New England Camp Conference

As the longest running camp conference, 2023 will be our 101st year!

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2023 New England Camp Conference, March 30 – April 1, 2023

Manchester, NH

Registration is Open!

If you can’t wait for the conference, check out our Educational Opportunities calendar for other upcoming professional development offerings.

We’d love to see you sooner than March 2023!

The New England Camp Conference brings over 800 attendees from 250+ camps around New England together for three days of learning and networking with dynamic speakers, established industry experts, and each other!

Wondering if this event is right for you? If you’re involved in summer camp and youth development at large, small, day, resident, independent, non-profit, or specialty camp or summer program, you will find sessions and resources yourself and all levels of your camp/program staff teams.

Key Information and updates:

We have a 3rd/additional person Early Bird rate to save you even more when you plan ahead!

Registration rates are based on individual ACA membership status. (To discuss membership options, email Bud, bud@acanewengland.org)

2023 Early bird rates (November 29, 2022 through February 9, 2023):

  • 1st and 2nd registration from your camp: $315/each for members; $390/each for non-members
  • 3rd and additional attendees from your camp: $90/each for members; $150/each for non-members

Please note: Registrations include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar in the CampEXPO on Thursday; a coffee/bagel break and sweet treats in the EXPO on Friday; and light breakfast on Saturday for all. For attendees who have joined us in past years, we will not be having a Friday celebration dinner this year.

These rates will increase after February 9, 2023.

One-day, multi-day, and student rates are also available. You can find more details on the registration tab.

Scholarship Funds: ACA, New England never wants cost to be a barrier to attending our events. We are committed to expanding participation at our conference and want attendees to reflect a diversity of backgrounds, camps, cultures, and identities. We have established a Scholarship Fund to help make the conference more accessible to individual ACA members who are first-time New England Camp Conference attendees (if you’re not currently a member, you can join first!). You can complete a Scholarship Fund Request here. Please submit your request by Sunday, January 29, 2023. If you don’t fit this criteria or you are seeing this after January 29, please call us at 781-541-6080 to discuss financial assistance options.

Open hours of hotel restaurant during conference: As of 1.20.2023 it is looking like the DoubleTree restaurant, The Current, will not be open for lunch during our conference. It will be open for breakfast and dinner. This could change, but we wanted to inform attendees so they can plan accordingly and be sure to pre-order bagged lunches if they want to be sure they won’t need to leave the conference venue for lunch.

ACA, New England has negotiated room rates for the conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton

Latest from the Conference Blog

The latest on the New England Camp Conference.

Why go?

The New England Camp Conference brings nearly one-thousand attendees, dynamic speakers, established industry experts, and new ideas to the table for three days of learning and networking.

Who’s it for?

Anyone involved in summer camp and youth development. Large, small, day, resident, independent, non-profit, and specialty camps alike will find resources available for all levels of their camp staff teams.

Our History

Started nearly a century ago, the Conference began as the annual meeting of members of the New England section of the National Association of Directors of Girls’ Camps. Read More > (will link to a blog post)

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors who make our Conference possible through their generosity and support! If you're interested in becoming a conference sponsor, email Kerry, kerry@acanewengland.org, to discuss your options.



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