Camp Director Online Course Package

Continuing education and professional development have never been easier.  With ACA’s Camp Director Package, you can learn from the comfort of your own home or office at a time that’s right for you.  From risk management to preventative maintenance, this package provides you with the necessary hours of professional development needed to meet ACA Standard HR.1.2.  Critical education related to child abuse reporting, criminal background checks, and practical lessons from ACA’s crisis hotline make this a must for camp directors, particularly those with less than five years of experience.  This

Camp Program Director Online Course Package

Improving the quality of your camp programs and activities requires attention to your own continuing education and professional development.  Yet many camp program directors struggle for time and funding for professional development.

Camp Staff Member Online Course Package

Have you thought about ways to prepare your staff for camp BEFORE they arrive onsite? Are you interested in an affordable solution for integrating camp and youth development experts into your staff training program? 

With ACA’s Camp Staff Member Package, you can provide frontline staff with foundational knowledge in the areas of camp-centered leadership, creating community, reducing injuries and illness, bullying prevention, risk management, and recognizing and reporting child abuse. 

Program Improvement Toolbox!

ACA’s Program Improvement Toolbox!

  • Want ideas and resources to help take your program to the next level of quality?
  • Want to incorporate positive youth development elements into your program?
  • Want to use a proven tool to assess and improve your program? 
  • Want to get staff to buy-in to improving your program?
  • Want to be able document your program outcomes?

Yes? Then this resource filled online toolbox is for you!!

Designing Quality Youth Programs

If you believe your program offers a quality experience for your participants but also think doing even better is ideal, this course is for you. Designing Quality Youth Programs takes you through an eight step process focused on a rewarding journey of organizational improvement that recognizes each setting is different, every program is unique, and each improvement requires a targeted set of strategies.

Camp Director Certificate

The camp director course is structured to provide the basics for directors with fewer than six years of experience or for seasoned program directors and site managers. 

Jump-Start Your Professional Development

Over 3,540 camp and youth work staff have jump-started their training for Summer 2014 by taking advantage of ACA’s professional development webinars and online courses!

Online Courses & Webinars

ACA's online courses and webinars provide self-directed and learning experiences designed for camp and youth development professionals, from directors and administrators to program managers and frontline staff. Our online courses and webinars are ideal for program providers working in camps, afterschool programs, parks and recreation programs, and other summer learning and out-of-school time settings. Certificates of completion and ACA continuing education credits (CECs) are

Events & Professional Development

Check out all the latest events and professional development opportunties!

Certificates & Endorsements

ACA’s Staff Training Certificate Courses are more than just online training! These intensive online courses are self-directed learning opportunities that help build the added qualifications you and your staff need in today’s world.

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