Kindred and Other Events: 2018 National Conference

Additional information on 2018 Kindreds and Pre-conference events will be posted as it becomes available.
 

 

4-H Camp Directors & Staff Meeting
February 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The 4-H program mission is to teach subject matter and life skills through an intentional process that helps young people meet developmental needs. Since 4-H is part of the national Extension Services, 4-H staff who work with camps face some unique issues. This kindred meeting will allow us to network and brainstorm with others in similar positions. Some topics will include:  competitive marketability featuring the benefits of a 4-H camp, and University buy-in to support camps as part of programming. After registering you’ll get an e-mail invitation to present and help shape the day’s agenda.

Registration Fee: $50.00
If attending the 4-H event only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Robin Galloway, robin.galloway@oregonstate.edu, or 541-740-6865.

 

Association of Camp Nursing Annual Symposium (ACN)
February 19-21, 2018
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The Camp Nursing Symposium is intended to provide updates and information about camp health services.  There will be a variety of sessions around health, wellness, and safety.  Skilled presenters will create an interactive and educational experience for participants on topics of interest to those invested in quality camp health services.  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 Kindred Meeting (BSA)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

An opportunity for volunteer and professional Scouters involved in BSA Outdoor Programs and Properties to gather for information, networking, provide feedback and fellowship.

To register, or for more information, contact Frank Reigelman, at frank.reigelman@scouting.org or 972 580-2074.

 

Camps on Campus Pre-Conference (COC)
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Are you running camp or youth programs on a college, university, or independent campus? Join other 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. 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 questions. Bring your knowledge.

Registration Fee: $50 ACA members, $65 nonmembers
If attending the COC event only – a $15 processing fee will be added to the registration cost.

Register through ACA

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

 

DECA’s 2018 International Diabetes Camping Conference
February 18-19, 2018
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - Monday, 9:00 p.m.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

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

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

Register through ACA

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

 

EPIC (Emerging Professionals in Camping) Pre-Conference
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

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

Register through ACA

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 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Join other Girl Scout camp, outdoor program and property professionals for an interactive session focused on trends in Girl Scout camping.  Our day will include information on staff recruitment, training and management, and tips in reaching out to our customer base of diverse girls and their families. Hear the latest on risk management for Girl Scout facilities.  Learn about new innovations and integrating the new badges and Journeys into your summer plans. This kindred session will provide you with a professional network and 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 through ACA

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

 

 

International Camping Fellowship Pre-Conference Camp Tour (ICF)
February 18-20, 2018
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - Tuesday, Noon

This tour of Orlando-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 US 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 Wingate by Wyndham Hotel at the Orlando Airport with transportation to the scheduled sites and return to the tour hotel each evening. On Feb. 20, participants will be transported to the conference hotel for the ACA Conference. The Wingate Hotel special group rates are approximately $132/night inc. taxes, double occupancy with breakfast, but must be scheduled by January 15. Contact Linda Pulliam, lgpulliam@gmail.com to reserve hotel rooms and for additional information. Itinerary will be posted in late fall. 

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 lpulliam@gmail.com, 919-603-0317, or visit www.campingfellowship.org.

 

ACA New Director Orientation Training (NDO)
Monday, February 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Do you have a new director or administrator joining your camp program this year? Consider sending that person to the New Director Orientation! NDO is a special course 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.  The NDO is a very comprehensive, full-day program geared toward the first-time camp or program director or those new to those roles.  (Lunch is not included.)

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

For more information, contact John Beitner, jbeitner@ACAcamps.org, or 765-342-8456, #525.

 

Not for Profit Camps Lunch and Program
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (estimated time, may vary)
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Additional information coming soon.

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

Register through ACA

For more information, contact Laurie Browne, lbrowne@ACAcamps.org, or 765-342-8456 #532.

 

Religiously Affiliated Camps Lunch (RAC)
February 21, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (estimated time, may change slightly)
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
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 through ACA

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

 

Special Needs Kindred Meeting
February 18-20, 2018
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.
Camp Boggy Creek
30500 Brantley Branch Rd
Eustis, FL 32736

Before heading to the ACA National Conference, join camp directors from around the country for an engaging and energizing time focused on camps that serve children and adults with special needs, medical needs, or disabilities. We will discuss current trends in programming, fundraising, staffing, camper recruitment, and more. Of course, there will be plenty of fun, hands on sessions as well as networking opportunities!

To register and for more information, contact Kendra Perkins, kperkins@roundupriverranch.org, or 970-524-5721. 

 

YMCA Camping Kindred Meeting
February 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

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 133 years of Y camping heritage we celebrate the work of Y day camps that have adopted day camp upgrade and we are excited with the emerging work to advance overnight camping across the Y movement with the Overnight Camping Cabinet.  Get charged up to participate in the all new YMCA Global Camping Conference in November 2018.  Come hear more and participate!

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