In a conference call on March 13, 2020, the Board of Directors of ACA, New England made the regrettable and unprecedented decision to cancel the in-person 2020 New England Camp Conference. 
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Please check this page in the coming days for information on how our staff and Conference Committee will be organizing a virtual conference experience. 


Thursday, March 26 – Friday, March 27, 2020

Online, via the Zoom platform

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! 

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Thank you to our conference sponsors!

Schedule-At-A-Glance - Updated 3.20.20 to reflect our virtual event!

THURSDAY, March 26

Time Event


Conference Welcome and Kick-Off *We will raffle a Kindle Fire* - must be present to win!
 9:30AM - 10:45AM Education Breakout Session 1 
11:00AM - 12:15PM  Education Breakout Session 2 
12:30PM - 1:15PM  Lunch & Learn Session - bring your lunch and engage in virtual dialogue 
with your colleagues! 
1:30PM - 2:45PM  Educational Breakout Session 3
 3:00PM - 4:15PM Educational Breakout Session 4

 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

MA Camping Association Meeting

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Happy Hour with Icebreaker! 

Grab your drink of choice and join us for some virtual guided meet n' greets. Google account, camera, and mic required to participate.

 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Virtual Open Mic Night

Feeling distanced from friends, family, and most importantly, other camp professionals? Not getting adequate social contact from Zoom meetings? Join us for an online Open Mic Night hosted by Jason Levasseur! Sing songs, tell jokes, perform an amazing talent, or just watch and listen from the comfort of your home. Invite your friends and neighbors. We might not be together, but that doesn’t mean we have to be apart. It’ll be the best Zoom meeting of your life.

Sign up to perform here.

FRIDAY, March 27 

Time Event
 9:00AM - 10:15AM Educational Breakout Session 5
11:00AM - 12:15PM Educational Breakout Session 6
 12:30PM - 1:30PM  Crisis communications for camps in the time of Coronavirus
   Led by Kelley Freridge, American Camp Association
2:00PM - 3:15PM Educational Breakout Session 7
3:30PM - 4:45PM

Educational Breakout Session 8

4:45PM - 5:15PM Conference Closing
  We will be drawing one lucky Kindle Fire winner *Must be present to win!*

The New England Camp Conference has an educational endorsement from the American Camp Association and attendees will earn 16 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.