New Director Orientation

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 -
8:30am to 4:30pm

All times local unless stated differently below.

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The ACA New Director Orientation (NDO) is a course for seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions. The course includes an overview of all the aspects of the director's job with the primary focus on the summer operation.

This course covers five critical areas to help directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders. The core areas covered include:

  • leadership and supervision
  • camper and staff development and behavior
  • staff training
  • risk management
  • evaluation and assessment
Lodging is available at Camp Holloway on October 18 and October 19, 2021 for those that are attending the Heart of the South Fall Gathering and/or New Director Orientation.  The lodging is cabin-style group lodging with shared bathrooms and the cost is $20 per person per night. Cabins are climate controlled and have refrigerators.  Participants interested in reserving lodging need to select this option in step 4 of the registration process. 



Camp Holloway
3088 Smith Springs Rd

Registration Fees

$125 member / $175 non-member