Site Manager's Seminar: Camp Tours

Designed for site managers by site managers, the Site Manager's Seminar gives participants the chance to network and share with each other, discuss topics important to the job of a site manager, and bring home solutions to improve their camps.  Tour multiple camps and go "behind the scenes" to see how they operate - hear from each camp's site manager about the projects they're most proud of as well as solutions found for the toughest challenges.  Learn more.

 

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Location & Dates
Registration
Program
Schedule
Featured Camps
Tuesday Night's Program:  Going Green
What People Are Saying About the Seminar
Contact Us

Location & Dates

March 18-19, 2014
Meeting Location:  The Painted Turtle

17000 Elizabeth Lake Road (map)
Lake Hughes, CA 93532

Registration

 

Cabin

Hotel Style Room: Shared
(2 to a room)

Hotel Style Room: Single

ACA Member Group (2 or more from same camp) $85/person $120/person $140/person
ACA Member Individual $95/person $130/person $150/person
Non-Member Group
(2 or more from same camp)
$95/person $130/person $150/person
Non-Member Individual $105/person $140/person $160/person

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

Online registration is now closed.  To register, contact Lupine Reppert:  lreppert@ACAcamps.org / (765) 349-3521.

Deadline to register:  March 7, 2014.  Deadline extended to Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Registration & Cancellation Policy

Having trouble with registration?  Contact Us!

Registration fees include program on Tuesday and Wednesday, transportation during the tour, overnight stay on Tuesday, March 18 and meals on Wednesday, March 19.  While staying overnight is encouraged, it is not required.  Linens are included for hotel style rooms (included:  linens, pillow, towel).  For cabins, please bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel.  

To register, click on the link above, or call (800) 428-2267. 

Program

Join us for one of the most highly rated ACA events in the region!  Designed for site managers by site managers, the Site Manager's Seminar gives participants the chance to network and share with each other, discuss topics important to the job of a site manager, and bring home solutions to improve their camps.  Tour multiple camps and go "behind the scenes" to see how they operate - hear from each camp's site manager about the projects they're most proud of as well as solutions found for the toughest challenges.

Who Should Attend

       

Site and facility managers, maintenance staff, board members, camp directors, and other camp professionals who make facility decisions.

Featured Camps

Tuesday Night's Program:  March 18, 7pm-9pm

Going Green:  Save Money & Save the Earth!
Danny Sudman, Green Camps Initiative (GCI)

Explore the topic of "going green", using case studies, examining sustainable products hands-on and undergoing a "green audit."  Whether your camp is just starting out or seasoned with implementing green initiatives, has the ability to make a major investment or looking for low and no-cost options, you'll walk away from this session with exciting new ideas for how you can save money, reduce your camp's environmental impact and set an example for the young people you serve.  Topics include:

  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Waste reduction
  • Landscaping
  • Food systems
  • Facility maintenance

About Guest Speaker Danny Sudman:

Camp has been an important part of Danny Sudman's life since he was nine years old and first attended a YMCA camp in North Carolina. After graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in Sociology, Danny moved to California to begin working at Catalina Island Camps (CIC) where he continued to grow into the role of a summer camp director as well as a program director for the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP).  Danny's background in summer camping and environmental education has allowed him to develop programs to reach a diverse audience and teach young people valuable critical thinking skills in an effort to better their communities and the environment. 

Danny recently launched Green Camps Initiative, an organization that helps camps reduce their environmental impact, regenerate natural systems and become models of environmental stewardship for campers and their surrounding communities.

What People Are Saying About the Site Manager's Seminar

"This was a very rich opportunity to get information and ideas to improve our services."
   ~Emilio Hernandez, Loch Leven Christian Camp & Conference Center

"The tour was great, the host camps' staff were terrific.  The format at each venue was set up differently and that worked."
   ~Gabe Valencia, Mile High Pines Camp

"The guest speaker's knowledge of adapting other camps' ideas to our facility was very valuable."
   ~Leon Felus, Lions Camp at Wrightwood

We're Endorsed!

The Site Manager's Seminar has Educational Endorsement! This means that the program has been successfully vetted according to recognized criteria and that YOU can get up to 9 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.

A Special Thanks to Our Planning Committee!

Brad Baillie, Chair - Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times
Chris Erickson - The Thursday Club
Sloan Hamilton - Loch Leven Camp & Conference Center
Cameron Henson - Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times
John Horton - Camp Stevens

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

6:00pm-7:00pm      Registration & Check-in, The Painted Turtle
7:00pm-9:00pm Guest Speaker, Danny Sudman, Green Camps Initiative
Going Green:  Save Money and Save the Earth!
9:00pm Networking & Community Share

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

7:30am-8:15am Breakfast, The Painted Turtle                                              
8:30am-10:45am Tour The Painted Turtle
10:45am-11:00am Travel to THE OAKS Camp & Conference Center
11:00am-12:00pm Tour THE OAKS Camp & Conference Center, Part I
12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch, THE OAKS Camp & Conference Center
12:45pm-2:00pm Tour THE OAKS Camp & Conference Center, Part II
2:00pm-2:15pm Travel to Canyon Creek Summer Camp
2:15pm-4:30pm Tour Canyon Creek Summer Camp
4:30pm-5:00pm Wrap Up
5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner, Canyon Creek Summer Camp
6:00pm-6:15pm Travel back to The Painted Turtle
6:15pm Adjourn

Schedule subject to change.

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Contact Us!

Brad Baillie, Chair
bbaillie@campronaldmcdonald.org
(991) 659-4609 work

Lupine Reppert, ACA Staff
lreppert@ACAcamps.org
(765) 349-3521 direct

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 lreppert@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.