The EPIC Winter Retreat is a not to be missed event! Join us for a wonderful three days of learning, networking and gaining new insights from each other and our invited experts. Travis and Beth Allison will join us to both instruct on the most current issues for camp professionals and participate in thoughtful discussions about the camping industry and our careers in youth development. All are welcome! We will cook together, take hikes, share our favorite camp activities, forge new friendships and strengthen existing bonds.
Join camp directors, program directors, adventure activity leaders and challenge course managers for this very special event. The ACA Southeastern Challenge Course Tour will bring you to several camps to learn about their climbing program. Get a behind the scenes look at how other camps serve youth, and share ideas about what works in your leadership and team building program.
This exciting and fun-filled event will offer networking and learning opportunities to cultivate new insight and improve the functions of your kitchen staff! Gain cutting edge information on best practices and learn from peers about what has helped them be successful. Make your menus more appealing and nutritious as you learn from Executive Chefs. We will visit several camps and professional kitchens situated around beautiful Crystal Lake. Tour state of the art kitchens, share your favorite recipes and make new friends.
...the scholarship gave me access to a group of professionals who made me realize that camp is a real profession. The ACA conferences made me realize that what I really wanted to do with my life was not only a possibility, but a true profession that people work their whole lives towards. I always knew I wanted to make a difference, the exposure and professional development that the conferences brought to me allowed me to find the right path to do that. Thank you for the opportunity.
As an educational nonprofit association, the American Camp Association is dedicated to providing quality, reliable, and up-to-date information about the laws and regulations applicable to the camp community. To that end, ACA partners with other organizations to advocate for quality camp experiences, and to increase the understanding of and support for the value of the camp experience for all children and families.