Kindred and Other Events: 2022 National Conference

Subject to change.

Additional events may be added as details are finalized.

 

 

NOTE: The ACA, Evergreen & Oregon Trail Cascadia Camp Conference will also be held at the convention center on Monday, the 7th.  For more information visit acacamps.org/cascadia-camp-conference. 

 

4-H Camps Kindred Meeting
Monday, February 7, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center

Join 4-H Camping colleagues from around the country for a full day of learning, fun, and sharing.  We will explore our 4-H camping systems, techniques, programs, and curriculums as we dive deep into the 4-H Camp experience!

Registration Fee: $75
If attending the 4-H Kindred only — a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Shawn Tiede, srt28@cornell.edu.

 

Camp LGBTQIA+ and Allies Gathering
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please join us for the Camp LGBTQIA+ and Allies Gathering.  This meet up is equal parts professional development and networking and happens at the beginning of the conference so participants will make friends that they will see throughout the week.  This welcoming and supportive environment creates a safe space to feel community, share resources and expand a professional network.

 

For more information, contact John Beitner, jbeitner@ACAcamps.org, or 765-349-3525. 

 

 

DECA’s 2022 International Diabetes Camping Conference
February 5-7, 2022
Saturday, 8:00 am - Monday, 6:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center

Join us for DECA’s 2022 International Diabetes Camping Conference – the world’s largest gathering of professionals serving youth with diabetes in camping and outreach programs!  Information will be shared in three informative conference tracks: Healthcare, Programming/Youth Development and Administration/Management. Campfire Chat discussions will give you great new ideas.  Networking opportunities will connect you with leaders and sponsors of diabetes camps. Sponsor Spotlights will inform you about the latest diabetes products. Spend time with like-minded people who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children with diabetes.  

To register and for more information, visit https://www.diabetescamps.org/conference

Questions? Contact Terry Ackley, info@diabetescamps.org or 239-984-3554.

 

EPIC (Emerging Professionals in Camping) Preconference
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center

Join the Emerging Professions in Camping for a fast-paced and practical day of learning at the EPIC National Pre-Conference. Leave this fun-packed session with fresh ideas, contagious enthusiasm, and content to facilitate with your own staff.

Registration Fee: $55 ACA members, $75 nonmembers

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Jalisa Danhof, jalisa@campnewaygo.org or 231-652-1184.

 

Girl Scout USA Camp Professionals Kindred Meeting (GS)
Monday, February 7, 2022
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Oregon Convention Center

Girl Scout Council camp professionals are invited to join GSUSA’s National Camp Kindred Session.  During this session, participants will engage in robust discussion and planning sessions to develop dynamic, cost effective, inclusive camp strategies in partnership with peers from across the country.  GSUSA is pleased to host this session and celebrate the hard work and dedication of our camp professionals.     

Registration Fee: $50
If attending the GS Kindred only — a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Amanda Daly at adaly@girlscouts.org.

 

International Camping Fellowship (ICF)
February 8-11, 2022
There will not be an ICF Camp Tour in 2022 but we hope you will stop by and visit us in the international room.

The International Camping Fellowship seeks to involve camp and youth development professionals from around the world in conversations. We gather with a heart and desire to create enthusiasm, knowledge, and commitment by empowering each other through the camp and outdoor experience. Visit this hospitality space where we share the dream of a “better world through camping”. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate catching the vision of our common experiences.
For more information, contact Cheryl Gans, ICF-ACA@icfconnect.net

 

New Director Orientation Training (NDO)
Monday, February 7, 2022
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Oregon Convention Center

The ACA New Director Orientation (NDO) is a one-day course for seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp positions. The course includes an overview of all the aspects of the director's job with the primary focus on the summer operation.  (Lunch is not included.)  Limited to 40 participants.  Registration available on a first come, first served basis.

Registration Fee: $109 ACA members, $159 nonmembers
Register through ACA

For more information, contact Brandon Mitchell, bmitchell@ACAcamps.org, or 765-342-1341.

 

Not-for-Profit Council Breakfast (NFP)
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
7:00 am - 8:15 am
Oregon Convention Center

Join others from nonprofit camps for breakfast and conversation. The NFP Council leadership will share recent and upcoming activities. Network with old and make new friends. Learn about ACA’s ongoing research and how it benefits nonprofit camps. This is a ticketed event.

Registration Fee: $40/person

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Grechen Throop at gthroop@ACAcamps.org, or 765-349-3517.

 

YMCA Overnight Camping Cabinet
Tuesday, February 8, 6:30 pm
Oregon Convention Center

Join us and connect with YMCA colleagues from around the country!  We will gather at the conference center and then head to a location off site for dinner/social.  All expenses are on your own.

Registration Fee: $0

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Dan Reynolds, danr@akronymca.org or 330-606-9207.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA)
Monday, February 7, 2022
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is designed to teach individuals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. The scenarios used throughout the course are camp based.
*Please note there are 2 hours of pre-course work required before arrival. The YMHFA instructor will contact all registrants in January 2022 with details on how to access the course work. (Lunch is not included.)  Limited to 30 participants.  Registration available on a first come, first served basis. 

Registration Fee: $65 ACA members, $100 nonmembers

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Alicia Danenberg, adanenberg@ACAcamps.org, or 765-349-3525.