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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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