ACA, Southwest Education Event


January 25, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Parsons Leadership Center
1611 E. Dobbins Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85042
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Please join us for the Southwest Education Event at the Parsons Leadership Center in warm and sunny Phoenix, Arizona!  Don’t miss this day of critical learning, quality professional development and networking. 

Supporting campers and staff experiencing mental health issues ranks as one of the highest needs for professional development.  The day will feature an in depth training on supporting mental, emotional and social health of campers and staff as well as a tour of the state of the art, sustainably built and operated, Parsons Leadership Center.

Message from Dave Brown our Featured Speaker

Networking at Los Dos Molinos

We hope you will join us at Los Dos Molinos (8646 S. Central Ave, Phoenix 85042) following the Southwest Education Event for an informal and fun social gathering.  Even if you can’t make it to the Education Event, we hope to see you at Los Dos Molinos!

Safe and Healthy Meetings

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Early Bird registration is available through December 22, 2022

  • Registration includes conference program and lunch.
  • Not an ACA Member? Join today for FREE and get the best rates for this event! 
Type Early-Bird Regular
Member $95 $120
Nonmember $145 $175
Additional person from same camp-member $80 $100
Additional person from same camp-non-member $125 $150
Student/Retiree $55 $55


Featured Speaker--Dave Brown

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Dave Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in nonprofits, public schools, and summer camps. Dave grew up going to camp, and was a CIT, Junior Counselor, and Counselor before getting a BA in Sociology at Wesleyan University, and a Masters of Social Welfare at Cal Berkeley. Since 2010, he has been a Director for Mountain Camp, a residential co-ed program near Lake Tahoe. At camp, he supports staff and camper mental health, well-being, and development. Outside of camp, he runs Fence Post Learning, an online Staff Training resource, and maintains a small telehealth therapy practice from his home in the Bay Area. His biggest joys include his partner and two sons, his record collection, and a good game of beach volleyball.


Parsons Leadership Center Photo

Parsons Leadership Center at Camp South Mountain is nestled in the foothills of South Mountain in Phoenix. This state-of-the-art 14.5-acre facility is fully ADA accessible. The new buildings, site elements and landscaping were built in a sustainable manner and are a symbol of pride for the Girl Scout community.


Event Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Thanks to our sponsors!

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