CampCon 2016

We are excited to be celebrating the 5th annual CampCon Event on May 22nd. CampCon was originally founded as the ACA Virginias Day Camp Conference in 2012. That first year we were joined by 50 colleagues from area camps and a tradition was born. In 2014, the event was renamed CampCon to reflect the sessions and content that was applicable to all programs not just Day Camp programs. Each year this event continues to grow with our highest attendance last year at just over 200 people.

ACA, Chesapeake Winter Training Event

ACA, Chesapeake will host the Winter Training Event on February 24, 2016. Featuring breakout sessions tailored toward your specific professional development needs, the event will provide you with ideas that you can implement at your camp for the 2016 summer season. The Chesapeake Winter Training Event is held at beautiful YMCA Camp Letts.

ACA, Northern California New Director Orientation (NDO)

New Director Orientation (NDO) is a special seven hour course (7 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. Lunch & snacks provided.

Risk Management

Establish and maintain an environment in which risk assessment and management practices are implemented.

Competency Aspiration

Establish and maintain proactive risk management practices that address safety within the camp experience and environment for staff and participants.