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ACA Online Event: Character Across Cultures - Conceptions of Character for Outdoor Educators

Registration Now Open

ACA Members: Free
Non Members: $50.00 + GST.

Join the Australian Camps Association for this online event ‘Character Across Cultures: Conception of Character for Outdoor Educators’, presented by Professor Pete Allison from Penn State University, USA. 

The session will discuss Professor Allison’s research after recently receiving a large grant from The Templeton Foundation to research character education through Outdoor Education in different cultural contexts – this has involved a large-scale survey and case studies in 11 different countries. 

There have been significant changes in Character Education literature over the past 10 years. Camp Professionals and Outdoor Educators partaking in this webinar will leave with information that will help them to market their organisations and to educate their staff to understand their work as contributing to character development. Information will help attendees to improve their daily practices and decision making to maximize the benefits to young people, adults, families, and communities.

Pete Allison is a Professor at Penn State University. Originally from the UK, he has worked in, and researched Outdoor Education throughout his life. His research focuses on values and experiential learning and includes work on youth expeditions to wilderness areas, sail training, snowsports and Outward Bound. Pete is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, Explorers Club of New York, British Exploring Society and the Young Explorers Trust.

Event Date: 20-06-2024 - 20-06-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams | 10:00am (AEST)

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Online Event: Managing Type 1 Diabetes in the Camp Setting: Safeguarding Attendees’ Health and Wellness

Registration Open!

ACA Members: Free
Non Members: $50.00 + GST.

Join the Australian Camps Association for this online event ‘Managing Type 1 Diabetes in the Camp Setting: Safeguarding Attendees’ Health and Wellness', presented by Diabetes Camps Victoria’s Program Coordinator, Natalie Logan and Diabetes Nurse Educator, Michelle Cox.

This session will cover the basics of understanding Type 1 Diabetes, risks and considerations for individuals living with diabetes on camps, requirements for risk management and assessment and a discussion on the roles and responsibilities of campsites in ensuring safety. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A at the conclusion of the presentation.

This topic, forever pertinent, comes to light with the recent news that a Victorian school and international travel company have been charged after a teenager living with type 1 diabetes tragically lost his life due to diabetes complications whilst on a trip. Camp Professionals and Outdoor Educators partaking in this webinar will leave with an increased knowledge of diabetes, awareness of risks for their camp attendees, and knowledge which may prompt a need to alter current policies and procedures. Please note this webinar will provide general information; campsites are encouraged and welcome to approach Diabetes Victoria for individual consultation following the webinar. 

Event Date: 11-07-2024 - 11-07-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams

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ACA Member Morning Tea - Victoria

ACA Member Only Event.

ACA Member Morning Teas provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to meet other Members.

Valley Homestead is surrounded by 13 hectares of bush and the rich agricultural diversity of the Ovens Valley. Valley Homestead has been locally-operated in the alpine region for more than 30 years and has welcomed over 100,000 guests, including over 3% of Melbourne’s population! In the foreground rises the rugged north face of Mount Buffalo National Park. The front two hectares of the property where the main building and accommodation are located offer a delightful combination of lawns and gardens plus solar-heated swimming pool, and tennis courts.

 

Event Date: 23-07-2024 - 23-07-2024

Event Location: Valley Homestead, 5537 Great Alpine Road, Ovens VIC 3738

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ACA Online Event: Managing Volunteers

More detail coming soon...

 

Presented by ACA CEO, Peter McDougall.

Event Date: 08-08-2024 - 08-08-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams



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ACA Member Morning Tea - New South Wales

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This is an ACA Member Only event.

ACA Member Morning Teas provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to meet other Members.

"AGH Camps South West Sydney location is perfectly positioned just a short trip South of Sydney and only 2 hours North of Canberra. This setting makes it far enough to enjoy some time away from the day to day life, however, close enough to home to provide a level of comfort to the school and parents. Our accommodation features over 240 student beds and 20 individually ensuited teacher rooms beautifully backdropped on the edge of the Nepean and Cataract Rivers. The adventure activities are sure to challenge and encourage students to push themselves out of their comfort zones with the Gorge Swing and 3-tiered Adventure Ropes course giving an incredible view of the river and its surrounds."

Event Date: 13-08-2024 - 13-08-2024

Event Location: AGH Camps South West Sydney

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ACA Member Morning Tea - Western Australia

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This is a Member Only Event.

ACA Member Morning Teas provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to meet other Members.

"Forest Edge"- Just over an hour away from Perth...strategically placed for all ages to take advantage of spectacular views and a challenging landscape. Forest Edge is situated on 105 acres of beautiful, undulating land, is ideal for group development and only minutes away from extraordinary 'Waroona Dam' and the very picturesque 'Drakesbrook Weir'. The activity sites surround our large dormitory, so as to minimize time lost between meals and activity sessions.

Event Date: 12-09-2024 - 12-09-2024

Event Location: Forest Edge Recreation Camp

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ACA Member Morning Tea - Queensland

This is a Member Only event.

ACA Member Morning Teas provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your staff to meet other Members.

Located just 40 minutes from Brisbane and an hour from the Gold Coast, PGL Kindilan occupies a beautiful, 220-acre bushland site in Redland Bay, zoned a Conservation Area in South East Queensland. A range of accommodation options at PGL Kindilan adventure camp provide sleeping for up to 300, from dormitory rooms, to our unique roundhouses and lodges, as well as two platform tent villages. There is a wide range of exciting adventure activities to keep guests busy, plus plenty of excellent facilities to enjoy at PGL Kindilan.

Event Date: 10-10-2024 - 10-10-2024

Event Location: PGL Kindilan

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ACA Online Event: SAVE THE DATE

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More detail coming soon.

Event Date: 29-10-2024 - 29-10-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams



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T.B.C: ACA Commercial Camp Cooking Demo Day - Victoria

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More detail coming soon.

Event Date: 07-11-2024 - 07-11-2024

Event Location: Melbourne



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ACA Online Event: 2024 End of Year Wrap Up

Join the ACA Online to wrap up 2024 and look forward to happenings in 2025.

Registration and more detail to come...

Event Date: 28-11-2024 - 28-11-2024

Event Location: Online via Teams


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