ACA, Southwest- Day Camp Debrief in Las Vegas, NV

Calling all day camp professionals to join us for a lunch time gathering and Day Camp Debrief. We will discuss things that worked, didn't work, share great ideas and get to know other camp professionals near you. In addition to this sharing, we discuss training and development opportunities you would like to see offered locally to strengthen our work with campers. Not a member of the American Camp Association, not a problem!

ACA, NE Fall Seminar 16

Join Dr. Chris Thurber and Donna Johns-Thomas for this valuable seminar. Comprehensive Abuse Prevention: Ten Ways to Safeguard Campers and Staff Prevent harm and avoid litigation with a sophisticated approach to camper-camper and staff-camper mistreatment. Reading your staff the riot act or a litany of symptoms does little to cultivate healthy relationships or promote a true understanding of reporting obligations. Only a customized, wrap-around approach to abuse prevention that includes parents, campers, and staff under the same respectful umbrella will bring you peace of mind.

Camp Champions Celebration

Please join us for our Camp Champions Celebration.  This is an annual event where supporters of ACA New England gather to celebrate the true spirit of camp and to raise funds that help bring the summer camp experience to the region's children in need.  100% of net proceeds benefit

Campy Hour Networking Event- Albuquerque

Summer is over and it's a great time to celebrate your successes with some awesome camp people. Why not take a moment to escape the office and connect with other camp colleagues? You deserve a CAMPY HOUR!

ACA, Northern California CampWorks! 2017

Save the date!

Join us at the Salvation Army Redwood Glen Camp & Conference Center in Scotts Valley, CA as we gather for our annual conference. Character is our theme - as we network, learn, and share ideas. Featuring keynote speaker Bob Ditter.

Watch for Call for Presentations and Registration to open soon!

ACA, Great Rivers Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Camps are seeing more and more mental health issues with campers. Get a jump on next summer by attending this course and learning how to support youth who are experiencing mental health challenges. Registration ($60) includes a full day of instruction, the Youth Mental Health First Aid Workbook, and a three year Youth Mental Health First Aid certification. Participants need to provide their own lunch.


ACA, Southern California Hawaii Spring Leadership Conference

The Spring Leadership Conference (SLC) has become synonymous with quality education & professional development, unrivaled networking value and best of all - tons of fun! The SLC week is camp for camp leaders: come out to enjoy yourself - leave with a bunch of new contacts and a mind packed full with new information and tons of innovative ideas that you can implement right when you get back to camp! 

ACA, Southestern 2016 Kitchen Convergence

This exciting and fun-filled event will offer networking and learning opportunities to cultivate new insight and improve the functions of your kitchen staff! Gain cutting edge information on best practices and learn from peers about what has helped them be successful.

Make your menus more appealing and nutritious as you learn from Executive Chefs. Show off your skills with a Chili Cook Off and Cobbler Competition!

ACA, Southeastern Facilities Tour

Learn the real cost of construction and what makes great camp buildings from architects and experts. Tour fantastic camps and learn about how they’ve improved their facilities for efficiency, functionality and cost savings. Learn about the newest trends in equestrian care facilities. Network with other heads of maintenance and site managers to share resources.

ACA, Southern California/Hawaii Camp Site Manager's Seminar and Tour

Listen to our guest speaker, Riverside County Deputy C. Waters, talk about Protecting Your Camp in the Face of an Active Shooter. Then tour 3 camps and go “behind the scenes” to see how they operate. Hear from each camp’s site manager about the projects they’re most proud of, as well as solutions for tough challenges. Get a behind the scenes look at how other camps serve youth, and share ideas about what works in your camps.