ACA, Michigan 2019 Fall Gathering

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Please join us for the Michigan Fall Gathering at Camp Newaygo!  Highlights include a variety of first-rate breakout sessions including presentations by Tracey Gaslin, executive director of the Association for Camp Nursing, top-notch networking, and a tour of Camp Newaygo. 

Registration Coming Soon!

Attendee Information


Pre-Gathering Opportunities-October 9, 2019

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is designed to teach individuals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.  The scenarios used throughout the course are camp based. Registration includes a full day of instruction, course materials, and lunch.

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EPIC (Emerging Professionals in Camping) Workshop

Join us for an EPIC workshop designed to help you become a better leader. Any Emerging Professional in Camping is welcome! We will focus on staff recruitment, training, and retention. Learn new ways to incorporate feedback into your summer systems. Share your favorite summer programs and all-camp games. This jam-packed event will include presentations and group sharing - so come prepared with your best ideas! In the afternoon we will tour area camps, then return to Camp Newaygo for dinner and a pontoon cruise.

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Educational Endorsement—Earn 4.0 CECs

The Fall Gathering has been endorsed by the American Camp Association. Educational Endorsement means that the program has been reviewed by a qualified panel to verify that the goals, learner outcomes, presenter qualifications, and evaluation requirements are relevant for this educational program. Participants may earn up to 4.0 continuing education credits (CECs) for this endorsed program.



Contact Hasim Dawkins to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. 



For questions or additional information, contact Betsy Thamert.