Camp Staff Training Day has become the go to resource for quality, locally relevant staff training - all for an incredibly low price! Join us for our 6th year in San Diego developing camp counselors and filling their hip pockets with all the best tricks of the trade! Learn more.
June 6, 2015
Girl Scouts San Diego - Balboa Park Center
1231 Upas St
San Diego, CA 92103
Before May 22 (Early Bird)
After May 22
|ACA Member Group Rate
(10 participants or more)
|$260 / group of 10
$26 each additional
|$300 / group of 10
$30 each additional
|Non-Member Group Rate
(10 participants or more)
|$275 / group of 10
$27 each additional
|$350 / group of 10
$35 each additional
|ACA Member Individual||$30 / person||$35 / person|
|Non-Member Individual||$36 / person||$41 / person|
Online & Printable Registration Coming Soon!
Early bird registration deadline: Friday, May 22, 2015
Registration deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015
Registration & Cancellation Policy
Price includes lunch and all processing fees. Register online by using the registration link above. Please fax or email paper registrations: Attention Nina Pierson at (765) 342-2065 fax or events@ACAcamps.org . Trouble registering? Call (800) 428-2267, option 7.
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Passes vs. Registrations: Taking the Guesswork Out of Registration!
This year, we’re taking registrations for Camp Staff Training Day a little differently.
Camp Staff Training Day has become the go to resource for quality, locally relevant staff training - all for an incredibly low price! Get your staff ready for the summer with education designed to equip counselors with the skills they'll need to experience success working with kids - like behavior management and communication - balanced with fun stuff to keep kids engaged - like arts & crafts and games. Join us for our 5th year in San Diego developing camp counselors and filling their hip pockets with all the best tricks of the trade!
Have Knowledge to Share with Camp Staff?
The Camp Staff Training Day - San Diego planning committee is seeking workshop session presenters with topics that help build the skills, passion and capacity of front-line and management camp staff. Learn more .
Who Should Attend
Front line summer counselor staff and their supervisors.
“I feel like I am better rounded after the training, very prepared.” • “Always a great time with ACA, I learn so much.” • “Very informative.” • “I have more 'tricks' to put in my tool bag.” • “I learned a lot of new techniques with the kids, like behavior.” • “Great experience!” • “It was great to hear different strategies for dealing with kids and making it fun.” • “I learned good skills to deal with bullying.”
“I loved learning new and practical games.” • “I'm pumped!” • “I've been trained by the best!”
- Games – “just for fun” games, teambuilding games, hip pocket activities, ice breakers
- Supervising campers
- Discipline techniques for campers
- Problem solving with campers / dispute resolution
- Identifying & responding to relational aggression / bullying
- Inclusion and special needs
- Field trips – how to supervise and coordinate
- Bus supervision and programming
- Creating “whimsy” at camp
- Fun programming ideas (i.e. special events, treasure hunts, etc…)
- How to incorporate kids’ input into programming
- And more!
PLUS - Supervisor's Track!
Workshop topics subject to change.
Volunteers are the heart of ACA - which means we need your help to make sure Camp Staff Training Day goes off without a hitch! We're looking for registration & hospitality volunteers, help with set up and much more! To volunteer, contact us !
|8:00am - 8:30am||Registration|
|8:30am - 9:30am||Opening & Keynote Presentation with Steve McGuire|
|9:40am - 10:30am||Education Sessions|
|10:40am - 11:30pm||Education Sessions|
|11:30pm - 12:15pm||Lunch|
|12:15pm - 1:05pm||Education Sessions|
|1:10pm - 2:00pm||Closing|
Schedule subject to change.
Camp Staff Training Day San Diego has Educational Endorsement! This means that the program has been successfully vetted according to recognized criteria and that YOU can get up to 3 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) by participating in the event. For documentation of the CECs that you’ve earned, go to: Manage My CECs .
For more information about Educational Endorsement or to attend more events/online trainings that are educationally endorsed, visit: www.ACAcamps.org/pdc/educational-endorsement-program .
Cancellations before 6pm on the registration deadline will be granted with a cancellation fee, assessed at 15% the total paid. Cancellations received after the registration deadline will not be refunded. No-shows are not refundable. Written copy of the cancellation is required and can be faxed or emailed ATTN: Nina Pierson to: (765) 342-2065 fax or npierson@ACAcamps.org . Phone cancellations are not accepted. If ACA, Southern CA/HI cancels the event for which you have registered, the registration fee paid will be fully refunded. ACA, Southern CA/HI is not responsible for any expenses incurred by you as a result of your registration, whether the event is attended, postponed, or cancelled. All registration payments must be made by the event date in order for participants to be admitted to the event.