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.  
Featuring NDO - Plus!  Learn more.

Dates & Locations

New Director Orientation - PLUS

March 31, 2pm-8pm AND April 1, 9am-12:30pm
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel 
888 Tahquitz Canyon Way (map)
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Pre-conference to the Spring Leadership Conference 


Deadline to register:  March 21, 2014
Registration & Cancellation Policy


$95 / ACA Member · $110 / Non-Member

Registration includes dinner Monday night (March 31), all course materials and a take home Camp Director's Handbook.  To register, click the link above or call (800) 428-2267.  Registration for New Director Orientation without conference registration is available - select the "pre-conference only" option during the registration process.  
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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

  • 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!

New Director Orientation (NDO) - PLUS

What's New Director Orientation - PLUS?  It's NDO...but better!  NDO - Plus means you'll have time for more interactive activities, discussions about the topics that are most important to you and the opportunity to build relationships with your colleagues and instructors.  It also means that you'll have a group of buddies going in to the Spring Leadership Conference and a support system as you move toward your summer!

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 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: Lupine Reppert to: (765) 342-2065 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 event date in order for participants to be admitted to the event.