaygo.org, 231-652-1184, or visit http://www.acacamp.org/epic/.  

 

Girl Scout Camp Professionals Kindred Session
Monday, February 8, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hilton Atlanta

Join other Girl Scout program, property and camp professionals for an interactive session focused on best practices in Girl Scout camping.  Our day will include information on CIT programs and successes in staff recruitment and training.  Learn ways to engage your council board, leadership and staff colleagues in the benefits of camp for girls.  Hear the latest on risk management for Girl Scout camps and outdoor facilities.  Learn about trends in using outdoor program to grow membership and retention. This kindred session will provide you with a professional network and Innovative ideas for a successful camp season!!  

Registration Fee: $75/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 or 212-852-5721.  

 

International Camping Fellowship Pre-Conference Camp Tour
February 7-9, 2016
Sunday, 8:00 am - Tuesday, Noon

This tour of Georgia 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.  Participants are asked to make their own arrangements for accommodations (hotel information will be posted in the fall), and the group will meet each morning at the tour hotel for transportation to the scheduled sites, returning to the tour hotel each evening.  Fee of $165 includes transportation, admission fees, snacks, and four meals.  Itinerary will be posted in the late fall.  On Feb. 9, participants will be transported to the Hilton Atlanta 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 8, 2016
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hilton Atlanta

The ACA New Director Orientation Course (NDO) is a special eight hour course (8 CECs) for seasonal or new camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, or persons that have been in other administrative positions and are considering directing a camp. The NDO course helps directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program. The course covers five critical areas: camp management leadership, risk management, camper behavior, staff training, and staff supervision. 

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

Registration Fee: $99 ACA members, $119 ACA nonmembers

Register through ACA.

For more information, contact Akera Gamble, agamble@ACAcamps.org, or 765-349-3525.
 

Not for Profit Camps Lunch and Program
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm (estimated time, may change slightly)
Hilton Atlanta

Enjoy lunch with others from the nonprofit camp “world” to discuss current issues, share successes, and learn more about the research being funded by the Not-for-Profit Council.  Over the years, a variety of tools have been developed from this research that are of particular value to those camps needing to document outcomes for potential funders.  The current research focuses on observation and an “easy to use tool” to help with this critical aspect of camp. 

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.

Religiously Affiliated Camps (RAC) Luncheon and "Playshop" 
February 10, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm (estimated time, may change slightly)
Hilton Atlanta

Join the community of ACA’s Religiously Affiliated Camps and author, speaker, consultant Michelle Cummings for networking and interactive learning. Over lunch, 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 to make the spiritual stuff stick. Create a mental shift in your staff and campers by focusing on outcomes from the get-go.  Come prepared to participate, play, and mingle with other religious camp leaders!

Registration Fee: $60
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, 862-200-7260, or visit http://www.acacamps.org/rac/pre-conference-event

 

YMCA Kindred Meeting
February 9, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hilton Atlanta

YMCA day camp and resident camp staff are encouraged to attend the YMCA Kindred Meeting at ACA National Conference to learn about successes with Y Camping initiatives, share their own youth development program highlights and network with Y camping leaders from Ys across the nation.  In addition to a variety of camping updates, we will hear from several local Ys that have achieved success with both day camp programs and unique resident camp programs.  An active listening and sharing session will also offer you to share your current challenges or issues.  Join the cause for Y camping!

To register and for more information, contact John Duntley, john.duntley@ymca.net or 312-419-2959.  

 

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