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Professional Development Calendar.

CENTRAL

ACA Michigan Section Fall Gathering

Date November 1, 2002

Location Leelanua Outdoor Center

Camps Leelanau & Kohohna Maple City, MI

Contact Renee Deroche

586-803-0783

rderoche@aca-michigan.org

Features Jeffery Leiken speaking on "The Next Generation of Camping, Camping Outside the Box," and a celebration luncheon for longtime supporter Bill Shipp who is retiring as camp program manager for licensing in Michigan.

Search Institute Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth 2002

Conference

Date November 7-9, 2002

Location Minneapolis Hilton & Convention Center

Minneapolis, MN

Contact Liz Brekke

800-888-7828

www.search-institute.org/hchy

Learn skills, ideas, stories, and new research that can strengthen asset-building and community-building efforts; connect with and learn from hundreds of youth and adult asset builders from diverse communities, backgrounds, and aspects of community life; renew your vision and commitment to asset and community building; and find the tools, ideas, and connections you need to strengthen, expand, and transform your asset-building efforts.

Bag of Tricks with Adam Walsh

Date November 10, 2002

Location Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Contact Bill Quinn

773-442-5585

w-quinn@neiu.edu

Add activities to your bag of tricks--for the beginning facilitator and also activities for the veteran (e.g., adventure games and activities, processing techniques, and ideas to utilize these techniques in a variety of settings).

Annual Great Rivers Conference

Date November 12-14, 2002

Location Camp Carol Joy Holling Ashland, NE

Contact ACA Section Office

888-748-3783

ACAGreatRiversExec@ACAcamps.org

Keynote speaker and presenter, Sam Sikes, will use experience-based training techniques to teach corporate teambuilding, leadership, total quality management, and statistics.

Indiana Section Winter Conference

Date November 20-21, 2002

Location Camp Tecumseh

West Lafayette, IN

Contact Babs Beck

317-846-2170

eab@netdirect.net

A lively combination of professional development and networking opportunities for camps and camp professionals. Faith Evans, Tom Turpin, and Willis Bright are keynote speakers.

Midwest Environmental Education Conference

Date November 21-24, 2002

Location Andersen Center for Professional Education St. Charles, IL

Contact www.eeai.net

Features concurrent sessions, halt- and full-day workshops, a keynote speaker, field trips, networking opportunities, exhibits, and vendors. The conference is organized around five strands: Leadership Development, Creativity and Innovation, Building Partnerships, Environmental Issues and Actions, and Professional Development for Teachers.

YMCA/ACA Southwest Camping Conference

Date January 15-17, 2003

Location Camp Carter YMCA Ft. Worth, TX

Contact ACA Section Office

888-559-2267

danishaw@aol.com

acatexoma.org

Conference theme is Shaping Our Summer. Special guests are Bob Ditter and Michael Brandwein.

14th Annual T.E.A.M. Conference

Date February 21-22, 2003

Location Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Contact Dan Creely

773-442-5564

d-creely@neiu.edu

neiu.edu/~team

Areas of concentration and individual seminars include: Adventure/Experiential Learning, Education, Outdoor/Wilderness Skills, Earth-Based Cultural Awareness, Personal Growth, and Peace/Non-Violence.

INTERNATIONAL

6th International Camping Congress

Date January 5-10, 2003

Location La Trobe University Bundoora, Melbourne, Australia

Contact Linda Pulliam

434-248-6800

icc2003@cav.asn.au

www.icc2003.cav.asn.au

Sponsored by the International Camping Fellowship, the camping Association of Victoria, and the Australian Camping Association. Camp professionals from around the world will gather to explore the value of camping, networking, sharing of camp standards and programs, and exploration of the Australian environment and outdoor programs. See the Congress Web site for updates.

NORTHEAST

New England Fall Professional Seminar Camp Culture and Behavior

Date November 1, 2002

Location Crowns Plaza Natick, MA

Contact Diane Chaisson

508-647-2267

diane@acane-camps.org

Bob Ditter's symposium has been transformed into this one-day conference for camp professionals and their allies. Features Deborah Meier, Michael Thompson, and Bob Ditter. Discussion topics will range from "Best Friends/Worst Enemies"--social interactions between children, friendships, scapegoats, cliques, etc., and "Behavior Management With Campers" to "The Role of Trust in Building a True Culture at Camp." Bob will close with "What Can You Take Back to Camp?"--a nuts-and-bolts offering for staff training.

7th Annual Keystone Regional Camping Conference

Date November 10-11,2002

Location Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA

Contact Marc Grivna

866-462-2267

camparcspencer@ureach.com

Two jam-packed days of great learning and networking opportunities for all camps and camp staff. A full complement of exhibitors allows an early start on next season's purchasing with specials unique to this show.

Professional Improvement Meeting--New Jersey Section

Date November, 18, 2002

Location Ramada Inn Somerset, NJ

Contact Judy Trigg

908-362-8333

jtrigg@acacampsnj.org

Merge Scanlin, ACA executive officer of research and intellectual resources, will present "Designing Your Camp to Change Kids' Lives" and Maria Coleman, ACA national president, will discuss ACA's new endeavors from a national perspective.

Morry Stein Fall Management Conference

Date November 20, 2002

Location Crowne Plaza Hotel White Plains, NY

Contact Ilisha Stier

212-391-5208

ilisha@aca-ny.org

Addresses critical business issues facing the camp community. Camp directors will greatly benefit from learning the "best lessons" that the business world outside of camp has to offer. Using these lessons, camp owners could improve profitability and further their own businesses.

Professional Improvement Meeting New Jersey Section

Date January 23, 2003

Location Ramada Inn Somerset, NJ

Contact Judy Trigg

908-362-8333

jtrigg@acacampsnj.org

Chris Thurber will make a presentation on "Situational Leadership: Tailoring Your Approach to the Demands of the Situation."

Tri-State Camping Conference

Date: March 13-15, 2003

Location: Hilton New York

New York, NY

Contact: Ilisha Stier

212-391-5208

ilisha@aca-ny.org

Offering over 200 cutting-edge educational sessions for all types of camps and an exhibit hall with over 200 exhibitors. On-line registration is available at www.aca-ny.org.

SOUTHEAST

IACCA Fall Conference

Date: November 5-10, 2002

Location: Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center

Lake Junaluska, NC

Contact: Al Meyer

315-676-4130

alfriacca@aol.com

www.iacca.org

Are your actions today insuring tomorrow's success? Strengthen your leadership skills, discover how to turn followers into leaders, and learn ways to bring your board into a shared vision. Keynote speakers, workshops, and crackerbarrels.

WEST

Oregon Trail Section Fall Meeting

Date: November 7, 2002

Location: Wittenberg Inn

Keizer, OR

Contact: Jerry Corradi

503-392-0933

hobbes_71@hotmail.com

Peg Smith, ACA executive director, will be speaking on "Security and Safety in the Camp Environment." In addition, a panel of specialists in insurance and risk management issues will discuss the implications for camp operations.

Western Association of Independent Camps 2002 Conference

Date: November 7-10, 2002

Location: Pasadena Hilton

Pasadena, CA

Contact: Robin Sprague

waicoffice@aol.com

WAIC is an organization of independent camps in the western U.S. who meet annually to share and learn together. Peg Smith, executive director of the American Camping Association, is the featured speaker.

Rocky Mountain Section Fall Conference

Date: November 13-14, 2002

Location: La Foret Conference & Retreat Center

Colorado Springs, CO

Contact: Angela Langhus

888-926-2267

rmexec@yahoo.com

Peg Smith, ACA executive director, and Linda Ebner Erceg, Association of Camp Nurses, will deliver keynote speeches. Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service will be on hand to discuss permitting and other related land use issues. Other session topics include helping your summer staff deal with stress, employment issues, and legislative updates.

ACA Northern California Section Winter Conference

Date: January 16, 2003

Location: TBD

Concord, CA

Contact: Tina Myers

800-362-2236, ext. 03

aca@vkam.com

Includes a lunch keynote by Maria Coleman, ACA national president. Conference includes workshops focused on professional development for camp administrators. Topics on marketing, PR, staff recruitment, and roundtable discussions for experienced and first-time supervisors.

ACA Camp Director Institute

Date: February 13-19, 2003

Location: YMCA of the Rockies

Estes Park, CO

Contact: Marilyn Allison

765-342-8456, ext. 328

mallison@ACAcamps.org

The CDI gives experienced camp directors the opportunity to examine, refine, and demonstrate consistency between their camp philosophy and operational components. It is tailored for directors with six or more years of responsibility for the operation and management of a camp or conference center or who have completed the BCDC and have at least three years of experience.

Basic Camp Director Course

Date: February 15-19, 2003

Location: YMCA of the Rockies

Estes Park, CO

Contact: Marilyn Allison

765-342-8456, ext. 328

mallison@ACAcamps.org

A 4 1/2 day course for camp directors with less than five years experience. The course is designed to present specific content in thirteen core management areas--Participant Development & Behavior, Risk Management, Health & Wellness, and more. The expertise, knowledge, and diversity of the participants are integrated into highly interactive learning sessions that focus on real situations, problems, and solutions.
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