Resident Camp Tours and Conference

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The Resident Camp Tours and Conference, which takes place every fall, offers attendees a chance to tour overnight camps in a particular region to experience how other organizations manage their programs and facilities. 

ACA, New England and ACA, New York & New Jersey are pairing up for the 2019 Resident Camp Tours and Conference and heading to Maine from September 10 - 12, 2019!

These tours offer attendees a chance to visit six overnight camps in just a few days. This year's tours will be hosted by Fernwood Cove, Camp Micah, Camp Mataponi, Camp Sunshine, Tripp Lake Camp, and Kamp Kohut.

This is a great opportunity to see a variety of camp properties, experience how other organizations run their programs and facilities, re-energize by networking with peers, discuss lessons learned and hot topics from the past summer, and gain new ideas as your off-season planning begins.

The registration fee includes two dinners and two lunches. Travel and lodging are not included.

Cost: $199/member; $225/non-member 

Log into your ACA Camps Account to Register OR Paper Registration Form

*Please be sure to indicate whether you plan to fly or drive to Maine. Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions/allergies in the "Edit Details" section.*

Conference Agenda  *Times subject to change*

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Block:

Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham (965 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME) 

*SOLD OUT - Feel free to call for cancellations.

Room rate: $172 per night + tax

Call 207-893-8870 to book a room and reference group: ACA. This is a small hotel so please consider sharing rooms and be sure to book early!

Alternative options:

Sebago Lake Lodge (661 Whites Bridge Rd, Windham, ME 04062)

2 room cottages available - $235 or $275/night

Call 207-892-2698 and ask for Deborah

Planning to drive? Feel free to look at VRBO and Airbnb for accommodations. We recommend looking between Jordan Bay and Little Sebago Lake (or within 10 minutes of the Microtel) so you can easily meet the bus if needed.

Travel Information:

If you plan to FLY to Maine, there will be a bus to transport attendees to/from the airport and to/from all camps and the hotel. The bus departs from the Portland International Jetport  (PWM) at 1:50pm on Tuesday. 

Suggested flights from the NYC area:

  • Delta 10:14am Departure from Laguardia
  • Delta 9:35am Departure from JFK
  • JetBlue 9:35am Departure from JFK
  • United 8:09am Departure from Newark

*When booking flights home, please do not book anything earlier than 4:15pm.

If you plan to DRIVE to Maine, please meet on Tuesday between 3:00-3:30pm at Fernwood Cove: 99 Island Pond Rd., Harrison, ME 04040.

Sponsors 2019

Thank you to our sponsors for the support of this event!

Take a Look at Past Agendas

Each year the Resident Camp Conference is committed to visiting camps in different areas around the northeast. Click on any of the agendas below to see which camps we have had the pleasure of visiting in the last several years. 

2018 Resident Camp Conference 
Catskills Region, NY
2017 Resident Camp Conference      
Wayne County, PA 
2016 Resident Camp Conference 
2015 Resident Camp Conference   
2014 Resident Camp Conference   

2013 Resident Camp Conference

2012 Resident Camp Conference 
2011 Resident Camp Conference 
2010 Resident Camp Conference