ACA, Oregon Trail Fall Education Event 2016

Please join us for the ACA, Oregon Trail Fall Event for Camp and Youth Development Professionals. Come enjoy a time of inspiration, education, renewal and fun at YMCA Camp Collins in Gresham, OR. Experience Oregon Trail hospitality at its best!

Day Camp Conference

Join us as we pay tribute to camping legend Ben Appelbaum's enthusiasm and service to our industry through a day dedicated to day camp programs. This year's conference will include tours of two great New York camps and facilities.


We are thrilled to announce Breezemont Day Camp and Camp Nabby as our gracious hosts this year!

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Resident Camp Conference

The Resident Camp Conference offers attendees a chance to tour 6 overnight camps and experience how other organizations run their programs and facilities.  Re-energize after the camp season by sharing an overnight experience with colleagues, discuss what worked over the summer and what didn't, and bring new ideas back to your camp as the off-season begins.


The 2016 Resident Camp Conference will be hosted by Camp Chingachgook, Brant Lake, Forest Lake, Echo Lake, Camp Walden and Double H Camp.


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Joe Kruger Conference

As the experts in the camp industry, join us at the Joe Kruger Conference to explore the most recent and future trends of our most important client: the camper. During the year's conference, we will facilitate the opportunity to learn from experts from outside of our industry, who have done the research and apply it to their own organization.

They have isolated the secrets and are ready to share! Choose what experts you want to learn from throughout the day and return to your camp with a new outlook on what's happening with the youth of tomorrow.

EPIC Winter Workshop

This one-day event has been designed to educate EPICs (Emerging Professionals in Camping) on all-around best practices and help strengthen their knowledge as camp professionals.


This event is open to anyone in the camp industry that considers themselves an emerging professional and will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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ACA, Rocky Mountain Fall Conference

Please join us for the Fall Conference for Camp and Youth Development Professionals.  Come enjoy a time of inspiration, education, renewal and  fun at The Nature Place in Florissant, CO.  Experience Rocky Mountain Hospitality at its best!

ACA, Texoma Southwest Camp Conference 2017

Please join us for the Southwest Camp Conference! A variety of educational sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall and more will be featured. Come enjoy a time of inspiration, education and fun at Camp For All in Burton, Texas.

ACA, Heart of the South Fall Gathering -Tennessee 2016

Please join us for the Heart of the South Fall Gathering. Activities include educational sessions, networking with fellow camp and youth development professionals and tours of Camp Widjiwagan. Tracey Gaslin, executive director of the Association of Camp Nurses and Jeff Merhige, director of Camp Widjiwagan are the featured speakers. Come prepared to learn about topics ranging from the mental, emotional and social health of campers and staff to creative programming ideas. This is a not to miss event!

ACA, Southern California/Hawaii Site Managers Seminar October 4-5, 2016

Seminar especially designed for Camp Site Managers. Focusing on camps in the Idyllwild, CA area, we will be visiting Pine Springs Camps, AstroCamp, Camp Ronald McDonald for Goodtimes, and OC Girl Scouts Camp Joe Scherman. Our focus will be discussing emergency preparedness, with a focus on having an active shooter on property and how site managers & staff need to be an integral part of the crisis planning process with this and other emergencies that may occur at camp. More details regarding lodging & schedule will be shared soon. Save the date now - October 4-5, 2016!

ACA, Upstate New York 2016 Fall Camp Conference

The Upstate New York Fall Camp Conference will feature Jim Cain and a full day of educational and networking opportunities. Come connect with other camp professionals, share lessons learned from this summer and kick off planning for the following summer. Sessions will be offered on a wide range of topics including business development, program/process improvement and staff management. Lunch is included.


To register for a pre-conference Standards Course, visit ACA, Upstate New York Events.