2022 ACA National Conference

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. 



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.


Candace Doby's photo


Opening Keynote Announced for the National Conference

Candace Doby will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2022 National Conference in Portland, OR. She is a speaker, author, and coach, who specializes in helping emerging leaders build courage in themselves.

Read more about Candace.

Sponsored by The Redwoods Group.


Wednesday Keynote Announced for the National Conference

Denise Pope will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2022 National Conference in Portland, OR. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, and lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity.

Read more about Denise.

Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics and Ship Camps



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.

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Oregon Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Portland  





Promotional videos courtesy of Travel Portland.


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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