ACA, Northern California's Winter Education Event

Legislative Workshop, NDO, Standards Course and Health 101

The Winter Education Event is a two-day program offering a variety of educational options for camp professionals. For additional information, please contact the ACA, Northern CA Field Office at 765-349-3523 or

Legislative Workshop - January 15, 2014 - 10:00am (9:30am check-in) to 4:30pm

A packed day of talking with some of California's experts on a variety of regulatory, legislative, policy and advocacy issues that affect camps in California. There will be presentations on:

  • CA Labor Law and Camps - presented by Peter Sloan, Attorney
  • J1 Visa's: How camps are affected with International Staff - presented by CCUSA staff and Sharon Kosch
  • Health Care Reform Laws & CA specific info - presented by US Small Business Administration
  • SB 433 (organized camp definition legislation) and other CA bills, including zip-line update
  • Employment Claims: an insurance perspective - presented by Darrow Milgrim, Managing Director, Arthur J. Gallagher
  • ACA National Public Policy - presented by Sharon Kosch
  • Public Policy 101: How leg is proposed, how to make your voice heard, responding to calls for action
  • Cal-OSHA: employee accidents - presented by Cal-OSHA (pending)
  • Roundtables
  • and more!

please be advised, presentations are subject to change

New Director's Orientation (NDO) Course - January 16, 2014 - 9:00am (check in 8:30am) to 5:00pm

NDO is a special seven hour course (7 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

Standards Course - January 16, 2014 - 10:00am (9:30am check-in) to 4:30pm

ACA's Standards course serves as an introduction to ACA's Standards Program and helps participants prepare for accreditation visits. The course describes the purpose and value of standards and accreditation, and gives an explanation of how the process works and what resources and materials are available. The course offers specific discussion about the requirements of the standards, including: application of the core and specialized activity standards, mandatory standards, and written documentation requirements.

COURSE IS FULL! Health 101 (certification course) - January 16, 2014 - 9:00am (check in 8:30am) to 5:00pm

Is your Health Center staffed by someone other than a RN or MD?  This  7 hour course is the bridge between first aid and emergency skills and managing a health center.  This course will focus on topics relating to the camp community and ACA Health and Wellness Standards. California organized camps are required to have a full-time Health Supervisor that is an MD, RN, LVN, OR person certified in California Child Care Preventative Health & Safety (15 hour course; 7 hours preventative health and safety and 8 hours community CPR and Pediatric First Aid. Individuals who successfully complete this American Red Cross course (Module 1) will receive an Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) sticker on their certificate.  The Preventative Health & Safety certification does not expire. Info for CA Health Supervisor regulationThis course DOES NOT include community CPR and pediatric first aide.


The Pagoda
429 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

This venue is conveniently located in downtown Sacramento, one block from the Amtrak station.  City parking is conveniently available.

Registration Information - register for both days and save!

Please contact Danielle Pinney at or 765.349.3523 regarding registration

Two Day Registration - Includes lunch

Registration is CLOSED ACA Member Non ACA Member
Legislative Workshop & NDO Course $ 129 $ 169
Legislative Workshop & Health 101 Course FULL $ 114 $ 149
Legislative Workshop & Standards Course w/ lunch $   49 $   69


Single Day Registation - includes box lunch except where noted

Registration is CLOSED ACA Member Non ACA Member
1/15/14 - Legislative Workshop (buffet lunch) $   49 $   69
1/16/14 - NDO Course $   90 $ 110
1/16/14 - Health 101 FULL $   75 $   90
1/16/14 - Standards Course with Box Lunch included $   10 $   10
1/16/14 - Standards Course NO LUNCH $     0 $     0

Not a member? No problem! The free member program/coupon is available to any first-time member of ACA.  To learn more and to join, visit and enter coupon code Free-NC-2014.