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
Save on full registration (member or nonmember) if you preregister by January 31. Preregistration closes on February 1.
After February 1, you will need to register on-site. Bring your completed registration form to save time at the registration counter.
The CFP site is now closed. The deadline to submit session proposals was Friday, September 16, 2022. Thank you to all who submitted!
Registration for the 2023 ACA National Conference is now open!
Register before January 31, 2023 and save. After 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 2023 conference will be at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. Make your reservation today!
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.
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.
ACA Conference Management Team
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.
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2022 ACA National Conference Information for Reference
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.