CampWire Podcast - 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.

Stay tuned for more episodes of in-depth conversations with camp and youth development experts.


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.

2016 ACA National Conference Freeman Service Kit

Exhibitor Services forms, for 2016 AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE, are now available to view, print or place Freeman orders at the following link:

PDF version of the kit forms. 

New Opportunity to Meet With the U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State will be participating in the American Camp Association National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 23, 2017 from 10:30 am - 11:45 am.

Standards Courses at the ACA National Conference - 2018


Each camp/program wishing to go through the ACA accreditation process in 2018 must have at least one person from their camp/program who will be actively involved with the preparation of materials, on site a significant amount of time during the season, and on-site the day of the visit attend a Basic Standards Course (new camps/new directors) or a Standards Update Course (director/staff from currently accredited camp who has helped with the preparation of materials and been actively involved in the on-site visit). 

Medical Camping Track

Through the generosity of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, ACA is able to offer a track for camp professionals working with medical camp programs.  These camp programs serve children and families living with serious and chronic illness.  Nine educational breakouts will be offered throughout the conference. Although these sessions are targeted to those working with medical camp programs, all attendees are welcome.


Who Should Attend? ALL are Welcome!

Sessions are being designed with the following camp professionals in mind:

National Conference App

A big thank-you to the 2017 conference mobile app sponsor, CampBrain!

We are pleased to be able to offer a mobile app to enhance your experience during the 2017 ACA National Conference.  

PhoneYour Mobile App will give you instant access to key features, like:

Schedule at a Glance: 2018 National Conference

Subject to Change

Sunday, February 18

TBD ICF-Sponsored Off-Site Camp Tour Begins

Monday, February 19

TBD Kindred Events
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. New Director Orientation Training (NDO)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ACA Board Meeting 
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.