ACA Endorsed Events and Programs

Listed below are events and programs that have received educational endorsement through the American Camp Association.  ACA’s Educational Endorsement Program is a platform to connect learners, including camp and other youth development professionals, to educational opportunities from a variety of organizations, associations, and businesses which have been vetted to meet a set of established professional development criteria.

Learn more about ACA’s Educational Endorsement Program and how you can get your educational event or program endorsed by the American Camp Association.

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training for Camps
Ongoing Online Training

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training is a foundational piece of any effort to prevent sexual abuse at camp. A new Endorsed Program from ACA, this training by MinistrySafe is valuable for camp administration as well as staff and volunteers who interact with campers.  This training will dispel commonly-held misconceptions about sexual abuse while providing accurate information regarding abuser characteristics, the process by which abusers groom children and gatekeepers, common grooming behaviors, the importance of reporting to supervisors and law enforcement and much more.  This training was created specifically for camp use. (CECs available=1.00) More Information.

Up, Up and Away: What's Your Superhero Super Strength?
ACA Indiana
April 8, 2011

Do you love camp? Come relive camp this spring without the campers! Pick up some great tools and tips to make your summer the best yet.

Why Should you Make the Journey?

  • Learn more about camps and gain vital leadership skills
  • Super experience for your portfolio/resume
  • Meet camp staff and directors from across Indiana and Kentucky
  • Get a head up on other staff applying to work at camps this summer
  • Learn how ACA can benefit you!

Certificate of completion awarded by ACA Indiana after completion Extra credit for school. (CECs available=6) More Information.

Spring Leadership Conference
ACA Southern California/Hawaii
April 12-15, 2011

The Spring Leadership Conference is a multi-day conference, April 12-15, 2011 that aims to create a community of camp professionals to educate, inspire and prepare them to provide a high-quality camp experience for their staff and campers. (CECs available= 17) More Information.

Superstaff Supervision: Practical & Powerful Techniques to Lead & Motivate Teams to Success
ACA Indiana
May 9, 2011

This session is packed with specific skills to make an immediate difference in our leadership and management of others.

Techniques include:
• the single most important thing a boss or team leader is supposed to do
every day and how to do it better right away
• the Dozen Do's-credible actions that motivate and build positive working
relationships to get things done
• "Special Delivery" - how to best provide workers what they need for
continued growth, job satisfaction, and increased performance
• making the most of management by modeling, with detailed examples of the
fastest and most effective ways to lead by example
• the Facilitating Phrases-what to say when leading people to improve
• and more
(CECs available=3) More Information.

New Camp Director Workshop
ACA New England
May 13, 2011

This is "Boot Camp" for new camp directors or those planning a camp career.
In a small, supportive atmosphere, you’ll get the tools you’ll need for running a successful day or resident camp. Learn from the pros about everything from facility and financial management to promotion and marketing, from staff hiring and training to working with parents, from dealing with children to handling the everyday situations and issues that are an inevitable part of your life at camp. A team of experienced directors and consultants will lead in-depth workshops and provide invaluable materials and hands-on training scenarios. (CECs available=8)

Camp Staff Training Day-Hawaii
ACA Southern California/Hawaii
May 28, 2011

Camp Staff Training Day - Hawaii is a mini-conference for front line staff, bringing together industry experts to provide education on camp training topics essential to the success of front line counselor staff. (CECs available=4.5) More Information.

Camp Staff Training Day-San Diego
ACA Southern California/Hawaii
June 4, 2011

Camp Staff Training Day - San Diego is a mini-conference for front line staff, with education from industry experts on camp training topics essential to the success of front line counselor staff. (CECs available=5.25) More Information.

Camp Staff Training Day-Los Angeles
ACA Southern California/Hawaii
June 11, 2011

Camp Staff Training Day - Los Angeles is a mini-conference for front line staff, with education from industry experts on camp training topics essential to the success of front line counselor staff. (CECs available=5.5) More Information.