Schedule at a Glance: 2019 National Conference

As of 11/16/18.  Subject to Change

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

Sunday, February 17

8:00 a.m. ICF-Sponsored Off-Site Camp Tour Begins (off-site)
12:00 p.m. DECA International Diabetes Camping Conference Begins
2:00 p.m. Special Needs Kindred Meeting Begins (off-site)
Afternoon Camp Owners & Directors Association Pre-Conference Begins (CODACON)

Monday, February 18

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. DECA International Diabetes Camping Conference Continues
8:00 a.m. – Evening Camp Owners & Directors Association Pre-Conference Continues (CODACON)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Girl Scout Camp Professionals Kindred Session (GS)
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. New Director Orientation Training (NDO)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ACA Board Meeting 
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration open
12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ACA Accreditation Process Workshop (separate pre-registration required*)
12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ACA Visitor Update Workshop (separate pre-registration required*)
2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Association of Camp Nursing Annual Symposium (ACN)

Tuesday, February 19

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. – 6:00 p.m. ACN's Camp Nursing Annual Symposium Continues
7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ACA Accreditation Process Workshop (separate pre-registration required*)
7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ACA Visitor Update Workshop (separate pre-registration required*)
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ACA Research Partner Camps’ Celebration – by Invitation

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Editorial Advisory Committee
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Council of Leaders (NCOL) Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. New Venture Fund Training – by Invitation
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. YMCA Camping Pre-Conference Kindred Meeting (offsite)
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Camps on Campus Pre-Conference (COC) - (sponsored by CampDoc.com)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Boy Scouts of America Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Salvation Army Camping and Outdoor Ministries Kindred Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Camp Owners & Directors Association Pre-Conference Continues (CODACON)
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Emerging Professionals in Camping Pre-Conference (EPIC)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LCOL Chairs, Affiliate Brd. Presidents, and Volunteer Engagement Committee – by Invitation
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. First Time Conference Goers Welcome Orientation - Sponsored by Cliq
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Opening Keynote Event with Wendy Mogel - Sponsored by Markel Insurance Company
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions, Group 1
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Field Office & Affiliate Groups Meetings and Socials
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Gathering of Internationals
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. International Reception
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Educational Discussion Group Sessions, “Night Caps”

Wednesday, February 20

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Informal Cafés with Bagels and Coffee
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Not-for-Profit Camps Program and Breakfast (NFP)
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. ACA Standards Chair Roundtable
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 with Sonya Whitaker - 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 21

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Informal Cafés with Bagels and Coffee
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Religiously Affiliated Camps Cafe (RAC)
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Professional Development Café with Bagels and Coffee  Sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 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 p.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. 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 Off to Explore Nashville Sites
6:15 p.m. through evening Acorn Society Dinner (off-site) 

Friday, February 22

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 with Gregory Eells - Sponsored by Markel Insurance Company
Afternoon Group Departures and Post-Conference events

*Note: Registration for the Accreditation Process and Visitor Update Workshops 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.