ACA, Texoma Winter Conference


January 16-18, 2024


Camp Allen Conference Center
18800 FM 362
Navasota, TX 77868
2024 Texoma Logo


See pricing details below.



Please join us for the Texoma Winter Conference! A variety of educational sessions and networking opportunities will be featured. Enjoy a time of inspiration, first-rate professional development, and fun at Camp Allen Conference Center in Navasota, TX. 

Call for Presenters

The Call for Presenters has closed for the 2024 Winter Conference.

Safe and Healthy Meetings

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

Early Bird registration is available through December 12, 2023. 

Type Early-Bird Regular
Individual 1st Person
$115 $165
Individual 1st Person
$155 $215
Additional Person (same camp)
$90 $105
Additional Person (same camp)
$135 $150
--- $75
--- $95
Day Pass (Wednesday)
--- $75
Day Pass (Wednesday)
--- $100
Meals & Lodging Package
Hotel-Style Double 
Meals & Lodging Package
Hotel-Style Single 
--- $295
Meals Package Only --- $85


Established in 1921, Camp Allen's Camp and Conference Center is located in Navasota, Texas. Camp Allen sits on 1,100 forested acres and is the perfect setting for a conference, retreat, or pleasant outdoor experience. Relaxing in outdoor rocking chairs at camp allen

Meal and lodging packages are available for January 16-18, 2024 at Camp Allen and need to be registered for in addition to general conference registration. When registering online, please select your lodging and meal package choice in step 4.

  • Meal packages include dinner on Tuesday, January 16th through breakfast on Thursday, January 18th. Please notate any special dietary needs on your registration. 
  • Lodging options includes hotel-style lodging, either single occupancy or double occupancy rooms. 
  • Hotel-style lodging has 2 double beds (linens provided) per room with a shared private bathroom. Please select single or double occupancy.
  • Please list any roommate preferences. 
  • Lodging options are on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Those wishing to stay off-site and commute each day may purchase a meal only package to include the meals listed above. 

Meal & Lodging Packages

Camp Allen Lodge

  • Double Occupancy Hotel Style Lodging & Meals - $225 per person
  • Single Occupancy Hotel Style Lodging & Meals - $295
  • Meal Package Only- $85

For More information about Camp Allen visit:


Full Session Program Here

Tuesday, January 16

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Registration Open
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Welcome & Keynote with Emily Golinsky
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Educational Breakout Sessions
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Dinner
  • 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Evening Social: Trivia Night & Campfire

Wednesday, January 17

  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Roundtable Discussions
  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Educational Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Educational Breakout Sessions
  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Educational Breakout Sessions
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Educational Breakout Sessions
  • 4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Break
  • 4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Exhibit Hall
  • 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. - Dinner
  • 8:00 p.m. - Evening Social: Open Mic Night with Jason LeVasseur

Thursday, January 18

  • 7:30 a.m. - Polar Bear Plunge 
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Educational Breakout Session
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Closing Keynote with Jason LeVeasseur
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Conference Closing


Emily Golinsky

Emily Golinsky, Bright Moose LLC

Emily’s sessions get called many things, and her favorites are: “tremendously helpful,” “definitely not the same-old-same-old,” “fun and informative” and “not to be missed – a reason to come to the conference!” As Founder of Bright Moose LLC (, Emily provides training, consultation, and professional development for camps, schools and youth organizations, guided by the motto "Help Others Shine Bright!" She has held multiple roles in camp leadership, including most recently 15 years as Executive Director at Camp Starfish (NH). She is Vice President for NHCamps and is an accreditation visitor, committee member, New Camp Director Workshop faculty member, and Newer Director Resource Group facilitator for ACA, New England. Emily has her BS in Health Psychology and MS in Camp Administration & Leadership. In her spare time, she is also an education advocate for youth with special needs, an Adult MHFA instructor, and an avid collector of terribly awesome puns. You’ll find her in Camping Magazine, ParentingNH, ACA’s Project Real Job Blog, and on the Day Camp Pod, as well as at conferences and events around the US. For more information or to contact Emily, email

Jason LeVasseur

Jason LeVasseur, The Rockstar Project

Jason LeVasseur is an award winning musician and speaker who has shared the stage with The Roots, Ludacris, Train, John Mayer, J. Cole, The Dave Matthews Band, and Maroon 5. He's also a 33 year summer camp veteran. Jason is a leadership speaker, workshop facilitator, summer camp program director, award-winning music performer, & the creator and creative director of The Rock Star Project® – a collection of original programs that combine Jason’s knowledge in both teaching and music in his unique leadership framework. 

Jason graduated with a double major in education and philosophy from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, with plans to become a high school English teacher, 3 season athletic coach, and residential summer camp counselor. While student-teaching in the spring of his senior year he began recording his first CD with his campus rock band. Upon the album’s release his band gained instant regional recognition so he decided to postpone the classroom teaching for a year. 

25 years, 13 CDs, and 23 performance awards later - Jason is still “taking a year off”. However, this successful touring life did not keep Jason from his teaching. He has continued his work in leadership education and community building over the years as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, summer camp counselor, wilderness guide, program director, and is the current Special Events Coordinator for the same residential summer camp he attended as a camper.

During the academic year Jason travels as a professional speaker and trainer. He works with companies, associations, schools, colleges, and student leaders across the country - helping them realize their influential role at work, on campus, and in their community. 

In March of 2020 Jason created the online group called "The Virtual Event Ideas Community" which now serves as a resource to over 10,000 teachers, students, and higher education professionals. He has quickly become one of the most skilled virtual presenters in the industry. He was named the 2020 "APCA Virtual Artist of The Year" (Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities) and also received the 2020 "NACA Legend Award" (National Association for Campus Activities) for a lifetime of "above and beyond service" to the association.. In the fall of 2021 he was awarded the "2021 Community Service Award" (American Camp Association Southeast Region) for his work in helping the summer camp community to stay connected and successfully embrace and utilize the virtual platform.

Jason was also named the ""2022 APCA Entertainer of The Year" (APCA) and received national recognition by the American Camp Association as he was honored with the "2022 The National Service Award" (ACA) for "continued and increasing service beyond the local level". Most recently he was named "Speaker of The Year" by the Tennessee Chapter of meeting Professional International (MPI).

His team-building expertise and ability to captivate a crowd guide all of his keynotes and workshops, skillfully teaching his audience tools to strengthen their own relationships. His diverse experience in working with over 2,500 campuses and businesses has given Jason a broad perspective on what is important for students, teams and team leaders to come together and succeed. 

Executive level professionals,  join us at the conference on Wednesday afternoon for a workshop just for you! This will be a great time to connect with other executive level professionals, discuss and learn about topics relevant to your role. 

Additional registration is not required, workshop is included with conference registration. 


1:00-2:00pm: Legal Questions Answered with Isaac Mamaysky 
2:00-2:15pm: Break
2:15-3:15pm: Board Development with Emily Golinsky
3:15-3:30pm: Break
3:30-5:00pm: Executive Round Table Discussions 


Emily GolinskyEmily Golinsky, is the Founder of Bright Moose LLC. Emily provides training, consultation, and professional development for camps, schools and youth organizations, guided by the motto "Help Others Shine Bright!" She has held multiple roles in camp leadership, including most recently 15 years as Executive Director at Camp Starfish (NH). She is Vice President for NHCamps and is a visitor, committee member, NCDW faculty, and facilitator for ACA New England.



Isaac MamayskyIsaac Mamaysky, is a partner at Potomac Law Group, where he started a practice focused on the camp industry. In addition to his law practice, Isaac is the co-founder and executive director of a large ACA-accredited, overnight camp in Fort Wayne, PA. He is also the co-founder and chief legal officer of QuantStreet Capital, a portfolio investment firm. 


Trivia Night





Join us for an exhilarating night of trivia competition! This is a ticketed social event on Tuesday, January 16th from 8:00-9:30pm with proceeds benefiting the Texoma Professional Development Scholarship Fund.

Teams of up to 8 members and individuals can enter. Camps can buy out a table for $100 and have up to 8 members on their team, or you can enter as an individual and be put on a team for $15 per person. Individual members can make teammate requests, and the committee will honor those as teams are formed.

Trivia categories will vary and there will be prizes. Come support the region’s Scholarship Fund and help provide professional development access to all Texoma’s camp pros!


$100 Table/Team
$15 Individual

Register for the event below by completing the registration form for your team, or as an individual seeking a team, and complete the registration/payment for your team or spot! 

Complete the Registration Form

Registration Form 

Complete the Registration Payment 

Registration Payment


Best of Show







Show us what you got, Texoma!

Bring your Best of Show camp photos, marketing materials, and shirt designs and enter them into the annual Texoma Best of Show competition! 

Best Camp Photo

Choose your best camp shot from summer 2023, bring the photo (please put your camp name on the back), and enter it into the competition. There are no restrictions on type of photo, and can include campers, staff, or nature/landscape. 

Best Marketing Materials

Bring your 2023 or 2024 printed marketing materials to enter into the competition. This can include brochures, postcards, fliers, or other printed materials. 

Best Shirt Design

Bring your best camp shirt design and enter it into the competition. This can include any type of shirt. If your camp name isn't in the design, please make sure you label the shirt with your camp name. 

Best of Show display tables will be at the conference. Attendees can view entries and cast their vote. Items with highest number of votes wins and awards will be given at closing ceremonies of the conference. 

Limited funds are available for participants who need financial assistance to attend the 2024 Texoma Winter Conference event. Participants can request either full or partial funding and funding can assist with both registration and lodging/meal costs. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application. 

Scholarship Application

Thank-you for your interest in exhibiting/sponsoring the Texoma Winter Conference event. 

Booth Pricing:

Register to exhibit

Your Booth Includes:

  • Two representative badges. You can attend conference sessions with your badge.
  • 8ft table
  • 2 chairs
  • power by request (no fee)
  • WI-FI
  • Dinner for booth personnel

Certificate of Liability Insurance is required to exhibit.

Exhibit Schedule:

  • Set-up: Wednesday, January 17th, 3:30-4:45pm
  • Your booth location will be assigned upon arrival
  • Exhibit Hall Open, January 17th, 4:45-6:45pm 
  • Tear Down: January 17th, 7:00-7:45pm 


  • Title Sponsor - $4,000
  • Keynote Sponsor - $3,000
  • Session Sponsor - $1,500
  • Snack/break Sponsor - $800

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

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.