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    • Thursday, September 28, 2023
    • Thursday, April 18, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Online
    • 24
    Register

    Calling all members, supporters, friends, and leaders of ACA Illinois! Join us for our quarterly meetings that will provide you with real time updates on matters important to our local membership and supporters.

    Each meeting will cover different topics based on the time of year, but you can count on an update each meeting, including:

    • What the Board of Directors is working on;
    • Accreditation timelines, next steps, and reminders for Accredited camps and Visitors;
    • Important updates and announcements for the DFI Title XX Camping Services Program,
    • Upcoming events;
    • Reports from Committees and Board Members; and
    • Other pertinent information on topics such as COVID-19, IDPH, national ACA updates, and more.

    Who should attend?

    • Members of ACA Illinois;
    • Camp Director and/or ED/CEO of ACA Illinois Accredited camps and/or DFI Title XX camps;
    • Camp staff, leadership team members, and others who want to be an active part of the camp community;
    • Leaders of ACA Illinois;
    • Volunteers for ACA Illinois; and
    • Supporters and friends of ACA Illinois who seek to stay engaged and up to date.

    Why attend?

    Career Advancement: Staying up to dates on what's happening in the camp industry will position you as an active professional and help you stay knowledgeable about current trends and news. Opportunities are often shared that will aid in your career advancement; such as professional development, volunteering, and growing your network.

    Camp Advancement: There is a lot to keep up with as a camp! Stay up to date on current trends, news, updates, and more, and position your camp as being prepared and “in the know.”

    Accreditation: These meeting will always includes “What’s next!” in the Accreditation timeline. Be sure to attend so you don’t miss important deadlines or steps and can therefore maintain your Accreditation.

    DFI Title XX: Each meeting will always include a “What’s next!” for the DFI Title XX Program, as well as other important updates. Attending will ensure you don’t miss any important details or steps.

    Location/Style of Event:

    This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event. 

    The Fine Print:

    By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies.


    • Monday, April 15, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Camp Greene Wood, 3155 71st St, Naperville, IL 60540
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    ACA’s accreditation program is the only national peer review program of its kind for the camp industry. Being an ACA visitor provides you with the experience to build your network, polish your skills in observation and risk management, and develop mentoring opportunities for both you and the camps you work with. As much as you give to this experience, you’ll gain from new ideas, perspectives, and approaches to the mission-driven work of the camp industry.

    Next Steps after Registering

    You will receive a confirmation email with a link to complete the “application.” Once we have your application we will issue you a code to order yourself a free copy of the Accreditation Process Guide and be enrolled into the pre-course online. This will take about 2-4 hours prior to the onsite training but can be completed online and at your own pace.  

    Location/Style of Event

    This live event will take place in-person.

    The Fine Print

    By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies.

    How to Register

    You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

    • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

     Grab your Little Caesars Make-At-Home Kit or exchange your code and join us for an online community dinner! Complete with trivia, fun, prizes, and more, this all-ages event is open to everyone, regardless of membership.*

    How to Participate:

    Order your Make-At-Home Kit early to receive your order in the mail by 4/16/24 OR purchase a bundle code to use in the Little Caesars app for pick up on 4/16/24.

    Link to order Pizza Kits/Codes

    *Purchase of pizza is not required to attend. 

    Free for all but each person must be registered. 

    *Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location/Style of Event

    This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.

    What to Bring/ How to Prepare

    This is an interactive training course. Each person should be prepared to have their camera on, access to audio (including ability to speak and hear,) and interact within the Zoom room via a computer. Bring a notebook/paper and pen for activities. 

    There will be a short break for lunch during the event.  

    The Fine Print

    By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies.

    How to Register

    You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!



    • Saturday, April 20, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Maggiano's Little Italy, 1847 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL
    Registration is closed

    As you gear up for camp to start, grab a meal with others in the camp community before you head off to camp for the summer! We’ll network and celebrate a year of planning, doing, and so much more. 

    Highlights include:

    • Prizes, raffles and more!
    • Celebrate and appreciate our Award Honorees, who will be present to accept their awards! 
    • Recognition event for our active Committee/Board volunteers and Visitors! We want to thank you for all you do for the community. 
    • Connecting with other Camp Pros! 

    Currently active visitors and committee members can attend for free. Please reach out to your Committee Chair or the Standards Chair if you would like to attend. They will help qualified volunteers register. 

    Why Attend?  

    Career Advancement: Networking is an essential part of your career. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with new contacts and re-engage with others. 

    Camp Advancement:  Exchange numbers and email addresses to have on hand when you need another camp professional to connect with this summer during those stressful moments. Many camps rely on reaching out to other camps for support in finding certification courses, tackling staffing challenges and so much more.

    Location/Style of Event

    This live event will take place in-person.

    The Fine Print

    You must pay for this event at time of registration. If you would like to pay by invoice/check, please contact registration@acail.org prior to registering. 

    By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies.

    How to Register

    You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

    • Tuesday, April 23, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Online
    Register

    This training session will help folks who are new to an organization that receives funds from the DFI Title XX Camping Services Program

    The #1 reason for camps not receiving partial or full funding that they were allocated is due to incomplete or incorrect documentation and/or missing deadlines. Help yourself by ensuring the people who work directly with registering camps, paying bills, completing the outcomes reports, etc. are properly trained and ready for the billing and application processes. 

    The training will cover:

    • Accessing resources, forms, and information;

    • Timeline and due dates for the program;

    • Processing bills for funds; 

    • Brief overview on how allocations and financing work; and

    • Other pertinent information required to administer the program at your agency.

    Who should attend?

    It is required that the person with the overall responsibility of the camp attend this training. It is strongly recommended that any new employees who will be assisting in completing the documents, working with the payment process, registering campers, etc., also attend. These folks may include the Registrar, Finance Director, ED/CEO, Camp Director, Program Director, Office Manager, Funds Development Director, etc. 


    Why Attend?

    Develop an understanding and comprehension of the required steps, documents, and policies to receive and/or maintain DFI Title XX Program funding. 


    Location/Style of Event:

    This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.


    The Fine Print

    By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 


    How To Register

    You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!


    • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Online
    • 45
    Register

    Successfully submitting the required documentation and match funds for bills speed up the process for camps to be paid.The #1 reason for delays in payments is due to camps submitting incorrect or incomplete paperwork.

    This is how to accurately prepare and complete all forms and documents associated with submitting a complete bill - billing spreadsheet, camper registration form, camper report form, and language form.

    Who should attend?

    The person who will be completing any of the documents listed above and submitting them for reimbursement. This may include the Office Manager/Registrar, Bookkeeper/Finance Director, Camp/Program Director, and/or Unit Directors depending on your organizational structure.

    Why attend?

    The #1 reason for camps not receiving partial or full funding they were allocated is due to incomplete or incorrect documentation and/or missing deadlines, particularly around billing. Failure to submit your bill properly will result in rejection of your request. Help yourself and avoid frustration by ensuring you have a clear understanding of what is required to submit a bill.

    Location/Style of Event

    This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.

    The Fine Print

    By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 

    How To Register

    You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

    • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Online
    Register

    The purpose of the DFI Title XX Camping Services Funding is to help clients of IDHS (campers) grow and develop in the four required growth areas.


    This session will:

    • In this session, we will train you on how to train your staff, in order to implement a culture of growth in your programming that aligns with the DFI Title XX Program goals.
    • Use our guidance and provided handouts to add this topic to your camp’s in-service training!
    • This is not how to fill out the Camper Reports.

      Who Should Attend?

      The Camp/Program Director responsible for program development and training of camp counselors. 


      Why Attend?

      The DFI Title XX Program has a goal to help clients of IDHS develop and strengthen skills around personal development and relationship building with others. Maintaining positive growth is also required for camps to receive these funds. Attending will help your agency prepare and manage the outcomes development to ensure that you are both meeting the requirements and helping the clients grow.


      Location/Style of Event:

      This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.


      The Fine Print

      By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 


      How To Register

      You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

      • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
      • Online
      Register

      During this short meeting, camps will gain essential information on the following:

      • Written Documentation Reviews including deadlines, accessing the Portal, and ways to share work digitally.

      • Planning the onsite visit including tour requirements, required documentation available on-site, providing lunch, picking a date, and arranging specialized activities.

      • Working with your Visitors including: how to connect, find their information, and front load requests.

      This free meeting is open to anyone involved with the onsite visit for your camp. We encourage you to send multiple people who will be involved in preparing for, conducting, and following up on your on-site visit. 

      This meeting is intended for camps accredited by ACA Illinois.

      Location/Style of Event

      This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.

      The Fine Print

      By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies.

      How to Register

      You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

      • Thursday, April 25, 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      • Online
      Register

      During this short meeting, Visitors will gain essential information on the following:

      • Written Documentation Reviews including deadlines, accessing the Portal, and ways to share work digitally.

      • Helping the camp plan for their onsite visit including tour requirements, required documentation available on-site, lunch, picking a date, travel arrangements, and arranging specialized activities.

      • Working with your camp including: where to meet on camp, 

      This meeting is intended for Visitors who are visiting accredited camps by ACA Illinois.

      Location/Style of Event

      This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.

      The Fine Print

      By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies.

      How to Register

      You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

      • Thursday, May 02, 2024
      • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
      • Online
      Register

      This training session is required for all DFI Title XX Main Contacts.

      Choose from two of the dates to attend.  

      In response to your needs shared in our Outcomes Training Survey sent out in February, we have developed this training to support you and your staff.

      • In this session, we will train you on how to train your staff, to implement a culture of growth in your programming that aligns with the DFI Title XX Program goals and is focused on camper development.
      • Use our guidance and provided handouts to add this topic to your camp’s in-service training!
      • This is not how to fill out the Camper Report forms.

      Who should attend?

      This training is mandatory for all DFI Title XX Main Contacts.


      Why Attend?

      The DFI Title XX Program has a goal to help clients of IDHS develop and strengthen skills around personal development and relationship building with others. Maintaining positive growth is also required for camps to receive these funds. Attending will help your agency prepare and manage the outcomes development to ensure that you are both meeting the requirements and helping the clients grow.

      Location/Style of Event:

      This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.

      The Fine Print

      By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 

      How To Register

      You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

      • Thursday, May 02, 2024
      • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
      • Online
      Register

      The purpose of the DFI Title XX Camping Services Funding is to help clients of IDHS (campers) grow and develop in the four required growth areas.


      This session will:

      • In this session, we will train you on how to train your staff, in order to implement a culture of growth in your programming that aligns with the DFI Title XX Program goals.
      • Use our guidance and provided handouts to add this topic to your camp’s in-service training!
      • This is not how to fill out the Camper Reports.

        Who Should Attend?

        The Camp/Program Director responsible for program development and training of camp counselors. 


        Why Attend?

        The DFI Title XX Program has a goal to help clients of IDHS develop and strengthen skills around personal development and relationship building with others. Maintaining positive growth is also required for camps to receive these funds. Attending will help your agency prepare and manage the outcomes development to ensure that you are both meeting the requirements and helping the clients grow.


        Location/Style of Event:

        This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.


        The Fine Print

        By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 


        How To Register

        You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

        • Thursday, May 02, 2024
        • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
        • Online
        Register

        This training session will help folks who are new to an organization that receives funds from the DFI Title XX Camping Services Program

        The #1 reason for camps not receiving partial or full funding that they were allocated is due to incomplete or incorrect documentation and/or missing deadlines. Help yourself by ensuring the people who work directly with registering camps, paying bills, completing the outcomes reports, etc. are properly trained and ready for the billing and application processes. 

        The training will cover:

        • Accessing resources, forms, and information;

        • Timeline and due dates for the program;

        • Processing bills for funds; 

        • Brief overview on how allocations and financing work; and

        • Other pertinent information required to administer the program at your agency.

        Who should attend?

        It is required that the person with the overall responsibility of the camp attend this training. It is strongly recommended that any new employees who will be assisting in completing the documents, working with the payment process, registering campers, etc., also attend. These folks may include the Registrar, Finance Director, ED/CEO, Camp Director, Program Director, Office Manager, Funds Development Director, etc. 


        Why Attend?

        Develop an understanding and comprehension of the required steps, documents, and policies to receive and/or maintain DFI Title XX Program funding. 


        Location/Style of Event:

        This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.


        The Fine Print

        By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 


        How To Register

        You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!


        • Friday, May 03, 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
        • 1551 W Illinois Hwy, Joliet, IL 60433
        • 85

        Join others for this special, FREE event for active ACA Illinois onsite visitors. Each active Visitor can register up to 3 people from their camp to attend. Click here for how to register.  

        Let us say thank you for giving your time and talents by inviting you to this exclusive and free event just for Visitors who serve ACA Illinois camps! 

        Kim Aycock, Kimspiration, LLC

        Kim Aycock, MST, has several decades of experience equipping young people with skills robots are unable to do. While blending the talents of a master teacher with the knowledge of a seasoned camp expert, Kim ignites learning for varying levels of camp pros worldwide through her interactive & innovative presentations. Kim speaks at regional and national conferences, contributes regularly to Camping Magazine and ACA blogs, and serves as co-chair of ACA’s Staff Recruitment & Retention Committee.



        Jump into a day with the popular and well respected Kim Aycock for a day of training and camp leadership resources. This day will be perfect for both camp professionals and seasonal leadership team members. Come yourself and bring two people OR giveaway three spots to your up and coming leadership team members as an incentive! It's up to the Visitor!**

        Lunch is provided. 

        Not a Visitor yet but want access? Click here!

        Cost: FREE for active 2024 onsite Visitors for ACA Illinois and their guests.* ($199 value)

        Schedule:

        10AM-Noon: A Training Smorgasbord: A Buffet of Ideas to Engage Your Staff in the Learning Process 

        12PM- 1PM: Lunch

        1- 1:50PM: This Is Not That: Guiding Staff On A Journey From The Ordinary World To The Extraordinary Camp World

        2- 2:50PM: The Telephone Game for Learning Group Games: Calling All Staff to Have the Opportunity to Lead 

        Session Descriptions:

        A Training Smorgasbord: A Buffet of Ideas to Engage Your Staff in the Learning Process 

        You are cordially invited to a training smorgasbord guaranteed to satisfy a hearty appetite! This metaphorical buffet will offer a sample of "appetizers" (ways to get staff ready to learn), a 3-course "meal" (including brain-friendly techniques to present training topics and incorporate movement/visual aids to enhance learning), and a selection of "desserts" (ways to put a flavorful end to training sessions).  

        Come hungry and leave with ideas (doggie bag included) that will engage your staff in the learning process (even if attention spans are short) while indulging them with training methods that will improve retention of critical information. The success of your summer depends on the intentionality of your staff training!

        This Is Not That: Guiding Staff On A Journey From The Ordinary World To The Extraordinary Camp World

        Even the best possible design and presentation of all the things staff need to know to do their job, in the end, fall short. There is a growing concern that staff are not "mature enough" or "ready" to implement the skills being taught and take on the demands of working with youth at camp. To truly “orient” staff demands more than just games, skills and stories- it requires experiences that are transformative. Learn how to create meaningful experiences in various locations at camp so staff associate being there as something impactful and special. This is the groundwork for the maturity and readiness that is foundational for camp’s magic to unfold.

        The Telephone Game for Learning Group Games: Calling All Staff to Have the Opportunity to Lead 

        In theory, the group games rotation that is standard to most orientation training should give staff the opportunity to learn a lot of games in a short period of time. What really happens is that staff are exposed to a bunch of games; however, the recall rate when the campers arrive is low. Why?! The group leaders get really good at the one game they teach; however, the learning is passive at best for the rest of the participants. Not this summer! Transform your games rotation into one giant telephone game and call ALL staff to have the opportunity to lead.

        How to Register:

        Each active onsite Visitor for ACA Illinois can register up to 3 people from their organization to attend. This can be themselves plus two others, or three others and they themselves do not attend. It’s up to the Visitor.***

        For this event, an active onsite Visitor is someone who is signed up to be an onsite Visitor for summer 2024 for ACA Illinois

        Not a Visitor but want access?

        It’s not too late to become a Visitor for ACA Illinois. Click here to register for an upcoming training course. Visitors must be trained and committed by March 15, 2024 to qualify. 

        *Visitors are permitted to register up to 3 individuals to attend.

        **Yes, this is a FREE event!

        *** The Visitor must register their guests. 

        To Register, the Visitor must email registration@acail.org with the following information:

        Name

        Role

        Email

        Special Dietary Needs

        Attending Morning, Afternoon, or Both Sessions

        Deadline to register is Friday, April 19, 2024. Onsite or late registrations will not be accepted. 

        Location/Style of Event:

        This live event will take place in-person.


        The Fine Print

        By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 


        • Monday, May 06, 2024
        • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
        • Online
        Register

        This training session is required for all DFI Title XX Main Contacts.

        Choose from two of the dates to attend.  

        In response to your needs shared in our Outcomes Training Survey sent out in February, we have developed this training to support you and your staff.

        • In this session, we will train you on how to train your staff, to implement a culture of growth in your programming that aligns with the DFI Title XX Program goals and is focused on camper development.
        • Use our guidance and provided handouts to add this topic to your camp’s in-service training!
        • This is not how to fill out the Camper Report forms.

        Who should attend?

        This training is mandatory for all DFI Title XX Main Contacts.


        Why Attend?

        The DFI Title XX Program has a goal to help clients of IDHS develop and strengthen skills around personal development and relationship building with others. Maintaining positive growth is also required for camps to receive these funds. Attending will help your agency prepare and manage the outcomes development to ensure that you are both meeting the requirements and helping the clients grow.

        Location/Style of Event:

        This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.

        The Fine Print

        By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 

        How To Register

        You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

        • Friday, May 17, 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
        • Online
        Register

        Get your directors, site directors, team leaders, supervisors, and other members of your Leadership Team—new or experienced—trained in one dynamic online seminar! (And it’s also invaluable for those who train the Team.)

        Superb training of your Leadership Team is one of the best investments you ever make in camp success. This is the acclaimed, skill-packed, one-of-a-kind training that receives rave reviews and is presented by the award-winning, internationally famous author of the number one national best-selling book that’s considered the “must have” source on the subject, Super Staff SuperVision. 

        Leadership Team members learn what to say and do every day to be one of the very best leaders at camp, including:

        • 6 Paths: the six essential things Leadership Team members must do every day when “walking around” and how to get them done brilliantly
        • Identify the exact behaviors we want to develop in our staff
        • Michael’s CDOS technique to coach staff to learn and use those behaviors
        • Special techniques to work with a new generation of staff (“Many staff seem different, more stressed, and don’t seem to come to this job knowing what we used to take for granted…”)
        • The key secret to motivating staff
        • Building professionalism and responsibility in staff (“It’s a real job!”)
        • Handling tough staff behavior with calmness and confidence, replacing it with great choices
        • More campers, more retention—increasing program creativity to stand out from the rest

        Fast paced, interactive, and highly effective: A total of 5.75 hours taught in Michael’s trademark “use-it-immediately,” fun, and highly energetic teaching style.

        Michael Brandwein is one of the most famous names in camp. He is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning staff and Leadership Team trainer who has presented in all 50 states, on 6 continents, and served on the national board of the American Camp Association. He is the number one bestselling author of staff training and leadership books in the camp field, including Training Terrific Staff (Vols. 1 & 2), Skill of the Day: What Great Leaders of Young People Do & Say, Learning Leadership (CIT/LIT), Super Staff SuperVision, and Growing Great Qualities in Kids: The L.A.S.E.R.B.E.A.M. Technique for Bringing Out the Best in Young People. (www.michaelbrandwein.com/store) He does both in-person and online training for camps.

        Who Should Attend?

        This program is ideal for anyone who leads staff themselves, or who trains members of the Leadership Team on how to supervise others. It will be great for both new and experienced people.

        Why Attend?

        How will your camp benefit from you attending this program?

        This course was developed to meet the needs of camp directors and owners who were looking for a place to send Leadership Team members so that they will get and practice the skills necessary for supervision success. A lot of new Leadership Team members get promoted from front-line positions but may not have much if any experience in leading peers and others. Experienced Leadership Team members need fresh, advanced skills to keep them motivated and challenged in positive ways. To train all of these people, you require an excellent curriculum of the skills they’ll need and effective ways to teach them in an effective, motivating, and highly engaging way. This course provides that. 

        How does your career benefit from you attending this program? 

        If you’re a director, it gives you a way to support the most important people at camp. The Leadership Team is the engine that drives camp to success. If you’re a member of the Leadership Team, you’ll get specific, practical tools and techniques you can use every day to be one of the stars of your camp and bring out the best in everyone. And these methods will qualify you throughout your life as you develop positive working relationships as a leader and manager of others.

        Location/Style of Event

        This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.

        What to Bring/ How to Prepare

        This is an interactive training course. Each person should be prepared to have their camera on, access to audio (including ability to speak and hear,) and interact within the Zoom room via a computer. Bring a notebook/paper and pen for activities. 

        There will be a short break for lunch during the event.

        The Fine Print

        You must pay for this event at time of registration. If you would like to pay by invoice/check, please contact registration@acail.org prior to registering. 


        This is a per person fee event. This event requires camera, computer, and audio access for the participants as it’s designed to be interactive. Any user that has additional persons in attendance that are not registered will be automatically removed from the event without refund.

        By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 

        How to Register 

        You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free! 

        • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
        • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
        • Online
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        Register

        Successfully submitting the required documentation and match funds for bills speed up the process for camps to be paid.The #1 reason for delays in payments is due to camps submitting incorrect or incomplete paperwork.

        This is how to accurately prepare and complete all forms and documents associated with submitting a complete bill - billing spreadsheet, camper registration form, camper report form, and language form.

        Who should attend?

        The person who will be completing any of the documents listed above and submitting them for reimbursement. This may include the Office Manager/Registrar, Bookkeeper/Finance Director, Camp/Program Director, and/or Unit Directors depending on your organizational structure.

        Why attend?

        The #1 reason for camps not receiving partial or full funding they were allocated is due to incomplete or incorrect documentation and/or missing deadlines, particularly around billing. Failure to submit your bill properly will result in rejection of your request. Help yourself and avoid frustration by ensuring you have a clear understanding of what is required to submit a bill.

        Location/Style of Event

        This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.

        The Fine Print

        By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 

        How To Register

        You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

        • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
        • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
        • Online
        Register

        The purpose of the DFI Title XX Camping Services Funding is to help clients of IDHS (campers) grow and develop in the four required growth areas.


        This session will:

        • In this session, we will train you on how to train your staff, in order to implement a culture of growth in your programming that aligns with the DFI Title XX Program goals.
        • Use our guidance and provided handouts to add this topic to your camp’s in-service training!
        • This is not how to fill out the Camper Reports.

          Who Should Attend?

          The Camp/Program Director responsible for program development and training of camp counselors. 


          Why Attend?

          The DFI Title XX Program has a goal to help clients of IDHS develop and strengthen skills around personal development and relationship building with others. Maintaining positive growth is also required for camps to receive these funds. Attending will help your agency prepare and manage the outcomes development to ensure that you are both meeting the requirements and helping the clients grow.


          Location/Style of Event:

          This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.


          The Fine Print

          By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 


          How To Register

          You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

          • Tuesday, June 04, 2024
          • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
          • Online
          Register

          This training session will help folks who are new to an organization that receives funds from the DFI Title XX Camping Services Program

          The #1 reason for camps not receiving partial or full funding that they were allocated is due to incomplete or incorrect documentation and/or missing deadlines. Help yourself by ensuring the people who work directly with registering camps, paying bills, completing the outcomes reports, etc. are properly trained and ready for the billing and application processes. 

          The training will cover:

          • Accessing resources, forms, and information;

          • Timeline and due dates for the program;

          • Processing bills for funds; 

          • Brief overview on how allocations and financing work; and

          • Other pertinent information required to administer the program at your agency.

          Who should attend?

          It is required that the person with the overall responsibility of the camp attend this training. It is strongly recommended that any new employees who will be assisting in completing the documents, working with the payment process, registering campers, etc., also attend. These folks may include the Registrar, Finance Director, ED/CEO, Camp Director, Program Director, Office Manager, Funds Development Director, etc. 


          Why Attend?

          Develop an understanding and comprehension of the required steps, documents, and policies to receive and/or maintain DFI Title XX Program funding. 


          Location/Style of Event:

          This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.


          The Fine Print

          By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 


          How To Register

          You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!


          • Tuesday, June 25, 2024
          • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
          • Online
          Register

          Designed to be compact and save you time- we are bringing together our Bill Processing Training and Strengthening Outcomes Training!


          Successfully submitting the required documentation and match funds for bills speed up the process for camps to be paid.The #1 reason for delays in payments is due to camps submitting incorrect or incomplete paperwork.

          • Billing Paperwork and Forms section will cover:

            • Successfully submitting the required documentation and match funds for bills speed up the process for camps to be paid.The #1 reason for delays in payments is due to camps submitting incorrect or incomplete paperwork.

            • This is how to accurately prepare and complete all forms and documents associated with submitting a complete bill - billing spreadsheet, camper registration form, camper report form, and language form.

          The purpose of the DFI Title XX Camping Services Funding is to help clients of IDHS (campers) grow and develop in the four required growth areas.
          • Maximize your Staff’s Impact on their Camper’s section will cover:

            • In this session, we will train you on how to train your staff, in order to implement a culture of growth in your programming that aligns with the DFI Title XX Program goals.

            • Use our guidance and provided handouts to add this topic to your camp’s in-service training!

          Who Should Attend?

          The person who will be completing any of the documents listed above and submitting them for reimbursement. This may include the Office Manager/Registrar, Bookkeeper/Finance Director, Camp/Program Director, and/or Unit Directors depending on your organizational structure.

          The Camp/Program Director responsible for program development and training of camp counselors.

          Why Attend?

          The #1 reason for camps not receiving partial or full funding they were allocated is due to incomplete or incorrect documentation and/or missing deadlines, particularly around billing.Failure to submit your bill properly will result in rejection of your request.Help yourself and avoid frustration by ensuring you have a clear understanding of what is required to submit a bill.


          The DFI Title XX Program has a goal to help clients of IDHS develop and strengthen skills around personal development and relationship building with others. Maintaining positive growth is also required for camps to receive these funds. Attending will help your agency prepare and manage the outcomes development to ensure that you are both meeting the requirements and helping the clients grow.


          Location/Style of Event:

          This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.


          The Fine Print

          By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 


          How To Register

          You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!

          • Thursday, June 27, 2024
          • 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
          • Online
          Register

          Designed to be compact and save you time- we are bringing together our Bill Processing Training and Strengthening Outcomes Training!

          Successfully submitting the required documentation and match funds for bills speed up the process for camps to be paid.The #1 reason for delays in payments is due to camps submitting incorrect or incomplete paperwork.

          • Billing Paperwork and Forms section will cover:

            • Successfully submitting the required documentation and match funds for bills speed up the process for camps to be paid.The #1 reason for delays in payments is due to camps submitting incorrect or incomplete paperwork.

            • This is how to accurately prepare and complete all forms and documents associated with submitting a complete bill - billing spreadsheet, camper registration form, camper report form, and language form.

          The purpose of the DFI Title XX Camping Services Funding is to help clients of IDHS (campers) grow and develop in the four required growth areas.
          • Maximize your Staff’s Impact on their Camper’s section will cover:

            • In this session, we will train you on how to train your staff, in order to implement a culture of growth in your programming that aligns with the DFI Title XX Program goals.

            • Use our guidance and provided handouts to add this topic to your camp’s in-service training!

          Who Should Attend?

          The person who will be completing any of the documents listed above and submitting them for reimbursement. This may include the Office Manager/Registrar, Bookkeeper/Finance Director, Camp/Program Director, and/or Unit Directors depending on your organizational structure.

          The Camp/Program Director responsible for program development and training of camp counselors.

          Why Attend?

          The #1 reason for camps not receiving partial or full funding they were allocated is due to incomplete or incorrect documentation and/or missing deadlines, particularly around billing.Failure to submit your bill properly will result in rejection of your request.Help yourself and avoid frustration by ensuring you have a clear understanding of what is required to submit a bill.


          The DFI Title XX Program has a goal to help clients of IDHS develop and strengthen skills around personal development and relationship building with others. Maintaining positive growth is also required for camps to receive these funds. Attending will help your agency prepare and manage the outcomes development to ensure that you are both meeting the requirements and helping the clients grow.


          Location/Style of Event:

          This event is a live, virtual event and will utilize the Zoom Meeting platform. ACA Illinois will not record this event.


          The Fine Print

          By registering and attending an ACA Illinois event or meeting, virtually or in-person you are agreeing to all the event policies listed here. These policies include the photo release, refund, link sharing, Code of Conduct, and other relative policies. 


          How To Register

          You must have a Member Profile to register for this event. If this is your first event with us, please click here to create a profile. It's free!


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        Phone: 312-332-0833

        Email: info@acail.org

        Website: acail.org

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