To be able to go to ACA's National Conference and feel so many people focused on the same goals that drive you, a group of people working toward a mission — it encourages so much growth. To be around so many driven people who say, "Yes, I care about education and our youth, and it starts with us," and to identify with this entire industry that is, simply put, a big family, is so rich and important. It is something not a lot of people my age, all of 22, have an opportunity to be a part of and feel. It is something I have trouble explaining, so bear with me.
Each camp/program wishing to go through the ACA accreditation process in 2017 must have at least one person from their camp/program who will be actively involved with the preparation of materials, on site a significant amount of time during the season, and on-site the day of the visit attend a Standards Course (new camps/new directors) or a Standards Update Course (director/staff from currently accredited camp who has helped with the preparation of materials and been actively involved in the on-site visit).
Through the generosity of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, ACA is able to offer a track for camp professionals working with medical camp programs. These camp programs serve children and families living with serious and chronic illness. Nine educational breakouts will be offered throughout the conference. Although these sessions are targeted to those working with medical camp programs, all attendees are welcome.
Who Should Attend? ALL are Welcome!
Sessions are being designed with the following camp professionals in mind: