ACA Wisconsin Training Palooza

ACA WIsconsin Training Palooza

Get a jump start on getting your summer staff trained. ACA, Wisconsin is hosting a Training Palooza April 25-27, 2014 at the Wisconsin Lions Camp.

Registration deadline is April 15, 2014

Loding and meals are available at an additional cost at the Wisconsin Lions Camp. Lodging $10.50/night. Breakfast $3.50/each, Lunch $4.00/each, and Dinner $4.50 each.

To register for any of these trainings and/or lodging and meals click here

Trainings being offered are listed below:

ACA New Director Orientation (NDO)

Date: April 26 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: for student members $35 student non members $50 Professional members $50 non members $75
NDO is a special seven-hour course for seasonal or new camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, or persons that have been in other administrative positions and are considering directing summer camp. NDO is designed to be offered at the section or regional level. The NDO course helps directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program. The course covers five core areas of camp management: leadership, risk management, camper behavior, staff training, and staff supervision. Lunch will be provided.

Core Competencies:
Business Management and Practices
Human Resources Management
Youth and Adult Growth and Development
Participant Observation, Assessment, and Evaluation
Professionalism and Leadership
Program Planning
Risk Management

Solo Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Date: April 26 8:30am to April 27 4:30pm
Cost: $130

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.  You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.

Cycling Clinic I-Traffic Skills 101

Date: April 26 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: $120

Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) is a fast-paced class that will give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. You will learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, fix a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. We recommended this class for adults and children above age fourteen. Participants will receive the Skills 101 book from LAB and a certification of completion. Please bring bike if possible, helmets required. 

Cycling Clinic II

Date: April 27 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: $40

Completion of Cycling Clinic I is required. Day two is conducted as a loose version of ‘train-the-trainers’ program.  Workshop participants (instructors) will obtain the pedagogical aspects of teaching youth safety, skills and the fundamentals of bike riding using educational curricula provided. Instructors will become familiar with the curriculum goals, riding stages, riding challenges, logistics and acquire the skills necessary to conduct bicycle rodeos, group riding, and assessments.  Please bring bike if possible, helmets required. Course includes full elementary cycling curriculum.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Date: April 25 9:00am to Arpil 27 3:00pm 
Cost $150

Interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard? Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard.  Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding that includes first aid, professional-level CPR and AED in one certificate. Digital certificate available upon successful completion of course. 

Prerequisites: Must be at least 15 years old and pass the following swimming requirements:  Swim 300 yards continuously either using front crawl or breaststroke, tread water for 2 minutes only using their legs, and complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds of starting in the water, swim 20 yards, surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, and exit the water without using the ladder or steps without goggles.  

We will be starting Friday, April 25th at 9am at the Wisconsin Lions Camp, Saturday we will be in the pool at the Stevens Point YMCA all day, and will be finished on Sunday, April 27th by 3pm.  We only have space for 20 participants.  

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Date: April 26 8:00am to April 27 1:00pm
Cost: $35

This two day course assists student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace, and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.  Trainer Courses are designed for educators, guides, agency employees and other outdoor professionals.  Successful graduates of the Trainer Course gain skills to teach Leave No Trace techniques and ethics to their clients, friends and family.  Participants learn the concept of Leave No Trace and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings - such as schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas. Workshop topics include the underlying ethics and seven principles of Leave No Trace.

Project Learning Tree

Date: April 27 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $25

At PLT, the goal is to teach students how to think, not what to think about complex environmental issues. Recognized as a leader in environmental education for more than 35 years, PLT enhances critical thinking, problem solving, and effective decision-making skills. PLT materials are multi-disciplinary and aligned with state and national education standards.  Studies show that when environmental education and outdoor learning components are integrated into curicula, student achievement increases, including test scores - particularly in science and math. More than half of all PLT activities can be conducted outdoors. Furthermore, independent evaluators confirm PLT increases students' knowledge, reasoning, and academic skills.  Includes Project Learning Tree Curriculum.

To register for any of these trainings and/or lodging and meals click here