Conference Communicate

Information and Announcements for the 100th New England Camp Conference

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Planning your trip to join us at the 101st New England Camp Conference? Stay tuned through our

“conference communicate” emails to stay up-to-date with the latest news and offerings featured in 2023. Feel free to check out the  or the  for a preview.

Volunteer at this Year’s Conference

Sign up for as many slots as you’d like. We want you to be able to attend sessions and activities while also

helping out. A few of the key opportunities with include:


• Greeters – Are you a “chatty Chris” who loves to smile? Help ensure attendees feel welcome and know where they are going between session blocks.


• Area room hosts – Leading up to each session, support our speakers by checking in with a few to make sure they have what they need (then, attend a session).


• EXPO Hall support – Help with vendor check-in and being present in the hall during show hours.


• Floating troubleshooters – Camp folks are problem solvers so help us ensure things run smoothly by helping as needed during transition times (e.g. hanging up “room full” signs, requesting a refill on a water station, helping a speaker figure out adaptors).


• Kick-off/closing leaders – Lead brief 10-15 minutes of announcements and activities at the start of

sessions 1, 2, and 7 (we will give you all the materials and instructions)!


• Session/activity assistants – Some of our programming requires an extra set of hands.

EPIC, New England at the Conference

Emerging Professionals In Camping (EPIC) is a Kindred Group within ACA. EPIC, New England focuses on connecting and

supporting newer director and sub-director level staff and

counselors as they navigate current camp careers and potential moves in the industry. Mark your calendars to find EPIC at the conference during the following days/times. #beEPIC


• Happy Hour Hangout, Thursday, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, the Penstock. Meet representatives from the EPIC, New England Committee and other EPIC camp folk for

casual conversations and networking. If you’re wondering where to be Thursday evening, add this to your agenda.


• Kindred Group Connection, Saturday, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM, Merrimack. Grab some grub and join the EPIC Kindred Group Connection. This is a great opportunity to debrief conference ideas while they’re fresh and discuss Hot Topics EPICs everywhere are facing heading into the summer.

Food at the Conference

The following will be provided for all conference attendees. Other meals are on your own.


• Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, Thursday, 3:30 – 6:00 PM, Vendor Hall

• Cash bar (evening activities), Thursday, 8:00 – 10:00 PM, Assembly

• Coffee & bagels, Friday, 10:15 – 11:00 AM, Vendor Hall

• Sweet treats, Friday, 1:15 – 1:45 PM, Vendor Hall

• Cash bar (Multicultural Arts Night), Friday, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

• Light breakfast & coffee, Saturday, 8:00 – 8:45 AM, Armory


If you pre-ordered a boxed lunch, you will receive your tickets in your name badge at conference check-in and can pick up your lunches in the Expo Hall lobby. Still need to order boxed lunches ($17/ea)? . The deadline to order is this Thursday, March 9. As of now, the hotel

restaurant is not open for lunch, but there are other options in the area.

State Meetings/Socials

Enjoy time connecting with other camp pros from your state. All state meetings/socials will take place on Friday, March 31 from 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM. Contact your state association for more

details. Locations are as follows:

• Connecticut – Frost/Hawthorne

• Maine – The Penstock

• Massachusetts – Pemigewasset

• New Hampshire – Contoocook

• Rhode Island – Dartmouth

• Vermont – Piscataquog

Accreditation Station

Do you have standards and accreditation questions? Members of the ACA, New England Standards Committee will have a booth in the EXPO Hall on Thursday and Friday! Stop by to say hi, ask your questions about accreditation, or learn more about becoming an ACA Standards Visitor!

Ongoing Reminders

  • We still have spaces available in our pre-conference  and  taking place on Wednesday, March 29. Pre-registration is required.
  • Want to add pronouns to your name badge? Email  by March 9!
  • If you want to attend Heroes Wanted: Live Roleplaying Adventure on Thursday evening,  (you can sign up multiple people from your group).
  • Is this your first time attending the New England Camp Conference? Or, would you like to be reminded of some tips and tricks to make the most of your time in Manchester? Maybe you’d just like to meet a few friendly faces on the screen so you know a few folks before showing up in just over a month. Mark your calendars and join us for a 2023 New England Camp Conference Orientation on Zoom Thursday, March 23 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm ET. You can use this  to join.
  • Take a look at the  who will be at our CampEXPO! Show specials will go out in an email the week of March 22.
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