Pre-Conference Opportunities

ACA, Southeastern Fall Conference 2014

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Historic Tour of Savannah!

Join us as we get a private trolley tour through the Historic, Victorian and Colonial Districts of Savannah! Cost includes a 90 minute tour starting at our Hotel, Hilton Desoto and ending at Ellis Square. Tour departs the Hilton DeSoto at 10:00am. All guests have on and off privileges until 5:00pm to hop back on and check out more of what Savannah has to offer! **Minimum of 10 people to run tour** Registration Fee - $25.00. Lunch expenses are the responsibility of the participant

Monday, September 22, 2014 - Full Standards Course
8:30am - 2:30pm

We love Standards and the Accreditation Process in the Southeast! ACA's Standards course serves as an introduction to ACA's Standards Program and helps participants prepare for accreditation visits. The course describes the purpose and value of standards and accreditation, and gives an explanation of how the process works and what resources and materials are available. The full standards course is designed for the individual who is NEW to the accreditation process and is required of anyone going through accreditation for the first time. The course offers specific discussion about the requirements of the standards, including: application of the core and specialized activity standards, mandatory standards, and written documentation requirements. There is NO COST to attend this course, however participants must register ahead of time to attend. Box Lunch Provided.

Monday, September 22, 2014- Standards Update Course

Offered to help prepare camp executives/directors/owners and visitor personnel already familiar with ACA Standards Program with information and training on the newly revised camp standards. This course is appropriate for camp directors/administrators/owners who are "experienced" in the ACA accreditation process – have completed the 2012 Standards Update Course and assisted a camp through an accreditation visit. Those attending will have been through the accreditation process, either as a director or visitor. Please note that all visitors will be asked to complete a Visitor Update Course this year as well, regardless of attendance at the Standards Update Course.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - EPIC Pre-Conference
9:00am - 2:00pm

A pre conference opportunity for (EPIC) Emerging Professionals in Camping or anyone who would like to join! More information coming soon. Registration Fee - $50.00, which includes a box lunch and all sessions. Check out what else EPIC is up to!

1+1=3(?): Building a Highly Effective Team;
Josh Sweat, Camp Twin Lakes

Ever had a not so highly performing team? What does it take to get there? How do you create a culture of going above the call of duty (or what we say "giving every camper all we have")? After one not so stellar summer, we asked ourselves these questions. Come explore with us and hear stories of how we and others have built highly functioning teams from recruitment to training and beyond.