Pre-Gathering Opportunities - ACA, Michigan 2019 Fall Gathering

These events take place on October 9. There is separate registration for these events except for the camp tours/pontoon cruise, which is an add-on to the full Fall Gathering registration.

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--Postponed

The EPIC Workshop has been postponed.  For questions, contact Betsy Thamert.


ACA Accreditation Process Workshop

This workshop is designed for camp representatives who are preparing for accreditation visits in 2020 and beyond. It is also a pre-requisite for those who plan to become visitors in the future. The course is appropriate for those who are new to the accreditation process AND those who have been part of an accreditation visit or completed standards training in the past.

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Camp Tours, Pontoon Cruise and Dinner

Pre-workshop camp tours, a networking pontoon cruise and dinner are available on October 9 for $35. To sign up, select this in the options section when registering for the Fall Gathering.