New Director Orientation (NDO)

Calling all new camp directors and leadership staff!  New Director Orientation (NDO) is your chance to learn from seasoned camp directors on key aspects of your job.  

NDO is a special eight-hour course for seasonal or new camps directors, assistant directors, program directors,or persons that have been in other administrative positions and are considering directing summer camp.  The NDO course helps directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program.

Dates & Locations

New Director Orientation 

November 21, 2014 - 8:30am-5:30pm 
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center: San Diego
Multi-Purpose Room, Performing Arts Building
6605 University Avenue
San Diego, CA.  92115

This event has been postponed

Click here to download registration form.

February 19, 2015 - 8:30am-5:30pm
Burbank Community YMCA
Executive Conference Room
321 E. Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA.  91502

Deadline to register: February 13, 2015

Click here to download registration form.

Registration & Cancellation Policy


$85 / ACA Member · $139 / Non-Member

Registration includes all course materials and a take home Camp Director's Handbook.  Students should bring a lunch; there will be a 45 minute break for lunch.  To register, click the link above or call (800) 428-2267.  

Not a member? Try out ACA membership FREE for one year!


Calling all new camp directors and leadership staff!  New Director Orientation is your chance to learn from seasoned camp directors on key aspects of your job:

  •   Leadership & management

  • Staff supervision

  • Camper behavior

  • Staff Training

  • Risk management

  Com Come with questions ready and business cards in hand:  this is an unmatched opportunity to connect with fellow camp professionals - start building your network!  Also be ready to discuss challenges in each area of focus as well as challenges in your position, your camp and the camp profession.  Then, let the solutions fly!

Who Should Attend

New Director Orientation is a must for camp directors and leadership staff who have been in their position for 5 years or less.

Registration & Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations received in writting before 6pm on the registration deadline will be granted with a cancellation fee, assessed at 50% 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) 642-2065 fax or  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 deadline in order for participants to be admitted to the event.

For more information regarding specific event details, contact, 800-428-2267 ext. 520.