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.

A Family Conference

To be able to go to ACA's National Conference and feel so many people focused on the same goals that drive you, a group of people working toward a mission — it encourages so much growth. To be around so many driven people who say, "Yes, I care about education and our youth, and it starts with us," and to identify with this entire industry that is, simply put, a big family, is so rich and important. It is something not a lot of people my age, all of 22, have an opportunity to be a part of and feel. It is something I have trouble explaining, so bear with me.

Accreditation Process Workshop and Associate Visitor Course at the 2020 ACA National Conference


Note: Registration for the Accreditation Process Workshop and Associate Visitor Course must be completed separately from the conference.  Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to pre-register.