2023 ACA Research Forum

Please consider sharing your camp-related research at the 2023 Camp Research Forum, held in conjunction with the American Camp Association National Conference, February 21-24, in Orlando, FL.

FAQ — National Conference Safety Requirements

 As the pandemic continues to evolve, impacting events, travel, and everyday activities, the American Camp Association (ACA) has implemented additional mitigation strategies as requirements for attending the 2022 National Conference in Portland, Oregon. ACA will continue to follow federal, state, and local health official guidance for all events and will make any adjustments as necessary. These requirements align with best practices that promote the safety of our participants and staff as our guiding principle. 

2022 ACA National Conference

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

Preparing for a Safe and Meaningful National Conference

We are excited for the opportunity to gather together in Portland, Oregon, next month. More than 900 camp professionals, consultants, vendors, thought leaders, innovative speakers, and industry leaders have registered to attend the ACA National Conference in person as we plan ahead for summer 2022 and beyond. Camp professionals have demonstrated what safe and healthy events look like, in person, for two summers now — so if any group of individuals can plan a safe event, it’s camp professionals.

Exhibit at the 2023 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 1,000+ camp properties representing more than 1,500+ 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.


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.