Staff Training Issue of Camping Magazine

Perfect for Staff Orientation!

Each year, the May/June issue of Camping Magazine is devoted to staff training. This is the most popular issue, and there are limited quantities, so place your order early. 

The 2016 issue has brand new staff training content from the experts created exclusively for staff and for trainers. You can have the best staff trainers at your camp! 

Exploring Solar System Beginnings

The OSIRIS-REx Launch Professional Developement Experience for Camp and Park Professionals


Professional Development Training
September 6-7, 2016
Hotel TBD
Cocoa Beach, FL

OSIRIS-REx Launch Activities
September 8, 2016
(launch date subject to change)
NASA Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island, FL

Native American Night Sky Storytelling

SkyTellersExplore the mysteries of our Universe with Sky Tellers! Ten Native American myths and legends investigate the reason for day and Night, why we have seasons, the origin of the stars and other wondrous phenomena of our night sky. Each narrative is accompanied by the story that scientists tell today.

SkyTellers is a collaborative project between the Lunar and Planetary Institute and Ms. Lynn Moroney, and was funded by the National Science Foundation. The stories are told by Native American Master Storytellers and a Native American Astronaut. 

You will need to login to download the audio files. Listen to one of the stories

Student Camp Leadership Academy (SCLA)

The Student Camp Leadership Academy (SCLA) is a weekend retreat that brings students together with camp professionals, ACA staff and leadership 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. 

ACA's Subject Matter Experts

ACA's subject matter experts develop online courses, facilitate web-based seminars (webinars), and help ensure the quality of the educational content. Listed below are ACA’s subject matter experts.

(Faculty alphabetized by first name.)

Educator Online Course Package

Knowing is not enough we must apply.  Willing is not enough we must do.
~ von Goethe

Camp Director Online Course Package

Continuing education and professional development have never been easier.  With ACA’s Camp Director Package, you can learn from the comfort of your own home or office at a time that’s right for you.  From risk management to preventative maintenance, this package provides you with the necessary hours of professional development needed to meet ACA Standard HR.1.2.  Critical education related to child abuse reporting, criminal background checks, and practical lessons from ACA’s crisis hotline make this a must for camp directors, particularly those with less than five years of experience.  This

Camp Program Director Online Course Package

Improving the quality of your camp programs and activities requires attention to your own continuing education and professional development.  Yet many camp program directors struggle for time and funding for professional development.

Camp Staff Member Online Course Package

Have you thought about ways to prepare your staff for camp BEFORE they arrive onsite? Are you interested in an affordable solution for integrating camp and youth development experts into your staff training program? 

With ACA’s Camp Staff Member Package, you can provide frontline staff with foundational knowledge in the areas of camp-centered leadership, creating community, reducing injuries and illness, bullying prevention, risk management, and recognizing and reporting child abuse. 

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