Mid States Camp Conference

The Conference Leadership and Program Innovation Teams are already putting together an innovative and exciting program for the 2017 Mid States Camp Conference!


Our program will have a wide variety of educational sessions for everyone-from the first year staff member to camp owners and directors.


For more information about the Mid States program, check our Mid States Camp Conference website for up to date information as it becomes available.

Program URL: acamidstates.org

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: acamidstates.org



Mid States Fall Conference

Save the Date!

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

Save the Date!

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!

Program URL: http://www.acanynj.org/events-conferences#/events

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!

Day Camp Conference

Join us as we pay tribute to camping legend Ben Appelbaum's enthusiasm and service to our industry through a day dedicated to day camp programs. This year's conference will include tours of two great New York camps and facilities.

We are thrilled to announce Breezemont Day Camp and Camp Nabby as our gracious hosts this year!

Resident Camp Conference

The Resident Camp Conference offers attendees a chance to tour 6 overnight camps and experience how other organizations run their programs and facilities.  Re-energize after the camp season by sharing an overnight experience with colleagues, discuss what worked over the summer and what didn't, and bring new ideas back to your camp as the off-season begins.


The 2016 Resident Camp Conference will be hosted by Camp Chingachgook, Brant Lake, Forest Lake, Echo Lake, Camp Walden and Double H Camp.


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