ACA, Indiana Winter Gathering

Winter Gathering 2016 logoACA’s new President/CEO, Tom Rosenberg and Tracey Gaslin, Director of the Association of Camp Nurses are the featured speakers at this one-day event that will allow you to learn, grow, network, and explore topics that are applicable to everyone in the camp and youth development communities. The Indiana Winter Gathering features a keynote, as well as breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, a tour of Jameson Camp, and more! 

Tom Rosenberg

Tom Rosenberg has a distinguished career in the camp profession and a long resume of service to ACA. He most recently served as the executive director of Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Prior to Camp Judaea, Tom spent more than two decades with Blue Star Camps in North Carolina, most of those years as a director. Tom is a past national treasurer and board member of the ACA as well as a past board president and treasurer of ACA Southeastern. A founding board member of the North Carolina Youth Camp Association, Tom was awarded the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Camp Industry Leadership Award as well as the American Camp Association’s National Honor Award and ACA Southeastern’ s Distinguished Service Award. Tom graduated with distinction from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California with an MBA and from the AB Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with a BS in Management. He is also a graduate of ACA’s Camp Director Institute. Tom, his wife Pam Sugarman, and their son Daniel live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Preliminary Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Arrival and Check-In
9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Welcome by Dan Shepley, Jameson Camp, Executive Director

9:40 a.m.  - 10:15 a.m.    Ice Breakers and Energizers with Kyle Linback
10:15 a.m.  - 10:30 a.m.  Break
10:30 a.m.  - 11:20 a.m. Opening Keynote, Tom Rosenberg, ACA President / CEO
11:30 a.m.  - 12:20 p.m.

Round Table Discussions (Attend Two Discussions)

  Parent Communication/Evaluation-Brian Shelley
  Challenging Behavior-Tim Nowak
  Challenge Programming with Youth-Brent Cummins
  Marketing-Erin Silcox & Yvonne Matlock

Evening Programs-Martin Ramirez

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Networking
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session #1

  Healthcare Delegation-Tracey Gaslin
  ACA Crisis Hotline Trends-Kim Brosnan and Betsy Thamert

Creating a Camp Culture in a Day Camp Setting-Brian Shelley 

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Breakout Session #2

Healthcare Hot Topics-Tracey Gaslin 


7 Tips and Tricks for Creating a Stellar Summer Staff During Staff Training-Katie Taylor 


 Think Like a Parent-Michael Jacobus

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Tour of Jameson Camp


  • Register Today!
  • Registration includes a full day of programs and lunch. 
  • Standards trainings require a separate registration. See below for standards registration information.
  • Attend at the Member Rate! The free member program is available to any first-time member of ACA. Learn more and to join for free.
  • Early-Bird Rates — available through November 9, 2016
    Early Bird Rate Regular Rate
Individual/1st Person Member $45 $55
Individual/1st Person Non-member $55 $65
Additional Person (from same camp) Member $40 $45
Additional Person (from same camp) Non-member $50 $55
Student/Retiree Member/Non-Member $35 $40


Lodging is available at Jameson Camp on December 6, 2016 for $15 per person. Lodging is in dorm style rooms with shared bathrooms. Participants need to bring their own bedding and towels. Breakfast on December 7 is included in the lodging fee.

ACA Standard Trainings

Standards training opportunities will be held in conjunction with this gathering. Standards trainings require a separate registration: 

Please contact Amanda Zoellner, Standards Specialist, at or 765-349-3526 with questions about standards trainings.

Sponsorship Information


For questions or additional information, contact Betsy Thamert at or 765-342-1349.