Student Camp Leadership Academy
Interested in a career in camp and have no idea where to start?
Come to the annual Student Camp Leadership Academy hosted just before the Mid States Camp Conference!
- Types of camps in the camp field.
- Professional jobs and where to find them.
- Resources for finding jobs, landing jobs and keeping jobs.
- When to move onto a new camp and how to do it gracefully.
- The positions, courses and involvement in camp is needed to boost your resume.
- Advice on navigating living on camp year round, maintaining relationships in this stressful work and the pros & cons of a career in camp.
- And so much more!
Date: Saturday, April 7 - Sunday, April 8, 2018
Location: Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Illinois
How is this different from the SCLA-Live Event Series?
First, it's in person and conference and workshops in person always provide more opportunities for networking and building skills for your toolbox. Second, while many of the topics cross over , the length of the weekend retreat offers students a more in-depth look into each topic plus the addition of more resources and information not available during the Live Events.
More information, including a schedule and speaker information will be posted in October 2017.
This program is open to current undergraduate and graduate students, those who may be taking a break between courses or recent graduates. This program is not appropriate for attendees who have already been in the camp field in a professional position such as a year round camp director.
What about lodging?
Space is limited.
Attendees will be responsible for their own housing arrangements at Pheasant Run. Check out the room sharing group here to find a roommate!
Click here to reserve your hotel room.
What is the cost?
Program Fee (Includes program on Saturday and Sunday):
$35 if registered to attend the Mid States Camp Conference as a Group Registration or Individual Registration*;
$60 if not attending the Mid States Camp Conference*.
*All attendees of programs within the Student Camp Leadership Academy must be ACA members. Check out how to get your first year free by clicking here. Already used your “First Year Free” option? That's ok, ACA offers special student rates. Click here to learn more!