2022 ACA National Conference

Save the Date! 
The 2023 ACA National Conference will be held February 21-24 in Orlando, Florida.
Additional details coming soon!



2023 ACA National Conference Call for Proposals Site - Now Open!
The American Camp Association is accepting proposals from high-quality presenters for innovative, timely, and dynamic educational sessions to be presented at the ACA National Conference, February 21-24, 2023, in Orlando, FL.  
Proposals will be accepted through September 16, 2022.




The 2022 ACA National Conference is scheduled to be held in person February 8-11, 2022, in Portland, Oregon. Save the Date!


Surviving & Thriving

Join us at the 2022 ACA National Conference in Portland! The past year and a half have been some of the most challenging times we have all faced. Along with the rest of the world, we have been primarily focused on surviving — as individuals and as part of the camp industry. Camp and youth professionals have risen to the occasion and worked tirelessly to adapt to ever-changing circumstances. Signs of progress give us hope that things will continue to improve, and we will all soon begin thriving again. The world’s children and youth have endured these same difficult times and need the benefits of camp more than ever — they need you! Be renewed and invigorated by joining together at the national conference. See old friends, make new ones, and celebrate and learn from each other as you prepare for 2022.

Conference Registration

Preparing for a Safe and Meaningful National Conference

We are strengthening our requirements for attendance at the conference to incorporate the latest practices into our health and safety procedures

Conference Program Book To Be Offered Electronically

In support of the conservation and environmental efforts of the Oregon Convention Center, 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 may print one and bring it with you. This will be in addition to the mobile app, sponsored by CampBrain.

View and Download Program Book

Download the National Conference Mobile App

We are pleased to again be able to offer a mobile app to enhance your experience during the 2022 ACA National Conference. We encourage all attendees, exhibiting personnel, and speakers to download the new app.  



Share Your Camp Success Stories

The conference team is asking for your help in creating a video for the closing general session in Portland. We all have much to be proud of, as we have continued to serve our communities and have provided life changing youth development experiences in new and challenging ways. We would like you to share your successes by submitting videos and photos from your camp community.

Session Handouts Available
Handouts that we received from speakers and posters from the poster presentations are now available to view online
Our opening keynote presenter, Candace Doby, has provided a link to access her general session slides and breakout session slides and resources
In addition to sharing her general session slides, our Wednesday keynote speaker, Denise Pope, has provided a link to the video she shared during her keynote address.


Health & Safety

ACA is committed to providing opportunities to engage in the safest and most enjoyable in-person experience possible. To achieve this, we are focused on a multilayered approach to mitigating COVID-19 at all ACA in-person events. This approach may vary by location, resources available, and local guidance. Additional details.  


Oregon Convention Center and Conference Hotels

The conference will be located in the beautiful Oregon Convention Center.  The recently renovated OCC is the largest in the Pacific Northwest and is certified LEED Platinum (the highest certification by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). 

ACA has room blocks in two lovely hotels that are right next door to each other and across the street from the convention center.

2022 Exhibitor Information

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Thank you to our 2022 premier sponsors!

UltraCamp  CampBrain logo  Chaco logo   Quest Diagnostics logo  Trinity logo  Redwoods  Ship Camps


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