ACA, Northern California Fall Event 2016

Don't miss the opportunity to connect with fellow youth development and camp professionals at this year's fall event. Learn from a nationally renowned speaker. Plus - this is a great time to connect with others, share stories from the summer, and start planning for the season ahead!

Featured Speaker

Laurie Browne, Ph.D. Director of Research
American Camp Association

ACA, Heart of the South Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach individuals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

ACA, Southern Califonia/Hawaii Counselor to Career Summit (C2C) 2017

Join us this spring for ACA’s newest program for our elite emerging professionals in the camp industry, the Counselor to Career Summit! Experience two and a half days of TRANSFORMATION, NETWORKING and LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT as we connect the talented next generation of camp leaders with titans in the industry! The C2C Summit is a platform that provides participants with the opportunity to gain a more clear and precise understanding of the camp profession.

Emerging Directors Skills Lab

For Camp Directors 5 yrs or less experience + Assoc./Assist./Prog. Directors & Anyone interested in a camp career. Expands Perspective. Identifies Critical Issues. Integrates All Aspects of Directing a camp. Reduces Anxiety for new directors.  Topics: The Director’s Job, Target Population & Diversity, Mission, Participant Development & Behavior, Program Design & Activities, Human Resources, Risk Management, Business & Finance, Marketing, Health & Wellness, Site & Facilities, Food Service, & Transportation.

Student Camp Leadership Academy

Interested in a career in camp?  Join the Student Camp Leadership Academy - Mid States for a weekend retreat to explore camp as a career option.  Network with other future camp professionals pursuing a career as a camp director.

Participants will:


Learn about career options related to the camp profession Discuss topics such as camp leadership and management Build networking skills and connect with camp professionals working in the field Program URL:



Mid States Fall Conference

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Join us for a director focused 2 day event, program will include speakers and continuing education sessions.


Check our website for update information as it becomes available.


Mid States National Day Camp Conference

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The National Day Camp Conference merges innovative ideas with international speakers, giving you the opportunity to network with other day camp professionals in an all-day symposium.


Non-For-Profit Camp Conference

The NFP Conference gives you the opportunity to connect with your NFP colleagues to discuss ideas, debrief experiences from the summer and to find comradery with other camp professionals that are engaged in similar work.


This Conference will be held at Project Morry, 350 Executive Blvd, Suite 125 in Elmsford, NY. A light breakfast and lunch with refreshments will be served followed by fun, networking and libations!

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ACA, Oregon Trail Fall Education Event 2016

Please join us for the ACA, Oregon Trail Fall Event for Camp and Youth Development Professionals. Come enjoy a time of inspiration, education, renewal and fun at YMCA Camp Collins in Gresham, OR. Experience Oregon Trail hospitality at its best!