Basic Standards Course - ACA, Illinois and Mid States Camp Conference

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.

Standards Update Course - ACA, Illinois and Mid States Camp Conference

The Standards Update Course is designed for the camp director or staff member who has been actively involved in the preparation of materials and the on-site visit at an ACA-accredited camp in the recent past. 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.

Emerging Directors Skills Lab

For Camp Directors with 5 yrs or less experience, Associate/ Assistant/ Program Directors, or Anyone interested in a camp career.

Expands Perspective. Identifies Critical Issues. Integrates All Aspects of Directing a camp. Reduces Anxiety for new directors. Camp-like Learning Community.  Outstanding Networking & Sharing Among a Variety of Participants. Stimulating & FUN

Mid States Day Camp Conference

The Mis States Day Camp Conference merges innovative ideas with international speakers, giving you the opportunity to network with other day camp professionals in an all-day symposium.

Please contact Kim Steiner for questions and concerns: kim@acail.org

 

 

Mid States Camp Conference

The Conference Leadership and Program Innovation Teams are already putting together an innovative and exciting program for the 2017 Mid States Camp Conference!

 

Our program will have a wide variety of educational sessions for everyone-from the first year staff member to camp owners and directors.

 

For more information about the Mid States program, check our Mid States Camp Conference website for up to date information as it becomes available.

Program URL: acamidstates.org

Emerging Directors Skills Lab

For Camp Directors 5 yrs or less experience + Assoc./Assist./Prog. Directors & Anyone interested in a camp career. Expands Perspective. Identifies Critical Issues. Integrates All Aspects of Directing a camp. Reduces Anxiety for new directors.  Topics: The Director’s Job, Target Population & Diversity, Mission, Participant Development & Behavior, Program Design & Activities, Human Resources, Risk Management, Business & Finance, Marketing, Health & Wellness, Site & Facilities, Food Service, & Transportation.

Student Camp Leadership Academy

Interested in a career in camp?  Join the Student Camp Leadership Academy - Mid States for a weekend retreat to explore camp as a career option.  Network with other future camp professionals pursuing a career as a camp director.

Participants will:

  • Learn about career options related to the camp profession
  • Discuss topics such as camp leadership and management
  • Build networking skills and connect with camp professionals working in the field

 

 

Mid States Fall Conference

Save the Date!

Join us for a director focused 2 day event, program will include speakers and continuing education sessions.

 

Check our website for update information as it becomes available.

 

Mid States National Day Camp Conference

Save the Date!

The National Day Camp Conference merges innovative ideas with international speakers, giving you the opportunity to network with other day camp professionals in an all-day symposium.

 

Project PIP: Process, Innovate & Plan for 2017

Save the date for this new program that will help Camp Director process their summer, innovate & imagine new ideas and plan for the next season alongside others.  More details will be posted by mid July!

Program URL: acamidstates.org

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