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Please find a list of upcoming ACA events and industry events below:

NOTICE 28 July 2020 - Please be advised there will be no ACA face-to-face events until further notice.  Where possible events will be offered online.
Our Great Getaways (outdoor programs for over 55s) are on a temporary hiatus.  The International Camp Directors Course (ICDC) will be deferred until 2021.



Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy – National Forum – lutruwita / Tasmania 2020

The Australian Association of Bush Adventure Therapy (AABAT) welcomes practitioners, program managers, allied professionals and all others with an interest in nature and adventure experiences as a complementary therapeutic approach to foster wellbeing, insight and positive change. We invite you to come together, and meet with us at a welcomefire at the Far South Wilderness Camp, Dover lutruwita / Tasmania on 12 November.

A special focus of this Forum is to provide  opportunities to develop broader and deeper appreciation of the insights, knowledge and nature-based wisdoms of members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people. With support and input from local cultural elders, we will be invited to consider contemporary BAT practices through the lens of representatives of the oldest continuous culture on the planet.

Event Date: 13-11-2020 - 15-11-2020

Event Location: Far South Wilderness Camp, Tasmania

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National Outdoor Education Conference 2021

The 2020 biennial National Outdoor Education Conference has been re-sheduled and will be hosted by Outdoors NSW from 29 September – 2 October 2021 at the Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

 “Expanding Our Horizons: Looking Up and Out”

NOEC 2020 is an exciting opportunity to engage and critically reflect on the latest developments across a diverse range of aspects of the outdoor education spectrum. This includes: nature; risk, adventure; skill development; social and interpersonal development; local place-based education; curriculum innovation; environmental education; sustainability education; outdoor play and social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, to name but a few.

Event Date: 29-09-2021 - 02-10-2021

Event Location: Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

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The 8th International Adventure Conference: Flourish

Event Postponed until 2021 - Dates T.B.C

Kia ora! Welcome to the The 2021 International Adventure Conference: Flourish

Flourish: Care for our world and our people

We look forward to welcoming you to Queenstown, New Zealand in 2021, and encourage everyone to imagine: what does it mean for our people and planet to flourish? What do thriving adventure environments, communities and economies look like, and how do we get there? And, what part might the lands, lives, practices and philosophies of adventure play in that flourishing?

The 8th International Adventure Conference builds on previous events in Scotland, Norway, England, Ireland and Spain, which attracted global audiences with a diverse range of expertise.

Event Location: Queenstown, New Zealand

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ICF Appeal to Premier Berejiklian

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..."

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