Alberta Camping Conference

FEBRUARY 26 – 29, 2024



The ACC provides the chance to connect with camp professionals and experts throughout the province.


The conference features a variety of sessions led by experts in their field. Explore ways to enhance your business and program practices.


Make your voice heard! Participate in the ACA AGM and CCI Annual Updates Meeting. Share ideas and practices.


Celebrate your industry colleagues at the ACA Awards.

Keynote: Kathleen Hilchey

From Chaos to Calm: Navigating difficult conversations at camp

As senior staff and directors at camp, by the time the conversation gets to you, it’s pretty safe to say that it’s going to be a hard one.  In this keynote, Kathleen Hilchey, a former camp professional turned conflict specialist and mediator will share with you her best tips on managing difficult conversations with staff and campers.  Conflict is a highly-charged experience – you will learn not only the strategies to have the (best) tough conversation, but tips on how to decrease stress throughout the experience.  Through storytelling, hands-on activities, and humour, Kathleen will leave you with tools that you can immediately bring back to camp.

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