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Ropes Course Training

Date May 3-5, 2002

Location Camp Catron, Nebraska City, NE

Contact Debbie Salansky

Challenge course facilitator training teaches the techniques and skills needed to lead ropes-course participants.

Wrangler Certification Training

Date May 16-19, 2002

Location Camp Carol Joy Holling, Ashland, NE

Contact Sunni Richardson


Features American Association of Horsemanship Safety (AAHS) training that leads to certification.

Manito-wish Challenge Course Advanced Skills and Standards

Date May 17-19, 2002

Location Camp Manito-wish YMCA, Boulder Junction, WI

Contact Greg Friese


Offers a workshop covering many aspects of challenge course use, including setup, facilitation, and rescue.

Staff Development -- Nebraska Certification Workshop

Date May 18-19, 2002

Location Camp Carol Joy Holling, Ashland, NE

Contact Barb Collins


Certifications offered include: canoeing, standard first aid and CPR, Project Wet and Learning Tree, archery, and rifles.

CHA Combined Certification Clinic

Date May 19-24, 2002

Location Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL

Contact Kathy Henchey


Offers both trail guide and instructor information at the first two levels from both the Standard and Trail programs.

Ancient Skills for the Trail and Classroom

Date May 25-27, 2002

Location Camp Manito-wish YMCA, Boulder Junction, WI

Contact Greg Friese


Introduction to ancient technologies for educating in today's world. Course focuses on creative ways at using the natural world for education across the curriculum.

Kids 101 -- ACA Staff Development Day

Date May 28, 2002

Location Camp Kitaki, South Bend, NE

Contact Barb Collins


Guaranteed to energize any summer staff! Some workshops may include: ADHD, discipline, home sickness, plus many others including songs, canoeing basics, initiatives and games, and environmental education.

Signposts for Your Staff Training

Date May 28-31, 2002

Location Camp Crosley, North Webster, IN

Contact Marcus Appleton


Need extra training for your summer staff? Training for ARC lifeguards, ARC Canoe Instructor, ARC First Aid/AED, and more.

Wilderness First Aid for Camp Nurses

Date May 30-31, 2002

Location Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Contact Linda Erceg


Presents the National Safety Council's curriculum and shapes general nursing skills to be responsive to the needs of camps in remote Locations. Scenario-based learning is the technique used to bridge into the world of pre-hospital, wilderness care.

ACA Ohio Section Cluster Training Events

Date May 31 -- June 2, 2002

Location YMCA Camp Kern, Red Oak Camp, Camp Wanake, Camp Christopher Cincinnati, Kirtland, Beach City, Bath, OH

Contact Roberta Grossman


Events vary by site -- NAA Archery, ARC Lifeguard Training, Riflery, OLS, Wilderness First Aid, Van Driver Safety Training, ARC Flatwater Canoeing, and Low/High Ropes.

Bats, Bugs and Band-Aids: A Nurse Goes to Camp

Date May 31 -- June 2, 2002

Location Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Contact Linda Erceg


Meets the needs of first-time camp nurses, teaching screening skills, medication management, health center management, record keeping, etc.

Whitewater Canoeing

Date May 31 -- June 2, 2002

Location Camp Manito-wish YMCA, Boulder Junction, WI

Contact Greg Friese


Learn and improve whitewater paddling techniques. Course includes one night of camping. Participants need to have five days of experience paddling in class 2 or higher whitewater for the first session.

ACA Michigan Section Camp Leadership Institute

Date June 1,2002

Location Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Contact ACA Section Office


Featuring Michael Brandwein, speaker, author, and trainer. "Listening and Leading: Communication and Group Leadership Skills For Camp Success!" is the educational theme.

International Symposium on Society and Resource Management

Date June 2-5, 2002

Location Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Contact Melissa Kocias

This year's theme is "Choices and Consequences: Natural Resources and Societal Decision-Making."

Leave No Trace Workshop

Date June 5, 2002

Location Camp Manito-wish YMCA, Boulder Junction, WI

Contact Greg Friese


Learn the standard in minimum-impact camping. Covers the preferred practices in wilderness tripping that are endorsed by the U.S. Forest Service, park service, and national outdoor leaders.

Horsemanship Safety and Instructors Certification Clinic

Date June 5-8,2002

Location Camp Hantesa, Boone, IA

Contact 515-432-1417

Certification is offered through the American Association of Horsemanship Safety and cosponsored by Camp Hantesa and the North American Horsemen's Association of Minnesota.


Parents' Night With Bob Ditter

Date May 22, 2002

Location Throeau Day Camp, Concord, MA

Contact ACA Section Office


Open to parents of all ACA-/NES-accredited and affiliated camps. Focuses on the challenges parents face today and how camp contributes to the growth and well-being of children, bringing even more support to parents in the aftermath of September 11th.

Wyonegonic Camps Training Clinics

Date TBD

Location Wyonegonic Camps Denmark, ME

Contact 207-452-2051

American Red Cross courses include Water Safety instructor; Lifeguard Training; Community First Aid and CPR; CPR for the Professional Rescuer -- Challenge; LGT -- Review and Challenge; CPR - Challenge. American Canoe Association courses include Basic Canoe Preparatory and Fiatwater instructor Certification. Instructor Training Courses include Archery, Sail Boarding, Tennis, and more.

Winona Camps Training Clinics

Date TBD

Location Winona Camps Bridgton, ME

Contact Spencer Ordway


Courses include Lifeguard Training 1 and 2; Lifeguard Review and Challenge; Lifeguard instructor W/FIT; Small Craft Safety instructor w/FIT (ARC); State of Maine Trip Leader Safety; U.S. Sailing Counselor Course; U.S. Sailing Small Boat instructor; Rifle instructor; Wilderness First Aid 1 and 2; and WSI w/FIT.

ACA New Jersey Program School

Date June 12-16, 2002

Location YMCA Camp Mason Hardwick, NJ

Contact Judy Trigg


The following courses are offered: High Ropes; American Canoe Association Paddling/River Paddling instructor; JSS/DCM Rifle instructor and Coach; and more.

June ARC Training

Date June 15-18, 2002

Location Camp Little Notch Ft. Ann, NY

Contact Brenda Silkman


ARC certification training for First Aid, CPR, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Responding to Emergencies, Lifeguard Training.

2002 Cape Cod Institute

Date June 24 -- Aug. 30, 2002

Location National Seashore at the Nauset Regional School Eastham, MA

Contact Professional Learning Network


A summer-long series of week-long courses including: Leadership - Power and Spirit; Parenting the Out-of-Control Teenager; Neuropsychological Assessment - Differential Diagnosis; Adult Development; and more.


Surviving Summertime: The Heart and Soul of Camp Nursing

Date May 24-25, 2002

Location Camp ASCCA Jackson's Gap, AL

Contact Barbara Simpson


Includes CEUs for RNs.

Certification Weekend

Date May 30 -- June 2, 2002

Location Camp Lee Anniston, AL

Contact Cory Ricard


Almost everything you need to train your staff for the summer of 2002 will be offered this weekend. Classes include: Red Cross Small Water Craft Safety on Friday and Saturday; Lifeguard Training Thursday through Sunday; Low-Ropes Training on Friday and Saturday; and CPR/First Aid Sunday only.

Basic Camp Director Course

Date September 19-23, 2002

Location TBD

Contact Marilyn Allison

765-342-8456, ext. 328

A four-and one-half day course for camp directors with less than five years experience. The course is designed to present specific content in thirteen core management areas. The expertise, knowledge, and diversity of the participants are integrated into highly interactive learning sessions that focus on real situations, problems, and solutions.


Written Documentation Review

Date May 2, 2002

Location San Francisco Bay GSC Oakland, CA

Contact ACA Section Office

415-453-1832, ext. 03

This is an opportunity for you to have your written documentation reviewed by a standards visitor prior to your on-site visit. By appointment only. Preregistration is required. You will receive your homework assignment upon registration.

"Tools of the Trade" ACA Site Manager Course

Date May 6-8, 2002

Location Camp Hollywoodland Los Angeles, CA

Contact Merge Driscoll


Designed to cover vital topics necessary for any site manager including administration, reporting systems, working with boards, supervising staff, and more. Presenters feature Kathy Trotter, Greg Copeland. Richard Parker, Parker Stevens, and Glenn Robison.

ACA Evergreen Section Spring Skills Training at Camp Killoqua

Date May 30 -- June 2, 2002

Location Camp Killoqua Stanwood, WA

Contact ACA Section Office


Courses offered include: National Archery Association Level 1 instructor; ARC Basic Water Rescue and Small Craft Safety; CPR; Wilderness First Aid; Combined CRP and Wilderness First Aid; initiatives, Low and High Ropes, Climbing Wall Facilitator (in full package or separate segments); and ACA Outdoor Living Skills (OLS) instructor Training.

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