2016 ACA National Conference Freeman Service Kit

Exhibitor Services forms, for 2016 AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE, are now available to view, print or place Freeman orders at the following link: http://www.freemanco.com/store/show/landing.jsp?showID=414070&from=op

PDF version of the kit forms. 

New Opportunity to Meet With the U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State will be participating in the American Camp Association National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on February 11, 2016 from 10:30 am - 11:45 am.

Standards Courses at the ACA National Conference - 2017


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). 

Medical Camping Track

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:

National Conference App

Please note that the 2017 ACA National Conference event will be available on the app in late January, 2017.  The ACA National Conference app can be downloaded at any time to view info on previous national conference events. 

A big thank-you to the 2017 conference mobile app sponsor, CampBrain!

We are pleased to be able to offer a mobile app to enhance your experience during the 2017 ACA National Conference.  

Schedule at a Glance: 2017 National Conference

Subject to Change

Sunday, February 19

8:00 a.m ICF-Sponsored Off-Site Camp Tour Begins
1:00 p.m. Diabetes Education & Camping Association Kindred Meeting Begins (DECA)

Monday, February 20

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. DECA Kindred Meeting Continues
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Program Preview - Session Grid: 2017 National Conference

NOTE: The Program Preview - Session Grid shows the educational sessions that are offered. For a full listing of other conference events, view the Schedule at a Glance.

Download the 2017 Program Preview - Session Grid (Sessions Listed by Date & Time) 

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ACA 2017 National Conference and Exhibits

Exhibitor FAQ

When can I set up my booth?
Wed. Feb.22nd at 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. is exhibitor set up.  No one will be allowed to set up any earlier, no exceptions. 

What are the exhibit hall hours?
Exhibits will open Wed. Feb. 22nd at 5:30 p.m.  Complete schedule