Schedule at a Glance: 2020 National Conference

As of 9/26/19.  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 9

  Miscellaneous Kindred Events Begin - more details to come
8:00 a.m.  ICF-Sponsored Off-Site Camp Tour Begins (off-site)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. DECA International Diabetes Camping Conference Begins

Monday, February 10

  Miscellaneous Kindred Events Begin - more details to come
  ICF-Sponsored Off-Site Camp Tour Continues (off-site)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 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. – 5:00 p.m. JCC Association Camps Leadership Forum (JCC)
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. New Director Orientation Training (NDO)
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA)
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. – 6:00 p.m. ACA Associate Visitor Course Begins*
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ACA Accreditation Process Workshop*
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Girl Scout Camp Professionals Kindred Meeting (GS)
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ACN's Camp Nursing Symposium

Tuesday, February 11

  ICF-Sponsored Off-Site Camp Tour Continues (off-site)
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open (Resource Center Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Sunscreen)
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ACN's Camp Nursing Symposium Continues
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ACA Associate Visitor Course Continues*
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Editorial Advisory Committee
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Camps on Campus Pre-Conference (sponsored by CampDoc & Ugly Mugz)
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Council of Leaders (NCOL) Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ACA Accreditation Process Workshop*
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Faith-Based Camp (FBC) Community Retreat
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Emerging Professionals in Camping Pre-Conference (EPIC)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Adventures Roundtable
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LCOL Chairs, Affiliate Board Presidents, and Volunteer Engagement Committee – by Invitation
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. First Time Conference Goers Welcome Orientation - Sponsored by Cliq
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Opening Keynote Event with David Yeager - Sponsored by Markel Insurance Company
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 1
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Field Office & Affiliate Groups Meetings and Socials
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Gathering of Internationals
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. International Reception (International Room and International Reception Sponsored by Camp Counselors USA - CCUSA)
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Salvation Army Camping and Outdoor Ministries Kindred Meeting
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Educational Discussion Group Sessions, “Night Caps”

Wednesday, February 12

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Informal Discussion Cafés 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 (Resource Center Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Sunscreen)
7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Insurance Roundtable – by Invitation
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 2
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Keynote Lecture - Sponsored by Markel Insurance Company

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pioneers of Camping Luncheon
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. – 8:30 p.m. Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall with Reception (Ticket Required - Sponsored by Chaco
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ACA Accreditation Visitor's THANK YOU! Reception 
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Research Awards Recognition and Social  – Open to All - Sponsored by The Redwoods Group

Thursday, February 13

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Informal Discussion Cafés with Bagels and Coffee
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. ACA Standards Instructor Roundtable
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Faith-Based Camps Café
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Professional Development Café 
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open (Resource Center Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Sunscreen) 
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) 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. ACA Membership Chairs Meeting – By Invitation
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 San Diego Sites
6:15 p.m. through evening Acorn Society Dinner (off-site) 

Friday, February 14

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration, Resource Center, and Bookstore Open (Resource Center Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Sunscreen)
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 Lunch and Keynote Event - Sponsored by Markel Insurance Company
Afternoon Group Departures

*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 pre-register.