Call for Proposals - Camps on Campus

The Conference Program Committees are accepting proposals for innovative and dynamic sessions that help to support the conference mission: create a community of camp professionals to educate, inspire, and prepare camps on campus professionals to provide a high-quality camp experience for their staff and campers.

Submit a Proposal 

Download a word document of the proposal to help you prepare to submit it electronically. 

Why Present?

  • Amazing professional development opportunity
  • Collaborate with experts in our field
  • Receive recognition and feedback about your camp programs
  • Expand your professional portfolio

Consider Presenting on These Hot Topics, Opportunities, and Challenges Facing Our Profession Today

  • Staffing retention and recruitment 
  • Youth development and behavior
  • Staff training and leadership
  • Supporting campers and staff in mental health 
  • Business of camp - Finance and policy 
  • Abuse prevention 
  • Emerging issues, tools, and technology
  • Innovative programs and activities
  • Diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural agility
  • Emerging professionals and executive leadership
  • Visit ACA's Professional Development Core Competencies for additional topics

Strong Submissions Include

  • Engaging program format that involves the audience and stimulates discussion through interactive learning
  • A conceptually strong well-written foundation, with clearly stated outcomes
  • Qualified presenters with expertise/experience in the subject matter
  • Preference will be given to the sessions that help to support the conference mission: create a community of camp professionals to educate, inspire and prepare camps on campus professionals to provide a high-quality camp experience for their staff and campers

Guidelines

  • Presentations will be reviewed for relevance and purpose to provide a balanced educational program
  • Breakout sessions are 60 minutes in length, may include multiple presenters and are intended for 20–30 participants
  • Presenters are expected to provide their own technology equipment to present virtually 
  • Presenters are paid neither honoraria nor expenses
  • Presenters are expected to register for the conference, which may be pro-rated on conference attendance and engagement

Intended Outcomes

As a result of participating in the conference, camping professionals will:

  • Gain cutting edge information regarding children and youth in the 21st century;
  • Learn valuable skills for training, coaching, and supervising camp staff;
  • Network with peers from universities in their local area and beyond;
  • Build a strong leadership team within their own university.

Submit a Proposal 

Download a word document of the proposal to help you prepare to submit it electronically. 

Questions? Alicia Danenberg - adanenberg@acacamps.org