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Base Camp: Spring Conference & Skills Lab

  • Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Chicagoland Area

Spring Conference: Friday, April 22, 2022

Skills Lab: Wednesday, April 20 through Sunday, April 24, 2021 

(Exact dates for each Skills Lab will be announced on January 3rd, 2022.)


Chicagoland, Illinois*

This is an in-person event.


What is Base Camp? You may recall we had a Base Camp area at Mid States each year that acted as a community gathering space. Community is at the core of our mission. This year we are pleased to launch our new spring conference: Base Camp. Base Camp will be an annual camp community focused event that brings together camp professionals to network, learn, and gather in community before heading to camp for the summer! 


This multi program event and conference has been designed to fit in your busy schedule and tackle your toughest challenges with other camp pros. With a variety of education sessions to choose from, keynote speakers, and more - this is the community to join this spring! 


Open to ALL camp professionals. ACA membership and/or Illinois residency is not required to attend. 

Return of the Skills Lab! Get ready for your summer and meet the Accreditation requirements by attending one of our Skills Labs. Training includes Archery Instructor Certification, Lifeguard Training, New Supervisor Training, and more. These programs are chosen to meet the requirements of the Accreditation program but are open to all camps, regardless of Accreditation status.

Call for Proposals Are Now Open submit by January 3rd, 2022

Base Camp Spring Conference Schedule**

8:00a.m. to 9:30a.m.: Opening Keynote

9:45a.m. to 11:00a.m.: Education Session I

11:15a.m. to 12:30p.m.: Education Session II

12:30p.m. to 1:45p.m.: Lunch (Included)

1:45p.m. to 3:00p.m.: Education Session III

3:15p.m. to 5:00p.m.: Closing Keynote

6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.: Camp Pros Social & Networking Event (Extra Ticket Required.) 


**Schedule subject to change.

Registration opens January 3rd, 2022


Exhibits and Sponsorship Information

Contact Kim Steiner at kim@acail.org.


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