IMPORTANT HEALTH UPDATE
We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty and anxiousness surrounding the Coronavirus and with the upcoming Tri-State CAMP Conference, you might have concerns or questions. We hope this information will be helpful to you.
The Tri-State CAMP Conference is happening! If you are worried about attending, it’s up to you/your camp whether or not you would like to attend, however, please note that there will be no refunds.
Here are the precautions that we are taking and asking all attendees to help with:
· Hand Sanitizer will be available throughout the convention center. Please use it!
· Nightly disinfection of all doorknobs and surfaces around the convention center.
· We ask that attendees wash hands throughout the day. Bathrooms are located on each floor of the convention center.
The Tri-State CAMP Conference Committee and ACA, NY and NJ Staff are here to answer any further questions you may have.
Cancellation and Refund Policies
All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to ACA, NY and NJ by February 10, 2020. Cancellations received by February 10th will be refunded minus a $150 administrative fee. Cancellations received after February 10th will not be refunded.
If the ACA, NY and NJ cancels the event for which you have registered, the registration fee paid will be held on account for a future event or fully refunded if you prefer. ACA, NY and NJ is not responsible for any expenses incurred by you as a result of your registration, whether the event was attended, postponed, or cancelled.
Conference badges will reflect the camp name that each attendee registered with. We are not able to change your camp name. You must be registered under the camp/program you directly work with.
The ACA , NY and NJ staff & the team of volunteers work ALL year to get ready for the Tri-State CAMP conference. The conference will run regardless of inclement weather or concern surrounding Coronavirus. Like all other events, we are following all guidelines put out by the CDC as well as the Atlantic City Convention Center. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
We do not offer refunds for the conference due to weather unless the conference is directly affected and we are not able to operate. If the conference starts and we are operating as usual, we are not offering refunds. Unfortunately, weather where you are may differ from weather where the conference takes place. If there is a state of emergency where the conference is taking place or a weather emergency, we will determine refunds on a case by case basis after the conference has ended.
Children at the Tri-State CAMP Conference
We all love kids—that’s why we are in the camp business. However, for the safety of your children, there will be no children under 16 years old allowed in the vendor hall. We also ask that you don’t bring children to any sessions or the general session/keynote so that everyone can hear and learn without any disturbances.
- Children are welcome to enjoy all public areas of the convention center and the Ben Appelbaum Lounge.
- Please note that there is no babysitting available at the conference.
- If you are breastfeeding/pumping and would like a private room while at the convention center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before the conference for details.
Food is available for purchase throughout the convention center. There is a food court at the back of the exhibit hall and on the 3rd floor outside of the Ben Appelbaum Lounge.
If you have any dietary restrictions, please come prepared with your own food. This includes, but is not limited to: Kosher Food, Gluten-free, Allergen-free or Vegan.
Lost and Found
If you lose an item while at the conference, please stop by the registration desk. If you find an item, please drop it off at registration. Once the conference ends, all items will be handed over to security staff at the convention center.
Anyone observed to be soliciting in the exhibit hall aisles, session rooms or public areas, or in an exhibitor's booth will be asked to leave immediately. Additional penalties also may be levied. Please report any violations you observe to Show Management.
Code of Conduct
The Tri-State CAMP Conference (run by the American Camp Association, NY and NJ) works to promote a welcoming environment at its conference that is safe, collaborative, supportive, and productive for all who participate, including, but not limited to attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, service providers, staff, speakers and guests. To this end, we expect participants to accept, value, and abide by the following code of conduct:
Code of Conduct