New Director Orientation at Spring Leadership Conference

The ACA New Director Orientation Course (NDO) is a special eight hour course (8 CECs) for seasonal or new camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, or persons that have been in other administrative positions and are considering directing a camp. The NDO course helps directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program. The course covers five critical areas: camp management leadership, risk management, camper behavior, staff training, and staff supervision.

Includes Lunch

Camps on Campus Affinity Group at Spring Leadership Conference

Is your camp a university-run program? Do you operate on a campus? Come join this group of professionals who understand the challenges of running programs on a campus setting or an off-campus university property: youth protection, managing the risks of having underage participants on campus, best practices, policies and procedures, and staff training. Experience a half-day of collaboration, connecting with peers, and sharing ideas. This meeting represents the exceptional opportunity of defining the future work of the group, as group members are now formalizing a mission and goals.

Challenge Course Workshop

This workshop is an opportunity to get together with other camp challenge course workers before the summer season. Following a brief talk on camp-specific facilitation, we’ll practice a few knots, do some climbing, share ideas, check out some gear, problem solve, etc.

All safety equipment will be provided, however, participants are welcome to bring appropriately rated personal items.

Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

US Archery Level 2

Cost: $230 (includes meals & lodging)

The Level 2 Certification allows the holder to certify Level 1 instructors.

Moving archery training in-house can be a cost effective way to have and maintain multiple Level 1 instructors on staff.

Training includes the Level 1 course on Saturday with additional training Sunday.

US Archery Level 1

This one-day course will prepare the student to run safe archery sessions at camp as well as oversee a basic archery program. In addition to the US Archery curriculum, relevant ACA standards will be reviewed in detail.

Please bring lunch to eat onsite

Cost: $100

US Archery Level 1

This one-day course will prepare the student to run safe archery sessions at camp as well as oversee a basic archery program. In addition to the US Archery curriculum, relevant ACA standards will be reviewed in detail.

Cost: $100
​Lunch included

US Archery Level 1

This one-day course will prepare the student to run safe archery sessions at camp as well as oversee a basic archery program. In addition to the US Archery curriculum, relevant ACA standards will be reviewed in detail.

Cost: $100
Lunch included

ACCT Level 1 and 2 Full Training and Certification

Join the Challenge Works team this April for a great week of developing new skills, brushing up on techniques, exchanging best practices, and networking with other challenge course professionals.  Over five days we’ll provide forty hours of training, culminating with a day of certification testing.  This training is ideal for program managers seeking to further their skill set in a variety of operating systems as well as facilitators and techs seeking to learn advanced technical skills in a variety of operating systems, including dynamic, static, zip-lines, climbing walls, and more.

ACA, Southern California/Hawaii Campy Hour Networking Event – LA

Planning and hiring for camp is in full swing and there is no better time to come together and connect with some awesome camp people. Why not take a moment to escape the office and share some ideas and laughs with camp colleagues? You deserve a CAMPY HOUR!

Basic Standards Course - ACA, Northern CA

The ACA Standards Course is specifically designed to help prepare people who are NEW to the accreditation process for their accreditation visits, and to serve as an introduction to the standards program for those interested in becoming accreditation visitors. The camp may or may not be currently accredited.

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