ACA, Keystone Regional Retreat 2018

Please join us for two days of first-rate education, top-notch networking and world-class relaxation.

The ACA, Keystone Regional Retreat hosted at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort—features over 15 educational sessions tailored to your specific needs.

This year, the retreat will feature two amazing keynote speakers, American Camp Association President and CEO, Tom Rosenberg and renowned speaker, Dr. Chris Thurber.  In addition, the retreat offers a chance to debrief lessons learned from your summer camp experience, a cocktail hour meet and greet, and many focused networking opportunities. The Keystone Regional Retreat takes place from November 8-9, 2018.  Plan to come early to enjoy the cocktail reception on Wednesday November 7, stay for the Standards Course on Saturday November 10 and make sure to save some time to recharge in this beautiful mountain resort. 


Take advantage of special discounted early bird registration rates until October 18, 2018.

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Call for Presenters

The committee is accepting proposals for innovative and dynamic sessions that help inspire and prepare camp directors and managers to provide a high-quality camp experience for campers. Prior to completing the proposal, please review the intended outcomes. All presentations should relate to one or more of the outcomes; selection of presentations will be made based on this relationship. 

Intended Outcomes:
As a result of participating in the 2018 ACA, Keystone Regional Retreat, camping professionals will:

  • Gain cutting edge information regarding children and youth in the 21st century;
  • Learn valuable skills for teaching, coaching and supervising staff;
  • Network with peers from camps in their local area and beyond;
  • Add valuable resources to their own camp.

Submission deadline: July 20Submit a proposal! 

Attendee/Conference Information

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Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

We invite you and your company to join us as an exhibitor, sponsor, or both at the 2018 Keystone Regional Retreat. Learn more.

Awards Nominations

Help us recognize individuals for exemplary service and leadership.  Nominate here.

Standards Trainings

For convenience ACA Standards Trainings will be offered in conjunction with the Fall Retreat; select the course below for dates.  Separate registration is required. There is no charge for these courses, and ACA membership is not required. Any participant from a currently accredited camp should bring the camp’s updated copy of the Accreditation Process Guide, 2012 Edition, or download a copy of the standards as a report from My Accreditation