ACA, Northland Fall Workshop and Get-Together


October 23, 2024
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CT


Koronis Camp & Retreat Center
15752 Lake Avenue
Paynesville, MN 56362
Northland Fall Workshop and Get-Together Logo


See pricing details below.



Please join us for the Northland Fall Workshop and Get-Together at Koronis Camp in Paynesville, MN! Don't miss this awesome day of professional development and networking. The fall workshop will feature a keynote speaker, educational breakout sessions, and roundtables. 

Early Bird registration is available through September 26, 2024

  • Registration includes continental breakfast, keynote, education sessions, lunch, and networking events.
  • Lodging is available at Koronis Camp. See Koronis Camp & Retreat Center tab for additional details.
  • Not an ACA member? Join today for FREE and get the best rates for this event!
Type Early-Bird Regular
Member $80 $95
Non-Member $100 $115
Additional person from same organization - Member $55 $70
Additional person from same organization - Non-Member $77 $92
Retiree / Student $50 $50
Speaker $50 $50


Tuesday, October 22, 2024

  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. New Director Orientation 

Wednesday, October 23, 2024

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Check-in & Mingle
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Welcome & Reflection
  • 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Morning Workshop with Ellie Wilson of the Autism Society of Minnesota
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Speed Learning
  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Educational Breakout Sessions
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Closing Panel Discussion
  • 4:15 p.m.  Depart

Ellie Wilson headshot

Ellie Wilson, Executive Director of the Autism Society of Minnesota. Ellie has been working to support children, teens, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders for nearly 20 years. After developing passion for disability support through work in accessible camps, Ellie pursued study in public health administration and policy, and completed two fellowships - on with Minnesota LEND (Leadership and Education in Neuro-Developmental Disabilities) and one with the National Institute of Educational Leadership. Ellie has worked to promote autism inclusion, support, and celebration in settings relevant to recreation, K-12, transition and post-secondary education, clinical and therapeutic support, and community living. Her specialty is fostering energized, healthy community partnerships to promote the evolution of our inclusive societal landscape for individuals on he spectrum or with other disabilities. 

New Director Orientation - October 22, 2024

Register for New Director Orientation

The ACA New Director Orientation (NDO) is a course for seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions. The NDO is an interactive course that includes activities, lectures, and discussions in a group problem-solving environment designed to address real-life situations at camp. This course covers five critical areas to help directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders. The core areas to be covered include:

  1. Leadership and supervision
  2. Camper and staff development and behavior
  3. Staff training
  4. Risk management
  5. Evaluation and assessment

$115 - Member

$175 - Non-Member

Register For New Director Orientation


Tabernacle at Koronis Ministries MN

Koronis Ministries, a United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center located on lovely 3000-acre Lake Koronis in Central Minnesota, is pleased to host the 2024 ACA, Northland Fall Workshop. The event will be primarily held in the ministry's new Tabernacle Meeting and Dining Center, a state-of-the-art venue overlooking the lake.


Sunrise Inn Koronis Ministries MN

For those coming a distance or wanting a get-away, hotel-style lodging is available both before and after the workshop in the Sunrise Inn facility right next to the Tabernacle. 

  • Room rate - $99 per room per night
  • Each room has two double beds and a private bath. 

Contact Koronis Ministries directly to reserve - (320)-243-4544

  • Title Sponsor - $3,000
  • Keynote Sponsor - $2,000
  • Session Sponsor - $1,000
  • Snack/break Sponsor - $500

Sponsors can choose to have a table at the event.  However, there is no unopposed time. This is not an exhibiting event.

Contact Kim Fitzgerald for exhibitor questions and sponsorship packages and details.