Pre-Conference Day, March 9th, 2020

The Tri-State Pre-Conference Day falls on Monday, March 9th and is intended to have workshops only. This day is designed to give you specialized opportunities to continue your education outside of general conference hours. 

The Tri-State CAMP conference starts on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Pool Director Training Course (Required for NJ Camps)

Pool Director Training Course (As required by the New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Code (NJAC 8:26)) 

This one-day classroom instruction class is an APPROVED provider program per the New Jersey Department of Health to meet the requirement for pools larger than 2,000 square feet to have the designated adult supervisor possessing the Pool Director Training certification.

Class runs 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Topics covered include general pool director knowledge, filtration and pool equipment, water chemistry and water testing, sanitizers, water problems and pool troubleshooting, New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Code (PRB NJAC 8:26) Interpretation; supervision and staff training, and injury and drowning prevention. After the classroom instruction, there is a one (1) hour exam. The exam has 25 questions. You need a 72 percent to pass. Once you pass, you will receive a certification in 3-4 weeks. It is valid for three years.

The cost of the class is $200.00*. (If you register less than two weeks before the start there is a $25 late fee, bringing the fee to $225.00.)

PLEASE NOTE this workshop is not being run or organized by the ACA, NY and NJ. To register go to  or you can call 732-451-1040 or print the registration form (found on the website) and mail it to us with a check, money order, or completed purchase order.

*REFUND POLICY: In the event that you cannot attend, a refund may be requested 14 days before the course. However, there is $35 cancellation fee. Within 14 days of the course or if you fail to attend, no refund will be given.

ACA Accreditation Process Workshops

Accreditation Process Workshop
Four-hour in-person workshop

Audience: 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 the 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. 

Workshop Objectives: Participants leave feeling excited, engaged, and ready to prepare for an accreditation visit. They know where to find and how to use information, resources, and technology provided by ACA. They can navigate the Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition to understand compliance and applicability of standards, including all revisions to the standards and the accreditation process, and they can articulate the steps in the visit timeline and the responsibilities of the camp and the visitors.

Session Time: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Where: Rooms 320,  321

Price: Free

Accreditation Process Workshop Registration Coming Soon!

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Session time: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Price: $59 per attendee

Lunch and all participant materials provided.

Instructor: Amy Bram, Association of Independent Jewish Camps

Course Info One-Pager

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