- 4-H Youth Development Camp Professionals Meeting
- ACN's Managing Healthcare Services Seminar
- ACN's Camp Nurse Symposium
- Boy Scouts of America Kindred Meeting
- Camps on Campus Affinity Group Pre-Conference (COC)
- DECA’s 2017 International Diabetes Camping Conference
- Emerging Professionals in Camping (EPIC)
- Girl Scout Camp Professionals Kindred Meeting
- International Camping Fellowship Pre-Conference Tour (ICF)
- New Director Orientation (NDO)
- Not for Profit Camps Lunch and Program
- Religiously Affiliated Camps Lunch (RAC)
- Special Needs Kindred Meeting
- Standards Trainings Pre-Conference
- The Salvation Army Camping & Outdoor Ministries
- YMCA Kindred Meeting
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.
For more information, contact Mike Jensen, Associate Professor, WSU Extension,email@example.com, 509-447-6452.
This event will discuss evidence based information regarding managing healthcare services at camp. Current issues will be addressed as well as guiding principles, practices, and guidelines to assist camp leadership in providing quality care to staff and campers in their care.
Healthcare providers, camp leaders, and anyone interested in camp health services are welcome to register and attend.
Registration Fee: $40.00
Register through ACN. www.ACN.org
The Camp Nurse Symposium will provide a variety of sessions around camp health services and safety. Skilled presenters will create an interactive and educational experience for participants on topics such as medication management, communicable disease, working with camp staff, and much more. On Wednesday, there will be ACA/ACN joint educational breakout sessions. These sessions are open to both ACA and ACN attendees.
Registration Fee: $250.00
Register through ACN. www.ACN.org
Meet with professional and volunteer Outdoor Program Specialists from around the country. Get the latest information on programs and events affecting BSA councils and camps.
To register, or for more information, contact Rob Kolb, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-580-2407.
Is your camp a university-run program? Do you operate on a campus? Come join this group of professionals who understand the challenges of running programs on a campus setting or an off-campus university property: youth protection, managing the risks of having underage participants on campus, best practices, policies and procedures, and staff training. Experience a half-day of collaboration, connecting with peers, and sharing ideas. This meeting represents the exceptional opportunity of defining the future work of the group, as group members are now formalizing a mission and goals. You belong: whether you are an administrator, compliance expert, program director, or camp director who oversees one or many programs. Build your network. Bring your knowledge.
Registration Fee: $50 ACA members, $60 nonmembers
If attending the COC event only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.
For more information, contact Tim Huchton, thuchton@ACAcamps.org, or 765-349-3539.
“Best Practices” for diabetes care and health education will be the theme of this meeting. Hear how the latest technologies in diabetes care are successfully implemented at camp. Participate in discussions about opportunities and challenges that our camps face; and share innovative programming ideas. Learn fun and motivational strategies for teaching children how to live well with diabetes. Enjoy conversing about thoughts and experiences with our community of diabetes camping professionals. Join us Sunday early afternoon through Monday. Sunday Dinner and Monday Lunch will be provided. https://www.diabetescamps.org/other-programs/overview/
Registration Fee: $199
If attending the DECA event only — a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.
Questions? Contact Terry Ackley, email@example.com or 239-984-3554.
Join Scott Arizala, Steve Maguire, and Dr. Chris Thurber for a fast-paced and practical day of learning at the EPIC National Preconference. Leave this fun-packed session with fresh ideas, contagious enthusiasm, and content to facilitate with your own staff.
Registration Fee: $50 ACA members, $60 nonmembers
If attending the EPIC event only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.
Join other Girl Scout camp and outdoor program professionals for an interactive session focused on best practices in Girl Scout camping. Our day will include sharing successful techniques for growing your camp enrollment and managing the challenges of staff recruitment and training. Learn how to engage your board, leadership, and staff colleagues in the benefits of camp for girls. Get the latest on risk management for Girl Scout camps and outdoor facilities. Learn about our outdoor program strategy and what’s ahead. This kindred session will provide you with 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.
For more information, contact Sharon Baade at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-372-1952.
This tour of Albuquerque-area 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 $165 fee includes transportation, admission fees, snacks, and four meals. Participants are asked to make their own arrangements for accommodations at the Hyatt Place Albuquerque Airport where the group will meet each morning for transportation to the scheduled sites and return each evening. Itinerary will be posted in late fall. Click here for the discounted nightly rate of $75 + 13% tax for a double room. (After entering the dates, click on Special Rates; enter the code G-ICFF under Corporate or Group Code.). On February 21, participants will be transported to the conference hotel for the ACA National Conference.
Registration Fee: $165
If attending the ICF Kindred only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.
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 eat lunch (included).
Please Note: Course is at capacity. Watch the ACA Events Calendar for other NDO offerings.
For more information, contact Kim Brosnan, kbrosnan@ACAcamps.org, or 765-342-8456, #314.
Join other not-for-profit camp professionals for a luncheon to celebrate the work of the Council. Hear results from two research projects funded by the council this year that focused on: 1) the role of success and failure in camp, and 2) camper and staff perceptions of program quality. We will also share ideas on how the council might continue with its support of research and evaluation that benefit non-profit camps while supporting ACA’s new strategic direction on research. This lunch is the perfect place to network with old and new friends, hear important updates, and learn about new opportunities.
Registration Fee: $25/person
If attending the NFP Kindred only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.
For more information, contact Rhonda Mickelson, rmickelson@ACAcamps.org, or 765-342-8456 #306.
Albuquerque Convention Center
Envision the future of RAC. Join others from faith-based camps for conversation, networking, and community building over lunch.
Registration Fee: $50
If attending the RAC Kindred only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.
For more information, contact Grechen Throop at gthroop@ACAcamps.org or 765-349-3517.
Before heading to the ACA National Conference, join camp directors from around the country for an engaging and energizing roundtable focused on camps that serve children and adults with special medical needs or disabilities. We will discuss current trends in programming, fundraising, staffing, camper recruitment, and more. We will finish with an evening of fun and networking.
To register and for more information, contact Josh Cagliani, email@example.com, or 706-557-9070.
Let’s get together! If you are part of The Salvation Army camping community or would like to be part of our fellowship, let’s get together Tuesday night.
To register and for more information, contact Ed Covert, firstname.lastname@example.org, 831-246-3180, or 831-461-2005.
Join with other Y day and overnight camping professionals to network and to learn more about the latest Y camping and youth development initiatives. With over 132 years of Y camping heritage we celebrate the work of nearly 70% of all Y day camps that have adopted Day Camp Upgrade and we are excited with the emerging work on Advancing Overnight Camping to the Y movement. Come hear more and participate!
To register and for more information, contact John Duntley, email@example.com or 312-502-6309.