Call for Session Proposals - Southeastern Conference

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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.

The deadline to submit is April 15.

**Prior to completing your proposal, please review the intended outcomes below.**

Why Present?

  • Amazing professional development opportunity
  • Collaborate with experts in our field
  • Receive recognition and feedback about your camp programs
  • Expand your professional portfolio
  • Accepted presenters receive a onetime $50 discount off 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
  • A 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

Guidelines:

  • 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
  • Presenters are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel and lodging, and for any other associated costs
  • Presenters are expected to register for the conference, which may be pro-rated based on conference attendance and engagement

Intended Outcomes:

As a result of participating in the conference, camping professionals will:

  • Gain cutting-edge information regarding children and youth in the 21st century;
  • Learn valuable skills for training, coaching, and supervising camp staff;
  • Network with peers from camps in their local area and beyond;
  • Build a strong leadership team within their own camp.

Submit a Proposal

Questions?

Brandon Mitchell — bmitchell@ACAcamps.org

or Conference Chair Bethany Frazier — bethany.roach.frazier@gmail.com