Kindred and Other Events: 2017 National Conference

Additional information on 2017 Kindreds and Pre-conference events will be posted as it becomes available.
 

 

4-H Youth Development Camp Professionals Meeting
February 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center

Please join 4-H Youth Development Educators, Faculty, and Staff from across the nation to discuss best 4-H practices in delivering the 4-H Youth Development program through camp.

Registration Fee: $125.00
If attending the 4-H event only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register

For more information, contact Mike Jensen, Associate Professor, WSU Extension,mike.jensen@wsu.edu, 509-447-6452.

 

ACN's Managing Healthcare Services Seminar
February 20, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center

This event will discuss evidence based information regarding managing healthcare services at camp. Current issues will be addressed as well as guiding principles, practices, and guidelines to assist camp leadership in providing quality care to staff and campers in their care.

Healthcare providers, camp leaders, and anyone interested in camp health services are welcome to register and attend.     

Registration Fee: $40.00

Register through ACN. www.ACN.org

For more information, contact Tracey Gaslin, Executive Director, gaslin@campnurse.org, 502-232-2945, or visit www.ACN.org.

 

ACN's Camp Nurse Symposium
February 20-22, 2017
Albuquerque Convention Center

The Camp Nurse Symposium will provide a variety of sessions around camp health services and safety.  Skilled presenters will create an interactive and educational experience for participants on topics such as medication management, communicable disease, working with camp staff, and much more.  On Wednesday, there will be ACA/ACN joint educational breakout sessions.  These sessions are open to both ACA and ACN attendees.

Registration Fee: $250.00

Register through ACN. www.ACN.org

For more information, contact Tracey Gaslin, Executive Director, gaslin@campnurse.org, 502-232-2945, or visit www.ACN.org.


Boy Scouts of America Kindred Meeting (BSA)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center

Meet with professional and volunteer Outdoor Program Specialists from around the country. Get the latest information on programs and events affecting BSA councils and camps.

To register, or for more information, contact Rob Kolb, at robert.kolb@scouting.org or 972-580-2407.

 

Camps on Campus Affinity Group Pre-Conference (COC)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center

Is your camp a university-run program? Do you operate on a campus? Come join this group of professionals who understand the challenges of running programs on a campus setting or an off-campus university property: youth protection, managing the risks of having underage participants on campus, best practices, policies and procedures, and staff training. Experience a half-day of collaboration, connecting with peers, and sharing ideas. This meeting represents the exceptional opportunity of defining the future work of the group, as group members are now formalizing a mission and goals. You belong: whether you are an administrator, compliance expert, program director, or camp director who oversees one or many programs. Build your network. Bring your knowledge.

Registration Fee: $50 ACA members, $60 nonmembers
If attending the COC event only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register

For more information, contact Tim Huchton, thuchton@ACAcamps.org, or 765-349-3539.

 

DECA’s 2017 International Diabetes Camping Conference
February 19-20, 2017
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - Monday, 6:00 p.m.  
Albuquerque Convention Center

“Best Practices” for diabetes care and health education will be the theme of this meeting.  Hear how the latest technologies in diabetes care are successfully implemented at camp.  Participate in discussions about opportunities and challenges that our camps face; and share innovative programming ideas.  Learn fun and motivational strategies for teaching children how to live well with diabetes. Enjoy conversing about thoughts and experiences with our community of diabetes camping professionals.  Join us Sunday early afternoon through Monday.  Sunday Dinner and Monday Lunch will be provided.  https://www.diabetescamps.org/other-programs/overview/

Registration Fee: $199
If attending the DECA event only — a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register

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

 

EPIC (Emerging Professionals in Camping) Pre-Conference
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center

Join Scott Arizala, Steve Maguire, and Dr. Chris Thurber 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: $50 ACA members, $60 nonmembers
If attending the EPIC event only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register

For more information, contact Jalisa Danhof, jalisa@campnewaygo.org, 231-652-1184, or visit www.ACAcamps.org/epic/.

 

Girl Scout Camp Professionals Kindred Session (GS)
Monday, February 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center

Join other Girl Scout camp and outdoor program professionals for an interactive session focused on best practices in Girl Scout camping.  Our day will include sharing successful techniques for growing your camp enrollment and managing the challenges of staff recruitment and training.  Learn how to engage your board, leadership, and staff colleagues in the benefits of camp for girls.  Get the latest on risk management for Girl Scout camps and outdoor facilities.  Learn about our outdoor program strategy and what’s ahead. This kindred session will provide you with Innovative ideas for a successful camp season!   

Registration Fee: $75/person
If attending the Girl Scout Kindred only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register

For more information, contact Sharon Baade at sbaade@girlscouts.org or 646-372-1952.   

 

International Camping Fellowship Pre-Conference Camp Tour (ICF)
February 19-21, 2017
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - Tuesday, Noon

This tour of Albuquerque-area youth programs, camps, and local attractions is open to everyone and will include, in addition to sightseeing, facilitated discussions of camp and youth programs in the US and around the world. Special activities and meals are planned to represent local culture and foods.  The $165 fee includes transportation, admission fees, snacks, and four meals.  Participants are asked to make their own arrangements for accommodations at the Hyatt Place Albuquerque Airport where the group will meet each morning for transportation to the scheduled sites and return each evening.  Itinerary will be posted in late fall. Click here for the discounted nightly rate of $75 + 13% tax for a double room.  (After entering the dates, click on Special Rates; enter the code G-ICFF under Corporate or Group Code.). On February 21, participants will be transported to the conference hotel for the ACA National Conference.     

Registration Fee: $165
If attending the ICF Kindred only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register

For more information, contact Linda Pulliam lgpulliam@gmail.com, 919-603-0317, or visit www.campingfellowship.org

 

ACA New Director Orientation Training (NDO)
Monday, February 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center

The ACA New Director Orientation Course (NDO) is a special eight hour course (8 CECs) for seasonal or new camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, or persons that have been in other administrative positions and are considering directing a camp. The NDO course helps directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program. The course covers five critical areas: camp management leadership, risk management, camper behavior, staff training, and staff supervision.

There will be a break for participants to go to lunch (lunch is not included).

Registration Fee: $99 ACA members, $129 ACA nonmembers

Register

For more information, contact Kim Brosnan, kbrosnan@ACAcamps.org, or 765-342-8456, #314.

 

Not for Profit Camps Lunch and Program
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (estimated time, may vary)
Albuquerque Convention Center

Join other not-for-profit camp professionals for a luncheon to celebrate the work of the Council. Hear results from two research projects funded by the council this year that focused on: 1) the role of success and failure in camp, and 2) camper and staff perceptions of program quality. We will also share ideas on how the council might continue with its support of research and evaluation that benefit non-profit camps while supporting ACA’s new strategic direction on research. This lunch is the perfect place to network with old and new friends, hear important updates, and learn about new opportunities.

Registration Fee: $25/person
If attending the NFP Kindred only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register

For more information, contact Rhonda Mickelson, rmickelson@ACAcamps.org, or 765-342-8456 #306.

 

Religiously Affiliated Camps Lunch (RAC)
(Sponsored by Church Mutual Insurance)
February 22, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (estimated time, may vary)

Albuquerque Convention Center
Join others from faith-based camps for networking and community building over lunch. More details to come.

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

Register

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

 

Special Needs Kindred Meeting
February 20, 2017
1:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center

Before heading to the ACA National Conference, join camp directors from around the country for an engaging and energizing roundtable focused on camps that serve children and adults with special medical needs or disabilities. We will discuss current trends in programming, fundraising, staffing, camper recruitment, and more.  We will finish with an evening of fun and networking.

To register and for more information, contact Josh Cagliani, jcagliani@camptwinlakes.org, or 706-557-9070. 

 

The Salvation Army Camping & Outdoor Ministries
February 21, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Let’s get together!  If you are part of The Salvation Army camping community or would like to be part of our fellowship, let’s get together Tuesday night.

To register and for more information, contact Ed Covert, ed.covertiii@usw.salvationarmy.org, 831-246-3180, or 831-461-2005.

 

YMCA Kindred Meeting
February 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Albuquerque Convention Center

Join with other Y day and overnight camping professionals to network and to learn more about the latest Y camping and youth development initiatives.  With over 132 years of Y camping heritage we celebrate the work of nearly 70% of all Y day camps that have adopted Day Camp Upgrade and we are excited with the emerging work on Advancing Overnight Camping to the Y movement.  Come hear more and participate!

To register and for more information, contact John Duntley, john.duntley@ymca.net or 312-502-6309.