Basic Standards Course - ACA, Heart of the South

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, Heart of the South Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach individuals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Heart of the South Fall Gathering-Program in Progress

More session information coming soon!

 

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.           Registration and Hospitality Time
9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.          Welcome/Opening Keynote 

 

Creating a Culture of Excellence at Camp
Jeff Merhige

10:40 a.m.-11:55 a.m.         Breakout #1

Sponsorship Information - ACA, Heart of the South Fall Gathering 2016

Fall Gathering Date – September 20, 2016

We invite you and your company to join us as a sponsor for the 2016 Tennessee Fall Gathering, hosted by the American Camp Association, Heart of the South. This event provides sponsors with an opportunity to market goods and services help create strong name recognition with 60+ camping professionals representing more than 40+ camps and youth development programs throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama!

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ACA, Heart of the South Fall Gathering

Please join us for a top notch day of education, networking and fun featuring Tracey Gaslin, executive director of the Association of Camp Nurses and Jeff Merhige, director of Camp Widjiwagan.  Come prepared to learn about topics ranging from the mental, emotional and social health of campers and staff to creative programming ideas.  Register Today!

ACA, Heart of the South Fall Gathering

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!

News and Updates from ACA, Heart of the South

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Basic Standards Course - ACA, Heart of the South

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, Heart of the South New Director Orientation

New Director Orientation (NDO) is a special 8 hour course (8 CECs) 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. 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. Registration includes lunch and all course materials.

ACA, Southeastern CAMP4U 2016

Online registration is now closed but walk-in registrations are welcome.

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