Kindred and Other Events: 2021 ACA National Conference

Kindred/Council Events 
While we will not have co-located kindred/other events as would happen at an in-person conference, some groups will still be holding virtual events in proximity of the conference dates.  We value our relationship with these groups and are happy to promote their typically co-located events as we have in the past.  

We will update this page as we receive event details from groups.

Association of Camp Nursing Symposium (ACN)
Friday, January 29 – Sunday, January 31
The Camp Nursing Symposium will provide an array of camp health and COVID-19 topics  to prepare for summer camp 2021. This event will share information regarding communicable disease planning, operational tools, and education to support staff and campers during the experience.  This event will provide the most current COVID-19 information to promote health and safety at camp.  To learn more about ACN and the educational symposium, go to

Register through ACN.

For more information, contact Tracey Gaslin, Executive Director,, 502-830-8393, or visit


Emerging Professionals in Camping (EPIC)
Thursday, January 28
9:00 am – 11:30 am, Central Time
Creating A Culture of Success with Joe Richards
Join Joe Richards (CampHacker Podcast Host & author of The Camp Counselor’s Manifesto) to get practical tips and advice on how to create a culture of success at your summer camp.  Management tips and tricks for making camp better. Ideas and insights on dealing with owners you answer to and staff you supervise.  Be ready to participate in this fast-paced online session.

Registration:  $20, ACA Members; $40, Non-members

Registration is now closed.  Thank you to all who registered!

Individuals who register for and attend both the EPIC event and the 2021 ACA National Conference may request a rebate for their EPIC event registration fee, post conference.

Contact for questions.


The Special Needs (Medical and Disability Camps) Kindred
Tuesday, January 26 – Thursday, January 28
Virtual-Powered by Jigsaw Interactive

The Special Needs (Medical and Disability Camps) Kindred aims to bring camping professionals from all over together to discuss a variety of current topics facing medical and disability camp community. From facility management to remote camping lessons learned to re-opening facilities in the COVID era, join us for a FREE conference January 26-28!

Click here to sign up!

Reach out to for more information.