Professional Calendar

The events, meetings and educational opportunities included in our Professional Calendar are geared towards people working in the summer camp field. The American Camp Association, New England provides this listing as resource information only and disclaims any responsibility or liability. Course content is the responsibility of the sponsoring organization or company. Listings are submitted by providers and sponsors.

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Webinar - Furloughs, Layoffs, Quarantines, and Exposures, Oh My! –Employment Law Perspectives You Need to Know 6/2/20 OTHER Via Zoom

We are living in unprecedented times.  Whether you have made the decision to open your camp or to operate (in-person or virtually) our new normal is very different than pre-pandemic.  Join us to learn about your obligations as an employer to your staff and to your business.

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Drop-in: Resident Camps Planning to Operate In-Person Programming 6/3/20 ACA NEW ENGLAND SPONSORED Via Zoom

Join ACA, New England and your New England camp colleagues to brainstorm, discuss, and get feedback on your plans for possible in-person programming at your resident camp this summer.

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Drop-in: Camps Suspending In-Person Operations for Summer 2020 6/4/20 ACA NEW ENGLAND SPONSORED Via Zoom

Join ACA, New England and your New England camp colleagues for support and discussions around your camp suspending in-person operations during summer 2020. 

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Wilderness First Responder 6/14/20 OTHER Camp Hi-Rock

162 East Street
Mount Washington, Alabama 01258

Course will run from June 14 - 20. The course will be instructed by Wilderness Medical Associates International. The WFR course is the definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

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Nature Instruction Clinic 6/14/20 SPECIALIZED ACTIVITY LEADER|OTHER Camp Pemigewassett

50 Camp Pemigewassett Rd NH Route 25A
Wentworth, New Hampshire 03282

The Nature Instruction Clinic is a unique, national training program that reflects the camping world’s commitment to environmental education. This pre-season, 5½-day-long “Nature Instruction Clinic” focuses on place-based nature education in the outdoors. It is designed for instructors at day camps, resident camps, outdoor education centers, docents and seasonal staff at nature centers and national and state parks. Our goal is to facilitate better programming and instruction in a wide variety of camp and outdoor situations and settings. Each year, the Clinic is designed to meet the specific needs of the participants. Enrollment is limited to 15.

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165 Camp Good News Rd.
Charlestown, New Hampshire 03603

This intensive training is designed for individuals who would like to expand their understanding of, and ability to manage, participant behaviors at camp. At the conclusion of this 8-hour training, you will be able to provide extended supports (beyond what is likely covered in orientation/staff training for general staff in your program) for youth who are struggling to participate successfully. Additionally, you will be able to support others on your staff team with strategies and techniques to improve their skills when working with challenging participants. This training is designed to help camps/youth programs implement cost-effective behavioral supports as part of their inclusion/ MESH/ SEL efforts.

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Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification 6/17/20 CAMP ADMINISTRATION|HEALTH/WELLNESS|STAFF MANAGEMENT|OTHER Camp Hawkeye

165 Camp Good News Rd.
Charlestown, New Hampshire 03603

Get Certified in Adult Mental Health First Aid so you can help your staff who may be experiencing signs of mental health challenges or substance use disorder. With a focus on supporting camp/youth program staff, this MHFA training will prepare you to you identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use including panic attacks, self-injury, traumatic event triggers, overdose, and more. Our staff have big jobs taking care of campers - let's make sure we're equipped to take care of our staff, too!

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