From Tish - January 2016

Tisha Bolger
January 2016

I would like to personally invite you to attend the 2016 ACA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, February 9–12. Envision — to think of something that you believe might exist or may happen in the future — is a perfect theme for the 2016 ACA National Conference, and this year's event promises to be our best and most memorable one yet. The conference planning committee has once again packed each day with rousing speeches, exciting performances, thought-provoking educational sessions, the latest research, an amazing exhibit hall, and the chance to meet remarkable people from all over the country. Hundreds of us will converge in Atlanta with unique backgrounds and different experiences to share. What we learn together will almost certainly help us collectively envision a dynamic and robust camp movement that reaches all youth and offers them a high-quality, life-changing camp experience. And if we can envision such a future where all kids can access camp and their lives are made better by the experience, then we can strive as one team to accomplish that goal.

The ACA National Conference provides an unequaled opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones, learn about ACA's recent advances, and participate in discussions about some of the most important issues facing the camp community today. It's about being part of an exciting movement at a crucial time, when children need a camp experience more than ever. The planning committee designed the conference to offer something for everyone — whether you are just starting to explore the benefits of a camp experience or are already a seasoned camp professional.

We would like very much to count you among the conference participants, and I encourage you to register online now and make plans to join us and your friends in Atlanta in February.