ACA National Webinar - Go All IN With Internships 12/11/18

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   Export to iCalendar

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM EASTERN

$35 ACA Members, Non-members $70

Summer staff can be a challenge to find and establishing camp positions as university practicums or internships can help fill the gap as a competitive option for students needing real world experience. Most universities have specific requirements for agencies and organizations to be approved as practicum and internship sites. In addition, interns have specific academic requirements (“homework”) they must complete during their practicum or internship experience. Join us for a discussion on tips and tricks about how to set up your camp staffing needs to meet academic requirements for practicums and internships.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the differences between practicum and internship experiences.
  2. Describe the typical academic requirements for students serving as practicum students and interns.
  3. Create a list of potential projects (outside of ‘regular’ camp duties) to serve as culminating projects for students.
  4. Establish their camp as a potential practicum and/or internship site for a variety of universities.


Dr. Deb Jordan is the internship coordinator in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at East Carolina University in North Carolina. She has worked in universities for the past 35 years, at various times serving as the internship coordinator. During her tenure as a professor, Deb has written internship manuals for three different university parks and recreation departments; currently she teaches pre-internship courses. In addition to her academic work, Deb is involved with ACA as a member of the Southeastern Region LCOL where she serves as co-chair of Standards; she also serves as an accreditation visitor.

Kim Aycock, MST, has 30+ years of experience blending the skills of a master teacher with the knowledge of a seasoned camp expert. She trains camp staff at all levels and speaks professionally at regional and national conferences. Kim has the ability to connect with and motivate learners of all ages through her interactive and innovative presentations. Kim currently serves as the Co-Chair of Professional Development for ACA's Southeastern Region LCOL and an Accreditation Visitor. More information can be found at her website:

Deb and Kim are the co-leaders of ACA's Task Force, Project Real Job, whose purpose is to examine issues related to summer camp employment and to support efforts to recruit, hire, and retain summer staff and position summer camp employment as a valuable workforce readiness experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration closes at noon Eastern the day of the webinar. Please contact customer service at 800-428-2267 if you have any difficulties registering for this webinar. Webinar log-in information will be sent to registrants before the webinar, with a reminder being sent the day before the webinar. Only individuals who register and participate will be eligible for CECs.

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