Save the Date! The 2024 National Conference is scheduled for February 6-9, 2024, in New Orleans, LA. The conference theme is Empowering Camps to Create Quality Experiences.
Participate in educational breakouts, keynote events led by distinguished industry experts, peer-to-peer informal discussion groups, and many other learning opportunities that will be offered. Choose from more than 150 unique events that explore these topics:
- Business and Operations, including Camp-School Partnerships
- Camp Includes Me
- Camps on Campus
- Emerging Issues, Tools, and Technology
- Executive Leadership Forum
- Innovative Programs and Activities
- Medical Camping
- Staff Training and Leadership
- Youth Development and Behavior
- Commerce Sessions
- ACA Research Forum
Additional Conference Details Coming Soon!
2024 Attendee Details
Registration for the 2024 ACA National Conference is now open. Best rates before or on December 16, 2023.
The ACA 2024 National Conference will be held at the lovely Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
Make your reservation today!
ACA welcomes Alyssa Gallagher as the opening keynote speaker at the 2024 ACA National Conference.
Don’t miss out on the great preconference trainings available! Many similar organizations and groups — kindreds, councils, and affiliates — meet along with ACA. These events bring together like-minded individuals and offer targeted education opportunities.
The conference officially begins on Tuesday, February 6, at 2:00 p.m. local time. We will end the conference by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, with a closing event luncheon. Many groups host meetings and conferences prior to the national conference official start day and time.
Subject to Change
The local convention and visitor's bureau, New Orleans & Company, has created a special microsite for conference attendees that provides trip planning resources to make the most of a trip to New Orleans - things to do, where to eat, how to get around and so much more!
ACA does not endorse or guarantee any special offers. Any questions should be directed to the contact information available on the site.
The 2024 call for proposals site is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted. Submissions were accepted through September 16, 2023.
All submitters will receive email notification of the program team's decision regarding their proposal in late October 2023.
The ACA National Conference is the largest national camp conference hosted in the US. This educational event is expected to draw 1,200+ camps representing 1,800+ professionals and focuses on professional development, networking, and commerce.
Extend your brand identity and marketing capabilities with a strong visible presence at the ACA national conference. Let ACA customize a unique sponsorship package for you.
2023 Conference Information Listed Below for Reference
2023 Attendee Details
Any speaker handouts or presentations that we received from speakers have been uploaded for attendees to view. The research forum posters have also been uploaded.
Please note that not all speakers have provided their files to us.
Files have been uploaded as designed and shared by presenters. ACA assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content.
In support of conservation and environmental efforts, the national conference program book will be offered electronically this year and will not be printed. A copy can be saved to the electronic device you will be using at conference. The file is printer-friendly, so if you prefer a printed copy, you will need to print one and bring it with you. This will be in addition to the mobile app, sponsored by CampBrain.
It’s almost time for the 2023 ACA National Conference! We have some details available to help with your trip and your experience in Orlando.
Be sure to download the conference mobile app. Pre-registered attendees can log in to access all features of the app. Non-registered individuals may access many features of the app, but not all, as they do not have an account to log into.
Being a first-time attendee or a solo traveler to the conference can feel a bit overwhelming. Join us for a one-hour informational zoom meeting, which will cover a variety of topics and hopefully get you prepared for a great time in Orlando!
The National Conference Planning Team
Giving back to our host city has become an annual tradition for ACA National Conference attendees and exhibitors.
The 2023 ACA National Conference Planning Team has chosen to collect items for Army of Angels as the service project for this year's conference.
It has come to our attention that there are emails circulating regarding purchasing an attendee list for this year’s ACA National Conference. This is a SCAM and is in no way affiliated with the American Camp Association. If you received such an email, please disregard it, and forward it to Kim Fitzgerald, kfitzgerald@ACAcamps.org, so she can send a ‘cease and desist’ notification to them. We apologize for any inconvenience. Unfortunately, large conferences such as the American Camp Association can be a target for scam messages.
ACA Conference Management Team
The 2023 ACA National Conference volunteer site is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted the volunteer application. You may check at the ACA registration counter onsite to see if there are any open volunteer slots available.