2023 National Conference
Registration NOW OPEN - click here to register.
Our biennial National Conference is always a highlight on the Australian Camps Association (ACA) Event Calendar. We aim to provide some inspiring professional development as always, but we also want to focus strongly on you – there’ll be plenty of opportunities for fun, relaxation, networking, socialising and perhaps the odd quirky challenge here and there!
On the professional development front, our presenters will speak on a wide range of topics. The content will be suitable for managers, senior staff and activity staff, so bring your whole team along. Presenter Expression of Interest is NOW OPEN! If you (or someone you know) have a presentation you feel would be appropriate to the camps and led outdoor provider sector we welcome your application to present - apply here.
ACA Conferences are of course about building the camp community so social time is an important integral part of our event. The Conference Dinner event will be a great opportunity to meet and re-connect with friends and colleagues from around the country, share ideas, have a laugh and simply enjoy some good food and good company.
It is ACA custom to rotate the Conference host state and after a very successful 2021 event in Victoria, it is now South Australia’s turn. Our venue, the Pullman Adelaide, is very comfortable and located in the heart of Adelaide, a short drive from many ACA member camps – perfect for the post Conference camps tour on Friday 22nd September 2023.
Finally, we are very grateful to our Conference Sponsors and trade exhibitors for supporting this event - please make sure you take the time to visit their displays and find out more about their services and products. You may even win a prize!
We are really looking forward to seeing you and your staff teams at this unique event.
The team at the Australian Camps Association.
Program subject to change:
Day 1 - Wednesday 20th September
8:00am - Registration opens
9:15am - Conferencing Sessions
5:30pm - Conference Cocktail Event
Off-site function - Adelaide Oval
Day 2 - Thursday 21st September
9:00am - Conferencing Sessions
4:30pm - Conference Close
Day 3 - Friday 22nd September
Post Conference Camp Tours
Airport drop off (for those travelling) approximately 3:00-3:15pm.
Return to Pullman Adelaide (for those staying on) approximately 3:30pm.
"...Camps have been shown to reduce anxiety, increase connection to school, increase connection to peers and increase efficacy, all strong markers of good mental health..."