Student Camp Leadership Academy (SCLA) - Southeast

Growth, Opportunity, Challenge

GET A REAL JOB:  Become a Camp Director!  SCLA is your chance to take an in-depth look at options for a profession in the camping field, make connections to people who can hire you and build your skills to prepare for a career in camping.

The Student Camp Leadership Academy (SCLA) is a three-day experience that brings students together with camp professionals to take an in-depth look at options for a profession in the camping field and build skills to prepare for a career in camping. 

Who Should Attend

SCLA is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who are considering a career in camping.  View Program Goals & Core Learner Outcomes. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Program Topics Will Include:

  • Build your Networking Skills
  • Weathering the Storm - Risk Management
  • Resumes & Portfolios - How to Get Hired as a Camp Professional
  • Opportunities in the Camp Field & Beyond
  • Balancing Camp & Family
  • Resource & Activity Swap
  • And meeting several professionals from camps and companies that support camp!


What People Are Saying About Student Camp Leadership Academy

I had an amazing time - I took so much from this experience.  I would tell anyone interested in camp to go {to SCLA} because this weekend made up my mind of how much I would really love to do this as a profession. ~Jorge Andrade Jr.

I made great connections and have been opened up to a whole new world of people that in the future will be there to help me along the way.~ Cassandra Turner


The 2014 Planning Team

Teresa Tucker, Ph.D. - Clemson University
Joy James, Ph.D. - Appalachian State University
Josh Rood - ACA Volunteer
Joseph Stanczak - YMCA Camp Greenville
Katie Johnson - ACA, Southeastern Field Office Staff


Contact Katie Johnson at or 765-342-8456, ext. 341 or Teresa Tucker at