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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Accreditation Process Workshop 10.8.19 10/8/19 OTHER ACA New England Office

80 Westview St
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421

Formerly the Standards Course, this workshop is designed for camp representatives who are preparing for accreditation visits in 2019 and beyond. The course is appropriate for those who are new to the accreditation process AND those who have been part of an accreditation visit or completed standards training in the past. Every camp being visited must have at least one person who completes the workshop on behalf of the camp; that person must actively assist in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.

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Annual Vermont Conference on Recreation 10/10/19 OTHER Lake Morey Resort & Conference Center

82 Clubhouse Road
Fairlee, Vermont 05045

76th Annual Vermont Conference on Recreation. If you have been before, you know what a great conference this is. If you haven’t attended before…the secret to our conference’s success is based on a simple, time-tested formula: An inspiring, thought-provoking keynote speaker, high quality education sessions, ample time for networking with colleagues and exhibitors and finally, Vermont’s Finest Silent Auction with thousands of dollars in merchandise, gift cards and products. Last, but not least, the conference features excellent food and entertainment, including a fireworks display! We hope you will all join us!

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Experienced Camp Director Round Table Series (Oct. 2019 – May 2020) 10/23/19 ACA NEW ENGLAND SPONSORED ACA, New England Office

80 Westview Street, Lexington, MA

For camp professionals with 5 or more years of camp director experience.

This is an opportunity for camp directors with five or more summers of director experience to come together monthly for eight sessions from October 2019 to May 2020. The monthly gatherings will be facilitated by Bob Ditter and will provide attendees with time for general discussion, an optional brown bag lunch, and breakout time for smaller or deeper discussions. While topics of discussion will be peer-driven, Bob will help set the schedule of discussions and supporting articles and resources in advance of the sessions.

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Accreditation Office Hours - Intro and Core Standards 10/24/19 OTHER Zoom



Are you considering becoming accredited for the first time? Working on preparing for your upcoming visit? Do you want a refresher to make sure you are meeting the standards? Looking for tips on preparing and applying standards to your program? Join us for virtual accreditation office hours each month to help you walk through some of the specifics of your accreditation preparation. Learn about resources available from ACA, dig deeper into each section of standards, share organizing tips, and more. Each session will include opportunity for open discussion, questions and coaching with Standards Instructors and ACA Staff. Office hours are planned to help you pace your preparation and learning of the standards as you lead up to the camp season. It is not required that you are accredited or seeking accreditation to join these sessions.

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Fall Seminar - All About Staffing 10/30/19 ACA NEW ENGLAND SPONSORED Camp Cedar Hill

265 Beaver St, Waltham, MA 02452

Join ACA, New England, Mason Gates, Recruitment Evangelist at Indeed.com, and Kim Aycock, Volunteer Co-Chair of ACA's Project Real Job and owner of Camp 2 Campus Learning Solutions for a day designed to dive deep into topics related to staffing. Our program is designed to help you understand current trends in staffing, examine job descriptions and recruitment strategies – what is working and what can we improve?, explore staffing challenges and successes at your camp, and think about internships at camp. Whether your camp is struggling with staffing or has been lucky in this area and wants to stay that way, this day is for you! There will be time for learning, information sharing, and networking.

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ACA Visitor Update 11.7.19 11/7/19 OTHER ACA New England Office

80 Westview St
Lexington, Massachusetts 02421

If you are currently an ACA visitor, and DID NOT attend an update in 2019, this is the training for you. Participants will review ACA resources and updated technology and will gain familiarity with the Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition, as well as recommended communication practices for success in managing the visit or completion of Annual Accreditation Report.

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Newer Camp Director Round Table Series (Nov. 2019 - May 2020) 11/13/19 ACA NEW ENGLAND SPONSORED ACA, New England Office

80 Westview Street, Lexington, MA

For camp professionals with 1-4 years of camp director experience. Join a group of your peers for monthly facilitated discussions at the ACA, New England offices in Lexington, MA. This round table series will provide camp professionals who have between 1-4 summers as a director under their belt (or current assistant directors who will be stepping into the director role next summer) with a safe and professional place to discuss issues of common concern and a way to build their professional network. 

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Accreditation Office Hours - Administration 11/21/19 OTHER ZOOM



Are you considering becoming accredited for the first time? Working on preparing for your upcoming visit? Do you want a refresher to make sure you are meeting the standards? Looking for tips on preparing and applying standards to your program? Join us for virtual accreditation office hours each month to help you walk through some of the specifics of your accreditation preparation. Learn about resources available from ACA, dig deeper into each section of standards, share organizing tips, and more. Each session will include opportunity for open discussion, questions and coaching with Standards Instructors and ACA Staff. Office hours are planned to help you pace your preparation and learning of the standards as you lead up to the camp season. It is not required that you are accredited or seeking accreditation to join these sessions.

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Accreditation Office Hours - Facilites 12/12/19 OTHER ZOOM



Are you considering becoming accredited for the first time? Working on preparing for your upcoming visit? Do you want a refresher to make sure you are meeting the standards? Looking for tips on preparing and applying standards to your program? Join us for virtual accreditation office hours each month to help you walk through some of the specifics of your accreditation preparation. Learn about resources available from ACA, dig deeper into each section of standards, share organizing tips, and more. Each session will include opportunity for open discussion, questions and coaching with Standards Instructors and ACA Staff. Office hours are planned to help you pace your preparation and learning of the standards as you lead up to the camp season. It is not required that you are accredited or seeking accreditation to join these sessions.

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Accreditation Process Workshop 12.17.19 12/17/19 OTHER ACA New England Office


Lexington, Massachusetts 02421

Formerly the Standards Course, this workshop is designed for camp representatives who are preparing for accreditation visits in 2019 and beyond. The course is appropriate for those who are new to the accreditation process AND those who have been part of an accreditation visit or completed standards training in the past. Every camp being visited must have at least one person who completes the workshop on behalf of the camp; that person must actively assist in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.

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ACA Accreditaiton Proces Workshop 1-20-20 1/20/20 ACA NEW ENGLAND SPONSORED Connecticut (exact location TBA)


, Connecticut

Formerly the Standards Course, this workshop is designed for camp representatives who are preparing for accreditation visits in 2019 and beyond. The course is appropriate for those who are new to the accreditation process AND those who have been part of an accreditation visit or completed standards training in the past. Every camp being visited must have at least one person who completes the workshop on behalf of the camp; that person must actively assist in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.

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