Associate Visitor Course - ACA, Keystone Region

The 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.

Hotel Information - Mid Atlantic Camp Conference

Welcome to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg.

Reserve your room(s) easily through our personalized group page. Reservations

Only $89.00 plus tax for single, double, triple and even quad rooms!

Registration Information & Rates - Mid Atlantic Camp Conference

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Full conference for as little as $65.00!  This includes all keynotes, education sessions, hosted snack breaks and two meals.  Breakfast not included.

ACA, Mid-Atlantic Camp Conference 2017

The Mid-Atlantic Camp Conference will feature Bob Ditter, Blake Sunshine and two full days of educational and networking opportunities. Come connect with other camp professionals, share lessons learned from last summer and kick off planning for this summer. Sessions will be offered on a wide range of topics including business development, program/process improvement and staff management.


Early Bird registration rate available through 12/5/2016.

Conference Team for the Keystone Retreat

2016 Keystone Retreat Planning Committee



Conference Chair

Dave Malter


Speaker Coordinator

Justin Rose


Exhibitor Co-Chairs

Sam Roberts

Russell Boronow

Kevin Mackrell

Matt Buczek


Camps on Campus

Rick Snyder


LCOL Program Support


Professional Development Chair

Laura Kelly


Schedule at a Glance - Keystone Retreat

2016 Keystone Retreat Draft Schedule


TUESDAY November 8, 2016


Registration Open




WEDNESDAY November 9, 2016


Registration Open


Registration for the Keystone Retreat


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Full conference for as little as $150.00   This includes all keynotes, education sessions, hosted snack breaks and meals, and all hosted social events. 

No-host bar.

Sign-up your group today! The more you bring, the better the value for you and your team! 

Register by September 30, 2016 to get the best rates for you and your team!

Hotel Information - Keystone Retreat

Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center is nestled on over 330 wooded acres in scenic Berks County, Pennsylvania. The resort offers hiking, biking, boating, disc golf, tennis and nearby golf during the fall. Guests enjoy spectacular mountain views, dining at The Grille at Bear Creek or the Trail’s End Cafe. Plan to relax at The Spa at Bear Creek or enjoy indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs.  Make your reservation by October 24, 2016 to get the special rate of $119.00 per night for queen standard rooms and $139.00 per night for suites.

Keynote Speakers - Keystone Retreat

Meet Our Keynote Speaker, Loida Noriega-Wilson

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker  Loida Noriega-Wilson, President of the Norwil Group, Inc.  Loida is a consultant specializing in leadership, management and human resources, and a regular speaker  at the Tri-State CAMP Conference.  Loida will share expertise gained working with top-performing summer camps on how to improve communication in this digital age. Learn how to get your team to unplug, engage in authentic conversations, and experience genuine connection.

Exhibit at the 2016 ACA, Keystone Regional Retreat

Join Us at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort!
Exhibit Hall Date — November 9, 2016

We invite you and your company to join us as an exhibitor, sponsor, or both at the 2016 Retreat Experience, hosted by the American Camp Association’s Keystone Regional Field Office. This retreat (conference) provides exhibitors an opportunity to market goods and services, help create strong name recognition, and have fun alongside 130 camping professionals representing more than 60 camps and youth professionals development programs throughout Keystone Regional!