April 18, 2013
9:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
51 Grape Street
Denver, CO 80220
Please join us for an information-packed day featuring a variety of timely and relevant topics. Lunch is included in the cost of registration.
Spring Workshop topics and presenters include:
Tools to Evaluate and Improve your Staff and Program---Deb Bialeschki, Director of Research, ACA
Learn about the Camp Program Quality Assessment for staff and the Youth Outcomes Battery for campers. This session will help you remember that evaluation doesn’t have to be a boring, tedious, complicated effort!
Camp Security and Public Safety Roundtable---Mike MacDonald, Sanborn Western Camps
Camps can no longer assume that we are safe and immune from the tragic violence that is impacting our society—in schools, theatres and malls. Let’s share ideas about what we are doing now and what steps we need to consider for safeguarding the children in our programs.
Staff Training Tips and Ideas---Rhonda Mickelson, Director of Accreditation and Standards, ACA
Staff Training! So much to cover, so little time. And, exactly what should I cover and when and how? Using the ACA standards as a guide, this session will cover some of the specific topics all camps should be addressing during staff training.
Colorado Childcare Licensing Update---David Collins, Colorado Department of Human Services
Come learn about licensing updates followed by what is sure to be an informative question and answer time.
Forest Fire—Management, Safety and Mitigation---Cesar Gellido, Open Air Design
A presentation and discussion about forest health, wildfire safety, easy ways to keep your camp safe and tips on preparing for the coming season.
Creative Camp Programming---Johnny Domenico and Pete Mahan, Geneva Glen Camp
Roundtable discussion on creative camp programming and all-camp activities.
Spring Workshop Schedule
Two breakouts to choose from each session
Welcome 9:30 a.m.
Session 1 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Session 3 1:30 p.m - 2:45 p.m.
Wrap-up 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Spring Workshop has been endorsed by the American Camp Association. Educational Endorsement means that the program has been reviewed by a qualified panel to verify the goals, learner outcomes, presenter qualifications, and evaluation requirements are relevant for this educational program. Participants may earn up to 3.75 continuing education credits (CECs) for this endorsed program. Participants completing this program and requesting CECs must petition the appropriate certifying body regarding acceptance of these CECs.
Attend at the Member Rate
ACA’s free membership program is continuing! The free member program/coupon is available to any first-time member of ACA. To learn more and to join, visit www.ACAcamps.org/membership/free  and enter coupon code Free-RM-2013.
Register online, by email or through the mail. Register online . If you need assistance registering, contact Betsy Thamert (765-342-1349, firstname.lastname@example.org ). Download a registration form . The registration deadline is April 15th.
Spring Workshop Registration Fees
ACA Members $50
Additional Staff from ACA Member Camps $40