ACA, Heart of the South Fall Gathering


October 11-12, 2023


Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center
1720 Ferncliff Rd
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
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See pricing details below.



Please join us for the Heart of the South Fall Gathering at Camp Ferncliff. Don't miss out on this two-day event of top-notch professional development and networking. A variety of educational opportunities will be offered. 

Safe and Healthy Meetings

ACA is committed to providing opportunities to engage in the safest and most enjoyable in-person experience possible. Learn more.

Call for Presenters

The Heart of the South Committee is now accepting session proposals for the 2023 Fall Gathering. Proposals will be accepted through September 1st. Please complete the session proposal form, linked below. Contact Erin Flores, with any questions. 


 Early Bird registration is available through September 13, 2023

  • Registration includes conference program. Register for lodging and meal packages separately.
  • Not an ACA Member? Join today for FREE and get the best rates for this event!
Type Early-Bird Regular
Member $80 $90


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Retiree / Student / Speaker  



Lodging is available at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center the night of October 11th. Cabin-style lodging will be in Belden Pond Cabins and hotel-style lodging will be in the Brown Center. Please register for the accommodations that best suit your needs. Those choosing cabin-style lodging will need to bring their own linens. If you are selecting cabin-style lodging or hotel-style, double occupancy, please list your roommate preference at registration. Meal packages include dinner the night of the 11th, and breakfast and lunch on the 12th. 

Cabin-Style Lodging & Meal Package $113
Hotel-Style (Single) Lodging & Meal Package $159
Hotel-Style (Double) Lodging & Meal Package $136

   Meal Package Only                                                  $50

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Youth Mental Health First Aid - October 18, 2022

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course is designed to teach individuals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (included AD/HD), and eating disorders. The scenarios used throughout the course are camp based.

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Member Cost: $70

Non-Member Cost: $100

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Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring an ACA event will extend your brand identity and marketing capabilities.  For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Bruno.