New Director Orientation – Blended/Facilitated Cohort B

Thursday, 8 April 2021 - 4:00pm to Thursday, 6 May 2021 - 5:00pm

All times local unless stated differently below.

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All sessions begin at 4:00pm Eastern/3:00pm Central/2:00pm Mountain/1:00pm Pacific

Target Audience: Seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions.

Course Description:
ACA’s New Director Orientation (NDO) is now offered in a blended/online learning format and includes an overview of all the aspects of the director's job with the primary focus on the summer operation. The course has been designed to help newer directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program.

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 

In addition to building skills, this curriculum and the facilitators will incorporate introspection, perspective shifting, and awareness building. Completion of this training results in seven continuing education credits (CECs), a digital badge and certificate of completion.

Facilitator: Andrea Yenter

Specifics: This course will be comprised of two parts:

  1. An asynchronous online course component that must be completed prior to attending any virtual sessions.
  2. Five facilitator-led virtual training sessions that will take place via Zoom over the span of five weeks.

Course Schedule

  • Session 1 – Thursday, April 8, 2021– 4:00pm-5:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm-2:00pm Pacific
  • Session 2 – Thursday, April 15, 2021– 4:00pm-5:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm-2:00pm Pacific
  • Session 3 – Thursday, April 22, 2021– 4:00pm-5:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm-2:00pm Pacific
  • Session 4 – Thursday, April 29, 2021– 4:00pm-5:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm-2:00pm Pacific
  • Session 5 – Thursday, May 6, 2021– 4:00pm-5:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm-2:00pm Pacific

Access Information:

  • After completing registration, you will be enrolled into the asynchronous version of the course. 
  • Your facilitator will be in contact with specific course work and details for first session. 

Registration Deadline: April 6

Questions? Contact Us!

Registration Fees

Member rate $100 | Nonmember rate $200

CEC

12.50