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Past ACA Endorsed Events and Programs
Listed below are past events and programs that have received educational endorsement through the American Camp Association.
Learn more about ACA’s Educational Endorsement Program and how you can get your educational event or program endorsed by the American Camp Association.
10 Logical Rules to Consider When Planning Your 2011 Marketing (Webinar by Herschell Gordon Lewis)
Jan 20, 2011
American Camp Association National Conference
Feb 8-11, 2011
“Celebrating 150 Years of Camp” - An-packed, four-day event filled with top-notch keynote speakers, over 150 educational workshops, purchasing and networking opportunities, entertainment, and more. This conference marks a milestone in our industry not only throughout the United States, but across the globe, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of organized camping. (CECs available= 19.75) More Information
North American Camp Food Service Conference
March 8 – 10, 2011
Join property management, nutrition, and culinary professionals from nearly 30 states and provinces at the world’s largest gathering of camp maintenance and kitchen staff. Share great ideas during a fun, educational, and inspirational event. Learn new and exciting strategies to strengthen your operation. Meet some of the best camp staff in the country along with leading consultants in camp facility development and food service management. (CECs available= 8.0) More Information.
Site Manager's Seminar: Camp Tours
ACA Southern California/Hawaii
March 15-16, 2011
The Site Manager's Seminar is an annual educational opportunity designed for Site & Facility Managers. The seminar is a 2 day event (March 15-16) with special guest speakers on 3/15 (1.5 hrs) and tours of various camp programs on 3/16. (CECs available= 11) More Information.
Tri State CAMP Conference
March 15 – 18, 2011
The Tri State CAMP Conference is the largest gathering of camp professionals in the world! Join us for the most important “off-season” event for camp professionals, camp staff, youth development professionals, and “out of school” experiential educators. Our community of over 3000 will come together to learn at over 180 educational sessions, find new products and services at our 300 booth exhibit hall, and best of all, spend time with like minded people who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children. (CECs available= 26) More Information.
North American Camp Maintenance Conference
March 22 – 24, 2011
Join property management, nutrition, and culinary professionals from nearly 30 states and provinces at the world’s largest gathering of camp maintenance and kitchen staff. Share great ideas during a fun, educational, and inspirational event. Learn new and exciting strategies to strengthen your operation. Meet some of the best camp staff in the country along with leading consultants in camp facility development and food service management.(CECs available=8.0) More Information.
ACA New England 90th Annual Conference
March 25, 2011
ACA New England’s 90th annual Conference and CampEXPO takes place in one action-packed weekend at the Center of New Hampshire Radisson in Manchester, NH, on March 25-26, 2011. Featuring over 100 educational sessions on everything from program planning and participant behavior to risk management and financial management ... and everything in between! (CECs available=9.75) More Information.
2011 Sequor YDI Conference: Helping Older Adolescents Succeed
Sequor Youth Development Initiative
March 30, 2011 to April 1,2011
This interactive 3-day conference will focus on many issues related to working with older adolescents. Session topics will include staff training, logic models, creating meaningful relationships and working with high risk youth. Many other sessions are offered. We are excited to have keynote speaker Dr. Francisco Villarvel who does research with Latino Youth. This conference is a great opportunity for youth workers to come together. (CECs available=1.75) More Information.
Alaska Spring Education Event
April 3, 2011
Jeffery Leiken presents on three topics of significance to Camp Operations.
Using a unique methodology, Jeffrey Leiken, MA, President of Evolution Mentoring International, guides youth across the threshold of adolescence to become thriving young adults. For over 23 years heʼs Mentored and trained youth to become successful, regardless of the challenges they face. Though he has offices in San Francisco and Marin, his practice is international, with additional offices in New York and London. Between evenings like this and hundreds of professional conferences, he has spoken to over 25,000 parents and professionals who work with youth.
He is a captivating story teller, a wealth of knowledge and a passionate, unapologetic voice of realism and hope. Expect to be intrigued, engaged, empowered and inspired.
The Art of Conversational Storytelling: How to captivate an audience, teach about life and have the message remembered, long after the messenger is forgotten. 3 hours
Building Intergenerational Highways: How to build relationships among generations in camp to create exception camp programming. 2 hours
Staff Training: Understanding millennials, inspiring staff to get extraordinary achievements 3 hours
(Total CECs available=8)
Alaska Education Event 2011
April 4, 2011
Connecting the Disconnected – Empowering Twenty-First Century Youth to Thrive The average American youth spends six hours a day engaged with machines and four minutes a day of uninterrupted time with parents. A culture of “hooking-up” has replaced that of deep bonding. Critical human needs are not appropriately met, leading to a surge in symptoms of deprivation. Kids don’t need more medication or treatment. Based on volumes of compelling success stories, they need what this provocative, poignant presentation will offer. Expect a bold and compelling call to action. (CECs available=3)