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2023 National Conference

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The 2023 National Conference, run over the 20th - 21st September, was a great success - thanks in large part to the energy and enthusiasm of the delegates who attended from around Australia.

Our aim for this year's event was to provide delegates with an inspiring and fresh program full of opportunities for both professional and personal development. Our presenters spoke on a wide range of topics, including an awe-inspiring performance around dealing with change. We  learnt about brain chemistry to understand strategies to help enhance your team’s performance, how to take your camp carbon neutral, and how to navigate the challenges in business. We supported camps and associated providers with Reconciliation Plans, understanding micro-credentials for the sector, facilitating experiences for students presenting with behaviors of concern and it will it was fascinating to hear from Katrina Webb OAM and Paralympic Gold Medalist about the art of leading yourself for the greater good. Delegates found out why we should 'Think Big, Plan Big and Ask Big’ and were asked to rethink ‘challenge by choice'.

We are very grateful to our Sponsors and Trade Exhibitors for supporting this event; in particular PFD Food Services, our Major Sponsor and long-time supporter of the ACA and our Conference Sponsors; Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures and venue360. We thank all the trade exhibitors for thier support of the event also (view all sponsors and exhibitors here).

We would also like to thank the Australian Camps Association staff team who pulled the event together under the guidance of Jess Hough, our Communications and Events Manager.

Finally, we want to acknowledge the hospitality of the camps who hosted us during our post Conference camps Tour - Willow Creek Adventure Camp, Arbury Park Outdoor School and Woodhouse Activity Centre. Thanks for opening your sites up and showing Conference delegates around.

Our next conference will be held in 2025.

Kind Regards,

The team at the Australian Camps Association.

Highlights reel can be viewed below:

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Australian Camps Association (ACA) Members at the ACA National Conference.

Major Sponsor:


ACA Delegates working with PlayDoh during a session at the Australian Camps Association 2023 Conference

Dan Aubin performing a handstand on a chair to ACA delegates

Trade Exhibit holder One Planet showing their product to delegates

Katrina Webb OAM presenting to Australian Camps Association delegates


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