Camp NAC Attends the American Camp Association Tri-State Conference

This past week, members of the Camp NAC leadership team traveled to Atlantic City, New Jersey for the American Camp Association (ACA) Tri-State Camp Conference. The three-day event included courses led by seasoned camp professionals, networking opportunities, and a trade show featuring over 250 exhibitors. With so many chances to learn and make connections, the conference supplied Camp NAC with tons of new ways to keep Making Summer Better for our amazing campers. See what all our attendees learned this week!

Headshot finalAmanda Brown – Camp NAC & Youth Programs Director

“This was my third time attending the ACA conference. In the past we have gained so many valuable ideas and I knew this year would yield nothing less. In addition to taking home great ideas and meeting other camp professionals, it was a great way for our team to bond.”
What she learned:

  1. Virtual lost and founds are a great way for parents to search through pictures of lost items and claim them online.
  2. The President of ACA noted that Camp NAC was known in the industry for being one of the best camps in the area.

AllieAllie Antenucci – Camp NAC & Youth Programs Marketing Manager

“The ACA conference was one of the best conferences I have ever attended. I was so excited for the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry about a variety of topics including website design, camp videos, and how to improve the camper experience. I truly feel like we got some amazing ideas to keep up our mission of ‘Making Summer Better’ for all of our campers and their families.”
What she learned:

  1. How to apply Google Analytics and other online resources to reach more awesome camp families in our area.
  2. The importance of showing parents and prospective parents the value of their camper’s Camp NAC experience.

IMG_3209Amanda Kimble – Camp NAC Administrative Assistant

“The camp conference was awesome!  I am so glad that I got to be a part of it! There were so many great classes though with lots of great ideas for camp! I also loved trying a new game that we bought for our teen campers to use- Spikeball! “
What she learned:

  1. Some new teen games and activities as well as fun new “adventures” to incorporate into the Half Day camp schedules.
  2. A few new forms to look into for the camp office to stay even more organized.

IMG_3695Meredith Deal – KidFit Coordinator & Camp NAC Lead Counselor

“The conference was an awesome opportunity to grow and develop as a camp professional. I loved meeting other professionals and learning about the successes and failures they’ve had at their camps and how they’ve grown from them. The speakers provided insight into a variety of topics from how to make your camp successful, whether it be behind the scenes or directly through camper-counselor interaction, to new and clever games for all ages.”
What she learned:

  1. Tons of new games, crafts, and projects for campers to try out this summer.
  2. New training techniques to incorporate into staff orientation for the best and most confident camp counselors.

IMG_0516Nicole Beck – Youth Programs Marketing Liaison

“We all had a great experience at the ACA Camp Conference. The sessions taught us a variety of ways in which we can improve our summer camp. I felt as if I also learned valuable information that I can apply to other aspects of my work. “
What she learned:

  1. The importance of always providing quality communication to new and returning camp families.
  2. How camp leaders sometimes need to show staff that they are willing to do the same things that are expected of them.


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