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These informal gatherings of camp staff in related positions are held over breakfast or lunch in various locations. Roundtables allow camp professionals in similar roles to chat about topics that are relevant to their work during the off season. Keep an eye on our events calendar for specific information about dates and locations. 

VOCE


VOCE (Veterans of the Camp Experience) serves leaders who have had ultimate operational authority in an ACA camp for 5 years or more. Join fellow camp directors for dinner and interactive discussions about camp and their roles- a great opportunity to network with other camp professionals and share strategies for dealing with common issues in the camp industry. If you are interested in joining VOCE please send an email to Susie@acanynj.org.

Please check back soon for VOCE events!

Directors' Roundtable

Come network and chat with other camp directors on this summer season's biggest challenges and some of this year's hot topics in camping.

Join fellow camp directors for lunch and a discussion on topics ranging from camp staff to programming and operations. It will be a great opportunity to network with other camp professionals as well as share strategies for dealing with common issues in the camp industry.  Attendees pay for their own lunch. 

For more information, please contact Jenna Dunlay at jenna@acanynj.org or 212.391.5208.

Please check back soon for our next roundtable date!

Special Interest Groups at Tri-State 2020

Tuesday, March 10th

URBAN CAMPS MEET AND GREET

4:15 PM–5:15 PM

Room 408

Network with fellow camp professionals who are operating summer programs in an urban environment for a meet and greet Tuesday afternoon. This is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, discuss common challenges in running camp, as well as share successful practices. Join us to discuss transportation and operations, staff recruitment, and unique program ideas over a few snacks!

PRIDE IN CAMPING MEET AND GREET

4:15 PM–5:15 PM

Room 418

Come connect with members of the LGBTQ+ camp community and find out how we can work together to make camps more inclusive. We will be looking towards connecting camps with subject matter experts (queer/trans+ camp pros).

Wednesday, March 11th

DEAF/HARD OF HEARING CAMPING COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Room 410

Come join us for a focused discussion on access for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community at camp. Members of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing camping and experiential learning community will be present to moderate the meeting. We’ll be discussing current and future trends for our campers and how we can continue to provide access. All are welcome who want to learn more and share ideas. We will have interpreters present at this meeting to ensure access is provided for all in American Sign Language and spoken English.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPING MEET AND GREET

4:30 PM–5:30 PM

Room 408

Join us for a gathering of camp professionals that serve children with special needs. This meeting is open to directors, program leaders, and any staff who provide programs for the special needs population. Attendees will share successful practices and resources, as well as discuss strategies for improvement for the upcoming summer. This will be a great opportunity to learn about other programs, network with colleagues, and take away tips for enhancing your camp!

FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS 

4:30 PM–5:30 PM

Room 202
Calling all faith-based camps! Meet your neighbors who are doing what you are doing: outdoor nonprofit ministry! Join us for conversation around joys and challenges, and let’s provide support to one another. See you soon!

Facilitator: Elise Bates Russell, Johnsonburg Camp & Retreat Center

PARKS AND REC ORGANIZATIONS

4:30 PM–5:30 PM

Room 415

Attention Parks & Rec Camp pros! Come network with your colleagues at a meet and greet this Wednesday afternoon. Discuss the best practices in Parks and Rec camps, as well as some of the challenges you face. Learn from each other while chatting about facilities, staffing, programming, and more!

YMCA MEETING
4:30 PM–5:30 PM
Room 419

Come one, come all—join us for an informal networking opportunity open to Y staff, volunteers, and friends! Y-USA staff will be on hand and would like to connect and be of support! Let’s join for some good Y fun!

PACA (PA LEGISLATIVE GROUP) MEET AND GREET

5:15 PM–6:15 PM

Room 417

PA Camp Association (PACA) came together in 2005 to provide education and understanding to the legislature in Harrisburg related to issues affecting all camps in PA. Join us and meet with members of PACA to discuss who is speaking up for the camping industry in Harrisburg, and how you can help our efforts.

ANNUAL GIRL SCOUT GATHERING 

5:30 PM–7:00 PM

Room 418

Please join Westex for its annual Girl Scout Gathering. Relax, network with others, and enjoy!

Women in Camp

A community of women in the camp industry dedicated to professional development, meaningful networking, and female empowerment.

Check back soon for our next event!


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