Arkansas New Director Orientation


October 10, 2023
9:30 am – 5:30 pm CT


Camp Aldersgate
2000 Aldersgate Rd
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
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Member: $100

Nonmember: $150

*Includes lunch & course materials 



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

In addition to building skills, this curriculum incorporates introspection, perspective-shifting, and awareness building. This course has been influenced by years of iteration, internal and external research, and feedback from new directors.

Registration includes NDO course and lunch.