2017 ACA, Southeastern EPIC Winter Retreat

The WNC EPIC Winter Retreat is an opportunity to really DIG IN to your development as a camp professional. In this 3-day, 2-night retreat, we will explore the personal and professional competencies needed to be a good leader and learn how to develop them in ourselves. This will be a journey into authenticity and personal growth.  We will develop concrete plans of how to pass along what we learn to our teams and staff members back at camp. It's Bob Ditter, in the trenches, live and in person!

ACA, Southeastern EPIC Winter Retreat 2017

Join us at Camp Wabak for a weekend of professional development, networking and fun that only EPIC can pull off. Including hikes, grilling out, a camp tour, games and more! Featuring industry thought leader and mental health expert Bob Ditter. Have you been Ditterized? Get your questions answered and expand your skills dramatically in this “In the Trenches – Live” master class with one of the camping industry’s top visionaries. The EPIC retreat offers in-depth discussion of youth and staff development’s most pressing topics in a relaxed and supportive environment.

 

Exceptional Environmental Education

Join us at the Georgia State Botanical Garden in Athens, GA for a full day of hands-on activies to improve your nature program.

 

Inexpensive and effective activities that will help your program blossom!

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Featured Speaker

Dr. Nick Fuhrman

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ACA, Southeastern 2017 Exceptional Environmental Education

This exciting and fun-filled event will offer networking and learning opportunities to cultivate new insight and improve environmental education, nature programs and “grow” your outdoor education curriculum! Gain cutting edge information on best practices and learn from peers about what has helped them be successful.

Make your nature program more dynamic and engaging as you learn from naturalists and instructors. Share your favorite nature program ideas and collect many more!

Make It Safe - Make It Great

ACA, Southeastern will host a full day event about waterfront safety and aquatics program improvement at YMCA Camp Thunderbird. 

ACA, Southeastern 2017 Make It Safe, Make It Great

The South Carolina education event will focus on aquatic program ideas and best practices to help you “make it safe and make it great”. Come connect with other camp professionals, share challenges and successes from your own aquatics program and tour YMCA Camp Thunderbird’s vast and exemplary waterfront, swim and small craft program. Sessions will be offered on a wide range of topics including improving swim instruction, how to offer exciting additions to your lake or pool and improve safety.

ACA, Southeastern 2017 Fall Camp Conference

Please join us for three days of first rate education, top notch networking and a full exhibit hall. ACA, Southeastern Fall Camp Conference will be held at the beautiful Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Come learn and share how “Camp Makes All the Difference” with keynote addresses and breakout sessions tailored to meet your professional development needs. Lunch is included on Tuesday as well as morning refreshments and exhibit hall receptions.

CANCELLED - Basic Standards Course - ACA, Southeastern

The ACA Standards Course is specifically designed to help prepare people who are NEW to the accreditation process for their accreditation visits, and to serve as an introduction to the standards program for those interested in becoming accreditation visitors. The camp may or may not be currently accredited. A person completing the ACA Standards Course on behalf of a camp is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.

Basic Standards Course - ACA, Southeastern

The ACA Standards Course is specifically designed to help prepare people who are NEW to the accreditation process for their accreditation visits, and to serve as an introduction to the standards program for those interested in becoming accreditation visitors. The camp may or may not be currently accredited. A person completing the ACA Standards Course on behalf of a camp is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.

ACA, Southeastern New Director Orientation

NDO is a special course for seasonal or new camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, or persons that have been in other administrative positions and are considering directing a camp. NDO is designed to be offered at the section or regional level. The NDO course helps directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program. The course covers five critical areas: camp management leadership, risk management, camper behavior, staff training, and staff supervision.

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