Schedule at a Glance: 2022 National Conference

As of 1/24/2022.  Subject to Change

ACA reserves the right to make any and all adjustments to the program.

NOTE: Many events listed require pre-registration and some have limited space.  For more information on kindred and pre-conference events, please visit the Kindred and Other Events page.

 

Sunday, February 6

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. DECA International Diabetes Camping Conference Continues

Monday, February 7

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. DECA International Diabetes Camping Conference Continues
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 4-H Camps Kindred Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. New Director Orientation Training (NDO)
11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ACA Board Meeting 
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration open
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA)
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Girl Scout USA Camp Professionals Kindred Meeting (GS)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Accreditation Process Workshop 

Tuesday, February 8

7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Accreditation Process Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Council of Leaders (NCOL) Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Camp LGBTQIA+ and Allies Gathering
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Emerging Professionals in Camping (EPIC)  Pre-Conference
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LCOL Chairs, Affiliate Board Presidents, and Volunteer Engagement Committee – by Invitation
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. First Time Conference Goers Welcome Orientation  Sponsored by Cliq
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Opening Keynote Event with Candace Doby   Sponsored by The Redwoods Group
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 1
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Field Office & Affiliate Groups Meetings
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Gathering of Internationals 
6:30 p.m.  YMCA Overnight Camping Cabinet Meeting

Wednesday, February 9

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Camps on Campus Café with Bagels and Coffee
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Day Camp Café with Bagels and Coffee
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Spanish Speaking Camp Professionals Café with Bagels and Coffee
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Not-for-Profit Council Breakfast (NFP) Ticket Required
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 2
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Keynote Event with Denise Pope - Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics and Ship Camps

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 3
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 4
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 5
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall with Reception (Ticket Required  Sponsored by Chaco
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Research Awards Recognition and Social  – Open to All Sponsored by The Redwoods Group

Thursday, February 10

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Camp Includes Me Café with Bagels and Coffee
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Faith-Based Camp Professionals Café with Bagels and Coffee 
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Medical and Disability Camp Kindred Café with Bagels and Coffee
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Pathways Project Meetup - by Invitation
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 6
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. American Camping Foundation (ACF) Board Meeting
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Unopposed Time in Exhibit Hall, Free Bagels and Coffee Available
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Research Poster Sessions  Sponsored by The Redwoods Group 
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 7
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall for Attendees & Exhibitors (unopposed time in exhibits)  Ticket Required
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Education/Professional Development Chairs Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Commerce Sessions
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. EPIC Café 
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 8
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Unopposed Time in Exhibit Hall, Afternoon Coffee and Dessert
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor Teardown
Evening Night on Your Own to Explore Portland Sites
6:15 p.m. through evening Acorn Society Dinner (off-site) 

Friday, February 11

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 9
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 10
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing General Session & Lunch 
Afternoon Group Departures