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American Camping Association 2003 National Conference.

A Peak Experience



National Conference

Denver, Colorado

February 19-22, 2003

Join Us ...

Join us at the 2003 ACA National Conference in Denver, Colorado. Elevate your strategic thinking with over one thousand of your peers in the Mile-High City. The range of targeted educational sessions, exposition displays, and networking opportunities available will be as awe-inspiring as the view of the Rockies. This year's theme of "Character" helps us examine the elements of character as part of creating a supportive camp community. While the conference program includes a wide range of important topics, the overall purpose of what we do focuses on what we want our campers to take away from the camp experience. By creating an intentional experience, campers learn to take responsibility for their actions, gain skills in relating to others, develop character, and become better prepared to live their lives with integrity and purpose.

If you haven't registered yet, there is still time -- it's never too late!

Choose one of the following registration options:

Via the Internet

To register online, go to and enter your registration information.

By Fax

If you are paying for your registration with a credit card, complete the registration form and fax it, twenty-four hours a day, to 765-342-2065. If faxed, DO NOT mail duplicate form.

By Mail

Send you completed ACA Registration Form with payment in full to:

National Conference Registration

American Camping Association

5000 State Road 67 North

Martinsville, IN 46151-7902

In Person, On Site

If you are unable to register before the February 6, 2003, advance registration deadline, register on site at the ACA Registration Desk.

Exhibitors Products and Services

A. M. Skier Agency


Advance Canvas Design

Tents, tipis, canvas products

Advance Specialties

Apparel, accessories, imprinted items, promotional items, novelties

Adventure Experiences, Inc.

Athletic/recreational equipment, ropes/challenge course

Adventure Foods/JGG, Inc.

Food services/equipment, outdoor recreation products

American Bedding Mfg.

Beds, bedding, furniture

American Income Life Insurance Co.


American Red Cross

Lifeguard programs, first aid, CPR, other camp programs

Anchor Industries, Inc.

Tents, tipis, canvas products

Artisans/Tompkins Apparel

Apparel, accessories

Bayer Consumer Care

RID for lice

Beaz Company LLC

Aquatic equipment/supplies, athletic/recreational equipment, outdoor recreation products, watercraft

Bourdon's Institutional Sales, Inc.

Beds, bedding, furniture, shower curtains/bath linens

Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co.


BUNAC/Summer Camp USA

International staff recruitment, staff placement

Internet/Web site services, marketing services, staff placement, e-mail services

Camp America

Staff placement

Camp Business Magazine, Northstar Publishing, Inc.

Publishing/directories, trade magazine

Camp Channel, Inc.

Internet/Web site services, staff placement

Camp Counselors USA

International staff recruitment

Camp Leaders in America

International staff recruitment

Camp Meds, Inc.

Health care services, medical products, training

Camp Pacs

Packages for kids at camp

Camp TV Media

Consulting services, Internet/Web site services, marketing services, video production/photographic services


Computer software/hardware

Challenge Options, Inc.

Athletic/recreational equipment, outdoor recreation products, ropes/challenge course, design/construction

Colortime Crafts & Markers

Apparel, accessories, arts/crafts, imprinted items

Commercial Recreational Supply

Outdoor recreation products, watercraft.

Country Log Cabins


Crazy Creek Products

Outdoor furniture/supplies, tents, tipis, canvas products

Cultural Homestay International

International staff recruitment

The Discounter

Athletic/recreational equipment, outdoor recreation products, watercraft

e-Camp Messaging Services

On-line camp registrations

Experiential Resources, Inc.

Athletic/recreational equipment, consulting services, outdoor recreation products, ropes/challenge course design/construction

Fletemeyer & Lee Associates

Buildings/structures, construction management, site/facility design, tents, tipis, canvas products

Four Iron Apparel

Apparel, accessories, imprinted items, promotional items/novelties

Furniture Concepts

Beds, bedding furniture

Goalsetter Systems, Inc.

Athletic/recreational equipment, outdoor recreation products

Harrison/Neppl/Davis, Inc.

Buildings/structures, consulting services, master planning, site/facility design

Hibbs Hallmark Insurance


infosnap, inc.

Computer software, credit card processing, Internet/Web site services, on-line camp registration

Inter Exchange, Inc.

International staff recruitment

International YMCA

International staff recruitment

IS Wear Outfitters

Apparel, accessories, imprinted items, printing services, promotional items, novelties

JAN Communications

Two-way radios

K & K Insurance Group


Kaleidoscope, Inc

Consulting services, site/facility design

Kellogg's Food Away from Home

Food services/equipment

Insurance, Internet/Web site services, marketing services, staff placement

Kunkel Whyman Consulting, LLC

Consulting services, computer software/hardware lnternet/Web site services, site/facility design

Larry Fox & Co., LTD

Canteen/trading post items, flags/banners, imprinted items, promotional items/novelties

Leahy & Associates, Inc.

Ropes/challenge course, team-building kits

Liberty Clothing


Lowe Alpine Systems

Outdoor recreational products

Market Insurance


Mascot Factory

Camp bean bag bears, imprinted items, promotional items/novelties

Morrow Insurance Agency, Inc.


Mr. D's Tees

Apparel, accessories, imprinted items, promotional items/novelties

MV Sport/Weatherproof



Athletic/recreational equipment, site/facility design, target sport programs/ supplies, staff training/certification


Arts/crafts, athletic/recreational equipment

National Background Investigations, Inc.

Background checks, staff placement

Natural Structures

Athletic/recreational equipment, buildings/structures, open/closed flume water slides, outdoor recreation products

Nature Watch

Arts/crafts, nature/science activity program, outdoor recreation products

New Dimensions

Apparel/accessories, imprinted items promotional items/novelties

New England Camp

Recreational equipment

Noble Wear Ltd.

Apparel/accessories, imprinted items

Outdoor Recreational Supply

Outdoor and water sport specialist

Panther Primitives

Tents, tipis, canvas products

PhotoVision, Inc.

Video production, photographic services

Pilot Rock Park Equipment

Camp site equipment, outdoor furniture/supplies, outdoor recreation products

Praesidium, Inc.

Abuse risk management, consulting services

Quality Tablegames, Inc.

Athletic/recreational equipment, outdoor recreation products

Rafting America

Rafting outfitters

REI Corporate Sales

Apparel/accessories, athletic/recreational equipment, outdoor recreation products

Real American Actionwear, Inc.

Apparel/accessories, imprinted items, promotional items/novelties


Computer software/hardware, Internet/ Web site services

Reliable Tent & Awning Co.

Tents, tipis, canvas products

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen

Aquatic equipment/supplies, athletic/ recreational equipment, health care services, outdoor recreation products

Schmidt Copeland Parker Stevens, Inc.

Buildings/structures, consulting services, site/facility design

Signature Services

Food services/equipment

Sobel Affiliates Inc.


Softerware, Inc

Computer software/hardware

Springfield Special Products

Aquatic equipment/supplies, athletic/ recreational equipment


Aquatic equipment/supplies, athletic/ recreational equipment, outdoor recreation products, promotional items/novelties

Sterling & Sterling, Inc.

Consulting services, healthcare services, medical products, training, insurance, risk management

Stoker Architecture, Inc.

Buildings/structures, consulting services, site/facility design

Stuck on You USA

Affinity/fund-raising programs, apparel and accessories, imprinted items, printing services

Tandy Leather Co.

Arts/crafts, leather/leather craft supplies

Texas Case Mfg.

Foot lockers

This Generation Presents

Entertainers/entertainment, gift packages, promotional items/ novelties, campfire CD's/cassettes

Toss Me a Pillow

Apparel/accessories, beds, bedding, furniture, imprinted items, promotional, items/novelties

The Wrinkled Egg

Gift packages

This listing is current as of November 15, 2002. For a more updated version, visit

Contact Steve Holloway, Business Development Associate, to reserve exhibit booth space.

Phone 765-342-8456, ext. 306

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