2022 ACA National Conference

The 2022 National Conference is scheduled for February 8-11, 2022.

Exhibit at the 2022 National Conference

The ACA National Conference is the largest national camp conference hosted in the US.  This educational event is expected to draw more than 900+ camp properties representing more than 1000+ professionals and focuses on professional development, networking, and commerce. No other national conference affords you a better opportunity to access youth thought leaders across the U.S. and worldwide.

We are back in person!

Location:  Portland Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-A1
Show Dates:  February 8-11, 2022
Exhibit Dates:  February 9-10, 2022

2022 ACA Research Forum

Please consider sharing your camp-related research at the 2022 Camp Research Forum, held in conjunction with the American Camp Association National Conference, February 8-11, 2022, in Portland, OR.

Schedule at a Glance: 2021 ACA National Conference

As of 1/27/2021.  Subject to Change

ACA reserves the right to make any and all adjustments to the program.

NOTE: The conference will operate on Central time.


Registration for the 2021 ACA National Conference

With reduced camp budgets in mind, we have worked diligently to bring you value-oriented registration rates including deep discounts for second registrants and beyond from the same camp. ACA members enjoy a significant discount on registration. ACA student members who are currently enrolled full-time may register for free. Accepted speakers and Research Forum presenters enjoy greatly discounted rates as well.

Empowering Communities

Nashville, Tennessee, is home to country music, hot chicken, Johnny Cash, and the upcoming 2019 ACA National Conference, "Empowering Communities."

Coming Home and Seeing Old Friends at National Conference

The 2018 American Camp Association National Conference is here! Today, I’m delighted to join over 1,400 other camp professionals and dear friends for a fabulous week of winter camp down at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Our Board of Directors and National Council of Leaders are holding Association leadership meetings and camp directors, exhibitors, and presenters are flooding onto this expansive Spanish Colonial Resort à la Mickey and Minnie.

CampWire Podcast Episode #1 - National Conference Preview

The American Camp Association introduces Episode 1 of the brand new podcast, CampWire. Listen to President/CEO, Tom Rosenberg, preview our National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.