2019 National Conference
'Telling our Story'
Our 2019 Australian Camps Association National Conference was held in June, and what a fantastic event it was.
Delegates traveled to our host venue (and ACA member), Oaks Oasis Resort in Caloundra Queensland, from all around Australia to take part in three days of fascinating presentations, conversations and local camp visits designed to help our sector be better able to 'tell our story'.
We also welcomed international guests from China and Russia who brought their own perspective on camp related topics from their own countries. While the focus was firmly on promoting our work and capacity better to stakeholders (our clients, state and federal governments and our own sector), no ACA Conference would be complete without a range of opportunities to mix, enjoy each other's company and get to know our colleagues from near and far. The Conference Dinner held at the Caloundra RSL was just one highlight among many.
We sincerely thank our Major Conference sponsor, PFD Food Services, our Dinner sponsorVenue360 (camp software), our Networking Sponsor AB Phillips (insurance and financial services), Conference Sponsors VenueLife (camp software) and Equipped Outdoors (outdoor equipment), the Camps Tour Sponsor YMCA Camps Victoria, and our Trade Exhibitors -BECFOX - Unleash Your Power (business development), One Planet (outdoor equipment),Aubin Environmental (water treatment solutions), Hypersonic Industries (bunks),UPLOADS Project, Queensland Tourism Industry Council (Quality Tourism Framework),Australian Business Sales (business sales), and Fun Wheels (pedal go-carts).
There will be copies of a number of presentations are available here. Our Photographer, Natalie from Natalie Finney Photography, has put together a great 'highlights slideshow' of images from the Conference. If you'd like to view these images, please click here.
We look forward to seeing all camps and associated providers at the next Australian Camps Association Conference in 2021!
MAJOR CONFERENCE SPONSOR
WATCH (Above): Australian Camps Association CEO, Pete Griffiths, invites you to join us this June on the Sunshine Coast
ICF President, John Jorgenson, writes to the NSW Premier "...More than ever before, children need camp. Whether through school camp experiences or direct outdoor experiences arranged by families on managed camp sites, camps are ready and able to support your state’s children. Please recognize and consider camps as an essential service’ in the lives of our children. They, and New South Wales, will be better for it, if you do..."