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September 2014
September 21  - 24 ACA, SE 2014 Fall Conference Savannah, GA

Changing Lives, Building Communities- One Camp at a Time September 21-24, 2014 Savannah, GA
September 24  - 24 ACA National Webinar - Social Media Comes of Age...Now What?
October 2014
October 9  - 9 ACA Coffee Break Webinars - Fall Series 2014
October 14  - 14 ACA, VA Sandards Course October 14, 2014 Shepherdstown, West Virginia

This training is intended for directors, staff, and board members of camps being accredited by the American Camp Association. ACA requires that at least one person from the camp or center being visited who will be involved in the accreditation visit attend standards training in the year prior to the visit. This course also serves as a pre-requisite for Associate Visitor Training.
October 14  - 14 ACA, VA Visitor Update Course October 14, 2014 Williamsburg, VA

New Standards introduced in 2012 and have been revised; revisions are effective for the 2015 accreditation visits. It is important for you to attend a Visitor Update Course to become up to date on the changes in the standards before you begin conducting Camp Self-Assessments and on site visits. All current visitors who wish to visit camps are required to complete the Visitor Update Course prior to 2015 visits. Bring your APG and updates you have received.
October 16  - 16 ACA National Webinar - "Hiring, Firing, and Everything In Between": Business Practices You Need
October 20  - 21 ACA, SC OctoberWest 2014 Orange, CA

OctoberWest will give participants the opportunity to participate in networking events, discussion topics, brainstorming sessions, resource sharing and social adventures. The event takes place at the beautiful Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, located in the Great Park in Orange.
October 21  - 21 ACA Chesapeake Standards Course Upper Marlboro, MD

October 21  - 22 ACA CK Associate Visitor Course Upper Marlboro, MD

This two day course will train you to become an ACA Associate Visitor. ACA membership required and you must attend the Standards Course that is offered the morning of October 21st.
October 22  - 22 ACA, UN Standards Course 10/22/14 Moravia, NY

The Standards Course prepares camp directors for their accreditation visit and serves as an introduction to the standards program for people interested in becoming standards visitors. The course describes the purpose and value of standards and accreditation, and gives an explanation of how the process works and what resources and materials are available. This course is required for camps planning to go through the accreditation process for the first time in 2015. A 2012 Accreditation Process Guide is needed for this course. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, however participants do need to register.
November 2014
November 11  - 11 ACA, NL Standardss Course 11.11.14 Loretto, MN

The purpose of the ACA Standards Course is to prepare camp directors and administrators for their accreditation visits and to serve as an introduction to the standards program for persons interested in becoming accreditation visitors. 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.
November 15  - 15 ACA, NL Associate Visitor Course 11.15.14 Loretto, MN

This course is for those wishing to become visitors in the ACA Accreditation Program. Completion of a Standards Course and ACA membership are a prerequisite. All attendees are required to attend the full course. Participant cost covers meals and snacks All attendees will receive a copy of the new Accreditation Process Guide.
November 17  - 17 ACA, GR An Afternoon with Jim Cain Ashland, NE

Join author and team-building guru Dr. Jim Cain for a collection of his favorite, newest and best team- and community-building activities from around the world – including some which require no equipment at all. This fast-paced, active workshop will explore themes from communication and problem solving to leadership and teamwork. Learn how to build real community within the groups you facilitate. Registration DOES NOT include registration for Great Rivers Fall Conference. If you would like to attend the entire conference please return to website and chose ACA, GR Fall Conference 2014.
November 17  - 17 ACA, GR Standards Update Course November 17, 2014 Ashland, NE

Prepares camp executives/directors/owners personnel already familiar with ACA Standards Program with information and training on the newly revised camp standards. This course is appropriate for camp directors/administrators/owners "experienced" in the ACA accreditation process – have completed the 2012 Standards Course and assisted a camp through an accreditation visit. Those attending will have been through the accreditation process, either as a director or visitor. Please bring your APG.
November 17  - 17 ACA, GR Visitor Update November 17, 2014 Ashland, NE

All current visitors who wish to visit camps are required to complete the Visitor Update Course prior to 2015 visit. Bring your APG and updates you have received.
November 18  - 18 ACA, GR Fall Conference 2014 Exhibitor Showcase Ashland, NE

Featured Speaker – Dr. Jim Cain – Teamwork & Teamplay With over 30 years of summer camp, counseling and staff member experience, Jim Cain is one of the most unique adventure-based educators presenting working with summer camps, outdoor learning centers and challenge course programs in the world. His skills range from the traditional teambuilding and adventure-based learning program areas to staff unity and skill building, song leading, square dance calling, social recreation, boomerang throwing, model rocket launching, disc golf course construction and dozens of other valuable and sometimes surprising camp and outdoor skills. Conference includes a variety of workshops, networking and more! Registration includes conference, Tuesday overnight lodging and meals. If you are arriving early and need lodging on Monday, please choose Overnight Lodging Monday Session. If you would like to attend An Afternoon with Jim Cain, please choose An Afternoon with Jim Cain Session.
November 19  - 19 ACA, Great Rivers Standards Course November 19, 2014 Ashland, NE

ACA's Standards course serves as an introduction to ACA's Standards Program and helps participants prepare for accreditation visits. The course describes the purpose and value of standards and accreditation, and gives an explanation of how the process works and what resources and materials are available. The full standards course is designed for the individual who is NEW to the accreditation process and is required of anyone going through accreditation for the first time. The course offers specific discussion about the requirements of the standards, including: application of the core and specialized activity standards, mandatory standards, and written documentation requirements. There is NO COST to attend this course, however participants must register ahead of time to attend. One Accreditation Program Guide will be given to each camp. BRING A SACK LUNCH.
December 2014
December 2  - 2 ACA, GR Standards Course December 2, 2014 Linwood, KS

Prepares camp executives/directors/owners personnel already familiar with ACA Standards Program with information and training on the newly revised camp standards. This course is appropriate for camp directors/administrators/owners "experienced" in the ACA accreditation process – have completed the 2012 Standards Course and assisted a camp through an accreditation visit. Those attending will have been through the accreditation process, either as a director or visitor. Please bring your APG and a sack lunch.
December 3  - 4 ACA, GR Associate Visitor Course 2014
December 5  - 5 ACA, VA Standards Course December 5, 2014
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