Canoe Instructor Certification Course Levels 1 – 4 offered in one course!

(Lake venues – Whitewater Canoe) October 8 - 12, 2016, Roanoke, Va.

Come only for the American Canoe Associaiton Level 1 or stay for additional levels! Perfect for Scout Leaders, Parks and Rec staff, Recreational Programmers, PE Teachers wishing to teach life-long sports, Camp Directors/Programmers, or anyone wanting to increase their paddling knowledge and skills! This is a 4-year professional certification.

Non-For-Profit Camp Conference

The NFP Conference gives you the opportunity to connect with your NFP colleagues to discuss ideas, debrief experiences from the summer and to find comradery with other camp professionals that are engaged in similar work.

 

This Conference will be held at Project Morry, 350 Executive Blvd, Suite 125 in Elmsford, NY. A light breakfast and lunch with refreshments will be served followed by fun, networking and libations!

Program URL: http://www.acanynj.org/events-conferences#/events

Day Camp Conference

Join us as we pay tribute to camping legend Ben Appelbaum's enthusiasm and service to our industry through a day dedicated to day camp programs. This year's conference will include tours of two great New York camps and facilities.

We are thrilled to announce Breezemont Day Camp and Camp Nabby as our gracious hosts this year!

Resident Camp Conference

The Resident Camp Conference offers attendees a chance to tour 6 overnight camps and experience how other organizations run their programs and facilities.  Re-energize after the camp season by sharing an overnight experience with colleagues, discuss what worked over the summer and what didn't, and bring new ideas back to your camp as the off-season begins.

 

The 2016 Resident Camp Conference will be hosted by Camp Chingachgook, Brant Lake, Forest Lake, Echo Lake, Camp Walden and Double H Camp.

 

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Joe Kruger Conference

As the experts in the camp industry, join us at the Joe Kruger Conference to explore the most recent and future trends of our most important client: the camper. During the year's conference, we will facilitate the opportunity to learn from experts from outside of our industry, who have done the research and apply it to their own organization.

They have isolated the secrets and are ready to share! Choose what experts you want to learn from throughout the day and return to your camp with a new outlook on what's happening with the youth of tomorrow.

EPIC Winter Workshop

This one-day event has been designed to educate EPICs (Emerging Professionals in Camping) on all-around best practices and help strengthen their knowledge as camp professionals.

 

This event is open to anyone in the camp industry that considers themselves an emerging professional and will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Program URL: http://www.acanynj.org/events-conferences#/events

EPIC Winter Workshop

This one-day event has been designed to educate EPICs (Emerging Professionals in Camping) on all-around best practices and help strengthen their knowledge as camp professionals.

 

This event is open to anyone in the camp industry that considers themselves an emerging professional and will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Program URL: http://www.acanynj.org/events-conferences#/events

 

The North American Maintenance Conference

The North American Maintenance Conference: March22-24
Pre- Conference: March 21, 2016. ACA Standards course- free.

The conference is hosted at Camp Chingachgook, a year-round retreat center, children’s summer camp, and school outdoor education center. Instructors come from national associations and are recognized experts in construction and property management. Camp Chingachgook is a branch of the Capital District YMCA.

The North American Camp Food Service Conference

The North American Camp Food Service Conference: March 1-3, 2016.

  • Pre-Conference: February 29, 2016. 3 classes being offered.
    • ServSafe Certification for food service managers - $170
    • Food Service Management 101 - $80
    • ACA standards course- free

Learn about promoting wellness, food safety essentials, vegetarian & gluten-free diets, managing food allergies and much more!

Basic Standards Course – ACA, New York & New Jersey

The purpose of the ACA Standards Course is to prepare camp directors and administrators for their accreditation visits and to serve as an introduction to the standards program for those interested in becoming accreditation visitors.

The person completing the ACA Standards Course is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit and to participate fully in the on-site visit. ACA membership is NOT a prerequisite for this course.

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