Basic Camp Director Course (BCDC)

The BCDC is an in-person, multi-day training (hosted by the ACA Illinois Affiliate in 2015) that provides the basics for camp directors with fewer than six years of experience or for seasoned program directors and site managers. This training is an excellent opportunity to be sure camp professionals have well-rounded knowledge of the ACA core competencies and begin building a personal network of camp professionals. (If you are unable to attend this in-person training, you may want to check out the online ACA Camp Director Course.) The following links provide additional information about the BCDC in-person course and schedule:

For the 2015 season, there will be one, centrally located BCDC offered and hosted by the ACA Illinois Affiliate.  This training will be prior to the Mid States Camping Conference. Transportation to this in-person training is the responsibility of the participant.  For specific questions about the course please contact Gordie Kaplan at The location for the 2015 BCDC is:

JCYS Camp Henry Horner
26710 West Nippersink Rd
Ingleside, IL 50041

This BCDC course begins April 12, 2015 at 4:00, ends April 16, 2016 at 1:00.

Registration information coming soon.

Due to unforeseeable circumstances ACA is, on rare occasions, forced to make changes or cancellations to planned courses.

In the event of a course cancellation, it is ACA's policy that the course fee paid will be refunded. Travel costs incurred by participants prior to 30 days before the course, will not be reimbursed by ACA in the event a course is cancelled. Thank you for your cooperation, and please know that ACA will always strive to do accommodate your needs and provide a high quality educational experience.

For this reason, we suggest that attendees purchase air travel reservations no sooner than 30 days prior to the course, at which time any final changes or cancellations will be announced.