ACA, Heart of the South Fall Gathering

September 20, 2016
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
YMCA Camp Widjiwagan                                                                                                                                                                                        
Antioch, TN


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!

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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.

Standards Update Course - ACA 2016 National Conference

Who: This course is designed for the director/staff who has been actively involved in the preparation of materials and the on-site visit at a currently accredited camp in the past. If you have not assisted with the preparations, please register for the Standards Course (vs. this update course).

Standards Course - ACA 2016 National Conference

Session is full.  Registration is closed.

Anyone interested in learning more in the ACA accreditation process and those preparing for an upcoming accreditation visit. This course is specifically designed for an individual who has not previously had responsibility for the preparation and implementation of the visit. This might be a camp/program going through the visit the first time OR a new director/administrator at a currently accredited camp.

ACA, Heart of the South Standards Course 11/10/2015

Meals and lodging are not provided as part of the course. Participants attending the conference should register separately for conference events.