Upcoming EPIC National Events


What is EPIC? 

EPIC (Emerging Professionals in Camping) provides education, social networking opportunities, and events for emerging professionals in the camp industry.

Are you interested in a career at camp? Perhaps you are ready to make the jump from seasonal/part-time staff to full-time, year-round staff? Or maybe you are new to the camping profession or transitioning from a different career? Are you newly in your leadership position at camp and looking for support resources and to connect with peers?  EPIC is for you! 

EPIC connects emerging professionals from around the country and strives to provide meaningful opportunities for learning. There are no official EPIC "membership requirements"; anyone is welcome if the topic and conversations speak to you and can help you on your path to learning!  Involvement in EPIC events such as workshops and social networking opportunities give EPICs a chance to meet, exchange ideas, and discuss previous camp successes and challenges. 


EPIC Related Resources 

ACA has a variety of online and/or in-person trainings and learning opportunities that can help you build your resume as you follow your journey into camp!

Courses and Trainings 

  • New Director Orientation (NDO): Virtual training for camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, or persons that have been in other administrative positions and are considering directing a camp. This is an overview of all the aspects of the director's job with the primary focus on the summer operation. This training provides and overview of the core competencies a director needs, and then focuses on leadership, risk management, camper behavior, and staff training and supervision. 
  • Staff Training Certificate Courses: These intensive online courses are self-directed learning opportunities that help build the added qualifications you and your staff need in today’s world. Each certificate course covers all thirteen core competencies required to run a camp successfully and includes curriculum components suited to a variety of learning styles. Courses range from Entry-Level programs staff to Middle Managers to Camp Directors.

Connect to Other EPIC Members

If you are interested in connecting with someone in your local office or region, please contact the membership representative in your area.

EPIC National Committee

View and contact the EPIC National Committee (ACA customer portal).