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Specialized training for camp and youth professionals

ACA Educational Opportunities

ACA, Ohio “Hands-On” Workshop

Date September 13-14, 2005

Location Salt Fork State Park


ACA Ohio is partnering with the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association and Camp Business Magazine to conduct a hands-on vendor fair. Participants will “test drive” products and services, including indoor aquatics, sports and fitness, grounds maintenance, and much more. Educational sessions on year-round marketing, staff training, etc., will be available.

ACA, Southeastern 2005 Conference

Date September 14-6, 2005

Location Hyatt Regency

Savannah, GA

Contact Rhonda Mickelson


Focusing on the health and well-being of campers, highlights include key note speaker and presenter Bob Ditter, networking opportunities, educational sessions, and more!

ACA, Northern California Fall Conference

Date October 10, 2005

Location Willow Spring Church

Moraga, CA

Contact Tina Marchetti

415-453-1832, ext. 03

Educational workshops include Planning for Your Future: Marketing and Programming in Camps and Recreation: Marketing Track with Paul Franklin. Five Core Marketing Concepts and Positioning Your Camp for Success, and much more!

ACA, Texoma 2005 Fall Meeting

Date October 18, 2005

Location Camp for All

Burton, TX

Contact ACA Texoma


An effective forum for information exchange, problem solving, and networking. Share your knowledge, talents, expertise and successes with other camp professionals to positively impact the lives of professionals who in turn impact the lives of others.

Partnering with Parents Seminar

Date October 28, 2005

Location Luxe Hotel

Los Angeles, CA

Contact ACA Southern California/Hawaii


Two powerhouses team up for an extraordinary learning opportunity! Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, and Bob Ditter, M.Ed., L.C.S.W., author of In the Trenches and camp consultant, unite to provide the tools necessary for youth development professionals to successfully partner with parents.

Southwest Camping Conference

Date January 10-12, 2006

Location Highland Lakes Camp

& Conference Cntr.

Austin, TX

Contact ACE, Texoma

This event offers exceptional expertise in the youth development arena as well as other areas including staff development, programming, experiential education, administration and so much more!

ACA, Upstate New York Camp Conference

Date January 25-28, 2006

Location Holiday Inn

Carrier Circle

Syracuse, NY


Contact ACA, Upstate New York for further information about the conference.

ACA, Ohio Camping Conference

Date January 26, 2006

Location Fawcett Center

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH



Contact ACA, Ohio for further information about the conference.

ACA National Conference

Date February 7-10, 2006

Location Chicago Sheraton

Chicago, IL

Contact 765-342-8456

An exciting opportunity to network with camp professionals around the country and enjoy a packed exhibit hall with top vendors. The conference theme focuses on “Partnering with Parents,” offering key communication strategies, excellent educational sessions, and extraordinary learning opportunities!

ACA, Mid States Camping Conference

Date April 6-8, 2006

Location Pheasant Run Resort

St. Charles, IL

Contact ACA, Illinois


Designed to be an inclusive, community educational opportunity, allowing camps to bring multiple staff at a reasonable cost, offering quality programs geared to all registrants in an easily accessible and environmentally appropriate location.


Low & High Element Certification Training

Date September 4-8, 2005

Location Albany, MO

Contact Challenge Options


Includes low and high elements, high-impact elements, processing techniques, program sequence and technical skills, i.e., climbinb, equipment use, rescue skills.

Low Element Certification Training

Date September 4-5, 2005

Location Albany, MO

Contact Challenge Options


Covers low challenges, portable activities, group dynamics, and processing.


7th International Camping Congress

Date October 12-16, 2005

Location Mexico City–Sheraton Centro


Mexico City, Mexico

Contact Linda Pulliam


Join camp professionals from around the world to learn, share ideas, and network. The Mexican Camping Association will provide a varied cultural experience.

Youth Development

Generations United 13th International Conference

Date September 13-17, 2005

Location Washington Marriott

Washington, D.C.



A professional forum and educational event that fosters creative intergenerational programming and strengthens local and national programs under the conference theme: “The Intergenerational Current: Across the Life Span and Around the Globe.”

2005 National Summit on Your City’s Families

Date September 25-28, 2005

Location Westin Riverwalk Hotel

San Antonio, TX

Contact Shari Wood


A national assembly of community, educational, and municipal leaders, who work to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in their communities.

Alliance for Children and Familes National Conference

Date October 19-21, 2005

Location Alliance for Children and Families

Milwaukee, WI

Contact 800-221-3796

Plenary sessions, workshops, and seminars devoted to innovative programs are designed around the theme, “Nonprofit Commitment: It’s All About the People.”

Celebrate Youth Annual Conference

Date October 24-26, 2005

Location Hyatt Regency

Rochester, NY


Focuses on community mobilization, research, evaluation, youth as resources, and more. Sponsored by the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus.

Find additional training opportunities by visiting your ACA local office Web site!

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