Kindred and Other Events: 2020 National Conference

Additional events may be added as details are finalized.

*Note: Registration for the Accreditation Process Workshop and Associate Visitor Course must be completed separate from the conference.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis so be sure to preregister.

 

4-H Camps Kindred Meeting
Monday, February 10, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Town and Country San Diego

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.

 

Association of Camp Nursing Symposium (ACN)
February 10-12, 2020
Town and Country San Diego

The Camp Nursing Symposium will provide an array of topics that address camp health services to promote wellness and safety. Topics will include healthcare risk and liability, immunizations, homeopathic management, mental health issues, and more.  Skilled presenters will create an interactive and educational experience for participants on topics of interest.  You do not have to be a nurse to participate.  Anyone managing health services and wishing to address current issues is encouraged to attend.  To learn more about ACN and the educational symposium, go to www.campnurse.org

Register through ACN. www.campnurse.org.

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

 

Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Programs Roundtable (BSA)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Town and Country San Diego

All BSA outdoor program professionals and volunteers are welcome to join members of the national Outdoor Programs & Properties team to get latest updates and participate in providing ideas and feedback from your local council experiences.

To register, or for more information, Rob Kolb, at rob.kolb@scouting.org or 469-657-7334.

 

Camp Fire National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training
Monday, February 10, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Town and Country

Camp Fire National Headquarters is proud to present Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training from Camp Fire National staff. In this session, Camp Fire affiliate staff will learn about creating welcoming, affirming, safe spaces for LGBTQ+ young people in Camp Fire programming. 

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

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Ben Matthews at ben.matthews@campfire.org or 918-348-1525.

 

Camp Owners & Directors Association Pre-Conference (CODACON)
February 9-11, 2020
Town and Country San Diego

REACHING NEW HEIGHTS! 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. Social events will be a major part of CODACON 2020 because we believe that much of the best growth comes from those fun and interactive experiences. Our program will once again be crafted by Paul Sheridan and the CODACON Program Team, and we know that you’re not gonna want to miss this one. Stay tuned for updates on our 2020 program and we hope to see you there!

Register at www.coda.camp.

For more information, contact Cliff Lissner, cliff@chippewaranchcamp.com, 312-593-0246.

 

Camps on Campus Preconference (COC)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Town and Country San Diego

Come join colleagues from around the country who do the work on campuses across the country. The Camps on Campus group is designed for Colleges, Universities, and independent schools that host or run camps. Come learn current trends and issues that affect the work you are working on.  Your registration fee includes lunch for the event.

Registration Fee: $75 ACA members, $90 nonmembers

Register through ACA
Sponsored by CampDoc and Ugly Mugz

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

 

DECA’s 2020 International Diabetes Camping Conference
February 9-10, 2020
Sunday, 8:00 am - Monday, 9:00 pm
Town and Country San Diego

“Best Practices” in diabetes care at camp will be the central theme of the conference.  Learn about how the latest diabetes care treatments and technologies can be successfully utilized at camp.  Discuss fun and motivational approaches to teaching children how to thrive with diabetes.  Learn about how others effectively manage the operation of their diabetes camping businesses. Converse about the opportunities and challenges that diabetes camps face.  Enjoy sharing ideas and experiences with our community of diabetes camping professionals.  Monday Lunch provided.

To register and for more information, visit https://www.diabetescamps.org/conferences-webinars-upcoming-programs/

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

 

EPIC (Emerging Professionals in Camping) Preconference
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Town and Country San Diego

Join Scott Arizala 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 includes lunch.

Registration Fee: $55 ACA members, $65 nonmembers

Register through ACA

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

 

Faith-based Camps Field Trip to the Border
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Town and Country San Diego

You are invited to join a group of faith-based camp professionals on a field trip to the U.S./Mexico border on Tuesday, February 11 from 8:00 am to noonish. We’ll meet at the hotel for an hour of welcome and stories about camps breaking down barriers and building bridges. Bring your stories about connecting with underserved youth and experiences with international youth here in the U.S. specifically for camp. Next, we’ll travel by bus to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol crossing at San Ysidro, then to another observation area; both areas will give us a look at and a better understanding of customs, commerce, and the dynamics at the border. Following our border visit, we’ll dine together at a Mexican restaurant. Space for this field trip is limited. Register now. Questions? Please reach out to Grechen Throop at gthroop@ACAcamps.org or 765-349-3517.  This is a ticketed event.

Registration Fee: $50  

Register through ACA

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

 

Girl Scout Camp Professionals Kindred Meeting (GS)
Monday, February 10, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Town and Country San Diego

Join Girl Scout camp and outdoor professionals from across the country to learn about the latest initiatives in our Girl Scout outdoor program curriculum, and in property and camp management and to share best practices for the upcoming camp season.   

Registration Fee: $35
If attending the GS Kindred only — a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Sharon Baade at sbaade@girlscouts.org.

 

International Camping Fellowship Preconference Camp Tour (ICF)
February 9-11, 2020
Offsite

This tour of San Diego area youth programs and camps is open to everyone and will include, in addition to sightseeing, facilitated discussions of camp and youth programs in the U.S. and around the world.  Special activities and meals are planned to represent local culture and foods.  Fee of $200 includes transportation, program fees, snacks, and four meals, but does not include hotel.  The tour will be based at the Holiday Inn Express, San Diego Airport-Old Town, with transportation to the scheduled sites, and returning to the tour hotel each evening.  On Feb. 11, participants will be transported to the conference hotel for the ACA Conference. Contact Linda Pulliam, lgpulliam@gmail.com to reserve a hotel room at the discounted rate of $130, inc. tax, and for additional information and an itinerary. 

Registration Fee: $200
If attending the ICF Kindred only — a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Linda Pulliam lgpulliam@gmail.com, 434-738-8031, or visit www.campingfellowship.org.

 

JCC Camps Lunch and Learn (JCC Association)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Town and Country San Diego

JCC Association day and overnight camp professionals are invited to this lunch and learn during the ACA National Conference. Our session will enhance your conference experience with topics and speakers designed for JCC Camps.  

Registration Fee: $0

For more information and to register, contact Amy Grassel at a.grassel@jcca.org or 212-786-5109.

 

ACA New Director Orientation Training (NDO)
Monday, February 10, 2020
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Town and Country San Diego

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 30 participants.  Registration available on a first come, first served basis.

Registration Fee: $109 ACA members, $139 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 12, 2020
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Town and Country San Diego

Join other professionals from not-for-profit camps for breakfast. Meet the new leadership of the Council and hear about new opportunities. Network with old and make new friends. Hear a bit about ACA’s ongoing research and how that research benefits nonprofit camps. This is a ticketed event.

Registration Fee: $25/person

Register through ACA

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

 

Racial Healing: Pain, Projections and Possibilities at Camp Pre-Conference 
Monday, February 10, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Town and Country San Diego

With all of the injustice and racially motivated discord that is happening in the world, how can we inspire our camps to be environments of acceptance, belonging and infinite possibility?  In this extended workshop we will uncover and release our personal stuck points, blind spots, and emotional triggers while lovingly addressing them.  Using Niambi Jaha-Echols’ thought provoking new book, What Color Is Your Soul?: Healing the Illusion of Our Separateness as its foundation to help us release and heal all that keeps us from unity and authentic connection with other cultures.  Pre-registration required. Limited to 30 participants, due to the nature and depth of the workshop. Registration available on a first come, first served basis.

Registration Fee: $75 ACA members, $90 nonmembers
Register through ACA

For more information, contact Niambi Jaha-Echols, njechols@gmail.com

 

Special Needs Kindred
February 9-11, 2020
YMCA Camp Surf
560 Silver Strand Blvd
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

The Special Needs Kindred is a two day event for professionals working with special needs populations that is hosted prior to the American Camp Association National Conference. It’s an opportunity for like-minded camps to come together to share ideas and hot topics regarding the special needs camping community.

Registration Form

For more information, contact specialneedskindred@gmail.com

 

The Salvation Army Camping and Outdoor Ministries Kindred Meeting
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Town and Country San Diego

A gathering of Salvation Army camping colleagues to share ideas that inspire and challenge.  To celebrate community and discuss opportunities present and on the horizon to keep our ministry moving forward.  We’ll pray together and share dessert together as well.

Registration Fee: $0

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Ed Covert, ed.covert@usw.salvationarmy.org, or 831-461-2005. 

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA)
Monday, February 10, 2020
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Town and Country San Diego

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.  (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 John Beitner, jbeitner@ACAcamps.org, or 765-349-3525.