ACA, Upstate New York Winter Conference

January 14-16, 2014
Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center
Moravia, NY

Call for Presentations

The Winter Conference will include breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics important to camp professionals.  If you are interested in presenting please complete the session proposal form.  Lectures, hands on workshops and panel presentations are welcome.  If you have an idea for a session or have questions, contact Marie Wixner (, 585-786-2251).  Session Proposal Form.     

Standards Training
January 14

If your camp will be visited in 2014, this course is for you.  The Standards Course will be offered immediately prior to the Winter Conference on January 14th and will start at 9:30 a.m.  There is no cost to attend the course however you do need to register.  

The ACA Standards Course prepares camp directors and administrators for their accreditation visits and serves as an introduction to the standards program for persons interested in becoming accreditation visitors. The person completing the ACA Standards Course is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit and fully participate in the on-site visit. ACA membership is not a prerequisite for this course. 

Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center

Set on Casowasco Lake, Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center is an ideal setting for the Winter Conference.  The site features multiple breakout rooms for conference sessions as well as numerous nooks and smaller spaces which are perfect for networking and visiting.  Indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a game room with ping pong, foosball and air hockey are also available. 

Lodging options include double rooms with private bathrooms as well as dorm style housing for 2-4 guests with shared bathrooms.  A limited number of single rooms (with private bathrooms) are also available.  Learn more about Casowasco.