ACA, Great Rivers Fall Conference 2016

Please join us for the ACA, Great Rivers Fall Conference! Enjoy a time of education, renewal and fun at The Carol Joy Holling Retreat and Conference Center in Ashland, NE. The conference features a variety of educational opportunities including a keynote and breakout sessions with Kim Aycock, an exhibit hall, networking and more! The event starts with pre-conference trainings on November 15th (stay tuned for additional details) followed by the conference on November 16th-17th.

ACA, Great Rivers New Director Orientation

New Director Orientation (NDO) is a special 8 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. Participants will need to bring their own lunch. Lunch is not included.

Standards Update Course - ACA, Mid States Camp Conference

The Standards Update Course is designed for the camp director or staff member who has been actively involved in the preparation of materials and the on-site visit at an ACA-accredited camp in the recent past. A person completing the ACA Standards Course on behalf of a camp is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.

Basic Standards Course - ACA, Great Rivers

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. A person completing the ACA Standards Course on behalf of a camp is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.

Associate Visitor Course - ACA, Great Rivers

The ACA Associate Visitor Course provides training to individuals who wish to volunteer to conduct accreditation visits. Participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of a visitor, including legal implications of visitor actions; develop information-gathering skills; and learn to use resources available to make consistent compliance decisions. Participants will also understand the educational value of the accreditation process and become positive representatives and advocates for ACA. There is no charge for this course.

Basic Standards Course - ACA, Great Rivers

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. A person completing the ACA Standards Course on behalf of a camp is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.

ACA, Great Rivers Fall Conference

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Please join us for the ACA, Great Rivers Fall Conference at Carol Joy Holling Center in Ashland, NE.  The conference includes a keynote by Michelle Cummings, a variety of breakout sessions, networking and more! Come enjoy a time of education, renewal and fun! 

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