Join us at the 2023 ACA National Conference in Orlando! Building communities of belonging is something that youth professionals in camps have excelled at. As we all navigate our seemingly ever-changing “new norms,” we are reminded that a sense of belonging is more important than ever before — both for campers and for the professionals serving them. Attending the national conference provides opportunities to connect with the camp community and build new communities and connections that can last a lifetime. See old friends, make new ones, and learn from each other as you prepare for 2023. 

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
  • Camp Includes Me
  • Camps on Campus and K-12 Independent Schools, including Camp-School Partnerships
  • 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

Preregistration closed February 1.  You will need to register on-site.

Bring your completed registration form to save time at the registration counter.

Preregistered attendees will receive access to the conference mobile app in early February.

The CFP site is now closed.  The deadline to submit session proposals was Friday, September 16, 2022.  Thank you to all who submitted!

Attendee Details

Preregistration closed February 1.  You will need to register on-site.

Bring your completed registration form to save time at the registration counter.

Preregistered attendees will receive access to the conference mobile app in early February.

Registration Rates

 

The 2023 conference will be at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. Make your reservation today!

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Rosen Centre Hotel Exterior Daytime

ACA welcomes keynote speakers, Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, PhD and Brittany Patterson, PhD.
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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.

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Learn about session tracks, the conference schedule, educational sessions, general sessions, informal and formal networking, and more.

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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

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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.
Thank you,
ACA Conference Management Team

The 2023 ACA National Conference volunteer site is now open!

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ACA is committed to providing opportunities to engage in the safest and most enjoyable in-person experience possible.

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Exhibitor Details

The ACA National Conference is the largest national camp conference hosted in the US.  This educational event is expected to draw more than 1,000+ camp properties representing more than 1,500+ professionals and focuses on professional development, networking, and commerce. 

Become an Exhibitor & Sponsor

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.

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See the current list of vendors who will be exhibiting at the 2023 National Conference.



2022 ACA National Conference Information for Reference

View PDF of 2022 Program Book

National Conference Mobile App
Last year's mobile app was offered to enhance the user experience during the 2022 ACA National Conference. The app was sponsored by CampBrain.

Thanks to our 2023 premier sponsors!

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