4-H Camps Kindred Meeting
Monday, February 20, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rosen Centre Hotel

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.

Alliance for Camp Health (ACH) Symposium
February 21-22, 2023
Rosen Centre Hotel

The Alliance for Camp Health (ACH) will be hosting an interactive, educational, and networking event where participants will learn, engage, and grow as we investigate important opportunities in camp health services.  This event will provide a venue for discussions about mental, emotional, and social health (MESH), communicable disease, and much more.  We invite anyone invested in camp health and well-being to participate including healthcare providers, camp directors, and behavioral health supporters.  Join us for this great live event!  

Register through ACH. allianceforcamphealth.org 
For more information, contact Tracey Gaslin, Executive Director, gaslin@allianceforcamphealth.org, 502-830-8393, or visit allianceforcamphealth.org.

Camp Owners & Directors Association (CODACON) Preconference 
February 19-21, 2023
Rosen Centre Hotel
CODACON is a conference event run by camp professionals from all over the country. The program will offer camp owners, directors, and other summer camp pros the opportunity to share and exchange ideas with one another, while also learning from experts in the business world and beyond. We hope to see you there! www.coda.camp  Additional details to come!
For more information, contact Cliff Lissner, cliff@chippewaranchcamp.com, 312-593-0246.
 

Camps on Campus (COC) Preconference
February 20-21, 2023
Monday, 12:00 pm – Tuesday, 1:00 pm
Rosen Centre Hotel

Join fellow higher education and K12 professionals as we come together to learn from each other and discuss issues affecting youth camps and programming on our campuses.  

Registration Fee: $80 ACA members, $120 nonmembers

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Ruthi Hernandez, rhernandez@ACAcamps.org or 765-349-3539.

Emerging Professionals in Camping (EPIC) Preconference
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rosen Centre Hotel

Join the Emerging Professions in Camping for a fast-paced and practical day of learning at the EPIC National Preconference. 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 Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) Camp Professionals Kindred Meeting
Monday, February 20, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rosen Centre Hotel

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 or 212-852-8523.

International Camping Fellowship (ICF)

There will not be an ICF Camp Tour in 2023 but we hope you will stop by and visit us in the international room during the ACA conference.

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, cherylgans@hotmail.com

Medical and Disability Camp (MDK) Kindred Preconference
Monday, February 20, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Camp Boggy Creek, 30500 Brantley Branch Rd., Eustis, FL 32736

The Medical and Disability Kindred is an organization of the American Camp Association that welcomes camp professionals who work with campers with medical and special needs. Join us for the 2023 Kindred to meet others in the medical and disability camping community, to share practices, and to tour this year's host site, Camp Boggy Creek. During this event you can look forward to small group conversations, large group learning, and networking time with other camp professionals in this community. Transportation from the conference center and lunch are provided.  More details will be made available late Fall 2022.

Registration Fee: $75 ACA members, $95 nonmembers
Register through ACA

For more information, contact Gay Bruner, gbruner@ACAcamps.org, or 765-349-3524.

New Director Orientation (NDO) Training 
Monday, February 20, 2023
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Rosen Centre Hotel

The ACA New Director Orientation (NDO) is a course for seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions. The course includes an overview of all the aspects of the director's job with the primary focus on the summer operation. The NDO course materials have been designed to help newer directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program. (Lunch is not included.) Limited to 40 participants.  Registration available on a first come, first served basis.

Registration Fee: $119 ACA members, $169 nonmembers
Register through ACA

For more information, contact Erin Flores, eflores@ACAcamps.org, or 765-349-3527.

Not-for-Profit Council (NFP) Breakfast
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
7:00 am - 8:15 am
Rosen Centre Hotel

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.

Rainbow Pride in Camping LGBTQIA+ Meeting
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
9:30 am - 11:30 am

This networking event 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. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training
Monday, February 20, 2023
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rosen Centre Hotel

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 2023 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: $75 ACA members, $115 nonmembers

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Erin Flores, eflores@ACAcamps.org, or 765-349-3527. 

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