CampCon 2016

May 22, 2016

CampCon 2016

Please join us for an inspiring and fun day of hands-on learning for frontline staff.  Featuring a “Play”note by Jim Cain of Teamwork and Teamplay and a Keynote from Scott Arizala, CEO of the Camp Counselor.

Canoe Instructor Certification Course Level 1

The American Canoe Association is hosting a Level 1 canoe instructor certification course. Please contact Diane Tyrrell for more information and to register:

ACA, Virginias Networking Event

Employee Engagement: What are you doing with your staff, and is it effective? 
Come join us for a morning of food, networking and an interactive discussion with guest speaker Daniel Shore surrounding staff appreciation and recognition best practices as we gear up for the summer season. ACA Membership is not required to attend, invite a friend! Don’t forget to bring your business cards as we will have a door prize!

Please rsvp to Jay McGhee @

ACA, Virginias New Director Orientation Course

Do you have a new director or administrator joining your camp program this year? Consider sending that person to the New Director Orientation! The course covers five critical areas: camp management/leadership, risk management, camper behavior, staff training, and staff supervision.

CampCon 2016

Please join us for an inspiring and fun day of hands-on learning for frontline staff.  Featuring a “Play”note by Jim Cain of Teamwork and Teamplay and a Keynote from Scott Arizala, CEO of the Camp Counselor.

Website is available here

Registration is available here

Associate Visitor Course - ACA, Virginias

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.

Virginia Camp & Retreat Leaders' Gathering

FOR 30 YEARS, camp and retreat leaders from across Virginia have gathered annually at this event for professional growth, shared learning, excellent food, fellowship, fun and renewal. With scheduled time to share our questions and experiences, together we tackle our common challenges, changes and opportunities. You have the option of participating in a Wednesday-Only full day of workshops and meals for only $38, or come all three days ($95-$110-$125) for expanded learning experiences, evening programs, and optional tours of other camps.

Basic Standards Course - ACA, Virginias

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, Virginia Winter Conference 2016

The 2016 Virginias Winter Conference is held at the Fort MaGruder Hotel in Williamsburg Virginia on January 14th 2016. The Virginias Winter Conference provides over a dozen educational sessions to fit every professional need. The Virginias Winter Conference will give you the opportunity to connect with your peers to discuss the challenges and opportunities that you experience at your camp. Located in the beautiful and historic of Williamsburg, the Virginias Winter Conference is the premiere educational event in Virginia and West Virginia.
Early Bird Discount Deadline: January 6, 2016