Thank you for another great year!

The 2019 New England Camp Conference has ended. Check out our Facebook album for hundreds of awesome photos from this event!

Save the date for 2020! March 26 - 28



Thursday, March 28 – Saturday, March 30, 2019

at The DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION!

Join us at the largest annual gathering of summer camp professionals in New England. Our community of over 800 camp professionals from 250+ camps in all six New England states - large, small, day, resident, independent, and non-profit will come together to meet and network with others in the field while learning and gaining new skills they can bring back to their camps! This conference is perfect for you if you’re a camp director or assistant director, director of operations, program coordinator, specialist, counselor, or youth development professional!

2019 Call for Proposals for educational sessions has closed as of Friday, October 26, 2018. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. We aim to make decisions by mid-December.




Thank you to our 2019 conference sponsors!


2019 New England Camp Conference

Schedule At-A-Glance 

 WEDNESDAY, March 27 (Pre-Conference Day) - Online registration has closed, but for workshops with openings, on-site registrations will be accepted!

Separate pre-registration is required for all pre-conference sessions

THURSDAY, March 28

  • 9:00 am: Daily Kick-Off
  • 9:30 am – 10:45 am: Educational Breakout Session 1
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Educational Breakout Session 2
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch on own & bring your food and join a Lunch and Learn Session (pre-purchased box lunches will be available for pick-up 12:15 - 12:45 pm)
    • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm: *NEW THIS YEAR* Lunch & Learn sessions (bring your lunch and engage in dialogue with your colleagues)
  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Keynote Address with Lynn Lyons, LICSW (sponsored by The Redwoods Group)
  • 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm: CampEXPO Grand Opening with cash bar! (Cash bar partially sponsored by IENA)
  • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm: A Night at the ACA Grand (Casino Night sponsored by Party People, Inc.)

FRIDAY, March 29

  • 8:30 am: Daily Kick-Off
  • 9:00 am - 10:15 am: Educational Breakout Session 3
  • 9:45 am – CampEXPO opens
  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am: Unopposed CampEXPO time
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Educational Breakout Session 4
  • 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch on own/CampEXPO time (pre-purchased box lunches will be available will be available for pick-up 12:15 - 12:45 pm)
    • Desserts in the Expo Hall 1:00 - 1:45 (sponsored by Bob Ditter)
  • 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm: Educational Breakout Session 5
  • 2:30 pm – CampEXPO closes
  • 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Educational Breakout Session 6
  • 6:30 pm: Celebration Dinner & Annual Meeting

SATURDAY, March 30

  • Prior to 9:00 am: State meetings (exact times TBD)
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am: Keynote Address with Erika Petrelli Bayh
  • 10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Educational Breakout Session 7
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch on own (pre-purchased box lunches will be available will be available for pick-up 12:00 - 12:30 pm)
    • 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: *NEW THIS YEAR* Lunch & Learn sessions (bring your lunch and engage in dialogue with your colleagues)
  • 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Educational Breakout Session 8
  • 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm: Educational Breakout Session 9
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Closing and raffles 



The New England Camp Conference has an educational endorsement from the American Camp Association and attendees will earn up to 16.5 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for full participation.

Attendees will receive Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for their attendance. Number of hours awarded will depend on which days of the conference a participant is registered for. 

Cancellations and Refunds:
Conference registrations are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another individual from your camp by contacting ACA New England.
ACA New England is not responsible for any expenses incurred by you as a result of your registration, whether the event was attended, postponed, or cancelled. We do not offer refunds for the conference due to weather if the conference starts and we are operating as usual. 

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