ACA, Ohio 2023 Camping Conference


January 19, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
Columbus, OH
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Please join us for the 2023 Ohio Camping Conference!  A variety of educational sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall and more will be featured.  Enjoy a time of inspiration, first-rate professional development, and fun at The Ohio 4-H Center at Ohio State in Columbus, OH.

Coming in the night before the conference? Join us, January 18th for a social gathering and dinner at High Banks Distillery Co. at 6pm. 1051 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212!

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Early Bird registration EXTENDED through JANUARY 13, 2023

  • Registration includes full day of professional development, networking and luncheon

Scholarships: Looking for scholarship opportunities to attend the conference? Learn more and apply for the Ohio Camp Conference Scholarship.

Not an ACA Member? Join today for FREE and get the best rates for this event!

Type Early-Bird Regular
1st Person Member $115 $165
1st Person Nonmember $165 $185
Additional person from SAME camp-Member $100 $145
Additional person from SAME camp-Nonmember $150 $170
Student/Retiree $90 $105



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Dan Flowers

Dan Flowers has been the president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank since 2003. During his tenure, the Foodbank has experienced significant growth, increasing distribution to more than 29.7 million pounds in 2021. Dan led the Foodbank through a building expansion project and into a newly renovated facility in 2007. Under his leadership, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank became the 2012 Foodbank of the Year, the highest recognition achievable by food banks across the nation in the Feeding America network. Most recently, the Foodbank received its eighth NorthCoast99 award, recognized as one of Northeast Ohio's best places to work. 

Dan is the former vice-chairman of Feeding America's elected National Affiliate Council (NAC) and is a past chairman of the Ohio Association of Food Bank's Board of Directors and past board member of the WKSU Community Advisory Council. He is a member of the Aultman Hospital Foundation Board of 

Directors, Better Business Bureau Akron Board of Directors, and the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Directors. Dan is a proud graduate of Leadership Akron Class XXII.           

After serving as a congressional intern for U.S. 5th House District Rep. Dale E. Kildee, Dan was hired as a grant writer by the Foodbank of Eastern Michigan where he was to later become the director of agency relations. Prior to moving to Ohio, he was employed by the Northrop Grumman Company as director of administration for the federally funded Job Corps Center in Flint, Ml.

Dan resides in Akron with his wife, Holly, and their three children, Andrew, Jonathan, and Mary. He is an avid reader, runner, bow hunter, video gamer, and martial artist (holding a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) and a regular columnist for Smart Business Magazine.                                                                       


Our event will be taking place at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio. The Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center is a facility for youth, adult volunteers, community organizations, and Ohio State University partners.

Our pre-conference and conference events will be taking place at the center.

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If you plan on spending the night in Columbus, check out the Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU. 

Hotel & Booking Information

Check out the detailed schedule and see what sessions we will have!

Coming in the night before the conference? Join us, January 18th for a social gathering and dinner at High Banks Distillery Co. at 6pm. 1051 Goodale Blvd, Columbus OH 43212! All our welcome!

Ohio Camp Conference Schedule

More session and details will be added soon!

Thursday, January 19, 2023

9:00a.m.-9:30a.m.- Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30a.m.-10:45a.m.- Welcome and Opening Session

10:45a.m.-11:00a.m.- Unopposed Exhibit Hall Time

11:00-12:00- Educational Breakout Session I

12:00 p.m.-1:30p.m.- Luncheon and Awards

1:30p.m.-1:45p.m.- Unopposed Exhibit Hall Time

1:45p.m.-2:45p.m.-Educational Breakout Session II

3:00p.m.-4:00p.m.-Educational Breakout Session III

4:00p.m.- Safe Travels!



The exhibit hall date is January 19, 2023

For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Fitzgerald

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course- REGISTRATION CLOSED

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 (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. The scenarios used throughout the course are camp based.

This course is blended, there will be an online portion and in-person. 

Wednesday: January 18, 2023- 9:00am- 5:00 pm

Member $65; Nonmember $100

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED- please email Kathryn, with any questions.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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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.