Welcome to the Tri-State CAMP Conference: the largest gathering of camp professionals in the world! Our community of over 3000 will come together to learn at over 160 educational sessions, find new products and services at our 300 booth exhibit hall, and best of all, spend time with like-minded people who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children.
The Tri-State CAMP Conference is the largest and best face-to-face marketing opportunity for companies and products hoping to make connections with summer camps. The Tri-State CAMP Conference is the largest gathering of camp professionals in the world and hosts the largest exhibit hall for the summer camp industry. Camps will be ready, willing, and able to connect with the solutions, products, and services you provide.
Your exhibition takes you "beyond the booth." Your presence extends over the long haul - not just over three d ays in Atlantic City. The CAMP conference is the place to make long-lasting business relationships with the top decision-makers in the camp industry.
A booth at the Tri-State CAMP Conference will give your business the opportunity to:
• Secure qualified leads
• Showcase products and services
• Make industry connections
When you exhibit, you get more than floor space. Consider these special value-added incentives:
• Pre-registered mailing list - You'll have access to the names and addresses of pre-registered companies for a one-time pre-show mailing.
• Attendance at all sessions - You're invited to attend all Keynote Sessions, Educational Sessions, and Evening events, which are ideal opportunities to network in an organic way.
• Company listing on the Camp Shopping Network - ACA members, Conference registrants, and prospective attendees can search by company and product category.
About the ACA - NY & NJ:
The American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey (ACA, NY and NJ) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and enhancing the quality of the summer camp experience. Because of camp, children and adults have the opportunity to learn important lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy life lessons that can’t be learned anywhere else.
7:30 AM-5:00 PM Registration Open
7:45 AM-8:25 AM ACA First Timer's Orientation
8:30 AM-9:30 AM Concurrent Session Block A
9:45 AM-10:45 AM Concurrent Session Block B
11:00 AM-12:30 PM General Session: Dr. Shefali Tsabary
12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Book Signing
12:30 PM-3:00 PM Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
12:45 PM-1:45 PM Meet 'N' Eat Sessions
12:45 PM-2:00 PM VOCE (Members Only) Session with Lunch: Rachel Bayar
3:00 PM-4:00 PM Concurrent Session Block C
3:00 PM-5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
4:30 PM-6:30 PM Standards Update Course
7:00 PM-9:00 PM Dinner at Carmine's (Tropicana)
CAMP SHIRT WEDNESDAY!
7:15 AM 5K Fun Run at Atlantic City Boardwalk
7:30 AM-5:00 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM-9:30 AM Concurrent Session Block D
9:45 AM-10:45 AM Concurrent Session Block E
10:45 AM-5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
10:45 AM-11:45 AM Free Coffee with Exhibitors
11:00 AM-4:30 PM ACA Full Standards Course
12:30 PM-1:30 PM Meet 'N' Eat Sessions
12:30 PM-1:45 PM VOCE (Members Only) Session with Lunch: TBD
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Concurrent Session Block F
3:15 PM-4:15 PM Concurrent Session Block G
4:15 PM-5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
5:30 PM- 7:00 PM Wednesday Night Social at the Sheraton
7:30 AM-2:00 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM-10:00 AM Concurrent Session Block H
9:30 AM-12:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 AM-10:00 AM Free Coffee with the Exhibitors
10:15 AM-11:15 AM Concurrent Session Block I
11:15 AM-12:00 PM Free Refreshments with the Exhibitors *Last Chance to Shop*
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Meet 'N' Greet
12:00 AM-2:00 PM General Session: Billie Jean King
Stay for the Raffle!
Creating Resilience and Empowerment in Children
Oprah has called Dr. Shefali’s work revolutionary; and you are about to discover why! In this talk, Dr. Shefali will outline how we can raise resilience levels within children and help them achieve their most authentic selves. You, as summer camp professionals, directors, counselors, and coaches, will discover techniques to tune in to the needs of your campers and young staff; and in doing so, help them find pathways to express themselves in the most empowered fashion possible. Through her decades of clinical expertise, Dr. Shefali understands the mechanism of anxiety and how this obstructs resilience and empowerment. You will leave this keynote armed with a new understanding of your role in children’s lives and how you can concretely make a difference in their emotional future and personal well-being.
Oprah has hailed Dr. Shefali’s work as “revolutionary.” A NYT bestselling author of two groundbreaking books, Dr. Shefali brings a fresh perspective to the youth development and parenting landscape. Provocative, daring, and evocative, her approach teaches parents and caregivers how to raise themselves - first - into the most empowered and conscious person before they help to raise and teach children.
LIFT, LEARN, LEAD
With the millennial generation expected to be 75% of the global workforce by 2025, King looks at the unique opportunity in the workplace for generations past, present and future to work together in an inclusive environment. Throughout companies and organizations all over the world, leadership tends to be homogeneous, but if those in positions of power are not representative of our globalizing world, fresh ideas, diverse talent, and an inclusive work environment cannot prosper. The status quo is already shifting, as people of all backgrounds are being recognized and promoted for their varied skills, experiences, and viewpoints. But more must be done. Her mission is to move the needle on issues impacting diverse talent globally. In this talk, King ignites transformation in the conversation through three primary pillars of leadership: LIFT through action and advocacy, LEARN through research and innovation, and LEAD through insight and empowerment.
As one of the 20th century's most respected and influential people, Billie Jean King has long been a champion for social justice and equality. She has created new inroads for both genders in and out of sports during her legendary career and she continues to make her mark today.
King, who won an astounding 39 Grand Slam titles during her career, blazed trails for women everywhere in 1970 when she became one of nine players to break away from the tennis establishment and accept a one dollar contract from tennis promoter Gladys Heldman to compete in the newly created Virginia Slims Series. The revolt led to the birth of women's pro tennis and the formation of the Women's Tennis Association.
In 1973, King produced one of the greatest moments in sports history when she defeated Bobby Riggs in the famous match dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes.” The Riggs-King match took place at the Houston Astrodome, and garnered huge publicity. In front of more than 30,000 spectators and a worldwide television audience estimated at 50 million people in 37 countries, 29-year-old King beat the 55-year-old Riggs 6–4, 6–3, 6–3. It still remains one of the most viewed sports events of all time, and the story is now a major motion picture starring Emma Stone as Billie, and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs.
Named one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by Life and a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, King was honored on August 28, 2006, when the National Tennis Center, home of the US Open, was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. She is also the author of Pressure is a Privilege: Lessons I've Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes to commemorate the 35th anniversary of that historic match.