Call for Presenters - Southeastern Conference

Submissions for the 2019 conference are closed

Submission deadline June 1, 2019.

The ACA, Southeastern Fall Camp Conference will include breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics important to camp and youth development professionals. Lectures, hands-on workshops, and panel presentations are welcome.  

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.

Please note, presenters are responsible for registering for the conference, arranging and paying for their own travel and lodging, and for any other associated costs.

Prior to completing the proposal, please review the intended outcomes below. 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 2019 ACA, Southeastern Fall Camp Conference, 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.

Why Present?

  • Amazing professional development opportunity
  • Collaborate with experts in our field
  • Receive recognition and feedback about your camp programs
  • Expand your professional portfolio
  • Receive an over $150 registration discount off a full conference registration

Consider Presenting on These Hot Topics, Opportunities, and Challenges Facing Our Profession Today:

  • Youth development and behavior
  • Staff training and leadership
  • The business of camp
  • Emerging issues, tools and technology
  • Innovative programs and activities
  • Diversity, inclusion, and cross-cultural agility
  • Camp-school partnerships
  • Emerging professionals and executive leadership

Strong Submissions Include:

  • Engaging program format that involves the audience and stimulates discussion through interactive learning
  • Conceptually strong foundation, well-written, with clearly stated outcomes
  • Qualified presenters with expertise/experience in the subject matter
  • Preference will be given to the sessions that help to support the conference mission: create a community of camp professionals to educate, inspire and prepare them to provide a high-quality camp experience for their staff and campers


  • Presentations will be reviewed for relevance and purpose to provide a balanced educational program
  • Breakout sessions are 75 minutes in length, may include multiple presenters, and are intended for 20–50 participants
  • Presenters are paid neither honoraria nor expenses


Please send questions to John Beitner, Professional Development Manager: 

or Conference Chair Bethany Frazier