Great ideas are meant to be shared and challenges are best conquered in supportive groups. Join in our new networking series open to all camp professionals form front line counseling staff, to novice or mid-level, to the most experienced retiree. The SIG is a Shared Interest Group designed to create a space and time for professionals to connect with others in a shared theme. Some of our SIGs are general and open to all while some themed to a very specific group, allowing more conversation around a shared topic. Check out all our groups being offered this year! Have an idea for a new SIG group? Want to host a SIG near you? Give us a call at the office and we’ll help you get one started. We are always looking for new SIG facilitators.
Most SIGs are complimentary for ACA members. Non members may attend up to one SIG at no cost, per year, after which each SIG is $5. Some specific SIGs events may have additional fees to cover costs of special events or speakers (i.e. Women In Camp.)
SIG: Women In Camp*
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 12:30pm to 2:30pm | ACA Illinois: 5 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60603
It's Galentine's Day! The day before Valentine's Day and the day in which we celebrate women in camp. Gather with other women camp pros at this networking lunch. Connect with others who share similar challenges in work and life while refining your professional skills! (Not sure what Galentine's Day is? Give it a Google Search. ) Lunch provided. *** Come for the day and attend the Moving Up: Workplace Culture Workshop in the morning! Click here for more information. There will be wifi and a workspace for our camp pros to check email and get some work done in between the two events.
$15 ACA Member* | $20 Non Member*
*Please note that this SIG has an additional fee to cover the costs of the meal and program.
SIG: Windy City Day Camps
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm | ACA Illinois: 5 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60603
Trying to come up with new city adventures for your campers? Struggle with how to transport the campers on the CTA or by bus through downtown traffic? Have a great strategy for keeping track of groups while they tour the city on field trip days? The Windy City Day Camps SIG is a place for all day camp professionals who are either based in the city of Chicago or use Chicago's many destinations and transit systems. Come meet others who navigate the urban jungle to find solutions to your challenges and develop innovative new program ideas. Bring your lunch! Water, coffee, and dessert will be provided.
FREE ACA Member | $5 Non Member or FREE for a Non Member's First SIG
SIG: Women In Camp Group Breakfast**
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 8:00am to 9:30am | Pheasant Run Resort: 4051 E Main St., St Charles, Illinois, 60174
Part of the Mid States Camp Conference
Calling all women camp pros! Rise and shine for a networking breakfast before heading off to a morning of sessions. Get to know other women camp pros and build your network at the same time! Hear important messages from our guest speaker! (More details on our guest speaker coming soon!) Breakfast is included. Participants registered for the Mid States Camp Conference simply need to add a Women in Camp Breakfast ticket to their order. If you are not attending the conference but want to attend this program, please click here.
Registration for the Mid States Camp Conference required.
**Please note that this SIG has an additional fee to cover costs of the food and program.
Seeking SIG Leaders
Looking to become more involved? We are seeking SIG Leaders! SIG Leaders will work with the ACA Illinois staff to design Shared Interest Groups that meet the needs of our members. SIG Leaders also take part in leading the discussion, developing program content, and more. Learn more about becoming a SIG Leader today by calling or email our office at email@example.com