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Pre-Conference Day, March 19th, 2018

The Tri-State Pre-conference Day falls on Monday, March 19th and is intended to have workshops only. The Tri-State CAMP conference starts on Tuesday, March 20th.

New Director's Orientation

This 8-hour interactive ACA National course provides an overview of key aspects of the camp director’s job and is intended for seasoned or new camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, or people who have been in other administrative positions and are considering directing camp in the near future. The course will cover many areas with special focus offered on leadership, risk management, camper behavior, staff training, and staff supervision. Upon completion of this one-day course, the ACA National office will mail you a certificate of completion, suitable for framing.  Join Ben Esposito and several experienced camp directors for this informative course.  Cost includes a light breakfast and lunch and full course curriculum.

Facilitator: Ben Esposito

Session time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Price: $115 per attendee - Includes a light Breakfast and Lunch

Register through our Members Portal


EPIC (Emerging Professionals in Camping)

The EPIC pre-conference on March 19th will be a day full of learning, sharing and brainstorming ways to make our camp programming even more EPIC. More info to come!

Speaker: TBD

Session time: 11:30 am - 4:00pm

Price: $75 per attendee -  Includes lunch

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Mental Health Workshop

Join us for a workshop covering one of 2018's hot topics- mental health. More details to come!

Speaker: TBD

Session time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Price: $45 per attendee

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Special Needs Pre-Conference: Igniting Accessibility and Opportunity: Camp Programming for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Summer camp is a place for new experiences and growth! This Pre-Conference will focus on supporting people with disabilities of all ages in a camp setting.  This meeting is open to directors, program leaders, and any staff who are involved in shaping these innovative programs or who are interested in diversifying their camp community. Attendees will have the opportunity to share successful practices and resources, as well as person-centered strategies for improvement for the upcoming summer. Roundtables, networking, and a panel discussion will provide participants the opportunity to learn about other programs, network with colleagues, and take away tips for enhancing your camp!

Speaker: TBD

Session time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Price: $25 per attendee

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Independent School Workshop

Join summer camp and auxiliary staff from Independent Schools across the country for an afternoon of learning, and networking. The workshop will feature targeted round tables, breakout sessions, and a closing general session with ideas for everyone. After spending the afternoon learning, join us for a networking dinner. This is a great opportunity to meet other Independent School professionals before the Tri-State CAMP Conference begins!

Price: $75 per attendee. This workshop includes dinner only.

Session time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Independent School Dinner: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner Location: Cuba Libre, 2801 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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2018 Agenda Coming Soon!

ACA Standards Course

Basic Standards Course:

The purpose of the ACA Basic Standards Course is to prepare camp directors and administrators for their accreditation visit. The person completing the ACA Standards Course is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit and fully participate in the on-site visit. ACA membership is not a prerequisite for this course. This course also serves as an introduction to the standards program for persons interested in becoming Standards Visitors. 

Session Time: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Where: Room 421

Price: Free

Standards Course Registration

Make the Most of Your Camp Conference Experience: The "First-Timers" Orientation

Join us for a brief introduction to Atlantic City and the Tri-State CAMP Conference, where you will discover the “must-attend” events that take place Tuesday through Thursday. This multifaceted program will help you determine what goals are most important to you and your camp profession, and then match up the key educational sessions and networking events you can’t miss.

Speakers: Jackie Brethel and Dave Malter

Session Time: 5:00 PM–5:45 PM

Location: Room 421

Price: Free

Registration: No pre-registration required 

*This same session will take place on Tuesday March 20th from 7:45 AM–8:25 AM*


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